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.
the story online now.