1. Even 2-Minute Walks Count in New Physical Activity Guidelines

    Any amount of physical activity -- even two minutes-- can add up to huge benefits for your immediate and long-term health, according to the new edition of the U.S. Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans. Previously, the guidelines stated that unless physical activity lasted 10 minutes or longer,…Read More

  2. Drink More Milk!

    People who consume three servings of milk daily have lower rates of cardiovascular disease and mortality than those consuming lower dairy levels, according to a study in 21 countries. The findings, which were published in The Lancet Journal, run contrary to dietary guidelines for people to minimize…Read More

  3. 70% of Nurses Report Burnout in Current Position

    The number of nursing jobs increased by 6 percent from 2012 to 2016 and is expected to increase an additional 7 percent from 3.6 million positions in 2017 to 3.9 million positions in 2021, according to a market analysis conducted by CareerBuilder. A survey involving more than 3,000 private sector …Read More

  4. We Are Becoming a Sleep Deprived Nation!

    In 2013, about 30 percent of Americans said they slept six hours or less at night, but that number increased to 33 percent by 2017, according to findings published online in the journal Sleep. Sleep experts recommend that most adults get 7 to 8 hours of good quality sleep each night. The University…Read More

  5. Let’s Get Moving and Uproot Our Couch Potatoes

    The amount of time people spend sitting has increased over the past few years. Sedentary behavior has serious implications for our health, so let's get up and get moving!   Interested in LeAnn Thieman's keynote speaking, training and workshops? Email lthieman@leannthieman.com.…Read More

  6. Night-shift Workers at Risk

    Research has proven that smoking, a poor diet, inactivity, and being overweight/obese increases the risk of type 2 diabetes. According to an article in BMJ, shift work also increases risk. The researchers analyzed data from more than 143,000 U.S. women who did not have type 2 diabetes, heart disease…Read More

  7. Why Hospital Patients Need Sleep!

    Research shows that even short amounts of sleep loss among hospital patients were associated with higher blood pressure and blood sugar levels during hospitalization. Other research has focused on delirium in sleep-deprived patients, as well as hospital readmission rates. A survey of Medicare patien…Read More

  8. Poor Sleep Linked to Alzheimer’s Disease

    Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis found that, in mice, sleep deprivation increased levels of the key Alzheimer's protein tau, a forerunner of brain damage and a step toward dementia. These findings prove that good sleep habits may help preserve brain health. Tau is normally foun…Read More

  9. Improve Workplace Wellness with Yoga

    Yoga is one approach many employers are using to combat stress and improve workers' mental health. Interested in LeAnn Thieman's keynote speaking, training and workshops? Email lthieman@leannthieman.com.…Read More