1. Laugh Yourself Skinny?

    A researcher from Vanderbilt University conducted a small study measuring the amount of calories expended in laughing. They found that 10 to 15 minutes of laughter burned 50 calories! Now, before you ditch the treadmill or quit walking every day, consider that one piece of chocolate has about 50 cal…Read More

  2. Laugh Yourself Silly!

    A man was admitted into the hospital where he worked. He was receiving IV therapy for a staph infection and was surprised when one of his pals from pharmacy hand-delivered the next liter….with three goldfish circling inside! He, his buddy, and his nurse laughed themselves silly. Then he schemed, "…Read More

  3. The Power of Negative Thinking

    As you know by now I am a big believer in the power of positive thinking. I laughed when I read that October has a “Cranky Co-worker Day.”  Yet I know it’s no laughing matter.  My mama used to say, “One bad apple can spoil the whole bunch.” That’s what a cranky coworker does, isn’t i…Read More

  4. The 10 Biggest Mistakes in Decision Making

    A stressed-out forty-year-old engineer recently admitted, “I really wanted to be a nurse!” He had chosen his educational path in high school and now felt “stuck” with it for rest of his life. Then he realized, “Who would ask an eighteen-year-old for career advice?!” Thoughtfully, courage…Read More

  5. 60 Seconds of SelfCare: The Science Behind Generosity

    Do you ever feel REALLY good after you've been generous? The brain has a positive chemical reactions when you give! So make it a point to add more generosity to your life... for yourself and for others!   To learn how to create wellness programs for healthier, happier, less stressed, more engag…Read More

  6. 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

  7. Lack of Sleep is Killing Us

    More than one-third of working Americans don't get enough sleep. A study at Ball State University in Indiana reported that inadequate sleep is associated with mild to severe physical and mental health problems, injury, loss of productivity, and premature mortality. "This is a significant finding bec…Read More

  8. 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

  9. Lack of Sleep Leads to Increased Diabetes Risk

    Maintaining a consistent pattern of seven to eight hours of sleep during early to middle adulthood may lessen the risk for diabetes in women, according to a study published in Diabetes Care. The Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health in Boston identified sleep duration trajectories based on data…Read More

  10. 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