Business of Well-being

This One Minute Exercise for Busy Professionals is Scientifically Proven to Work

As a busy professional, you may think that adding exercise to your daily routine is about as easy as dodging traffic. Just one minute of high-intensity exercise, along with 10 minutes of low-intensity exercise is equal to spending an hour inside the gym.

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Courteney Wolfe

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November 7, 2016

Business of Well-being

Americans Would Rather Drink Water Than Soda, Study Finds

Two decades ago, Americans favorite drink was soda and they were known to gulp 54 gallons of soda on a yearly basis. Recently, water replaced soda as America's favorite drink and according to Beverage Digest, Americans now consume more water than soda.

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Courteney Wolfe

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September 13, 2016

Business of Well-being

Mandatory Employee Time Off: Forced Vacations for Your Health and Happiness

Organic office gardens aren't the only innovative new trend taking root in many corporate wellness programs. Businesses are embracing the idea of "mandatory employee time off" as an effective way to keep employees happy, happy and contribute to the company.

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Courteney Wolfe

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September 12, 2016

Business of Well-being

The Affordable Care Act: Why are Millions of Americans Still Uninsured?

A recent survey on the effects of Obamacare has shed some light on who has benefited the most and the least from the ACA. The commonwealth fundsupports independent research on health care issues released the results of its survey analysis of uninsured Americans.

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Courteney Wolfe

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September 7, 2016

Technology & Wearables

Send Your Technology-Addicted Employees to a "No Technology Allowed" Summer Camp

Welcome to the new age of intervention, digital rehab and detox retreats for the technology-addicted employee. While you may have to pry a smartphone, others are embracing for woodworking, nature hikes, campfires, and swimming holes.

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Courteney Wolfe

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August 30, 2016

Business of Well-being

The Office Garden: Fruits, Vegetables, and Happier Employees

Office garden produces more than just corn and berries, it produces camaraderie and increased morale among employees. Companies such as Southwest Airlines, HP, Google are benefitting from an office garden as a part of its corporate wellness plan.

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Courteney Wolfe

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August 24, 2016

Business of Well-being

New Polio Cases in Nigeria Setback for Eradication Efforts

One year after pronouncing the state of Borno, Nigeria polio-free, two new cases of polio have surfaced recently. The reason behind the emergence is Boko Haram who rendered the area inaccessible to vaccinators and other health professionals.

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Courteney Wolfe

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August 22, 2016

Business of Well-being

Brighten Up Your Day: Vitamin D Deficiency

Sunscreen is highly publicized but by elimination, the body is prevented from absorbing the beneficial aspects of Vitamin D. Around 1 billion people are Vitamin D deficient and this has sparked the resurgence of the bone-weakening disease rickets.

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Courteney Wolfe

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August 19, 2016

Business of Well-being

Want to Live Longer? Start Reading Books!

Researchers determined that participants who read for at least three and a half hours a week were 17% less likely to die. Statistically speaking, these percentages translate into a two-year increase in longevity for avid readers as compared to those who do not read at all.

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Courteney Wolfe

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August 16, 2016

Technology & Wearables

Do Health Apps do More Harm than Good?

Nearly 20 percent of all smartphone users have one or more health apps installed on their mobile device. It simplifies that nearly 500 million people worldwide use a smartphone app to track or manage their health on a regular basis.

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Courteney Wolfe

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August 11, 2016

Business of Well-being

Is Florida's Response to Zika Effective?

In wake of the confirmed cases of Zika virus in Miami, the CDC has issued safety alerts for individuals traveling in or near the district. Self-preventative measures are key to protecting oneself from exposure to the Zika virus.

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Courteney Wolfe

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August 5, 2016

Business of Well-being

Corporate Wellness: Workouts, Health Screenings and Knitting?

When you think of knitting, the first thing comes in mind is envision of sweet, gray-haired grandmother lovingly crafting. Or maybe you think of the young and beautiful Audrey Hepburn, knitting with red yarn in the 1961 romantic comedy.

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Courteney Wolfe

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August 3, 2016

Business of Well-being

Look Inside: The Best-and Most Unique-Employee Benefits

When deciding to accept a new job, almost 60% of all employees consider perks and benefits equally important as the salary offered. To attract the best talent, employers are working to meet the needs of their current and future employees.

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Courteney Wolfe

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August 1, 2016

Business of Well-being

Millennials and Career Coaching: A Match Made in Corporate Wellness Heaven

Yelp was openly shamed by an employee who said the company's meager wages coupled with the high cost of living stressed her. The young woman, who is part of the millennial generation, is receiving criticism for blasting her boss online.

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Courteney Wolfe

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July 28, 2016

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