Wednesday, November 30

Wellness

Maximize Health and Wellness in the Workplace and Minimize Burnout
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Maximize Health and Wellness in the Workplace and Minimize Burnout

It is no secret that the past few years have brought turmoil and revolutionized how companies operate. Businesses have had to reassess and realign values, and leaders have learned to provide more flexibility in employee schedules. Even with this willingness to adapt to change, many companies are seeing an increasing rate of burnout among employees. When holistic workplace needs are met - and employees are supported – everyone wins. Experts from GHJ, an accounting and advisory firm headquartered in Los Angeles, recently sat down to discuss the top health and wellness issues specifically impacting women today. GHJ Partner and Nonprofit Practice Leader Donella Wilson and Managing Director Anita Wu are both leaders within GHJ’s Women’s Empowerment Cohort and share their advice to minimize bur...
How Can Microbes Support Wellness And Save The Planet? Seed Health Co-Founders Explain
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How Can Microbes Support Wellness And Save The Planet? Seed Health Co-Founders Explain

The health benefits of probiotics are widely accepted, but not every probiotic on the market is created equal—and few companies are doing the work Seed Health is doing to research the benefits of microbes for both the future of human wellness and our planet. From designing a scientifically-backed symbiotic formula that actually makes it all the way to the colon to researching how to support honeybee colonies to be more resilient in the face of climate change, Seed Health is pioneering new applications of probiotics to improve human and planetary health. Here’s what Seed Health co-founders and co-CEOs Ara Katz and Raja Dhir had to share about the impactful work the company is doing in microbe research and application. Keep reading at Forbes
Time for a Tech-Up: The growth of health gadgets
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Time for a Tech-Up: The growth of health gadgets

Meticulously logging every detail of every minute of your day probably seems like a mind-numbingly dull way to pass the time. And, until relatively recently, it was something that only the smallest minority of people would even attempt to do. But in just a few years the paradigm has shifted, and the "quantified self" has become a mainstream pursuit. What is 'the quantified self'? It’s a very clunky term for what is a fairly simple concept. Essentially, it’s about using technology to record and measure what you’re doing in your daily life. It generally has a health focus - so that might be measuring your movement, or the food you’re eating. But it could be about logging anything; like how much time you spend reading, practicing an instrument, or looking at your phone. And the idea is...
Walk for Wellness continues Olivia Newton-John legacy
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Walk for Wellness continues Olivia Newton-John legacy

Two months after her death, Olivia Newton-John is still helping change lives with her annual Walk for Wellness fundraiser. Family, friends and fans of the Australian singer and actor gathered on Sunday at one of her favourite spots, Alexandra Gardens in Melbourne, to raise funds for her cancer wellness and research centre. The Grease star’s daughter Chloe Lattanzi was unable to attend but became emotional while speaking from the US to Australian TV presenter and long-time Newton-John friend Richard Wilkins during the event. “It’s so beautiful to see how many Australians have come out to support my mum,” she told Nine’s Today. “John and I are there in spirit,” she said, also speaking on behalf of Newton-John’s husband John Easterling. Read more at The New Daily
Health and Wellness: Balance problems? Three signs it could be ‘in your head’
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Health and Wellness: Balance problems? Three signs it could be ‘in your head’

As we get older - balance problems tend to creep up on us. Everything from poor vision to weak muscles to stiff joints can have an impact on how steady we are on our feet. Activities like Yoga and Tai Chi are great for improving balance because they help you to focus and become more aware of how your body is moving. Having a strong core and leg muscles are also key. But what if you’ve been working on all of these areas and your balance still hasn’t improved? There’s one other huge contributor to balance and it’s called your vestibular system. It’s one of our three major balance systems and it’s located in your inner ear - literally in your head. Your vestibular system is responsible for sensing movement and changes in your head position and when it’s not working properly, it will definit...
Can mouth taping really help you sleep better?
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Can mouth taping really help you sleep better?

TikTok is your one-stop shop for ‘WTF’ wellness trends, and mouth taping is one of the latest. The practice involves gently sealing your lips shut with specialist tape (no, not that old roll of Sellotape you found in the drawer) before going to bed at night, to encourage nasal breathing and prevent snoring. The #mouthtaping hashtag currently has 25.4 million views on TikTok, and if social media wellness ‘gurus’ are to be believed, it will change your life. One user with 68,000 likes on his post says he’s been taping his mouth shut for two years, claiming it’s helped with snoring, energy levels and sore throat/jaw on waking. Health and beauty influencer Isabelle Lux claims that breathing through your mouth gives you bad breath, gum disease, cavities, brain fog and a weakened immune syste...
Beyond spas: Wellness travel is booming
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Beyond spas: Wellness travel is booming

A breeze is playing through the palm fronds while aquamarine water laps at the white sand. On another sun-drenched day at the Maldives' first destination wellness resort, Joali Being (Joali.com), guests are zenning out on the meditation deck and inside the sound therapy room, heating up in the sauna or immersing themselves in sub-zero temperatures in the cryo-chamber. Me, I'm chatting to director of wellbeing, Susanne Fisch, about quantum physics. "The latest research is really being embraced by the wellness industry," she says, explaining that treatments such as sound therapy and energetic healing are informed by the work of quantum physicists. "It is looking at the electromagnetic fields that your heart and brain emit, how to get your energy and your vibrations aligned so you feel groun...
Health & Wellness: Six low-carb lunch ideas for work
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Health & Wellness: Six low-carb lunch ideas for work

BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – Using a break at work to dart through a nearby drive-thru for a burger and fries is often fast and convenient but unhealthy. Fast food is often filled with empty carbohydrates that can cause insulin spikes and knock the body’s natural insulin responses out of balance. Understandably, a number of workers are depending less on fast food for lunch and bringing their own healthier, homemade midday meals to work. According to The Huffington Post, about 85% of people bring a lunch to work more often than they buy one. If you’re thinking of jumping on the homemade lunch bandwagon, listed below are six low-carb meal ideas to consider. #1 Honey-Mustard Chicken Salad If you’re interested in a meaty salad that’s tasty and easy to prepare, this may be the rec...
The 6 non-negotiable wellness secrets J-Lo swears by (including affirmation cards and holistic weight training)
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The 6 non-negotiable wellness secrets J-Lo swears by (including affirmation cards and holistic weight training)

Jennifer Lopez is all we care about right now. After surprising us all on Sunday with a picture posted to her Instagram of her lying back in bed, looking blissfully happy, alongside the caption “Sadie! #iykyk [if you know, you know']”, it was quickly confirmed the singer had married old flame Ben Affleck at Las Vegas' Little White Chapel. Ever since, we've developed a deep fascination with all things Jennifer Lopez, from her wedding manicure shade to her incredible fashion prowess. The star is currently honeymooning with her new husband in Paris before gearing up to host a lavish wedding for family and friends at Ben’s mansion in Georgia (excited, us?). So how, at 53, does Jennifer look so damn good… and what can we glean from her beauty and wellness regime to look as fantastic as she do...
Wellness exercises to get you through gloomy days
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Wellness exercises to get you through gloomy days

It’s another payday and we are (in all senses of the word) spent. After a high-stress work week, it is all too easy to barrel through a weekend without having done any sort of recuperating, but self-care is a must for even the busiest workers. Take a point or two from this week’s Lifestyle Inquirer Editorial Picks of wellness practices, curated by Fitness expert Mitch Felipe Mendoza, so you’re back and ready to go for whatever life has in store for you. Enjoy your weekend, readers! 1. Outdoor walking Being in touch with nature while you move can keep you calm and reduce loneliness. Diverting your attention to the trees, clouds, sand and the land can remind you how great life is. At the same time, doing something about your health by exercising can improve your energy and really make you ...