“Discipline equals freedom.” – Jocko Willink A few things that caught my eye this week: Health supplements send thousands to the ER each year. The ripple effect of parents not using their vacation time. Is sitting really the new smoking? New study finds no associations between sitting and all-cause mortality. My blog on the same study. […]Read more "Weekend Roundup – PTO, ER visits from health supplements, and sitting"
Headlines during the past few years have been pretty emphatic, “Sitting is the new smoking,” they warn in an anything but subtle way. Here’s just one example of the kind of messaging being used to try and get people up out of chairs. With the mounting evidence correlating sit time with poor health outcomes (and […]Read more "New study finds prolonged sitting might not be that bad after all?"
Workplace wellness programs might be getting a bit more invasive. Some companies are debating whether to include genetic testing in the hopes of offering more individually-tailored coaching or other interventions to improve employee health. This type of specificity might be what’s missing in current wellness programs. I’ve written before about some of the serious limitations […]Read more "Should your employer know your genes? Genetic testing coming to a wellness program near you"
I was eager to dive into the RAND Corporation and the U.S. Department of Labor’s recently-released follow-up study on workplace wellness programs. With wellness programs becoming more and more common in the United States, the study puts them to the test by asking a simple question: do they actually work? Expanding on RAND’s 2013 report, […]Read more "Do workplace wellness programs actually work?"
Last week, the Minnesota Department of Health released a forward-looking white paper about paid leave and health. The study is part of a larger effort by the agency to focus more on the “relationships between employment stability, economic security and health.” In a public health sense, this is great news. Why? Because your health has […]Read more "Why paid time off matters for health and business"
“There is no substitution for hard work.” –Thomas Edison A few things that caught my eye this week: Daily sauna use for men associated with decreased cardiac and all-cause mortality. Sauna use is also […]Read more "Weekend Roundup (March 1, 2015)"
“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” –Aristotle A few things that caught my eye this week: What countries around the world eat the most sugar? Most company wellness programs are a bust because of this reason. 80% of store brand herbal supplements found to contain […]Read more "Weekend Roundup (February 8, 2015)"