Obesity Rates in Kansas and Missouri

Obesity puts around 78 million Americans at an increased risk for a range of health problems, including heart disease, diabetes, and cancer. According to a new report from the Trust for America’s Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, almost one in every three adults in Kansas and Missouri is clinically obese. The wild rates of obesity across the nation are nothing new. Better Policies for a Healthier America notes that obesity rates nationwide have stabilized, however, the stable level is much too high. Continue reading “Obesity Rates in Kansas and Missouri” »

Stay Healthy This Thanksgiving, KC

Have you recently been diagnosed with a chronic illness or disease? With Thanksgiving just a few days away, you’ll want to make sure that a family staple won’t trigger any bad side effects. Of course, ask your doctor for complete guidance concerning severe diseases like Crohn’s or Diverticulitis. This list is a simple reminder for individuals with lower-risks. Continue reading “Stay Healthy This Thanksgiving, KC” »

Chained to Your Desk? Why a Lunch Break is a Must for Every Employee

If you’re one of the many people that take your lunch break at your desk, you’re causing unnecessary stress to your health because of your habit.
A phenomenon known as “desktop dining” affects a reported 62% of professionals who refuse to stop working to truly enjoy their mid-day meal. As a result, they snack more and consume an additional 476 worth of calories because of the food they have hidden away in their desks.

Rather than make an informed decision about the food they eat throughout the day, men and women grab whatever they can find to satisfy their hunger pains. Had they just taken a lunch break away from their desk, they would have avoided snacking and putting unnecessary strain on their health.

Need more evidence as to why you and your employees need a real lunch break? Read on!