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Top Blog Posts of 2021

As we enter the new year, we’d like to take the time to round up our top ten blog posts from 2021. Check out the highlights from this past year and get some great tips for your organization’s wellness program as we head into 2022.

Why do you shower? The most obvious answer is cleanliness, but did you know showers can help increase your energy and boost your mood? That’s right, taking a shower can help with more than just personal hygiene. Read the article to learn four ways a hot or cold shower can improve your health and well-being.

The pescatarian diet consists of plant-based foods with fish and seafood as the main sources of protein. This diet contains high levels of Omega-3 fatty acids, which provide many health benefits like lowering the risk of developing chronic diseases. Read the article to take a look at some of those health benefits.

The Health at Every Size (HAES) approach has evolved to become a renowned social justice movement for every body size and shape, ethnicity, race, and gender. This is an alternative approach to what society is used to seeing in mainstream media, promoting balanced eating, life-enhancing physical activity, and respect for the diversity of body shapes and sizes. Read the article to learn more about this approach and the changes it has made on societal norms as well as the controversy that it has caused.

You may have heard the term, but what is ‘brain fog’? While it is not an official medical term, it is a loose term used to describe difficulty concentrating, chronic mental fatigue, and cognitive dysfunction. Brain fog affects everyone differently, but there are common symptoms that are typically experienced as a result. Read the article to determine if you are experiencing these common symptoms and learn some tips to decrease the effects of brain fog.

Have you ever noticed listening to music can have a calming effect? If you’ve ever searched for music for relaxation or to help ease stress or anxiety you may have come across a type of sound wave therapy called binaural beats. Binaural beats are said to help reduce stress, help you achieve deeper meditation, and improve focus and concentration. Read the article to learn more about binaural beats and how to strategically use them to target specific results.

MCT oil is short for medium-chain triglycerides, a type of saturated fat found in coconut oil, palm oil, and some dairy products. MCT oil has made waves in the health and wellness industry in recent years, touting a wide range of benefits such as lowering cholesterol, increasing endurance during a workout, lowering blood glucose in diabetics, and improving fat absorption in people with gastrointestinal diseases. Read the article to learn more about the potential benefits of MCT oil and whether it is a useful product for your health needs.

The definition of rest is to cease work or movement to relax, refresh oneself, or recover strength. Whether you are taking a moment to close your eyes and put your feet up or take a much-needed vacation, taking the time to rest has many benefits for your health and well-being. Read the article to learn convenient, easy ways to add rest into your life to effectively reap the benefits.

Employee wellness programs can save money, increase creativity, boost morale, and help organizations retain and attract talent. Despite the benefits, some employees don’t like participating in employee wellness programs, whether they are concerned about privacy or simply believe that program participation is an added task. Read the article to learn what your organization can do to implement a successful wellness program that employees will rave about.

Have you ever heard the phrase "saltwater cures everything"? This is a hopeful thought you may have been told as a kid after accumulating a host of bug bites or scratches and scrapes from a summer bike riding adventure. Where did the idea of saltwater as the ultimate remedy for our scrapes, aches, and pains originate, and is it truly beneficial for healing? Read the article to dive into the truths and myths of saltwater and the benefits it may provide.

Joyful movement is an approach to physical activity that emphasizes finding pleasure in the way we move our bodies. It is well-known that physical activity offers a variety of physical and mental health benefits. With this knowledge ask yourself this important question, if you knew exercise wouldn't change the size of your body, would you still do it? If you answered no to that question, it may be time to reevaluate your motivations for movement. Read the article to learn about the benefits of joyful movement and start to incorporate meaningful, effective movement into your daily routine.

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