Fear Can Be Good — In Small Doses

October 28, 2016 admin 0

Are you heading to a haunted house to get the wits scared out of you this Halloween? Or does the mere thought cause you to feel anxious instead of exhilarated? No matter which camp you fall into, you may have wondered why some people love being frightened while others detest the very idea of it. […]

Seasonal Affective Disorder: What You Need to Know

October 24, 2016 admin 0

If you experience the winter blues, you’re not alone. Many people find their mood falling as days get shorter, but the “winter” blues can occur well into the spring months. While not every person who feels depressed during this period will be diagnosed with Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), it’s helpful to understand what might cause […]

8 Meditation Apps to Help You Relax

October 22, 2016 admin 0

Plugging in for the purpose of “unplugging” may seem like an oxymoron. After all, meditation is free, accessible, and portable, whether or not you have your phone in the palm of your hand. But if you’re new to the practice, apps can be helpful in several ways. Using an app to begin your meditation practice […]

6 Tips for Avoiding the Flu in an Open Office

October 14, 2016 admin 0

Teamwork is a beautiful thing…until it makes you sick. According to a University of Arizona study, it took just four hours for the germs on a contaminated workplace door to spread to the work surfaces and hands of half the employees in the office! Other office germ hot spots include coffee pots, microwaves and refrigerator door […]

8 Ways to Avoid “Portion Distortion” in a Supersized World

October 3, 2016 admin 0

Have you ever scarfed down a bag of movie popcorn or eaten your whole “personal”-sized pizza without realizing it? What about cleaning your plate to avoid wasting your pricey entrée? After all, isn’t a single plate, bag, box, or bowl an individual serving? Not anymore. While that may have once been true, average portion sizes have […]

Your Guide to Understanding Prediabetes

October 2, 2016 admin 0

When your blood sugar climbs higher than normal, but not so high that you fit the definition of diabetes, we say that you have prediabetes. It’s very common — an estimated 86 million Americans have prediabetes and another 120 million have actual or frank diabetes. So prediabetes isn’t an actual disease so much as a […]