Author: Alice Dommert

Musings on wholebeing@work
The Heart’s Brain

The Heart’s Brain

Welcome to February, National Heart Health Month. When exploring this theme for February I did some research on something I had read a few months ago. I don’t remember the details but it sounded preposterous enough to get my attention. The idea was the heart actually had brain cells, or a...

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Read and Be Well: Younger Next Year for Women

Read and Be Well: Younger Next Year for Women

Younger Next Year for Women: Live Strong, Fit, and Sexy - Until You're 80 and Beyond Co-written by one of the country's most prominent internists, Dr. Henry "Harry" Lodge, and his star patient, the 73-year-old Chris Crowley, Younger Next Year for Women is a book of hope, a guide to aging...

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Muscle Message: The “Hugging Muscle”

Muscle Message: The “Hugging Muscle”

Need a hug? Well then you're going to need help from this muscle... Pectoralis major This is the large muscle which gives that large, barrel-chested appearance that many men strive for. It is, however, required for some very basic movements and its easiest to understand these movements if you...

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Yoga Break: Head To Knee Forward Bend

Yoga Break: Head To Knee Forward Bend

This pose brings flexibility to the spine and hamstrings and calms the nervous system. In the hectic world we live in and with the crazy schedules we have, forward folds are a great way to ease your self into relaxation. Let’s get started…. Stacia is wearing the Solid Low Back Top. Check out...

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Yoga May Help With Common Heart Rhythm Disorder

Yoga May Help With Common Heart Rhythm Disorder

Small study found it reduced episodes of dizziness, shortness of breath for patients with atrial fibrillation January 30, 2013 By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Jan. 30 (HealthDay News) -- People with a common heart rhythm problem may be able to decrease their symptoms by adding gentle...

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What’s Good for the Body is Good for the Brain

What’s Good for the Body is Good for the Brain

Exercise Could Improve Your Brain Functioning, Study Suggests Findings presented at the Canadian Cardiovascular Congress show the brain-boosting effects of just four months of exercise. "It's reassuring to know that you can at least partially prevent that [cognitive] decline by exercising...

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Benefits of Worksite Wellness Programs

Benefits of Worksite Wellness Programs

There are numerous benefits of worksite wellness programs. In fact there are more than 200 scientific studies indicating the positive return-on-investment for worksite wellness programs. That said, this listing is not extensive, but will note some of the widely accepted benefits of worksite...

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How To Run A Walking Meeting

How To Run A Walking Meeting

“Walking is good for solving problems, it’s like the feet are little psychiatrists” - Pepper Giardino Many people assume that serious conversations must take place within the confines of four walls. In reality, the most creative moments take place outside them. Call a walking meeting and...

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2013 International Year of Quinoa

2013 International Year of Quinoa

Happy New Year! I am over the moon for 2013. At the end of the year I got my teenage son a subscription to a magazine called Mental Floss. When reading it to make sure it is "appropriate" and, I stumbled upon great news in the article, "5 things We Can't Stop Talking About." The #1 item is....The...

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September’s Chaos = October’s Routine

September’s Chaos = October’s Routine

As the mornings get cooler we know the season is truly shifting. The energy and chaos of September has begun to settle. My mother says "September's chaos become October's routine." Each year it's hard to imagine adjusting to the "new routine" that feels so strange and foreign compared to summer and...

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