Yoga for kids—Part 2

Build mentally strong kids! Last week, our blog "Yoga for kids" explored the emerging positive research that says kids who practice yoga can benefit from improved attention, greater self-esteem, a sense of empowerment, and an ability to self-regulate. This week we have some examples for you. [caption id="attachment_1348" align="alignnone" width="300"] Yoga can improve a child's sense of empowerment.[/caption] Harvard Health published... Read More

Yoga for kids

"Yoga is an important tool for children and teens to help cope with stress and self-regulation.” There’s been a lot of research about the overall positive health benefits of yoga, and the National Center for Biotechnology Information looked at some of the studies that explored those benefits—for kids. They note more children and youth are being diagnosed with conditions like... Read More

Make goals you can crush!

Do it all! Dream big!  We’ve all got great, big, shiny intentions. And that’s not a bad thing. But we’ve also got real life happening—sometimes things like sick kids, broken cars, meetings that run late, and not-so-stellar sleeps can alter our very best plans. So, when we’ve got good intentions clashing with real life, how do we set ourselves up... Read More

Carebook in the Globe & Mail

In an article titled How companies can use technology to boost employee wellness, Carebook's very own Dr. Sheldon Elman talks about the vision of Carebook in the Dec. 21 2017 edition of the Globe and Mail. It says there's "potential to transform the current health and wellness landscape through advanced technology by making personalized, immediate and real health issues visible by... Read More

Tiny Habits go a Long Way!

This Ted Talk with habit formation expert BJ Fogg focuses on how one small habit can start a chain reaction of monumental change. BJ Fogg, PhD directs the Behavior Design Lab at Stanford University and creates groundbreaking models and methods for changing human behavior. What does his research say? We don’t need to take giant leaps to achieve our goals.... Read More

Beware of Artificial Sweeteners!

Too sweet to be true? Sweeteners came to the market as a solution for obesity since they give sweetness without extra calories. But there’s mounting evidence that says they’re not the quick and easy magic bullet to help us combat our sugar addictions. The American Heart Association (AHA) and American Diabetes Association (ADA) cautiously nod to the use of artificial... Read More

The Work Stress Impact

Mental health matters In the 2017 Mental Health America Report Mind the Workplace, over 17,000 employees across 19 industries from the U.S. were surveyed about the impact of workplace stress. 35% of people “always” miss 3-5 days/mo because of workplace stress 65% of people said they were distracted 30+ hours/wk due to a hostile work environment 77% of people are thinking about... Read More

Is your workplace helping to lower the risk of diabetes?

November is National Diabetes Awareness Month. According to the World Health Organization, the number of adults living with diabetes has almost quadrupled since 1980 to 422 million. Since work is such a bit part of our lives, (you'll spend approximately 92,000 hours of your life at work!) there are some ways your organization can support health and wellbeing—especially to decrease the... Read More

Manage Temptations—Have a healthy Thanksgiving holiday!

This Thanksgiving, take control, go forth, and conquer!   Turkey. Stuffing. Gravy. Potatoes. YUM. It’s all so delicious—and somehow, during the holidays, it’s really easy to talk ourselves out of making healthy choices and into making unhealthy ones. But if you’re trying to walk the path of getting or staying healthy, it’s important to take charge of your thoughts and... Read More

Guts & Brains! Why your microbiome matters.

Guts & brains—you've got both, so make sure they're working as a team! You have a gut microbiome in your body. It might sound ominous, but it's a really good thing. The gut microbiome refers to all of the microbes in your intestines. These act as another organ—and you need them to stay healthy. In fact, new research suggests that,... Read More