If sitting is the new smoking, this may be an easier fix

I walked through shady Dunn Woods on my way to a meeting yesterday and reveled in each peaceful step. IUPUI researcher Steve McKenzie makes a case in the Indianapolis Star for how bouts of exercise can improve work performance. A new IU study finds, however, that slow, hourly 5-minute walks can do a world of good.

Mild dehydration can make me tired?

Ira Means, M.D., suggests we carry a reusable water bottle to encourage ourselves to drink enough water. Read on to find out why it’s so important.

Health screening provided a ‘wake-up call’ for IU’s Akash Shah

When Akash Shah walked into the IU Health Center at Indiana University Bloomington more than a year ago, he knew he was overweight. But it was the word “obese” — and the idea that his weight might one day contribute to him developing diabetes — that triggered a major lifestyle change for the IU lead project-systems analyst.

Gift guides galore

I’ve gotten some good ideas from holiday gift guides over the years — and some of the guides have been my own handiwork, with the help of insightful IU health and wellness experts. My most recent IU Health & Vitality media tip sheet included a gift guide with ideas geared toward sustainability. I’d LOVE so […]

Do you suffer from nature-deficit disorder?

Author and nature enthusiast Richard Louv, who is speaking at IU Bloomington on Friday, sees a future in which people are as immersed in nature as they are in technology – and I don’t think a man cave is what he has in mind. “The future will belong to the nature-smart – those individuals, families, […]

A matter of resolve: What floats your boat?

When it comes to resolve, I’ve received some interesting advice from Indiana University professors over the years. Bernardo J. Carducci, at IU Southeast, recommends making New Year resolutions in February, or September – but never during the emotional and advertising-intense holidays. During the holidays, or in stressful times, “instead of making a lot of changes, […]