1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. Gratitude: A Powerful Life Balance Tool

    We all know that stress can make us sick, but did you know that thankful people are healthier people? How can you adjust your perspective and be happier and healthier? Interested in LeAnn Thieman’s keynote speaking, training and workshops? Email lthieman@leannthieman.com.…Read More

  8. New Chief Wellness Officer May Reduce Physician Burnout

    As healthcare organizations look for ways to reduce physician burnout, some are creating a new C-suite role: Chief Wellness Officer, hoping to achieve not only happier employees but also improved patient experience and outcomes. Physician burnout is at an all-time high. In a recent Medscape survey,…Read More

  9. Wellness Programs Need Changes to Satisfy Employees

    Over half of employers believe their wellness programming is effective for improving health and reducing spending, but only a third of their employees think the same. According to a new Willis Watson Towers survey, about 65% of employees said that improving their health is a personal priority, whil…Read More