How to beat the winter blues
January 17, 2019
For some people, having the “winter blues”—feeling down, dragging, and detached during the long months of short days—is more than just an expression. Those who suffer from seasonal affective disorder (SAD) find the lack of sunlight can turn wintertime into a daily struggle. According to the Mayo...
5 techniques for New Year’s resolutions you’ll keep
December 27, 2018
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...
How to practice healthy holiday eating at the office
November 13, 2018
Americans gain an average of 1.3 pounds over the holiday season—which doesn’t sound like much, but studies like this one in The New England Journal of Medicine have shown that the weight we gain during these waning months of the year often doesn’t come off afterward. Since the average weight gain...
Simple ways to keep your skin safe
July 17, 2018
When I was a kid, getting sunburned was a summer rite of passage. I wore sunscreen (at least most of the time), but I rarely stopped to reapply it or worry about whether it had washed off in the ocean. I loved being outdoors, and at least once a summer I got a painful burn after a day at the pool...
Everything you need to stay safe from ticks
July 5, 2018
Summer is prime time for hiking, camping, horseback riding, and exploring the beautiful outdoors. But even if you’re only in your backyard or walking your dog at a local park, you should know how to protect yourself from a tiny bug that is the number one disease vector in the United States: the...
Zero Balancing may be the best bodywork you’ve never heard of
July 3, 2018
The workplace can be stressful. But what if you could take 45 minutes out of your day and emerge calm, grounded, and serene? Or perhaps you’ve been feeling fatigued and run-down lately—what if you could take that 45 minutes and return full of energy and focus, no caffeine necessary? Zero Balancing...
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...