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Gallup-Sharecare Well-Being Index - Sharecare

Empower your decisions with the world's largest data set on well-being<p>The 2017 Community Well-Being Rankings<i><br>Released: 03.12.18</i><p>Gallup and Sharecare …

Employee Engagement

In A Burned-Out World, Global Leaders Make Room For Well-Being In Their Definition Of Success

Jon Kabat-Zinn, a father of the mindfulness and meditation movement in America, traveled to Beijing in November to help lead a cross-section of Chinese leaders and thinkers in a seven-day retreat. Chinese government workers, health care professionals, academics and scientists attended the …

Is Your Job Making You Fat?

Do you have a long commute in the car, only to get to work and sit at a desk all day? Do you work an overnight shift when the only dinner options are …

Are Americans Getting Smarter About Obesity?

For the first time in decades, America's obesity rate remained flat this past year, according to the United Health Foundation. <i>Tell Me More</i> host Michel Martin speaks with Dr. Reed Tuckson about the report. Marquette University Professor Andrew Williams, who is developing a robot to help children …

High School

Most-effective employers emphasize ‘culture of health’

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mHealth Needs Evidence Evaluation

By Katie Wike, contributing writer<p><b>FDA Commissioner explained at the recent mHealth summit in Washington DC just what mHealth needs to be scientific</b> …

Advancing Through the Chaos of Transformation

Plain-old, everyday kinds of changes are hard for most people. Even simple changes in routine or business-as-usual are often disruptive and …

Walkadoo by MeYou Health

Fresh vs Frozen Food

Well-Being & Understanding the ‘Happy’ in Happy Thanksgiving

Here is the big idea, according to the Gallup-Healthways Well-being Index Thanksgiving is one of the least stressful and happiest days of the year. …

Happiness

Social Support And Feeling In Control At Work Are Good For Well-Being: Study

The happiest employees are those who feel like they have control at work and have a good emotional support system, a new study suggests.<p>Researchers from the Queen Mary University of London examined data from the Whitehall II study, which included 5,182 civil servant workers in the United Kingdom. …

How Daydreams and Videogames Can Make Us Confident In Real Life (Yes)

<i>Editors' Note: The following excerpts are from the book Creative Confidence, coming out this week from Tom Kelley (author of The Art of Innovation)</i> …

Adopt a Mediterranean diet now for better health later - Harvard Health Blog

It’s been a big year for the Mediterranean diet. Convincing evidence published in 2013 has shown that this kind of eating pattern is effective at …

Holistic Medicine

Mediterranean diet boosts women’s physical, mental health

A Mediterranean diet—rich in fish, nuts, vegetables, and fruits—appears to reduce the chances of developing chronic disease later in life, according …

Mental Health

FDA gets with the evidence, proposes that trans fats are not "safe"

Trans fats, once seen as harmless additives that ended up in everything from Twinkies to French fries, are finally getting the reputation they …

Nutrition

Cholesterol and statins: it's no longer just about the numbers

Updated cholesterol guidelines released yesterday by the American Heart Association and American College of Cardiology aim to prevent more heart …

Medical Research

Well-Being Lessons for America's Largest Employers

By following the example of America's highest well-being cities, these companies could save $22 billion annually in healthcare and absenteeism …

The Quiet Emergency in Healthcare

Want To Collaborate Better? Work In A Circle

Your environment greatly influences your working disposition. Gather ’round to hear how.<p>Hear ye, hear ye, kings and queens: Research suggests that if you want your knights to work together, you need to sit them at a round table.<p>Why? It’s a matter of environment, a new study from two Canadian …

Furniture Designed for the Office of the Future

The office of the future is just about here. “Web 2.0” loud, open floorplans and their forefathers—the sea of cubicles and giant corner offices—are …

90 Percent Of People Show Up To Work Sick

Sick day? What's that?! Nearly 90 percent of office workers surveyed by Staples this year admitted to showing up on the job even when they knew they were contagious. That's up from last year's findings that 80 percent of employees went to work when they were under the weather.<p>Their reasoning? They …

Walkadoo: It's here.

Most Stressed States Revealed In New Gallup Report

We're a nation under too much stress.<p>That's the finding of a new Gallup-Healthways report, analyzing stress experienced "yesterday" across the U.S. The researchers found that 40.6 percent of Americans experienced stress "yesterday" in 2012.<p>The report is based on 350,000 interviews that were …

Low-glycemic loads better for long-lasting energy

If you'd like to eat your way to a little extra daily energy, foods like hummus, beans, peas, carrots, apples, pears and citrus fruit are great choices.<p>These foods, and many other fruits, vegetables and whole grains, contain complex carbohydrates that break down slowly in the body, giving you …

Well-Being Jettisons To Critical Performance Metric In Workplace

Can you hear it? There’s a nascent ethos of binaural business wisdom coming from progressive CEOs truly concerned with the health and well-being of their talent, and the deepening of our own mindful awareness as individuals in desperate need of a more peaceful, productive and healthy working …