World Health Day: Be Proactive About Your Health to Fight Diabetes

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World Health Day is coming up on April 7th, 2016. This year the World Health Organization is focusing on increasing awareness about the rise in diabetes. Find out what you can do to help fight diabetes. Prevention Most people with diabetes have type 2 diabetes, which is largely preventable. These simple lifestyle habits can significantly reduce your risk of developing diabetes: Maintain a healthy body weight Be physically active. Get at least 30 minutes of regular, moderate-intensity activity 5 days a week. Eat a healthy diet of between 3 and…read more

Make Time This Easter Weekend to Rest, Relax and Recharge

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Making time for rest is key to a healthy lifestyle. Rest rejuvenates your body and mind, stabilizes your mood and improves learning and memory function. In contrast, not getting enough rest can negatively affect your mood, immune system, memory and stress levels. When you ask most people today if they set aside time for rest, they’ll say they’re far too busy to rest. Even fewer would say that they dedicate any time simply for relaxation. There are just too many things to do. Unfortunately, this hectic pace is causing damage to our quality…read more

5 Reasons Why Corporate Wellness Programs Fail

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  Corporate wellness has been a huge trend for the last couple years. Many businesses have embraced this movement, integrating wellness programs to enhance the overall work experience of their employees. As with many new trends, there’s still fine-tuning that needs to be done. While the goal seems simple enough, there are a number of reasons why corporate wellness programs don’t always yield the desired results. 1. No incentive. Companies are trying to figure out the right way to combat rising health issues and healthcare costs of employees. This is…read more

What Makes a Wearable Smart? The Limits of Activity Trackers

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  The surging popularity of wearables has lead to the evolution from devices that just track, to devices that can actually learn and communicate with you. Get the most out of your wearable by understanding the difference. 1. Heart rate monitors The problem: Tracking your heart rate can be a great way to help you get the most of your workouts. However, you need to actually make the time to exercise. Most of us find it difficult to make time for fitness. The solution: A smart wearable that helps you…read more

The Many Benefits of Power Naps

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If you can’t seem to get enough sleep at night, or need to beat the afternoon slump, a quick nap can do wonders for physical energy and mental alertness. Napping is natural We all know napping is important for children, but most of us don’t make time to nap as adults. More than 85% of mammals nap throughout the day and napping is an important aspect of many cultures. A short nap of about 20 minutes is shown to restore alertness, enhance performance, and reduce mistakes without leaving you feeling…read more