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Boost Your Productivity: 5 Tips to Start Your Day Right

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Most of us roll over, grab our phone and start looking through notifications. Others dive into the shower or head to the gym. Still others eat breakfast or get the kids ready. However you get going, there is a lot of research to support how much your morning routine dictates the course of your day. 1. Set the Tone The first thing many of us do when we start work each day is check email and voicemail. This is actually one of the worst ways to start your day. It…read more

How Clean is the Air in Your Home and Workplace?

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When we talk about air quality, most of us think of environmental pollutants in the outdoors. However, the average person spends 90 per cent of their life indoors. How clean is the air inside your home and workplace? Ventilation is key In the 1980s, new buildings began to increase insulation in order to make buildings more energy efficient and cheaper to heat. However, this can sometimes seriously reduce indoor air exchange leading to dangerous increases in interior pollutants and CO2. Building materials Many of our current building materials release chemicals…read more

Build Wellness Right into Your Home and Office

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Many people still think of wellness as something you ‘do’ but leading minds in engineering and building believe wellness must be incorporated into our everyday environments – like the buildings we live and work in. How healthy is your environment? Given that on average people spend about 90 per cent of their lives indoors it’s a wonder we didn’t place more importance on wellness in our homes and workplaces sooner. Just as the LEED rating system gave us healthy environmental design standards, the new WELL Building Institute has established design…read more

Is It Really Genetic? How Lifestyle Choices Impact DNA

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Cracking the human genome was deemed essential in order to help us better understand diseases, our susceptibility to them, and how to best treat them. But now, many scientists believe our lifestyle habits are actually much more important in determining how our bodies develop disease. The Human Genome Project  The human genome is the complete assembly of DNA that makes each individual unique. The Human Genome Project (HGP) was an international research project intent on mapping the entire human genome. The results were predicted to, among various other applications, help us better understand disease, better…read more

What is Preventative Medicine and Why is it Essential to the Future?

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Until very recently, healthcare systems across the world have been reactive in nature. A person becomes ill and reacts by seeking treatment. Healthcare professionals and individuals now understand the need the change to a proactive healthcare model. This article explains what preventative healthcare is and why it is so important to the future of our global communities. What is preventative medicine? Preventive medicine means individuals and healthcare professionals work to prevent diseases before they occur as opposed to treating them. Our health is affected by environmental factors, genetic predisposition, infectious disease and…read more