January’s Wellness Moonshot: BELIEVE

The focus of The Wellness Moonshot for January is BELIEVE. To believe in something focuses your attention, energy and willpower. As a wellness leader, believing in fundamentally new wellness possibilities for yourself, your organization, your community and the world means you understand that, even with setbacks on the path toward your aspirations (like much of 2020), you have the resilience and adaptability to learn and…

Must-Reads from the Wellness World

In Pandemic, People Are Turning to Nature, Especially Women – Neurosciencenews.com, December 16, 2020 People report spending more time relaxing and enjoying nature as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. Women, especially, report spending more time outdoors during the pandemic. A Top Neurosurgeon Reveals His Simple Tips for Protecting Your Brain as You Age – Prevention, January 5, 2021 Dr. Sanjay Gupta explains what we…

Wellness Evidence Study: 11 Minutes of Exercise a Day Counters Effects of Sitting; 35 Minutes Is the Sweet Spot

An important new study from global researchers, relying on movement tracking data from tens of thousands of people worldwide, found that people that were the most sedentary were significantly more likely to die young. The good news: It doesn’t take a whole lot of movement to counteract that threat. Just 11 minutes of brisk walking or other mild exercise each day (even for the group…

Must-Reads from the Wellness World

52 things I learned in 2020–Medium, December 1, 2020 A yearly celebration! Always fun to read with invariably a few insightful snippets like: “For the first time ever, Americans are saying they want more immigration, not less,” or “For VC companies in 2004, the average time from first contact to funding was 90 days. Today, it’s just nine days.” Our favorite: 10% of the GDP…

December’s Wellness Moonshot: Express More Thanks

The Wellness Moonshot for December is to express more thanks. Science teaches us that living and leading with gratitude improves our mental, emotional, physical and spiritual health. Gratitude is part of the daily practice of virtually every world faith, according to psychology professor Robert Emmons. A heartfelt thank-you reminds us that we’re part of a human community, brings the spiritual into our lives, helps us forge more…