Five healthy food trends to explore
April 17, 2018
Food trends. They’ve been around for as long as we’ve had a choice about what we eat. From the mania for exotic spices like black pepper and cinnamon during the Renaissance to a Jell-O salad on every luncheon plate in the 1930s to today’s unshakeable craving for avocado toast, we humans love to...
Creating space for social connections at work is good for health and good for business.
February 15, 2018
Everyone wants to be healthier. We try out new diets; join the latest fitness craze; take vitamin supplements. But what if there were a way to get and stay healthy that didn’t involve getting sweaty or being hungry? An approach that has been shown to be twice as effective as exercise, and the...
The many ways chocolate can make your workday better
February 8, 2018
Dark, sweet, and rich, chocolate can enhance almost anything. There are plenty of places where you can read about chocolate’s health benefits or the aphrodisiac qualities of a box of fancy bonbons, but we’re here to tell you about five ways that chocolate can make your workday better. Which...
Brew up a cozy cup of tea for your health
January 11, 2018
Sometimes there’s nothing cozier than a good book, a soft blanket, and a steaming cup of tea. But tea can do more than just fend off the cold. For centuries, people have drunk different varieties of tea to get specific health benefits. And modern research has shown that teas can have all sorts of...
Five ways to healthier skin this winter
January 4, 2018
The winter months can be hard on your skin. Indoors, heating dries the air. Outdoors, your skin has to grapple with cold temps, harsh winds, and low humidity. To top it all off, we’re less interested in drinking cold water come wintertime, so we may be more dehydrated. And while we’re generally...
5 techniques for New Year’s resolutions you’ll keep.
December 28, 2017
New Year’s resolutions. Is there any yearly writing exercise that’s more fraught? Making New Year’s resolutions is supposed to be a helpful practice about self-reflection and goal-setting but all too often the whole endeavor turns into a practice that’s more stressful than helpful. This season, try...
Make mornings the best part of your day with these useful tips.
December 21, 2017
It can be hard to feel motivated in the morning, Sometimes just getting out of bed, getting dressed, and getting out the door on time feel like insurmountable tasks. Winter doesn’t help: the alarm goes off, you look out your window, and instead of a beautiful sunrise, you see a pitch-black sky...
This season, add joy to your life, not extra pounds.
November 9, 2017
The holiday season brings both the good and the bad: stress and togetherness, gifts and expenses, festive lights and bad weather. For many of us, it also leaves behind a few extra pounds that we attack with zeal come January. Between extra family responsibilities, cold weather, and rich holiday...
Yoga for your neck and back
September 14, 2017
Smartphones have taken over not only our lives, but also our physical bodies. We spend many minutes or even hours during the day looking down, whether sitting, standing, or walking. If you’re feeling a bit stiff, here are a few simple yoga poses that take no longer than the time needed to send off...
Six tips for starting a Walktober challenge at your workplace
September 5, 2017
Taking a brisk walk in the middle of the workday can have a lot of great outcomes. Employees will be healthier, since increased physical activity can help people maintain and even lose weight, as well as lower their risk of high blood pressure. Not to mention the fact that a walk can restore...