WELLNESS RESOURCES

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...
Wellness Incentives
Corporate wellness companies make it their business to help employees lead a healthy lifestyles, make wise choices, and gain energy for the day. Wellness companies employ life coaches, wellness coaches, and nutrition experts who are interested in helping everyone become the best person they can become. Through the use of exercise, smart eating choices, and lifestyle changes, wellness coaches encourage their clients to move forward one day at a time into a healthy...
Desk Jockeys' Please Stand Up
During the 1950s, a Scottish epidemiologist named Jerry Morris devised a curious study: He followed the health of London bus drivers and conductors. All the variables were the same—age, social class, diet—except for one: The conductors were constantly on their feet collecting tickets and ascending and descending up to 750 steps daily on double-decker buses, while the drivers were constantly sitting. By the end of the study, Morris found that the conductors were...