Category Archives: Health & Wellness

CSR and wellness

Plogging: A New Trend Combining CSR and Wellness

A good run can often be interrupted by an unsightly confetti trail of litter. Luckily, fitness fanatics in Scandinavia contrived a solution to help do their part. They’ve invented “plogging,” or picking up trash while jogging. The phrase is a mash-up of jogging and the Swedish phrase “plocka upp,” which means pick up.

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Hotels Fight Sleep Deprivations with Creative Solutions

Sleep is no laughing matter. Lack of zzzs has been linked to everything from increased blood pressure and heart disease to obesity, diabetes and depression. Sleep deprivation also makes it difficult to participate fully at conferences, and even harder to remember what you learned.

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Tried Forest Bathing Yet?

 The average American spends 93 percent of his or her time indoors (or inside a vehicle). How’s that working out for you? Slumped on the couch, do you feel blissfully relaxed while staring at your device or plasma-screen TV? Tweets are meant to disrupt, and even the cooking channels hype us up with tension-racked competitions. There has to be a better way to unwind, and, of course, there is. It’s nothing new, yet in our over-stimulated, over-stressed world, it’s easily neglected.

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Tech Companies Flee Cubicles, Meet Outdoors

Tech companies are discovering what families in Airstream trailers have known for generations. Parks are a great place to reconnect, unwind and be inspired. The list of Silicon Valley companies that have bused employees to lakes and forests has grown exponentially.

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How to Avoid Tech Wreck

Tech wreck. Otherwise known as online addiction. Can we agree it’s a problem? Good. That’s the first step toward a better tomorrow. When it comes to smartphones, some 75 percent of Americans think the devices don’t affect their ability to pay attention in a group setting, according to Pew Research Center.

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4 Extreme Spa Tourism Options

Event professionals work hard. When you—or your incentive guests—want to relax, not just any spa will do. Smart Meetings turned over every hot stone looking for signature treatments and destinations to make the ahhhh even more memorable.

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Live Music—Just What the Doctor Ordered

Heading to the box office may be bad for your wallet, but excellent news for your health. Results from a scientific study claim that a concert-goer’s life expectancy can be extended by almost a decade by jamming out at gigs every other week. “Our research showcases the profound impact gigs have on…”

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Ommmm-nipresent: Yoga’s Many Incarnations

More than ever, it’s hard to disconnect and unwind. That’s why planners are increasingly building in “me” time for attendees, and yoga and meditation are big trends in people’s lives. Experts agree both can do wonders for mental clarity and performance enhancement.

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