1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. Healthy Diets Reduce Asthma Symptoms

    A healthy diet including more fruits and vegetables may help reduce asthma symptoms and gain better control of conditions, according to new findings published in the European Respiratory Journal. Although research has established diet as a factor in cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, cancer, …Read More

  7. Bullying Stops NOW!

    In the timeless Disney movie, Bambi, Thumper gives great advice. “If you can’t say something nice, don’t say anything at all.” Wouldn’t the world and our work environments be better places if we all heeded the wisdom of that wise little rabbit? I tried to ignore the problem of lateral viol…Read More

  8. Nearly One in Ten Americans Suffers From Depression

    Nearly one in 10 U.S. adults has depression; the rate is almost twice as high for women as men. According to a report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, national survey data showed that more than 8% of adults aged 20 and older suffer from low mood. The researchers reported tha…Read More

  9. Shift Workers More Likely to Develop Type 2 Diabetes

    Shift workers are more likely to develop type 2 diabetes, regardless of their genetic risk, according to new research. Shift work has long been linked to weight gain and poor sleep quality which can encourage unhealthy habits such as eating at irregular hours and getting less exercise. In this n…Read More