Fitness trackers

With the landscape of technology evolving every day, it’s no surprise how much it’s been incorporated into every aspect of our lives. Got health goals?  With fitness trackers, you can store, track and analyze data related to your activity patterns. The benefit of seeing data and activity trends can be highly motivating—and can help you attach some rewards to those NSVs... Read More

Dealing with Grief and Loss—A Personal Journey

Death is a topic most of us tend to avoid—until we’re faced with times when we don’t have a choice. One of the people on our Carebook team shared some personal thoughts around the death of her father. “Accompanying my father in his fight with cancer was a very difficult and beautiful privilege. That time served to bring us closer... Read More

Caregivers—a powerful force!

The population is changing and people need more care.   Caregiver: "A person who provides direct care." MW Dictionary "Caregivers"—a general term used to describe people who take care of others, including children. But the term caregiver is changing a bit with our aging population as more and more people are “sandwiched” between generations who need care—not just children, but... Read More

My Yoga Experiment

What happened when I finally started to practice yoga.   I put off doing yoga for YEARS. I knew I should be doing something to help lower my stress levels and become stronger. But I was intimidated by the gorgeous yoga people I see on Instagram, and had visions of doing misaligned faceplants instead of elegant downward dogs. Then, last... Read More

Push-ups for every level

Start where you are! Push-ups allow you to access and develop many muscle groups at once, but most of us can’t jump in and start doing full push-ups to start. Based on your fitness level and ability, try these modifications and build up to a full push-up. Anytime you feel a push-up in your lower back, modify it down a... Read More

Proven, positive effects of meditation

What can meditation do for you? According to science, it can do a lot to improve your health and wellness! Even a meditation practice that’s ten minutes a day while you walk on your lunch break can: Help reduce: the risk of heart disease, pain, depression, and anxiety Help increase: immune system functioning, energy, and happiness What’s the science behind this?... Read More

Celebrate health and fitness!

From weight reduction to an improved sex life, better sleep, and feeling good—regular physical activity can improve almost every aspect of your health and wellness.   Physical activity and your heart Studies show regular exercise can help your heart, and can prevent conditions like obesity, high blood pressure, and unhealthy cholesterol levels. When you exercise, you’re helping lower your risk of... Read More

How to set up healthy team challenges at work

Carebook’s nutritionist and wellness expert shares how to help kick-start a healthy team challenge. Workplace challenges can: Raise awareness around specific health and wellness practices Provide education and knowledge that wouldn’t otherwise be addressed Foster social support and competition and collaboration—both are important behavior change techniques that can increase participation Cultivate a healthier team culture by increasing morale and relationships... Read More

No Sugar Coating—Part 2!

The Carebook Team’s 30 Day Sugar-Free Challenge! How a shared goal made our team healthier and stronger. After a solo sugar experiment where I gave up sugar for 30 days, some Carebook team members encouraged me to write about it. (Admittedly, it felt a bit weird to share my highly personal sugar addiction and the journey I went on to shake... Read More