1. Exercise Slows Mental Decline

    A long-term study of twins showed that physical activity may reduce the risk of cognitive decline later in life. Following up with more than 3,000 twins 25 years after they provided information on their exercise habits shows physical activity in midlife leads to better cognition later in life, repor…Read More

  2. High Stress: Poor Health Behaviors

    Research proves that high levels of stress lead to negative health behaviors among healthcare professionals. Researchers measured stress and health behaviors, such as exercise, nutrition, and sleep, by examining the results of series of five annual surveys administered to employees at Mayo Clinic wh…Read More

  3. It Costs More to Replace Than to Retain

    You’ve heard it over and over: It’s more expensive to replace an employee than to retain one. A 2015 study, “The impact of human resource practices on employee retention in the telecom sector,” published in the International Journal of Economics and Financial Issues, reports that costs assoc…Read More

  4. Increased Employee Well-Being Increases Engagement

    Employee well-being and engagement are different, but related. Engagement is the strength of the emotional connection employees have with their work, team, company, and higher purpose. Well-being is defined as a state of optimal health, happiness, and purpose. Research shows that when employees feel…Read More

  5. Get a “Gym Buddy” to Increase Exercise

    A new exercise buddy may give you that extra motivation to keep going, according to a new study from the University of Aberdeen in Scotland. For the study, the researchers asked half of the participants to find a new gym buddy and told the other half to continue with their normal exercise routine. T…Read More

  6. Lost Sleep Is Detrimental to Your Health

    New research suggests a link between lost sleep and an increase in risk factors for heart disease and stroke as it correlates with a higher risk of plaque buildup in blood vessels and a thickening of artery walls. The University of Pittsburgh studied sleep problems common during menopause. They asse…Read More

  7. 70% of Workforce Lacks Work-Life Balance

    70 percent of the American workforce struggles to find a work-life balance, which could have negative health impacts over the long run. Employers are increasingly concerned with employee health, as studies continue to show the direct cost it can have. For example, Duke University researchers found t…Read More

  8. My Job Is Killing Me!

    People sometimes complain that their job is killing them, or that they’re working themselves to death, but new research suggests there may be truth to those clichés. A recent study conducted by Indiana University found that those who work in high-stress jobs with little control are more likely to…Read More

  9. Happy, Healthy Workers Reduce Turnover

    Research shows that happy, healthy workers experience less turnover and are more productive - the same is true of worker retention in the nursing field. Rising healthcare costs provide additional incentives for workplace health programs designed to improve employees’ physical health. Now researche…Read More

  10. Take an “Unsick” Day

    Many healthcare workers feel guilty for taking time off. In fact, 60 percent of employed Americans said they feel uncomfortable taking a day off work for preventive care and 86 percent would forego checkups and put work first. Some employers offer “Unsick Days” to give staff paid time off and ex…Read More