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Mark Verstegen Rides in Starwood's Road to Awareness Event to Support UNICEF

Starwood Road to Awareness

Core Performance founder Mark Verstegen joined Starwood Hotels & Resorts executives for the three-day, more than 250-mile Road to Awareness bike ride supporting UNICEF.

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Tags: Travel, Cycling

Well at Work

How to Be a Better Boss

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By stimulating the minds of your employees, you’ll also help protect their mental health. That’s the conclusion of a new study published in the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine.

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Tags: Health, Work

Well at Work

$6,000 a Year: The Cost of Employing a Smoker

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Got an extra six grand? That’s the additional annual cost, on average, a company has to cover in order to hire a smoker over a nonsmoker, according to a new study out of Ohio State University.

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Tags: Health, Work

Nutrition

Study: Skipping Breakfast is Bad for Your Heart

 

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There's now even more support for eating the most important meal of the day. Not only does eating breakfast kickstart your day, lead to healthier eating, and help control weight, but a new study published in the journal Circulation found that it can also protect your heart. 

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Tags: Disease, Breakfast, Health

Play Better

3 Tips for Conquering Open Water Swimming

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Open water swimming can be intimidating for many athletes. Unlike pool swimmers, who have the benefit of clear water and black lines at the bottom of the pool for guidance, open water swimmers must brave the elements, boats, and sea critters while navigating on their own. An open water swim is the limiting factor for many would-be triathletes. Many first-timers to that sport feel as much accomplishment for making it out of the water as they do the entire swim-bike-run experience. But open water swimming need not be so intimidating, says Lynne Cox, one of the world’s most accomplished in the field.

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Tags: Swimming, Triathlon, Training, Sports Performance

Well at Work

Offices With Windows: A Healthier Way to Work

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A small study on workplace environments yielded some interesting results. Compared with those in windowless offices, employees exposed to natural light slept an average of 46 minutes more per night.

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Tags: Work, Sleep, Health

Nutrition

Study: Translating Calories into Walking Distance on Menus Can Curb Calorie Intake

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Adding the walking distance it would take to burn off calories on menus may help people cut back on calories, according to a new study in the journal Appetite [HuffingtonPost.com].

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Tags: Health, Eating Out, Walking, Calories

Well at Work

Stressful Jobs Cause Serious Side-Effects

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Almost 30 percent of workers admit to experiencing near-constant work-related stress. And two new studies provide chilling details on just how damaging those negative feelings can be.

While psychological stress has long been suggested as a culprit in the development of type-2 diabetes, nothing had been proven. Until now.

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Tags: Health, Stress, Work, Longevity

Nutrition

5 Small Ways to Upgrade Your Cooking Habits

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People who eat most of their meals at home are typically healthier and are better able to maintain a healthy weight compared to people who eat out frequently. If you're eating most of your meals at home, you're already one step ahead of the rest, but there are still things you can do to improve your diet even more. Use the tips below to refine your cooking habits.

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Tags: Health, Cooking, Food, Home

Well at Work

Give Yourself Credit for Every Change You Make

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You would assume that signing up for workplace health programs can only lead to benefits, but unfortunately, negatives always have a way of popping up. According to a new Mayo Clinic study in the American Journal of Health Promotion, those who join office-based wellness programs—which usually revolve around weight loss and fitness—and then fail to utilize the services can actually suffer a decline in their mental health.

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Tags: Health, Stress, Work

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.