Weekend Roundup – PTO, ER visits from health supplements, and sitting

“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. […]

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Should your employer know your genes? Genetic testing coming to a wellness program near you

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 […]

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Weekend Roundup (March 1, 2015)

“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 […]

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Weekend Roundup (February 8, 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 […]

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