An empowered patient is a healthy patient: 4 tips to make health care work for you

(BPT) – While the future of health care is still undetermined, one thing is certain: It’s important for consumers to take steps to educate themselves about their health and well-being and become active participants in their plan of care. However, it can feel overwhelming to a patient to make complicated decisions that can impact their […]

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Coughing? Bring a Healthy Dose of Sick-Etiquette to Work

(BPT) – Being considerate of others when you’re sick is one of the first steps to good sick etiquette. For example, you may think you’re going to score points for showing up at work despite feeling under the weather. However, if you were to run this by an etiquette expert like Diane Gottsman, she would […]

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Longer work hours for moms mean less sleep, higher BMIs for preschoolers

The majority of preschoolers may not be getting the amount of sleep they need each night, placing them at higher risk of being overweight or obese within a year, according to a new study. Published online by the journal Sleep Medicine, the study investigated links between mothers’ employment status and their children’s weight over time, […]

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Should You Do Stretching Exercises Before You Work Out?

Everyone needs to make use of some good stretching exercises before they do any other kinds of exercises. Stretching exercises are not something that you need to do just once or twice a week. It is important that you do some great stretching exercises before you exercise each and every time. These stretching exercises will […]

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Not only is she thinner than you, her muscles work better, too: Role of muscle function in maintaining weight

We all know the type: The friend or colleague who stays slim and trim without much effort and despite eating the same high-calorie fare that causes everyone else to gain weight. As it turns out, the way the muscles of the inherently thin work may give them the edge. Daily physical activity is an inherited […]

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Heart attacks, stroke at work often follow vigorous physical activity, study finds

Firefighters who died of heart attacks and other vascular problems such as stroke while on the job were most often doing vigorous physical activity right before the attack, according to a study released today that will be presented at the American Academy of Neurology’s 66th Annual Meeting in Philadelphia, April 26 to May 3, 2014. […]

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Crossfit training – How it can provide a powerful work out than the traditional workout routines?

The difference between a traditional workout and crossfit training is similar to that between smelling the aroma of nicely brewed coffee and having an espresso shot. To elaborate, the difference lies in the energy spent, the amount of strength invested, and the kind of kick it literally gives you at the end. Body building is […]

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Returning To Work After Mental Health Issues: Tips For The Transition

Don’t feel left out in the cold: mental health issues don’t need to leave you feeling isolated at work. Photograph: Design Pics Inc / Rex Features One in four of us will experience some kind of mental health[1] problem in the course of a year, according to estimates from The Mental Health Foundation[2]. Mental health […]

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Weight Loss Smoothie Recipes That Work

Want to get rid of that big belly once and for all? Losing weight is not something that you want to battle for the rest of your life. This is why you want to learn about weight loss smoothie recipes that actually work. Failing to change your eating habits will result in your belly to […]

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Use The New Year To Improve Your Behavioral Fitness At Work

This article is by Lee Newman[1], dean of innovation and behavior at IE Business School, dean of IEs School of Social and Behavioral Sciences, a former consultant at McKinsey & Company and a founder of two technology ventures. Follow him on Twitter[2], Facebook[3], and LinkedIn[4]. Behaviors are what drive success in the workplace. The brilliant […]

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