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. 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

  3. 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

  4. Healthy Nurse, Healthy Nation with SelfCare for HealthCare

    Nurses work tirelessly to meet patients’ needs, but for many, this comes at the cost of their own health. Nurses are more likely to be overweight, have higher levels of stress and get less sleep than the average American, according to the American Nurses Association (ANA) Health Risk Appraisal. T…Read More

  5. Poor Sleep Causing Health Problems

    Poor sleep quality and insomnia are associated with increased blood pressure and vascular inflammation in women, according to a study in the Journal of the American Heart Association. A large minority, about 28%, of Americans report less than six hours of sleep a night. Another 24% face an increas…Read More

  6. Working Overtime May be Bad for Your Health

    Working lots of overtime may be bad for you. New research suggests that women who clock 45 or more hours a week have a higher risk of type 2 diabetes than those who work 35 to 40 hours weekly. The researchers aren't sure why extra work may boost diabetes risk, or why this link was only found in wome…Read More

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. Playfullness at Work

    Are you aware of all the benefits that playfulness has, or could have, in our lives? While there is much research showing these benefits in our personal lives, there has not been much attention given to the benefits of playfulness when it comes to organizations and workplaces. Playfulness in our wor…Read More