1. Foods Help Reduce Stress

    Stress puts your body under an enormous physical toll. It causes your heart rate to go up, your blood pressure and breathing to increase, and hormones like epinephrine and cortisol to be released. Over time, that can lead to high blood pressure, blocked arteries, depression, anxiety and even weight…Read More

  2. Bring Nature to Work For Health and Happiness

    Being in parks, gardens, near water or in wildernesses actually makes you happier and healthier! Those surroundings lower pulse rates and increase positive feelings. One study showed that people who walked through a forest had lower blood pressures, pulse rates and stress-hormone levels than those w…Read More

  3. Even Small Weight Gains Increase Risk of Heart Failure

    Gaining even a little weight can increase your chances of developing heart failure. A new study published in the Journal of the American Heart Association found that adding pounds can change the structure of your heart and its ability to pump blood. But losing weight can reverse this potentially de…Read More

  4. How to Live 12 Years Longer

    Researchers found that having a healthy lifestyle and not engaging in risky behaviors can increase a person's life expectancy by up to seven years. Today medical technology is credited as the source for healthier longer lives, but a moderately healthy lifestyle is enough to get the benefits. Avoidin…Read More

  5. More Reasons to Get Enough Sleep

    A study in Obstetrics & Gynecology discovered that 14.6% of pregnant women with sleep disorders such as insomnia and sleep apnea had preterm births, compared with 10.9% of those who didn't have sleep disorders. Even more alarming were the findings that showed the odds of delivery before 34 weeks…Read More

  6. Make a Life Balance Contract

    Most of us have contracts with our employers, outlining exactly the terms of our work agreements. What if we made contracts with our loved ones too? Life balance agreements. It may sound strange, but often we focus on keeping our work commitments and forget our home commitments. Take time with your …Read More

  7. Wellness Programs Increase Productivity

    Wellness programs can increase companies' productivity, suggests a new study titled "Doing well by making well: The impact of corporate wellness programs on employee productivity." Researchers from the University of California, Riverside, UCLA, and Washington University in St. Louis found wellness…Read More