Posted by: Sir Arnold in: Consumer Lifestyle -
You may have heard about a hormone called cortisol, which is released when you’re stressed out, and is often coupled with heightened blood pressure. Over time, these factors can lead to high cholesterol and hypertension. Fortunately, reducing stress can be as simple as interacting with furry friends (like me!), which significantly lowers cortisol levels and improves your immune system’s functions.
A study found that when people took care of dogs for just three months, they showed significant drops in blood pressure and reactivity to stress. The days their ambulatory blood pressure fell the lowest were the days they took their dogs to work.
Aaron Katcher, M.D., the emeritus professor of psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania, explains that because humans evolved solving problems about animals, animals have the power to retain our attention.
“When we are around animals, we become more joyous, communicative, expressive, and calm.”
So as Chief Morale Officer at LANE, a Finn Partners Company, if you’re ever in our Portland office I invite you to pet me, snuggle me, do some downward dogs with me, or take me to a meeting. I’m here for all of you and I am taking my new executive role very seriously.
Chief Morale Officer
Posted by: Malisa Meresman in: Consumer Lifestyle -
We recently had the opportunity to attend The Wellness Revolution, a curated conversation at 92nd Street Y with three trailblazing women at the center of it all. Renowned writer and chef Candice Kumai, Inspiralized founder Ali Maffucci and F-Factor diet creator Tanya Zuckerbrot sat down with Alexia Brue of Well+Good to discuss the latest industry intel and share their tips for getting started down the life-changing path of wellness.
Alternative yesterday, mainstream today
The wellness sector is undoubtedly booming, and it’s impressive just how strongly (and how quickly) this revolution has taken hold. One of the key themes of the panel discussion focused on the origins of today’s leading wellness trends. Practices that were considered “alternative” and “niche” in the past are today quite mainstream. All the panelists noted that many concepts that are now trending in wellness aren’t necessarily new and original. What is new is how today’s wellness innovators, entrepreneurs and experts are applying existing research and science and evolving traditional practices, as well as how consumers today are educating themselves and seeking wellness solutions that fit their lifestyles.
Posted by: Cody Sanger in: Consumer Lifestyle -
As 2016 comes to a close, it’s the time to look back on the things that made us smile, made us proud or simply made us remember why we love what we do…