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NUGGETS FROM THE WORLD OF RESIDENTIAL DESIGN

My new book, Wellness by Design: A Room-by-Room Guide to Optimizing Your Home for Health, Fitness and Happiness will publish on May 26. I’m super-excited to share a little bit of what’s inside, and the cover art. As a special thanks to those who join my book launch circle, I’ll be doing some special events and giveaways in the next few months. In addition to getting first word on those, I’ll be sending wellness design tips in your in-box, and offering some surprises to help you stay in shape and keep your New Year’s resolutions going strong!

BTW, you can now pre-order the book on Amazon.com. It will ship (or download to your Kindle) on May 26. 

WELLNESS DESIGN BOOK — QUICK PREVIEW

We all know by now how to keep our bodies healthy — eat well, exercise regularly, and minimize stress. But to achieve true wellness, you need your living space to work as hard as you do.Luckily, this doesn’t require a yoga room or an indoor pool. Simple changes to things like lighting, ventilation, storage and outdoor space can make a huge difference in how you feel every day. In Wellness by Design, I’m offering a room-by-room guide to tailoring your home to your fitness goals, whether you’re a student in a tiny rental or moving into your forever home. You’ll learn:

  • How to maximize accessibility and organization in your kitchen for faster, healthier and more delicious meals
  • How easy fixes to your ventilation systems can help ease symptoms of asthma and allergies
  • How simple floor coverings and home office tweaks can eliminate back, neck and foot pain
  • How handheld massaging showerheads and grab bars can soothe muscles and guard against injury

And much more.

 

Speaking of New Year’s resolutions, I hope yours are still going strong. Here are some tips on quitting smoking with the Mayo Clinic and eating healthier with The New Power Eating author, Dr. Susan Kleiner. I’ll be sharing exercise with a top Yale Medicine sports doc and self-care tips with a Michigan Medicine sleep doc in the next two weeks. Stay tuned. If you need some additional motivation — and we all do sometimes — here are some wellness-related gift ideas to help you restart your resolutions.