Regular exercise is considered to be a good old-fashioned, preventive practice that helps people “be healthy” and prevent many conditions such as type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, and many other conditions. On this episode, we want to take a moment and answer the question - why do people really work out? It can’t always be just to be healthy, especially given many social pressures to appear a certain way, and evidence that sheds light on the fact that overweight people and short people get paid less, in comparison to their tall and thin co-workers (according to Forbes), and that women are attracted more to muscular men (according to MensHealth). It may very well be the case that people work out - to look good and fit in, more so than “to be healthy”, which can in turn, result in unhealthy behaviors.
According to an article published in Annals of Internal Medicine in 2007, “…moderate drinkers who have high blood pressure are 30% less likely to have a heart attack than non-drinkers”. There are many health benefits associated with drinking wine in moderation, including reduction of type 2 diabetes, reducing the risk of stroke, and reducing the risk of colon cancer. Given all the apparent health benefits of drinking wine, we decided to pour a few glasses and talk about wine and wellness... WINE not! Cheers!
Stress is a normal part of our usual routines. Stress can often be perceived as a motivator, but it can also be considered toxic. One of the main sources of stress, is stress in the workplace. According to stress.org, the 2000 Integra Survey revealed that 65% of workers stated that workplace stress had caused difficulties and more than 10 percent described these as having major effects in their lives. The question that we came to discuss today is - how do we maintain a work-life balance?