1. 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

  2. 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

  3. Can Your Job Determine Heart Health?

    Could your chosen profession determine the health of your heart? New research suggests that it may. Scientists analyzed data from more than 65,000 postmenopausal women in the United States and found several jobs were associated with poor heart health. Compared to women with other occupations, the ri…Read More

  4. 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

  5. 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

  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. 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

  8. The Cost of Sleep Deprivation

    Sleep deprivation has some sever costs. It endangers other workers lives and costs employers $1.4 million dollars a year. Many Americans have sleep disorders but they are often an overlooked problem most off us to do not even realize. There are certain behaviors we can modify that can help improve o…Read More

  9. Social Connections and Reduced Stress

    Social connections are one of the greatest predictors of happiness and reduced stress. It can often be found that those who cope best are those who increase their social interactions in the middle of stress--which is often the opposite of what we actually do. Moreover, high levels of workplace stres…Read More