Articles about Health

The Whole Human

11 powerful habits of truly happy people

When we think of happiness, we typically think of things that bring us immediate pleasure—a decadent meal, a favorite book, or a relaxing day on the beach. These pleasures do bring happiness, but only temporarily. Recent studies have shown that true happiness, or life satisfaction, works a bit differently.

The Whole Human

6 ways volunteering benefits your health

Volunteering has definitely taken a backseat. There’s only so much time in a day, right? Well, reprioritizing a chunk of that time for others could work wonders for your health.

Mental Health

Why predicting suicide is a difficult and complex challenge

As a scientist who has focused on this question for the past decade, I should have a pretty good idea of who is and isn’t going to die by suicide. But the sad truth is, I don’t. The sadder truth is, neither do any other suicide experts, psychiatrists or physicians.

Parenting

4 things every child needs before breakfast

Children shouldn’t be expected to know how to start their day off right. They shouldn’t be expected to know how confidence is built, or how momentum and motivation works. But their parents should understand these things.

Health

This is how often you need to be cleaning your germ-infected phone

We should be paying the same level of concern to cleaning our screens as we already do to washing our hands in bathrooms, germ experts warn.

Technology

Uber’s new patent wants to spot drunk passengers

If you're too drunk to drive, you may also one day be too drunk for an Uber. This month, the ride-sharing company seeks to patent technology to determine a passenger's level of sobriety, according to a new patent application filed with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

News

Shocking study says people eat unhealthy foods in the office

Here's a shocking study. According to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention a lot of the food made available to you in the workplace isn't very healthy. Wait a minute! Donuts aren't as good for you as broccoli? WHAT?

The Whole Human

How to avoid jealousy and envy from poisoning your life

Do you see what you have? Or simply pay attention to what other people have, achieve or the recognition they get? That’s how envy and jealousy get into your life — rather than appreciating the water around you; they bring out the worst in you.

Travel

These are the best and worst airports of 2018

We already know airports are disgusting places full of germs just waiting to get us sick, but there are definitely some airports and airlines that are better than others.  Like there are some airports where you just regret leaving your house at all and there are others where you actually had a relatively pleasant time.

Salary

Study: Those who work out regularly make $25,000 more per year than people who don’t

Well if this isn't motivation to get to a gym after work, then what is? A new study, conducted by OnePoll on behalf of fitness app Freeletics that surveyed 1,000 people who regularly exercise and 1,000 people who sometimes or never exercise found that the gym rats can make as much as $25,000 on average than people who never exercise.

Health

Your stressful office is making you hangry

Now, new research published Monday in the journal Emotion has found that it isn't just physiology that is making you hangry, but it is actually the emotional tone of the environment you are in. "You don't just become hungry and start lashing out at the universe," said the study's co-author, assistant professor Dr. Kristen Lindquist. "We find that feeling hangry happens when you feel unpleasantness due to hunger but interpret those feelings as strong emotions about other people or the situation you're in."

Health

Sitting at work is killing you: Here’s how to take a stand

Sitting all day wreaks havoc with your body and has been shown to increase your rate of early death by anywhere from 12-40%.

Motivation

Here are the 7 rules of success

Taking action is the ONLY way to get the life of your dreams. So shut this tab out and go do what you need to do. Success awaits. Stay Grounded.

The Whole Human

Why Mister Rogers’ message of love and kindness is good for your health

Since Rogers’ death, evidence has mounted that he was on to something – namely, that love and kindness truly are healthful, and that people who express them regularly really do lead healthier lives.

News

Study: People who don’t drink tend to take more sick days

Having a hangover at work is the worst. You think to yourself, why did I do this? A new study finds that people who abstain from drinking tend to take more sick days than moderate drinkers.

Health

This is why you may be feeling a little blue even though it is summer

Summer is usually one of the best times of the year. Most of us have finally gotten over the harshness and challenges of winter (and often spring) and are just so excited for the warmer temperatures and sunlight. However, many people are actually feeling a bit depressed right now and there is a good reason for it. Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) affects 1% of the population during the summer season. 

Mental Health

Exercise can help you feel less depressed according to a new study

Working out has been proven to be very beneficial to those of us with anxiety and work stress. But now a new study finds that certain kinds of exercise can also help with depression.

Morning Routine

Sorry, but we’re just not ready for broccoli coffee

You know when you are eating broccoli and then you wash it down with a nice cup of coffee? No? That's right because hopefully, you have working taste buds.

Relationships

How to spot a covert narcissist

There are three distinct types of narcissists. One of the most difficult to spot is the covert narcissist. They hook in highly empathetic people with their sob stories. Then, over time, their victims feel a sense of responsibility for them. Their victim is then trapped in an abusive relationship.

Productivity

7 ways to start improving your productivity at the office

Of course, productivity is a complicated issue that can be affected by anything from lack of investment in staff to underfunding training and equipment. But if you’re interested in improving productivity in your office, here are seven great ways to get started.

Work-Life Balance

Frequent business travelers 92% more likely to be obese

When you travel for business, you get to see the wonders of the world on your boss' dime. It may be fun, it may even boost your professional career, putting you on track for that promotion, but new research found that those frequent flier miles can come at a great personal cost to your health.

The best indoor office plants to brighten your day and purify your air

When you cannot enjoy the benefits of going outside at work, bring the outside indoors and get yourself a houseplant for your office.

The Commute

7 signs your commute to work is wearing you down

Those lost hours are more than just a waste of time, though. They may have a detrimental impact on your physical and emotional health, not to mention your productivity and your relationships.

Sleep

Your terrible sleep habits are making you eat more junk food

According to a new study from the University of Arizona in Tucson, people who have poor sleep habits tend to do some major late night snacking. This can increase their risk of obesity and diabetes.

Health

Doing this during your commute could add years to your life

A new study published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine found that people who walk faster have a 20% lower mortality risk compared to slower walkers.