1. Does Money Make You Happy?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2FS4BpVGgw0   “We have a lot less money, but we’re a lot happier these days,” a woman told me at a recent event. “Instead of going out, we fix meals together, play board games and watch movies at home,” she beamed. That same week I read yet another stud…Read More

  2. Ask for What You Need; Be Grateful for What You Have

    As we ask for what we need to put our lives better in balance, it’s good to remember to be thankful for what we have. Even people in the most dire circumstances can write items on their Things I Am Thankful For list. Gratitude in itself is a powerful life balance tool. It makes us healthier. Reall…Read More

  3. A Staggering Statistic on Work-Life Balance

    70% of the American workforce does not practice proper work-life balance, leading to 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 that obes…Read More

  4. Spend Time in Nature for Better Health

    Spending time in nature brings many physical and mental health benefits. Now a new study suggests that even just being able to see nature from your bedroom window could support your health. According to research by investigators from the University of Plymouth in the United Kingdom, having a view of…Read More

  5. Do I Diet or Exercise First?

    If you’re trying to eat more healthfully or exercise regularly, researchers have a surprising tip: consider making both changes at the same time. It may seem counterintuitive. Changing diet and exercise habits both require time and motivation. But research has shown people have more success when d…Read More

  6. How Americans Rate their Health-related Behaviors

    The good news is that 7 out of 10 Americans rate their health-related behaviors and attitudes as good or excellent. The survey, conducted by The Harris Poll on behalf of the American Osteopathic Association, questioned 2,032 U.S. adults. Participants were asked about their work, sleep, and exercise …Read More

  7. More Reasons to Think Positive!

    A new study found that repetitive negative thinking in later life was linked to cognitive decline and greater deposits of two harmful proteins responsible for Alzheimer's disease, according to a study at University College London. Negative thinking behaviors such as rumination about the past and wor…Read More

  8. A Sleep Deprived Nation

    More than one-third of working Americans don't get enough sleep. The problem is greatest among the police, the military, healthcare workers and truckers, researchers report. Their analysis of data from more than 150,000 employed adults between 2010 and 2018 also found that the rate of inadequate sle…Read More

  9. How What You Eat Affects Your Sleep

    Sleep has become widely recognized as playing an important role in our overall health and wellness, along with diet, stress management and exercise. Recently, researchers have been learning more about how poor sleep influences our dietary choices, as well as how our diets influence sleep quality.…Read More

  10. 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