“The Secret to a Long and Healthy Life? Eat Less” – BBC Future, June 1, 2017
New research suggests that permanently cutting the daily calories we consume may turn out to have a profound effect on our future.
“When Loneliness at Work Drives Employees to Quit Their Jobs” – The Financial Times, June 7, 2017
Loneliness in the workplace is becoming recognized as a problem that affects business, taking its toll on productivity and often driving away workers. A growing body of research is coming up with ways to combat the problem.
“How Yoga Makes Us Happy, According to Science” – The Conversation, June 8, 2017
A new study delves into the details of how and why yoga improves mental and physical health.
“Social Interaction Is Critical for Mental and Physical Health” – The New York Times, June 12, 2017
This overview reveals that a lack of social connection results in grave damage to our physical and mental health. The conclusion: for those seeking a healthy life, it’s not enough to eat veggies and get regular exercise. You must connect because friends have diverse and powerful health benefits.
“How To Lead A Healthier, Happier Workforce” – Forbes, June 9, 2017
Employee wellness is not a one-step process. Programs need to tackle the full continuum of mental, emotional and physical elements of an employee to improve corporate wellness initiatives. Supporting holistic wellbeing of employees takes into account the diverse wellness needs of employees, rather than just focusing on physical health.
A Striking Stat:
More than 10 percent of the world’s population is now obese. Obesity levels have risen in all nations from 1980-2015 and at least doubled in 73 countries.
Source: Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, University of Washington, June 2017