WELLNESS RESOURCES

Foodie Friday: Grain Bowls
After a long day at work, the last thing many of us want to do is spend an hour or more cooking—especially for a meal that becomes a gooey mess in the fridge overnight, meaning no leftovers. Wouldn’t it be nice if you could whip together something fast, cheap, delicious, and endlessly adaptable? Let’s make some grain bowls, amigo! Grain bowls have become immensely popular among the healthy-eating crowd in recent years. These simple dishes might appear humble at first glance,...
How to Make Exercise a Part of Your Routine
Everyone knows that regular exercise is a critical component of health and happiness. Each day it seems there is a new study showing how exercise leads to better health, more energy, better concentration, improved sleep, and less chronic disease. It can even help treat anxiety and depression. And a simple routine can also make you perform better at work. But there is a reason why 25 to 35 percent of Americans are sedentary: it’s hard to get moving. For a single twenty-something, sure, it’s easy...
5 Ways to Win with Your Wellness Program
Anyone who works in HR knows the eye-rolls, the groans, the sighs. When it comes to corporate wellness, employees look forward to it about as much as they do to performance reviews. That’s because for years corporate wellness has been geared not towards rank-and-file employees, but towards accountants. By subjecting employees to healthy-eating seminars and poorly organized “fun runs,” companies could shave a...
How to Establish a Good Fitness Routine
As the summer slowly comes to an end, your thoughts might turn to the cooler months of the fall, the time of long-distance running events. Of course, “long-distance” can mean different things for different people. For some, long distance might mean a marathon, while for others it means a 5K. In truth, the distance is unimportant—all that matters is that you challenge yourself. So whether you’re training for an ultramarathon or a charity run/walk, here are some...
Benefits of Summer Cycling
With Chris Froome wrapping up his fourth Tour de France victory, cycling is embracing many newcomers to the sport. Fortunately, you don’t need a $10,000 custom-made Italian bicycle like Froome, nor do you need to subject yourself to punishing climbs and daily 150-mile rides to get fit. With high-quality, inexpensive bicycles from brands like Solé, getting into cycling has never been easier.  ...
Benefits of Exercising Outside
Winter weather and outdoor exercise generally do not agree. Freezing temperatures make your lungs burn and your fingers go numb before you complete even one lap around the track, while all those layers make you feel lethargic. That’s why gyms are ideal at times when, let’s face it, you just don’t want to be outside.   But what about summer? Sure, those 95-degree days can be brutal, and you hit up the office gym if only to bask...
Food to Improve Your Mood
“Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.”—The World Health Association   Mood is everything. It dictates how you approach your work, your friendships, your relationships, your judgment—quite...
Performance-Enhancing Foods
When you hear the phrase “performance enhancing,” you probably think about steroids, human-growth hormone, and other banned substances that have scandalized athletes such as Lance Armstrong, Barry Bonds, and Roger Clemens. These chemicals can increase your athletic performance, but they are highly illegal and highly dangerous. But the good news is that a variety of healthy whole foods can give your body a boost without the health, legal, and ethical complications....
Benefits of Disconnecting
Smartphones have revolutionized every facet of our lives. We use them as alarm clocks to wake up, as newspapers during breakfast, as music players on the subway, as e-readers during lunch, as fitness tools, as movie viewers, and countless other functions. Many people even use their smartphones to monitor sleep patterns. In short, we are connected to our mobile phones 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. While they have vastly increased our productivity and streamlined once-tedious tasks, for many...
Benefits of Workplace Snacking
You worked out in the morning, made a healthy breakfast, then had a solid lunch. Your day is looking good until… you get hungry. But it’s only 3pm and dinner is still hours away. You feel your energy levels fading, and you have that big presentation to prepare for. You need a snack, but what about your strict eating plan? Many nutritionists will tell you that snacking is the number-one diet killer.   Don’t worry. Snacking is...