Do you have a pulse everyday? We don’t mean a heartbeat- we mean the dry-harvested legumes called Pulses! This month we’ll celebrate Pulse Day, a time to try new foods and old favorites. Here are some familiar, and not-so-familiar pulses to try this month:
Rules are made to be broken, and resolutions are created to fail. Or are they? The statistics would say yes. Forty-five percent of Americans make New Year Resolutions and eight percent of them are successful in reaching their goal, according to the Journal of Clinical Psychology.
Are broken promises to ourselves really the best way to start off the New Year?
Thanks to research done in recent years, corporate health and wellness programs have been shown to provide far-ranging benefits to both employees and their companies when designed in the correct way. Programs that offer resources to support healthy decision making on the job--like nutritious lunch options, group exercise opportunities, and smoking cessation programs--address workers’ healthcare needs in both the long and short term: daily steps toward healthier lifestyles collectively constitute leaps away from sky-high healthcare costs incurred through preventable illnesses.
When it comes to eating well, many of us worry about specific foods, amounts, or timing. The questions often center around: “Is pasta going to make me gain weight?” “Do I need to eat after I exercise?” “I’m trying to lose 20 pounds, should I do keto or go Paleo?” What if there was a way to eat that was portable, not dependent on your surroundings, or even what is on your plate? There is! It’s eating slowly, instead of scarfing food while typing emails or between meetings, and it can be one of the biggest keys to a healthy weight—and a right view of food. How can it help?
Wait...what?? Did I read that right? The holiday season is typically seen as a threat to our healthy eating routines, with plenty of parties, tempting treats, and indulgent foods. While what we eat does matter, how we eat is just as important—and when it comes to the holidays, there are actually many behaviors we get right that should be embraced, celebrated, and carried into the new year.
The winter season is here meaning cold season is in full force. For most of us, that means our immune systems are working in overdrive to fight against the invasion of germs. Our immune systems do a remarkable job of defending us against disease-causing microorganisms. But sometimes, a germ invades and makes us sick. Resulting in missed days of work, meetings and unfortunately holiday events with family and friends.
The immune system is a system, not a single entity. To function well, it requires balance; not too much or too little of specific foods or nutrients. There is evidence that various micronutrient deficiencies can alter immune responses.
Have you heard about Biohacking?
Biohacking, also known as DIY biology, typically means testing out various lifestyle choices to advance your health and wellbeing. Often consisting of incremental behavior changes, biohacking can involve everything from shifts in your diet to implanting devices in one’s body.
There’s a lot more to enjoying a meal than just eating good food. If that was the case, every dining establishment would be takeout-only. In fact, all the many non-food aspects of dining can add up to create an experience that’s bigger than the sum of its parts — leaving you feeling not just well-fed, but more relaxed, mindful, and connected.
In an age where strong corporate culture is a powerful employee retention tool, the workplace cafeteria is undergoing a major facelift. No longer just a site of simple nourishment, cafeterias have been reimagined as spaces that can deliver serious ROI in the form of worker productivity and happiness.
In fact, recent studies show that communal, well-designed cafeterias can reduce absenteeism, improve morale, and enhance team-building. They can become fantastic places to not only eat, but also to relax, socialize and collaborate. It’s quite possible that the next million-dollar idea may arise from a conversation over sandwiches and coffee.
Here’s how to turn your cafeteria from a snack bar into a versatile space that encourages productivity.
Are you looking to light a fire of energy every morning? To cruise into the office on full power, ready to start the day? If this dreamscape scenario has been on your wish list for too long, it could be that you aren't fueling your body properly in the morning. Our bodies’ preferred source of energy comes from glucose, which is supplied by carbs in the diet. But before you try to rationalize that sugar-bomb 20-ounce, frappa-something in your hand, remember the cardinal rule when it comes to fuel: Quality Matters.