3 Surprising Health Risks of Working From Home

Key Takeaways More people are working from home amid the COVID-19 pandemic. While avoiding the office and staying socially distant is crucial to stopping the spread of the virus, working from home can bring about other health concerns. A recent study found that 41.2% of at-home workers report low back pain and 23.5% experience neck[…]

How to Vote Safely During COVID-19

The countdown is on to the 2020 Presidential election—debatably one of the most important elections in our lifetime. Normally, the poll sites are packed with people lining up outside voting centers every November. But as COVID-19 has proven, this year is anything but normal, and certain measures must be taken to ensure the highly contagious virus[…]

Laughter May Be Effective Medicine for These Trying Times

Doctors, nurses and therapists have a prescription for helping all of us to get through these difficult times: Try a little laughter.   Some enlightened doctors, nurses and therapists have a prescription for helping all of us to get through this seemingly never-ending pandemic: Try a little laughter.   Humor is not just a distraction[…]

You Asked: Is It Good or Bad to Take a Nap?

You’re right to be confused. Even as a recent study linked napping to higher mortality, companies and colleges across the U.S. are installing nap rooms to boost productivity. Truly, it would be a dream to get some napping consensus.   But whether or not napping is right for you depends. “First of all, it’s important to ask yourself[…]

Stressed? Simple Meditations to Calm Your Mind in 60 Seconds

Here are six ways to use breathing and movement to de-stress in one minute flat.   Meditation has long been encouraged by experts as an accessible and effective stress-management technique. But with the unprecedented task of working where you sleep, while juggling home-schooling your kids, washing endless dishes and navigating a scary news climate, more of[…]

Generosity May Help Us Live Longer

Generosity in the form of intergenerational wealth transfers has a direct correlation on mortality rates, a new 2020 study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America reveals.   Spanning six continents, the study incorporates a wide range of populations (including children, adults, and elderly) from 34[…]

Walnuts May Support Brain Function in Older Adults

Eating walnuts could be the ticket to supporting cognitive function in older adults, according to a recent study.   After conducting telephone interviews to assess cognitive status in 3,632 adults ages 65 and older in the U.S., researchers concluded any walnut consumption was associated with higher cognitive ability. The results were published in Public Health Nutrition on[…]