WELLNESS RESOURCES

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...
Meditating at Work
If someone mentioned the idea of meditating at work, you might say: “I barely have time to go to the bathroom, let alone sit still for 15 minutes.” That’s because 21st century workplaces revere efficiency and multitasking. Computers and mobile devices have enabled us to be productive for every waking minute, but this hyper-productivity takes its toll: A study by Microsoft found that since 2000 the average human attention span has dropped from 12 seconds to 8—less...
Benefits of Morning Exercise
When your alarm clock blares at some ungodly hour in the morning, the last thing you want to do is spring out of bed and into your workout clothes. Exercise is great… but so is slamming the snooze button and curling back into your blanket cocoon. But the science is showing there are amazing benefits associated with a morning exercise regimen. Whether you’re running on the track, hitting the gym, or trying out stretches from the Training Amigo wellness library, an...
5 REASONS TO PRACTICE MINDFULNESS
What is mindfulness? Mindfulness is the nonjudgmental awareness of experiences in the present moment, according to Princeton University. Most people call it meditation. And despite the popular belief, mindfulness isn’t about slipping into bliss on a lotus flower; it’s about taking control of your thoughts. And your emotions. And your health. And even your weight....
3 Great Hacks to Managing Holiday Stress
No, you’re not imagining it. You are shopping more and doing more, as we get closer and closer to the holiday season. It begins in late October with Halloween-where can you buy the biggest bag of candy bars, for the least amount of money? Add that to the search for the perfect costume for either yourself or your child.  Exactly where do you locate the fluffiest pink tutu or the best monster makeup?  Or you find yourself on a committee to bake something for a school event; homemade gluten free...