The July/August 2014 issue marks the beginning of Well-Being’s fifth year in publication. If it were a child it would be about to enter 5-year kindergarten. I make that analogy because for those of us on the Well-Being staff, this has been a labor of love not unlike that of a committed parent. We spent months preparing for the first issue. We nurtured it throughout its infancy. We watched it grow and guided each new step. Now we look forward to what the next year and years after will bring, and how it will touch, and we hope, positively affect those who come to know it.
Over the past four years, it has been our passion to seek out topics about health, fitness and general wellness that are on the minds and in the hearts of our readers. New information about how our health is influenced by heredity, lifestyle, environment, and even our own attitudes is never ending, sometimes challenging long established “facts” with new data that can be controversial and confusing. We are often asked for an editorial calendar that lists the subjects that will be featured in Well-Being throughout the coming year. As much as we would like to be able to plan that far in advance, we decline to prepare such a calendar, because none of us knows what will be the most recent finding, the latest procedure, or the cutting edge research that will change healthcare as we know it. We pledge to continue our commitment to bringing our readers information that is on the forefront of the health and fitness industry.
That brings me to a feature we have included in this issue and which we will cover in several upcoming issues – health and fitness apps. One of the revolutions occurring in healthcare is in the electronic technology sphere. We now have at our fingertips the tools to monitor our vital signs, measure our caloric intake, remind us not to cut corners on our workouts, and even select a playlist that will increase our training intensity. We will be featuring some of the latest apps available to help us take charge of our physical and emotional health.
As our fourth year in production comes to an end, we want to thank all of our advertisers for their support through their advertising, the experts who help us provide the latest health and fitness information, and our readers who make our efforts all worthwhile. Happy Birthday Well-Being. Here’s wishing you many, many happy returns.