We all spend a significant amount of time at the office. That includes snacking and meals as well as a variety of drinks from coffee to soda. All that grazing can have a big impact on our health, for better or for worse. Here are our thoughts on how to make it for the better.
There’s a growing movement among organizations to provide food in the workplace as a perk for their employees. That can go a long way toward satisfying employees, as long as the food is healthy and doesn’t result in long naps after gorging yourself on free food.
If your work day is like mine, it starts early in the morning and extends into the evening. The challenge is to maintain a high energy level throughout that full work day.
From the New York Times to Time Magazine, they’re all reporting that fitness trackers or “wearables” may actually cause weight gain. This news coverage is based on a report from the Journal of the American Medical Association. The bottom line finding: “Devices that monitor and provide feedback on physical activity may not offer an advantage over standard behavioral weight loss approaches.”
With your fitness program you’re running, biking, swimming, climbing stairs, and maybe even getting up from your desk throughout the work day. It’s now time to give consideration to a fitness tracker to measure your effort and track your progress.
Vision is an important part of your overall health and physical wellbeing. But, of course, it isn’t the only part.
If you’ve read my post “How Often Should I take My Child to Get an Eye Exam,” you know that the American Optometric Association recommends eye exams at 6 months, 3 years, before first grade, and every two years after that.
Checking up on your child’s vision is so much more challenging than making sure they’re dressed correctly or determining if they have a fever. After all, you can’t see through their eyes to recognize any vision problems.
I’ve written before about Blue Tech Technology, primarily addressing the impact of blue light on adults, typically due to high computer use. But kids also suffer from the effects. After all, kids’ arms are shorter and the light generated by laptops, tablets, and mobile phones is more intense at that shorter distance.
It’s hard to believe that another year is coming to a close. If you’re like me, time rushes by and seems to pick up speed each year. But as we near the end of 2016, there are some important things to check regarding your health insurance. Here are a few year-end health insurance tips.