2014 Trends & Thoughts for Approaching Health in the Workplace

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We recently attended SVLG’s Annual Workplace Wellness Summit in Mountain View, joining a mix of about 300 other Silicon Valley folks to discuss Health at Work. Attendees were from all different industries and professions: HR and benefits managers, health and wellness program directors, digital health vendors, and health practitioners, from nutritionists and registered dietitians, to acupuncturists and insurers. Continue reading

The posts on this blog are for information only, and are not intended to substitute for a doctor-patient or other healthcare professional-patient relationship nor do they constitute medical or healthcare advice of any kind. Any information in these posts should not be acted upon without consideration of primary source material and professional input from one's own healthcare professionals.

How Food Affects Your Mood in 4 Simple Steps

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Photo Credit: Flickr Creative Commons, P!XELTREE

When you think of being in a bad mood, do you imagine lunging for some broccoli and grass-fed steak? Documentaries like Fed Up and books like Sugar, Salt, Fat are shedding light on slogans like the Pringles jingle, “Once you pop, you just can’t stop.” The reason? To expose these processed foods as products that hold a darker purpose, beyond Continue reading

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7 Important Minerals and the Signs that You Could Be Deficient

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Just 2.5 cups of spinach per day are enough to satisfy the daily magnesium requirement. Credit: Flickr Creative Commons, robbplusjessie

Have you ever had a few leg cramps and figured, “I just get those from time to time” ? What about poor fingernail growth or restless nights? While these daily observances can be easily written off when it doesn’t interrupt your busy day, the reality is that they are your body’s way of alerting you of potential bigger problems. Continue reading

The posts on this blog are for information only, and are not intended to substitute for a doctor-patient or other healthcare professional-patient relationship nor do they constitute medical or healthcare advice of any kind. Any information in these posts should not be acted upon without consideration of primary source material and professional input from one's own healthcare professionals.

How to Create a Culture of Health at Work

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The opportunity to be healthy isn’t just limited to the time you set aside for your daily evening walk or early morning gym visit – it can be the part of your life that takes more than 1/3 of your day.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that the average American spends 8.8 hours (37%!) of their day working. That’s a lot of meetings.

While you chew on that, you should know that Continue reading

The posts on this blog are for information only, and are not intended to substitute for a doctor-patient or other healthcare professional-patient relationship nor do they constitute medical or healthcare advice of any kind. Any information in these posts should not be acted upon without consideration of primary source material and professional input from one's own healthcare professionals.

Your Ultimate Cheat Sheet to Understanding Blood Sugar

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Credit: Flickr Creative Commons, Bill McBain

We’re back this week on the blog with more resources to educate and decode how to best manage (and digest) all of the health information flying around out there.

If you’re currently rocking an activity tracker (such as a Fitbit or a Jawbone UP band) you’re not alone – one in 10 Americans use devices like these (known as wearables) to track their day-to-day activity and help quantify their efforts to stay active, healthy, and/or fit. You’ll no doubt see the rise in this “one in 10” number over the next few years, but it won’t be limited to step counters and run trackers. Consumers can look forward to an explosion of sensors that will monitor important body information, such as breathing and heart rate. Continue reading

The posts on this blog are for information only, and are not intended to substitute for a doctor-patient or other healthcare professional-patient relationship nor do they constitute medical or healthcare advice of any kind. Any information in these posts should not be acted upon without consideration of primary source material and professional input from one's own healthcare professionals.

8 Tips on How to Be a Successful CEO of Your Own Health 

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When it comes to your health, have you ever stopped to notice if you’re managing for optimal health or to just simply “not be sick”?

It’s no surprise that health somehow gets scooted lower on the priority list. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average American spends 8.8 hours (37%!) of their day working. If 7.7 hours are spent sleeping, that leaves 7.5 of waking life time left – that time can easily be monopolized by everything else: House chores, snacking, Netflix binge watching, more work we swore we wouldn’t do over the weekend, Facebook, Pinterest, Candy Crush…obviously, the list is endless.

What if you thought of your health as though it were a company, and you were the CEO? Continue reading

The posts on this blog are for information only, and are not intended to substitute for a doctor-patient or other healthcare professional-patient relationship nor do they constitute medical or healthcare advice of any kind. Any information in these posts should not be acted upon without consideration of primary source material and professional input from one's own healthcare professionals.