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Reducing Virtual Fatigue and Stress

A recent MetLife survey found that two out of three employees state they are feeling more stressed now, compared to before the pandemic.1

And, 34% felt tired for more than half their workday!1

Some of the fatigue and stress is coming all these video meetings. 

 

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What about YOU? Are you feeling fatigued and stressed?

Looking at brainwaves, another study found markers...

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Sugar: Simple Strategies to Eat Less

"No, you're not getting milk, look...there's too much sugar in it." That's what I overheard a mom tell her young child at the grocery store. And, she was talking about regular white milk, which has no added sugar at all! Sadly, she was directing him to the lower sugar fruit drink - which DOES have added sugar. With current nutrition labeling it's easy to be confused about what has sugar and...

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7 Counter Intuitive Energy Boosters You Probably Aren't Doing

How’s your energy right now? Is it fading? Craving a huge cup of java? That's probably not the best solution (check out #2 below).

Instead of reaching for caffeine every time you need a jolt of energy, try these seven energy boosters that I share with my corporate audiences. They might sound a bit counter-intuitive, but they work. Here goes:

Energy Booster #1: Drink Water

I know, I...

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Energy Bars with Protein for Satiety

Don’t get me wrong, I love real foods…but I always carry “bars” with me, because you just never know what life will throw at you. Situations like when they book a meeting during lunchtime. Or your first flight is late coming in so you literally have to run to catch your connection. Or when you catch a ride to the hotel and their restaurant is already closed for the...

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How to Sit Less, Stand More

Even if you exercise an hour a day, what are you doing during the remaining 23 hours? My guess is…a lot of sitting. The key for energy, health, and productivity is to sit less and stand more.

Why Sit Less?

There are plenty of benefits of sitting less - and standing (or moving) more. Here are some:

1. Reduced health risks

Research indicates the more you sit the greater your risk...

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All Or Nothing Thinking Prevents Weight Loss

I can’t tell you how many times I ordered diet coke and cheesecake (or something else indulgent) at a restaurant, and someone at the table would remark, “Why drink diet coke? If you’re going to eat cheesecake, you might as well drink the real thing!” Do you have this all or nothing mentality, too?

That’s when someone thinks, “If you’re going to eat...

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Surfing Your Way Through Life to Achieve Your Dreams

I stood up! I actually stood up on the surf board – and rode it in! And, more than once. I’m ssooo excited!

And, that's when I realized that what I learned about surfing is all we need to know to achieve our dreams.

Middle Aged Woman Learns to Surf

While my daughter had been surfing for years, I’d watch from the shore. But, about ten years ago, my husband decided,...

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Late Night Eaters: When to Eat? When to Stop?

A calorie is a calorie is a calorie…so WHEN you eat shouldn’t matter, right? You’re not alone if you’re still thinking that.

But, a growing body of research is demonstrating that not paying attention to when you eat can hurt your weight, health, and energy level.

This article will explain why WHEN you eat matters. More importantly, you’ll learn how to get...

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Fall Asleep Fast with Dr. Jo’s 5-Step DREAM Formula

You’re exhausted. But as soon as your head hits the pillow your mind starts racing. How can you quiet your brain so you can fall asleep fast?

I, too, occasionally have a hard time sleeping. So, I came up with a simple five-step process to help me relax and fall asleep fast. I call it, “Dr. Jo’s D.R.E.A.M Formula” because it uses the word, DREAM, as an acronym.

You...

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Quiet the Inner Critic with Music, Mantras, and Mindful Meditation

You can’t do this.” “You’ll never learn.” “You’re not smart enough.” “You’re not good enough.” “You blew it.” “You don’t deserve this promotion.” No, those are not nasty things that people say to us. These are just some of the negative thoughts our “inner critic” pops into our brains...

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