When some people think of the holidays, they are overwhelmed by unpleasant thoughts of large family gatherings, travel, excessive shopping, financial worries and endless “to do” lists. Not to mention the added temptations of comfort foods, sweet treats and holiday drinks. With all this added stress it’s no wonder people turn [...]
Impact of Stress Whether it’s a deadline at work, a full schedule of after school activities, or simply not having enough time in the day, we all experience stress. We know stress is bad for our health – it can negatively impact our mood, increase anxiety and even increase our blood pressure. However, did you know stress can [...]
Mindfulness Mindfulness meditation can be practiced at any moment of our day. Jon Kabat-Zinn’s definition of mindfulness says, “Mindfulness is paying attention in a particular way; on purpose, in the present moment, nonjudgmentally.”
Summer Fun Today is the first official day of summer! With no school, summer camp and family vacations, summer is a busy time of year, and it can be difficult to fit in physical activity. Here are a few suggestions for getting in your daily physical activity while enjoying quality time with your family this summer.
Here are eight things you can do starting TODAY to improve your physical well being.
Most people enjoy eating out, at least every once in a while. Whether eating out is a treat for you, or a common occurrence, there are plenty of smart choices you can make without sacrificing your health.
We’ve all been there. A busy, stressful day at work or an argument with your partner turns into a drink or two, your favorite junk food and a Netflix binge. While these things feel necessary at the time, they all work directly against your health and fitness goals.
Mindful Breathing Mindful breathing is one of the simplest forms of meditation, and one of the best ways to practice living in the present moment.
Whole Life Challenge and Well Being From January 20 – March 2, 13 VITAL WorkLife employees participated in the Whole Life Challenge, which focuses on seven daily habits to improve our health and well being: nutrition, exercise, mobility, sleep, hydration, well being and reflection. For six weeks participants followed [...]
Exercise Variation If you’re like most people, you have a type of exercise you love and one you dislike. And, you probably choose to do the exercises you love more than the ones you don’t. This is because we tend to gravitate toward what is natural or easy to us. However, by sticking to the same activities and/or exercises, [...]