want a more high-voltage way to kick-start a wellness campaign? “check into a spa,” advises joyce k. reynolds, an executive coach in fort lauderdale, who says wellness advice frequently figures into her suggestions to businesspeople. a spa stay offers an easy way to learn about nutrition, wellness, and exercise, all in a nurturing environment, reynolds says.
for a cheaper first step, “practice laughing,” says gail choate, a florida-based wellness consultant. “the linkage between health and laughter is undeniable. laugh regularly and you’ll feel better.” choate frequently carries a bubble-blowing kit, that inexpensive kids’ toy. when she finds her blood pressure rising, she blows a few bubbles. “it’s hard not to laugh when you’re doing that,” she says. “laugh for no reason at all, and you will begin feeling the therapeutic benefits. it just feels good!” —