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Personal Wellness

What Is This Thing We Call Well-Being?

Has well-being become just a buzzword with no real substance behind it?   Well-being. It’s a term so familiar to most Americans today but one that had no place in our cultural vocabulary not all that long ago.  When something seems to come out of nowhere and achieve virtual rockstar status with lightning speed, it’s […]

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Personal Wellness

When Doing Less Is Doing More

How taking breaks can make you more productive – and happier.   What does it take for you to be productive at work? Is it sitting at your desk, heads-down on project after project all day long? Taking a walk around the office or outside? Getting a good night’s sleep? Relaxing on vacation with your […]

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Personal Wellness

Happiness and Productivity at Work

Happiness and productivity – which comes first and how can you get it? You want to be happy at work. You deserve to be happy at work. Why? It feels a lot better to be happy than to be miserable when you’re at work, that’s for sure. But, there’s more to it than that. You […]

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Personal Wellness

Perfect Health

Maybe it’s not so perfect after all. Perfect health. Our society’s emphasis on youth and physical fitness would create a very limited picture of who may embody “perfect health”. Candidates would likely be between 20 and 35 years old and look like they just stepped off the cover of a fitness magazine. But, is that […]

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The Millennial Mindset: Health, Wellness and Control

Millennials are approaching wellness in a whole new way – theirs. As I wrote in another post, many cultural factors contributed to the development and popularity of wellness as we know it today—or rather well-being. Many of these same factors are also responsible for shaping the consciousness of millennials. This generation stands to have as […]

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Sleep and wellness

Personal Wellness

The Relationship Between Sleep and Wellness

National xyz day. National xyz month. We hear about a plethora of national health observances designed to increase our awareness and, hopefully, stimulate some positive change. This year, the week of March 6th is devoted to something near and dear to everyone’s heart—sleep. The American relationship with sleep is an odd one. We love it, […]

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Personal Wellness

The Circadian Rhythm: Nature’s Roadmap to Results

The Circadian rhythm—or biological clock—governs the ebb and flow of our physical, mental and behavioral peaks. Regardless of whether you are a morning person or a night owl (which, yes, is controlled by your Circadian rhythm), you will experience specific periods of sleepiness and alertness as your levels of cortisol and melatonin rise and fall.1 […]

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Personal Wellness

What is Wellness?

Has wellness become just a buzzword no real substance behind it? Wellness. It’s a term so familiar to most Americans today but had no place in our cultural vocabulary not all that long ago. When something seems to come out of nowhere and achieve virtual rockstar status with lightning speed, it’s easy to take it […]

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Personal Wellness

Smoking Cessation Linked to Reduction in Cancer Deaths

Earlier this month, CBS News reported that the United States is making gains in the battle against cancer.1 Since 1991, deaths attributed to all cancer types have reduced by 23%. According to the American Cancer Society, more than 1.7 million deaths due to cancer have been prevented as of 2012. While advances in cancer treatments are […]

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Personal Wellness

A Smorgasbord of Health: 6 Holiday Recipes from WebMD

Last month we brought you a few tips on how to stave off the couch potato syndrome post-Thanksgiving binge. Now that December is in full swing, it looks like it’s eating time once again. In preparation for the holidays, we thought we’d dedicate this week’s post to healthy eating by providing you with 6 links […]

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