1. Improving Your Healthcare Environment

    Millions of Americans spend nearly half of their waking hours in the workplace. And that’s especially true in the healthcare field, where work hours can extend well beyond the 40-hour workweek. So, it’s spectacularly important to support our nurses by improving the work environment. Right now, n…Read More

  2. How to Boost Your Daily Energy

    If you’re tired throughout the day, you aren’t alone. Everyone goes through the doldrums at work. You know, it’s that moment where you sit down for a minute, and before you know it your head is bobbing and your eyes are as heavy as tire irons. What’s worse is that when you’re feeling slugg…Read More

  3. The Benefits of Exercise for Memory & Mental Health

    SelfCare for HealthCare: The Link Between Exercise and Memory from LeAnn Thieman on Vimeo. As LeAnn Thieman points out in the video above, exercise may be more important than most think; that’s because exercise isn’t just great for your physical health, it’s also great for your mental health. …Read More

  4. Quadruple Aim Demands SelfCare for HealthCare Workers

    The movement to add a fourth component to the healthcare industry's ideal of the Triple Aim is gaining steam. In its current form, the Triple Aim - better care, better health and lower costs - fails to acknowledge workers' critical role in transforming healthcare, Rishi Sikka, of Advocate Health Car…Read More

  5. Walking Reduces Risk of Heart Disease

    Walking at moderate intensity may lower the risk of heart disease. "We know walking is an excellent form of exercise, but research has been mixed on how successful a walking program can be in changing biological markers such as cholesterol, weight, blood pressure," said Pamela Stewart Fahs, an assoc…Read More

  6. Most New Nurses Work Outside of Hospitals

    An increasing number of nurses are getting their first jobs outside of the hospital as the healthcare system moves from fee-for-service medicine to population health that focuses on outreach to keep patients well. In 2005, 76% of new nurses in the U.S. got jobs outside of hospitals, compared to abou…Read More

  7. Sitting Increases Aging!

    You might age faster if you sit too much, a new study warns. Researchers who studied nearly 1,500 older women found those who sat most of the day and got little exercise had cells that were biologically older by eight years than the women's actual age. "Our study found cells age faster with a sedent…Read More

  8. The Power of the Pause

    There is more discussion these days on “mindfulness” as a way to alleviate burnout. A key component of mindfulness is the idea that one can consciously pause and be in the present moment, no matter how pressing the demands at the time. The University of Virginia health center incorporated the id…Read More

  9. Older Adults Need to Keep Moving!

    Even a little physical activity goes a long way toward helping older adults with arthritis remain able to do daily tasks, a new study finds. Older adults with arthritis-related joint pain and stiffness need to keep moving to remain functionally independent, yet only 10% meet federal guidelines of at…Read More

  10. Workplaces Can Improve Employee Heart Health

    Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States, and 99% of the population has at least one of seven cardiovascular health risks. This cost is estimated to be $207 billion per year in medical expenditures and lost productivity. But a new study suggests workplace programs that addres…Read More