Health Advocate Blog

Category - Wellness

Curb digital distraction and make real-time connections

Continually checking your email, texting, surfing the web or playing online games can be as destructive as other types of addictions like substance abuse or gambling. The brain can become conditioned to the need for the instant gratification that...

The importance of putting yourself first

Think back to the last time you were preparing for takeoff on an airplane. Do you remember the part of the safety brief when the flight attendant instructs that, in the case of an emergency, you should put the oxygen mask on yourself before helping...

Everyday ways to be more mindful

Studies show that practicing mindfulness on a regular basis can be profoundly relaxing, reduce anxiety, lift your mood, improve attention and performance, and increase an overall sense of well-being. While the most common way to practice mindfulness...