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Healthy Work Environments Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Healthy Work Environments.

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Why Kids Need to Spend Time Outdoors

Today, kids are well aware of the global threats to their environment, but their physical contact, their intimacy with nature on a day-to-day basis, is fading. A fifth-grader in a San Diego classroom put it succinctly: "I like to play indoo...  Read more

Vote with Your Fork

One-quarter of Americans are obese. Sixty percent live a sedentary lifestyle. And this generation of kids is the first generation since 1900 that may have a shorter life expectancy than their parents. The health of America, the world’s richest...  Read more

10 Ways to Get Organized for Weight Loss

Linda came rushing in, 20 minutes late for our training appointment, extremely apologetic. When she was ready to leave her home, with plenty of time to arrive promptly, she realized her sneakers were not in her gym bag.  After searching frantica...  Read more

How a 'Bad Food' Attitude Can Backfire

Do you struggle with cravings and wish you had the will power to cut out certain foods completely? When we work toward a healthy diet, so many of us think that making a list of food culprits and calling them off-limits will help us to succeed. H...  Read more

Why Getting Outside is So Good for You

John Keats once wrote, "The poetry of the earth is never dead." Poet or not, almost all of us have been awestruck by nature at one time or another. Whether it's running at sunset on a sandy white beach, walking alongside a cool tri...  Read more

Healthy choices during my overnight! And don't ya
Updated 9/29/2014 7:36:06 AM

Healthy choices during my overnight! And don't ya know I needed less coffee than normal!! Yay super foods!!!...  Read more

Does work count as a workout?
Updated 9/30/2014 1:07:54 PM

I'm a server at a restaurant and I walk a ridiculous amount during my shift. I often stay on my feet for 7 hours at a time, lifting heavy plates and trays. Can I include this as maybe a slow walk under fitness? I'm constantly moving, I often sweat an...  Read more

New to this site, already working out but needed h
Updated 9/29/2014 7:46:55 AM

New to this site, already working out but needed help with how many calories I am consuming per day. They need drinks listed too. If they do please tell me how to bring them up like tea, soda, Kool aid....  Read more

Lose Weight Quickly - Healthy?
Updated 9/29/2014 5:25:05 PM

I have an even coming up and am hoping to slim down a bit. I reached my weight loss goal but recently had a set back after an injury prevented me from exercising. I am wondering if there is a safe way to shed extra pounds quickly? I know there...  Read more

Need healthy foods list
Updated 9/29/2014 11:43:32 AM

I am really needing help.I was just diagnosed with pre diabetes,almost type 1 my doc said.My boyfriend doesnt want me to get healthy foods because we shop twice a month and we get junk because it lasts longer unlike fresh fruits and vegetables,I am...  Read more

Creative people see things differently

Being organized and living in a pleasant environment, your sanctuary, is important! Creative people tend to be able to "see things differently" and end up coping with unwanted clutter, a bad living environment, etc. because they can see it in anothe...  Read more

Humor

When I feel down or discouraged I try to find humor in my environment....  Read more

College Students

This group is for college students who are looking to get healthier and need a little support from those in a similar situation...  Read more

Poll: Would You Join a Same-Sex Gym?

I recently read an article about women-only gyms, which are growing in popularity. According to the story, "Studies have shown that self-conscious women who exercise in same-sex environments are more willing to work out, and more satisfied with their...  Read more

Cold and Flu Season is Just around the Corner

If you’re like me, the change of seasons brings a nice reprieve from the hustle and bustle of the warmer weather months, but it also brings the dreaded cold and flu season.Have you ever wondered why the flu is much more prevalent during the win...  Read more