© Jacquelyn Johnston, M.Ed. When I asked my former high school students what they planned to do on my next Professional Development Day, there was a chorus of “SLEEP!” When I asked friends who worked in an office, the response was “SLEEP!” My friend the night-duty nurse? “SLEEP!” My commercial pilot neighbor? “SLEEP!” Guess what
© Jacquelyn Johnston, M.Ed. Are you ONE or THREE? Am I what? Statistics at the end of the last century used to say that half of the North American population was overweight. Today, in 2008, it isn’t 50% any more. Three out of four are overweight. So imagine you’re part of a quartet. Are you
© Jacquelyn Johnston, M.Ed. Did you read about the success story of the 15-year old boy who lost 30 pounds of his own accord? There was a full-page feature in the papers about it, with the news that weight loss, exercise and diet all helped him win his battle with Type 2 Diabetes. Now 15,
© Jacquelyn Johnston, M.Ed. Want a failsafe Cure-All? I was recently at a super seminar on arthritis when something struck me about the audience. Most of the attendees were obese. When the seminar was over, there was a line-up to have a word with the speaker, a rheumatologist. The Doctor had inserted subtle hints throughout
© Jacquelyn Johnston, M.Ed. I was recently at a seminar on arthritis when something struck me. Most of the attendees were obese. When the seminar was over there was line-up to have a word with the speaker, who was excellent. The speaker had inserted subtle hints throughout his presentation about the need to exercise. e.g.
© Jacquelyn Johnston, M.Ed. Ever attended a panel discussion? You get a panel of experts sitting in a row, and the audience asks them questions. I attend a number of these each year, and stay to the end when I think the experts have some good research to back up their opinions. They’re supposed to