Category Archives: Health & Wellness

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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Moving is the New Magic Bullet

 You’ve probably heard it before. Sitting is the new smoking. That provocative assertion is credited to Mayo Clinic’s Dr. James Levine, whose research led him to famously state, “Sitting is more dangerous than smoking, kills more people than HIV and is more treacherous than parachuting. We are sitting ourselves to death.”

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The Well-Being Wars

There I was, on the battle’s front line. My coordinates: room 1664, Parc 55 Hotel, San Francisco. Outside, all seemed calm. In fact, the view was lovely. But inside, I shuddered involuntarily and began to check my gear. Medicine balls, 4 to 6 pounds. Sandbells, 8 to 20 pounds. TRX suspension system. Bosu ball. Powerbands. Yoga mat. More stuff I couldn’t readily identify. And there, dominating and powerful-looking, was the mighty Wattbike, a stationary bicycle used by Olympic athletes.

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Life’s a Beach

While the world is fighting over sand, The Ranch at Laguna Beach is making its own and moving toward a sustainability-focused future that everyone can enjoy.

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Take the Healthy Meeting Pledge

It’s the start of a brand-new year, so what better time to take the Healthy Meeting Pledge? It’s a real pledge, created by National Alliance for Nutrition and Activity, and dozens of organizations have taken it. Have you?

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