Tagged as LifeSpeak experts

Ask the Expert: Alyson Schafer on managing family demands

If you're currently raising children while taking care of your aging parents, you're in what's referred to as the Sandwich Generation. More and more adults are finding themselves strapped for time and sapped of energy...

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Ask the Expert: Tim Sitt on exercise and fitness

If you're freaking out because January is almost over and you still haven't nailed your workout routine, you're not alone. It can be difficult to figure out which exercises are best for our individual bodies,...

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Medical leave: How employers can be more supportive of their staff, especially after the holidays

Having to take time off work to address a health concern can be difficult, if not devastating, for an employee. With the anxiety, poor eating habits, and increased likelihood of injury (slipping on ice, etc)...

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Ask the Expert: Dr. Melissa Snider-Adler on cannabis facts and myths

With an increasing number of governments legalizing marijuana, many of us are wondering about its potential effects on our health and safety. Chief Medical Review Officer of DriverCheck and board certified addiction medicine physician Dr. Melissa...

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Introducing LifeSpeak Feature Friday!

We're excited to tell you about a new way LifeSpeak is sharing our expert content to help people lead healthier lives. Starting today, we'll be posting short clips of our experts on YouTube discussing important...

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Ask the Expert: Dr. Colleen Carney on overcoming sleep problems

Getting adequate rest every night is crucial to our overall health, but so many of us struggle not only to fall asleep, but also to stay asleep. Dr. Colleen Carney, associate professor in the psychology department...

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Your employees are sitting too much — and it could be killing them.

Sure it sounds like an alarmist headline, but it’s completely true. Most of us are already aware of the dangers of a sedentary lifestyle, but new research is highlighting just how unhealthy excessive sitting can...

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Ask the Expert: Sharon Selby on addressing back-to-school anxiety

September is a hectic time for most families. From adjusting to more rigid schedules to navigating new classmates and teachers, there are many stressful aspects of going back to school. Registered clinical counselor Sharon Selby joined...

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Ask the Expert: Cam Adair on digital addiction

Cell phones, laptops, tablets, smartwatches, TV, movies, video games... the list of devices vying for our attention is endless. Of course, much of our screen time can be healthy (communicating with loved ones) and productive...

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Ask the Expert: Russell Kolts on self-compassion, mindfulness, and managing difficult emotions

It's completely normal to feel heightened emotions like anger or anxiety when we're frustrated or nervous. Rather than letting those feelings take over, there are a few simple coping methods we can all use to...

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Ask the Expert: Michael Boivin on diabetes prevention, treatment, and daily living

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 100 million American adults are currently diabetic or prediabetic. Diabetes can have many damaging effects if left untreated, but fortunately, simple lifestyle changes can often...

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Ask the Expert: Bob Gavlak on personal finance

It's tax season, which means many people are scrambling to get their financial documents in order. Managing personal finances can be a daunting task, even after the filing deadline has passed. That's why we invited...

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