Wellness: Are You Keeping Up with the Joneses?

On my way to a meeting today I was standing on the subway platform when I noticed that the three ads directly behind me were about wellness-related things: one was for a department store's new line of organic cotton clothing, another for a "green" apartment building and a third for a local yoga studio. It seems that wellness is in style, but my questions is: Is it here to stay?

I love that it's hip to take yoga or eat organic, but is our societal praise for practicing wellness here to stay? I know that the changes I've made in the last few years are ones that I plan to keep around for a good long time. Moving from fad diets and crazy workout routines to whole foods and exercise that benefits your body and soul - why would anyone want to go back? Have you made permanent healthy changes in your life?

When it comes to wellness, are you keeping up with the Joneses? Find out where you fall on the wellness scale by using the free interactive tool My Wellness Scorecard, managed by the Council for Responsible Nutrition. My Wellness Scorecard asks 36 questions about your lifestyle choices, falling under the topics of diet, physical activity and dietary supplements. Then you are scored anywhere from AlphaWell to Well to WannabeWell to OhWell. How well are you? Is it time to start making some changes?

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