Well at Work
While the stock market swings and sways every day, there’s one factor that can steady and strengthen a business’ performance—the health of its employees. Companies that earned the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine’s Corporate Health Achievement Award (which recognizes the healthiest and safest companies in the U.S.) have outperformed the S&P 500 over the last decade. That’s according to a new study published in the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine.
Well at Work
It pays to stand behind your employer. Michigan State University researchers surveyed over 10,000 eastern European workers and while worker loyalty bolsters a business’ bottom line by lowering turnover costs, they found that employees benefit as well by earning more money.
Think of your mind like the gears of a bike. The gears operate your bike the same way your mind drives your body and your outcomes. It determines your focus, confidence, and ability to reach and exceed your goals. While you need the physical tools necessary to conquer the miles ahead, your mind will make or break you. “We seldom overcome our self-imposed limitations, which makes mindset, good or bad, a game changer,” says Trevor Moawad, vice president of mindset programs at Athletes’ Performance. Use his tips below to power your performance and develop a winning mindset.
Well at Work
The most powerful feature of any successful office weight loss challenge isn’t emotional support, but rather financial incentives, according to a new study in the Journal of Health Economics.
There’s perhaps nothing more grueling than marching long distances with 50 or 60 pounds of gear strapped to your body. Ruck marches are routine in the military, and increasingly common in the endurance sports world, where several one-day events give athletes a small taste of what soldiers encounter throughout their careers.
Do you shop with a grocery list? If you don't, start now. It can help you lose weight by keeping you on track and guiding you to fill your cart with better, healthier food options, according to a new study published in the journal Nutrition and Diabetes.
Football movements require explosive hips, cutting ability, and transitioning quickly between acceleration and deceleration. Plyometrics are designed to work all of these areas. These dynamic exercises—up and down, side to side, and twisting back and forth—link strength and speed and activate your body’s central nervous system, stimulating the fast-twitch muscle fibers so that you can generate force as quickly and efficiently as needed. Movements include jumps, hops, and bounds in various planes of movement and of various speeds and loads.
In addition to avoiding the grocery store when you're hungry, a small study found that shopping when you're tired can also impact your choices. The study, published in the journal Obesity, found that just a single night of sleep deprivation makes you more likely to buy higher-calorie food if you shop the next day.
Well at Work
A group of Iowa manufacturers recently opened their factory doors to Iowa State University researchers, with the hope of learning about the health and wellness of their employees. Based on the analysis done, investments in employee wellness programs will soon follow. Here’s why.
The majority of employees—as much as 85 percent—had significant restrictions in joint flexibility.
Answer honestly: To what extent do you think stress has impacted your health? According to a new study of over 7,000 adults published in the European Heart Journal, people who reported that their health was “a lot” or “extremely” impacted by stress had more than twice the risk of suffering or dying from a heart attack, compared with those who had not indicated any effect of stress on their health. Meaning, your perception is probably pretty accurate in predicting coronary disease.
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Train an often overlooked area with this mini-workout from Core Performance’s founder.
A new study from the University of Alabama found that the average person is getting less than two minutes of rigorous exercise a day.
Researchers found that working out can help ease stress and increase confidence in dealing with work-life balance issues.
Here's what you need to know about using obstacle races to build teamwork at work.