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Well at Work

Loyal Workers Earn More

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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.

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Tags: Work

Mindset

How to Develop a Winning Mindset

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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.

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Tags: Cycling, Race, Focus, Goals, Attitude, Motivation, Planning

Well at Work

Cash Helps Employees Trim Their Waistlines

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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.

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Tags: Health, Weight Loss, Work

Play Better

6 Tips for Recovering After a Ruck March

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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.

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Tags: Tightness, Stretching, Soreness, Trigger Points, Mini Band, Military

Nutrition

Shop With a List to Lose More Weight

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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. 

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Tags: Health, Cooking, Weight Loss, Food

Play Better

Plyometric Drills to Help You Make the Big Play

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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.

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Tags: Plyometrics, Power, Speed, Football, Sports Performance

Nutrition

Feeling Tired? Don't Go Grocery Shopping

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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.

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Tags: Health, Food

Well at Work

Flexibility: A Concern for the Workforce

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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.

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Tags: Flexibility, Disease, Work

Live Better

How Does Stress Impact Your Health?

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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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Tags: Health, Stress, Pressure, Disease

Nutrition

Nutrition Tip: Post-Game Shake Recipe

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After a tough game, your body is drained of energy and your muscles are broken down. Kickstart your post-game recovery with the tropical shake recipe below to rebuild your muscles and rehydrate your body.

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Tags: Outdoor Recreation, Health, Shakes, Recipes

Blogs

Movement

Mark Verstegen’s Hip-Strengthening Workout for Women

Train an often overlooked area with this mini-workout from Core Performance’s founder.

Live Better

America: A Nation of Couch Potatoes

A new study from the University of Alabama found that the average person is getting less than two minutes of rigorous exercise a day.

Nutrition

Study: Downing Diet Soda May Increase Snacking

A new study from Johns Hopkins University links diet soda with overeating.

Well at Work

Health News: Exercise Can Alleviate Work-Life Balance Stress

Researchers found that working out can help ease stress and increase confidence in dealing with work-life balance issues.

The Performance Life

5 Tips to Build Teamwork and Fun Through Obstacle Racing

Here's what you need to know about using obstacle races to build teamwork at work.