Companies are starting to realize that a little money spent on workplace wellness and prevention will save them big bucks on health care costs while increasing productivity. Happy, healthy employees are simply more effective than sick and stressed out ones!
Breathing feeds the body every bit as much as water or food does! And you don't need to set aside 20 minutes of silent meditation to harness the power of breathing to reduce stress and help your organs function better.
Last week I wrote a blog post about organic produce – basically, that it can be more expensive, but it is worth the splurge when considering those items from the “Dirty Dozen” that carry a high pesticide load. Organic products can be found outside the produce aisle, of course, so today we'll look at those to see if they are worth the cost.
"Sweets to the Sweet" has been a Valentine's Day tradition for generations, but is it wise to turn to sugar for a quick fix when there is a deeper, more satisfying sweetness that you crave? Here are a few ideas for emotional eaters:
While the farmer’s market is a distant memory, you can take a cue from the frozen view out your window to find affordable fruits and vegetables that are easy to use and just as nutritious as fresh – in the frozen food aisle.
There may not be ellipticals or treadmills to work on, but there is a wide array of classes that make the exercise and fitness program at the Park District's Dole Learning Center a viable alternative to joining a gym.
After writing about drinking more water, I thought of another way to improve your health without spending any money: Simply chew your food well before swallowing it. You’ll eat more slowly, enjoy more of the taste, and improve your digestion.
Gym memberships and organic eating can be pricy and time consuming, but I know a great way to be healthy that is both easy and free: It's water. Good old H2O keeps us healthy in many ways, and if we get the hang of it, it will eventually replace our intake of sodas and other not-so-great stuff.