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Community health challenges of global temperature rise

Last year, global average temperatures surpassed all previous years since records commenced in 1850. The average global temperature soared to 2.12°F above the 20th-century norm. Compared to pre-industrial years, the increase was 2.43°F. This significant temperature rise has brought storms, flooding, fires, and drought. In the U.S., the 1960s average of two heat waves increased […]

Proven paths to healthier workplaces

Before the COVID-19 pandemic, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that the average workday was 7.9 hours. Now, as many Americans return to office and commercial buildings, human health in those environments has become more important than ever! Varied certification and accreditation programs respond to today’s public health needs. These programs provide standards that can […]

Weighing the environmental impact of food

Carbon emissions are seen many places, many ways. They are only partially documented in the energy bills we receive. Online tools help us calculate our CO2 impact at home, at work, and resulting from products we buy. Our travel leaves carbon footprints. Our trash sends greenhouse gases (GHG) soaring to the stratosphere. Even food has a footprint! Restaurants boast of their […]

A mindfulness boost:Happiness + Productivity

Stress is common in this COVID-19 pandemic but manageable. Even the fortunate individuals who never contract the virus or experience financial setbacks can experience the pervasive stress surrounding them. Recognizing stress can help an individual manage it. Its impact on wellness, emotions, and productivity can be reduced.[1] A highly stressed state can interfere with the rational thinking done within our brain’s […]

How to avoid the “Quarantine 15”

The costs of the COVID-19 pandemic can be measured in death, misery, and economic havoc. Even the fortunate individuals who can work from home risk a serious detriment to their wellness: the “Quarantine 15”. For the more than 70% of Americans who already are overweight or obese,[1] fifteen added pounds would further boost their Body Mass Index (BMI) […]

Healthier buildings quiz

The Bureau of Labor Statistics has reported that Americans average 7.9 hours per day at their workplaces. An environment for so many people for so many hours must support human health!

Event attendees experience a New Normal

The economic impacts of the COVID-19 global pandemic have compounded the terrible toll of human suffering. Business losses, and the inevitable cost-cutting and travel restrictions associated with them, have had an immediate impact on conference centers, sports arenas, and public venues of all sizes. Long-planned conferences, concerts, tradeshows, and sporting events have been canceled or […]

Work-from-home wellness quiz

As of Spring, 2020, stay-at-home orders have the doors and emptied the parking lots of many businesses. Those businesses and their suppliers seek ways to move forward while ensuring the health and wellness of every stakeholder – whether an employee, customer, supplier, or shareholder. Telework has become an essential and immediate option. Check your knowledge […]

Sharing the secret…

I honestly think that I have found the secret to happiness and I want to share it with you. I just returned from Bhutan which is a tiny Buddhist Kingdom in the Himalayan mountains. Bhutan is nestled between India in the South and China in the North. With a population of 850,000 people, that’s smaller […]