Here’s your weekly roundup of the latest health and wellness news! This week, our team shares these stories:
- Where do we go from here? Workplace wellness continues to gain momentum, but employers need to sharpen their strategic focus. This survey gives some insight and advice on how to shape and shift your program into one that gets results.
- Quantifying world happiness. In the new World Happiness Report, Switzerland and the Nordic countries still top the list, meanwhile the U.S. isn’t in the top ten. The report attributes some of our unhappiness to having trust issues. But why should we believe them?
- The new surgeon general believes boosting health has nothing to do with medicine, but more to do with prevention. His mantra is this: eat healthy, stay physically active, focus on emotional and mental well-being, and stay away from drugs.
- Too stressed? Take a walk. After taking lunchtime walks, study subjects were more relaxed, enthusiastic, and less nervous in the afternoon. This is good news because it’s something that everyone can do if they set aside the time. [Read more…]