wellness

August 22, 2017

We know that connecting with nature is good for our health, thanks to a growing body of evidence. But how do we measure a “dose” of nature? Do we get the same benefits from having plants in our offices that we do from gardening in our yards?

A study of 17 large companies in Washington state found a substantial increase in the use of evidence-based health promotion practices after the first year of the program.

By 2030, census data suggests, 20-plus percent of the U.S. population will be 65 or older.

A "strong disconnect" exists between employers in low-wage industries and their employees about the value of workplace wellness programs, University of Washington researchers report in a new study.

Nearly half of physicians report they have experienced at least one symptom of "burnout" during their career. Work hours are long, difficult and emotionally draining.

In each of the past two years, University of Washington social work professor Karina Walters has spent a little over a week trudging through swampland and battling heat and insects along nearly 70 miles of the Trail of Tears.
 

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