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Martha Stewart's Best and Worst Health Habits

The domestic diva talks about her efforts to maintain a healthy lifestyle.

5. Health Feat: Perfectionism continued...

Other experts see a potential upside as well. Psychologists Joachim Stoeber, PhD, from the University of Kent in the United Kingdom and Kathleen Otto, PhD, from the University of Leipzig in Germany reviewed 35 studies of perfectionists and found a healthy benefit to perfectionism. Compared with less exacting people, perfectionists tend to be higher achievers, more satisfied with their lives, and better able to cope with setbacks.

Hmm, does that sound like anyone you've heard of?

Just like Stewart, we all have our health failings -- and feats. Her goal, with her new senior center and an in-the-works health-oriented makeover for much of her media empire (yes, even Martha Stewart Weddings), is to get us to focus more on the feats, and make the most of them. "We have to find the path to wellness, and that means making plans now for how to live healthily well into the future," Stewart tells WebMD.

For the full story on Martha Stewart's best and worst health habits and her visionary new center for senior health care, look in your doctor's office for WebMD the Magazine's cover story on her in the March/April 2008 issue. Or read the story online now.

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Reviewed on February 25, 2008

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