Resolved to do better? Commitment devices help

Resolved to do better? Commitment devices help

As the first month of a new year gives way to the second, many resolutions disappear. Why are we so eager and confident when we write down our goals, yet so easily and quickly revert to our old ways? One reason this happens is the version of our self that sets goals,...
Don’t slip slide away: Avoid workplace accidents

Don’t slip slide away: Avoid workplace accidents

You can learn a lot by watching videos of adorably tuxedoed penguins — and not just about how to dress for your next formal holiday party. If you watch closely, you’ll see their straight-backed, wide, flat-footed walking pattern offers a good model for how to move...
Unhappy holidays: Depression and the yuletide season

Unhappy holidays: Depression and the yuletide season

Holiday decor and store displays remind us the holiday season quickly approaches. While this time of year offers a wonderful source of cheer, the holidays increase feelings of sadness and despair for some. We all experience the blues once in a while. But feelings that...
Get moving: Employers can promote healthier lifestyles

Get moving: Employers can promote healthier lifestyles

If you’ve ever browsed through your parents’ or grandparents’ high school yearbooks from the 1950s, you’ve probably noticed a couple of things. First, everyone looks like they’re 30 years old. Second, almost no one is overweight. While clothing choices and hairstyles...
First, do no harm with company practices and policies

First, do no harm with company practices and policies

If you believed, like I did, physicians swear to “first, do no harm” when they graduate from medical school, you’d be wrong. Although doctors don’t make that pledge, the idea — not hurting people — is one business leaders should consider. While most leaders would...
Making connections: Small steps led to big changes

Making connections: Small steps led to big changes

What if you had to take a pop quiz that included this question: What is the No. 1 public health crisis we face today? Which answer would you choose? A. poor nutrition. B. lack of exercise. C. loneliness.Most people would likely pick A or B — and for good reasons. Poor...