December 20, 2018
As we enter the new year, many working moms might be filled with mixed emotions because we can be our own worst critics, often feeling like we’re not doing enough at home or at work. According to the Pew Research Center, 77 percent of adults say women face a great deal of pressure to be involved parents—and the pressure is probably even higher for working moms. But there’s so much to celebrate as a working mom, and sometimes we just need a little reminder. That’s why it’s worth repeating these four mantras to ourselves whenever working motherhood gets hard in 2019. To read the full article in Working Mother Magazine, click here.
December 19, 2018
According to a research study conducted by UC Santa Cruz, unplugging from technology and spending more time in nature can lead to a 50 percent increase in creativity and problem solving. The holiday break may be the ideal time to truly unplug. Below are four ideas for how to do just that to close out the current year and ring in the new year feeling healthier, happier and more fulfilled. To read the full article in the Los Altos Town Crier, click here.
November 14, 2018
According to a research study conducted by Healthline, only 10 percent of respondents reported typically experiencing no stress during the holidays, which means 90 percent feel stressed in some way. While the holiday season can be challenging for many, following are five tips for getting organized and minimizing stress during this often complex time of year. To read the full article in the Los Altos Town Crier, click here.
October 24, 2018
You may often feel like your workday is so busy that you barely have time to breathe and are utterly exhausted by the time you get home. According to a study in the Journal of Applied Psychology, daily work stressors and long work hours can have a negative impact on health behaviors. That’s why it’s important to break up the workday and get in some exercise to counteract the negative impact. Following are four creative ways to squeeze exercise into your work routine, no matter how busy you may be. To read the full article in the Los Altos Town Crier, click here.
October 17, 2018
There have been many headlines lately in Forbes, The New York Times and USA Today to name a few, on whether or not it’s possible for both women and men to attain work-life balance. While many companies in major metropolitan cities and regions are providing more work-life balance related perks, such as generous maternity and paternity leaves, onsite childcare, corporate fitness centers and more, there still seems to be a gap, especially for women who have children. While we’ve come a long way in providing more opportunities for work-life balance, more awareness and steps can be taken to continue to close the gap, not only between employee needs and company policies, but between women and men as well. The more men can also take advantage of work-life balance perks, the
September 24, 2018
It’s well documented that a corporate wellness program can impact a company’s bottom line by reducing medical costs and insurance claims. While we all know this is a strong and important possibility, having a singular wellness program can only take an employer and its employees so far. Instead of stopping there, what if your company could adopt a wellness-centric culture that would produce higher performing employees and positively impact your company on a much deeper level? Below are five ways you can improve employee performance by adopting wellness-centric programs and policies in your company. To read the full article in Thrive Global, click here.
September 19, 2018
According to U.S. News and World Report, a new research study that includes data from the U.S. National Health and Nutrition Survey concludes that girls and young women ages 12-29 aren’t meeting the recommended guidelines for exercise. The American Heart Association recommends teens get 60 minutes of moderate to vigorous exercise per day and adults get 150 minutes of moderate or 75 minutes of vigorous exercise per week. Many young women and girls may not be playing sports or taking part in athletic activities in the same ways their male counterparts do. Exercise is critical for preventing obesity, heart disease and cancer, and can improve moods, decrease anxiety and depression and produce a positive body image. To read the full article in the Los Altos Town Crier, click here.
September 6, 2018
Being a working mom is often complex, exhilarating, confusing, rewarding and a whole mix of other emotions. Not everyone can relate, but for those who can, it’s a special bond and one that connects us all and helps us to feel as if we’re not alone. To read the full article in Working Mother Magazine, click here.
August 25, 2018
It’s hard to believe summer is nearly over. The days will soon be getting shorter, the weather will eventually be getting cooler and the kids will be heading back to school. According to the American Council on Exercise, changing seasons can impact our health, sleep, mood and general behavior. While it may be tough to say goodbye to the carefree days of summer, there are ways to embrace the new season with our physical, mental and emotional health intact. The key is to focus on fitness, nutrition, sleep and mindset. To read the full article in the Los Altos Town Crier, click here.
July 18, 2018
When we’re not feeling motivated to exercise, we often come up with a laundry list of reasons why we can’t do it. Perhaps we’re tired, hungry, have work to do or are sore from a previous workout. There’s hope, however. According to a 2011 research study in the journal Psychology of Sport and Exercise, fitness habits are often influenced by others who are close to us. Our own perceptions of the type of social support we might be receiving also can be pivotal To read the full article in the Los Altos Town Crier, click here.