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Being Busy as a Status Symbol: Why American Culture Values a Lack of Leisure Time and What We Can Do About it

One of the most startling discoveries since my move to New York City a few months ago is the standard response to the question, "How are you?" Whereas in the U.K., the standard response is "Good, how are you?", a common response in NYC is "Busy!"<p>Here, I suggest that while being busy can signal …

Disabled people now have $4.6 million recreation center in Metairie | NOLA.com

Jefferson Parish officials dedicated a $4.6 million recreation center for disabled people in Metairie on Tuesday (Oct. 25), an expanded version of a …

A holistic approach to workplace wellness | Vancouver Business Journal

Winners and finalists of this year’s Healthiest Companies of Southwest Washington Awards draw from several similar concepts. Their most important …

Why People Do — and Don’t — Participate in Wellness Programs

Employers want healthy, happy and productive employees, and they often turn to wellness program as the answer. But getting employees to take action — to actually participate in these programs — well, that’s another story.<p>We recently surveyed 465 full-time employees from companies that currently …

Competition is the best workout motivation, study finds

Lack of physical activity has been shown to increase the risk of chronic illness and mortality. Yet, a large part of the American population fails to …

Play Is Serious Business

<i>This guest post was written by Kristina Fenske, a post-baccalaureate researcher at the University of Southern California.</i><p>I cringe when I hear the …

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