Sitting Disease: A Simple Cure

Physical inactivity has become increasingly prevalent in modern society. According to the World Health Organization, 60 to 85% of people in the world – from both developed and developing countries – lead sedentary lifestyles. As a result, physical inactivity has been identified … Read More

Sleep Deprivation: The Silent Killer

Americans aren’t getting enough sleep. In fact, it’s gotten to be so much of a problem that in 2011 the Centers for Disease Control started calling it an epidemic. If the term “epidemic” seems like an over exaggeration, consider the … Read More

Combatting Financial Stress in the Workplace

A 2012 report by the American Psychological Association found that money, work, and the economy are the most reported causes of stress, with 73% saying that money was the most significant source. This is not at all surprising, considering how fewer … Read More

Thirsty Planet: The Ripple Effects of Drought

According to NASA, half of the mainland United States is facing drier-than-usual conditions, with 15% of the country experiencing  “extreme to exceptional drought.” The situation becomes particularly dire in western states such as California, 100% of which is currently in drought. In … Read More

Quantified Engagement

While always in a state of transformation, the evolution of the health space today is accelerating at a rapid pace, and technology is playing an increasingly vital role in this development. Specifically, improvements in sensor technology have led to “a … Read More

Growth in Corporate Wellness Programs

Considering 60% of U.S. residents under the age of 65 are covered by employer-sponsored health insurance, it isn’t surprising to learn that it’s employers who finance a large portion of the nation’s health care costs. In an attempt to reduce … Read More

The Issue-Attention Cycle

Whether the issue is a continuing problem of significant importance to society, or a relatively new and unheard of phenomenon, public attention and activism tends to follow similar patterns of cycling attitudes and behaviors. As Anthony Downs explains in an … Read More

Environmental Journalism and Climate Change

Greenhouse gas emissions have risen to a level that is altering the global climate. Yet despite the extensive scientific research behind this statement, the validity and consequences of clime change and global warming is still being questioned by many today. … Read More

Behaviors in Food Consumption

Common knowledge dictates that our diet, more specifically what and how much we eat, largely influences our physical and mental health. Since the beginning of the 21st century, Americans have been consuming more food and several hundred more calories per … Read More

Chronic Diseases and Health Behaviors

Chronic diseases and their major risk factors place huge economic demands on individuals as well as our nation. According to the Milken Institute, each year millions of people are diagnosed with chronic disease, costing the economy more than $1 trillion annually … Read More