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The health benefits of work-life balance

Blood pressure is often cited as a factor associated with your risk of having a heart attack or stroke.  It is also widely accepted that exercise is a key factor in lowering blood pressure. And over the past few days, the European Society of Cardiology has revealed the results of a study about daytime sleeping.  It turns out that napping during the day can lower your blood pressure significantly. In turn, this lowers your risk of having both a heart attack and a stroke. And yet, when it comes to both sleep and exercise, life tends to get in the way. I know…

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Inspirational Parents #3

Last week, Sally was featured in my Inspirational Parents #2 post. When asked who inspired her, she mentioned her business partner, Sam.  I have to agree with Sally in saying that Sam is a truly inspirational person and someone I admire, look up to and aspire to be like in so many ways. I first met Sam when we played water polo together. As two of the more senior member of the team (sorry Sam), we naturally stuck together and got along well. When I found  myself with a three month old baby and a full time job that was an…

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