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Wellness in 10: 10 Must-Reads in 2017

Posted By NWI, Monday, February 6, 2017
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Why Eating the Same Food Increases People's Trust And Cooperation

Posted By NWI, Monday, February 6, 2017

We understand that what we eat is important for maintaining our physical wellness, and foodies have long advocated that being connected to our food helps us make healthy food choices. Food is also a medium through which we connect with others and enhance our social wellness. However, many of us have developed the habit of eating alone--at our workstations, in restaurants, and in our cars. Food is a natural facilitator of social bonding, and in this short podcast from NPR, Shankar Vedantam discusses that eating the same foods with others creates feelings of trust and improves cooperation. So, next time you have a group project or just want to build a little social wellness into your day, make an intentional effort to share a meal or snack with your colleagues, friends, or family. 

Tags:  February 2017  Food  Worksite Wellness 

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How to Build Up Your Resiliency

Posted By NWI, Monday, February 6, 2017

How effectively are you managing your daily energy reserves? Stress is a natural part of life and engaging effectively with stress requires skill. Developing your “resiliency muscle” helps you use difficulty and adversity to get your life back on track, embrace the opportunities that come with inevitable change, and ultimately transform our lives. Resiliency is the ability to stay in control, push through perceived setbacks and see a solution. The higher these reserves, the more likely you will be able to deal with what comes your way and be able to protect your mental and physical health. In this article, awareness, accountability, and action exercises, or “micro-skills,” are described to help us start building our resiliency muscle, one moment at a time.

Tags:  February 2017  Resiliency 

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Five Ways To Become A More Creative Leader This Year

Posted By NWI, Monday, February 6, 2017

Stretching and challenging our minds with intellectual and creative pursuits supports our satisfaction with work and play by helping us to look at the world in new ways and connect with others by sharing our gifts. Investing in your personal development by welcoming creative thinking into your everyday life is a key piece of advice for aspiring leaders offered by a recent article in Forbes. Among the many habits of creative leaders explored in the article, scheduling in time just to think, switching up our surroundings, and being more compassionate overall to ourselves were a priority. Make your day more dynamic and open to new ideas by taking a walk or sharing a meal with colleagues in a new location. We often think of these activities as “unproductive moments” or a luxury, but re-framing them into “innovating moments” can elevate their value or “return on investment” to not only our personal wellness, but also to our business or career goals.

Tags:  Creativity  February 2017  Leadership 

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Contrary to Decades of Hype, Curcumin Alone is Unlikely to Boost Health

Posted By NWI, Monday, February 6, 2017

tumericYou’ve probably seen advertisements for curcumin supplements, one compound found in turmeric, in magazines or at your natural health food store and wondered, "Does this really work?" Turmeric is a spice with anti-inflammatory and anti-biotic properties traditionally used in Asian cuisine and home remedies. However, a recent review of the scientific literature on curcumin finds little evidence to support any therapeutic benefit of curcumin supplements. More holistic research is needed on turmeric to verify the impact it may have on human health.  At this point, if you enjoy the flavor of turmeric, continue adding it to your food, but you may want to reconsider curcumin supplements and save some money. As always, check with your doctor before taking any supplement.

Tags:  February 2017  Supplements 

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