November 6th at 2 a.m. marks the end of daylight savings, and while it's nice to have a little more rest, we end up losing more sunlight during the day. Work/Life Connections-EAP shares some tips on how to manage the adjustment to better cope during this time.
We can all relate to feeling tired. However, knowing the difference between being tired and being burned out is critical to our well-being. Work/Life Connections-EAP lists ways in which we can regain your energy if you find yourself emotionally exhausted.
Join Health Plus for a Pumpkin Carving Competition in celebration of the last week of this season’s Vanderbilt Farmers’ Market!
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Ask yourself: how am I feeling today? Are you happy, anxious, excited, or nervous? Do you feel hopeful, stressed, optimistic, or filled with dread? October is Depression Awareness, and is a good time to take a moment to examine your outlook on your life. Work/Life Connections-EAP lists ways to identify the symptoms of depression and ways to find help.
National Recovery Month is observed every September to remind Americans that there is hope for those struggling with a substance use disorder. Vanderbilt Work/Life Connections-EAP shares resources to help you learn, understand, and access support for your journey or a loved one's.
With all the natural and man-made disasters over the last several months, it reminds us how important it is to have a disaster plan. Vanderbilt Work/Life Connections-EAP shares 10 ways in which you can be better prepared in the event of an unexpected crisis.
Learn Mindfulness is maintaining a moment-by-moment awareness of your thoughts, feelings, bodily sensations, and surrounding environment. Mindful eating is being conscious of your hunger cues, savoring your food, and knowing when you are satisfied with a meal. Practicing these steps can help you maintain a healthy relationship with the food you eat and avoid unhealthy patterns, like overeating due to distraction, stress, or sadness.
Learn Sodium is an essential nutrient that your body needs to function, but too much can lead to increased blood pressure, heart disease, and kidney disease. So, how much is too much? The American Heart Association recommends no more than 2,300 mg (about one teaspoon of salt) per day for healthy people and less than 1,500 mg for adults with high blood pressure. Yet the average American consumes nearly 3,400 mg a day! So where is all this sodium coming from? Sodium Sources