Archive for the “Health” Category

Avoiding Summer Headaches

Posted on September 3rd, 2015 by Seth Nickinson

It turns out that as the temperature rises, so does the risk of headaches in some people. In one Harvard University study of more than 7,000 emergency room patients diagnosed with headaches, the patients’ short-term risk of severe headache increased 7.5 percent with every 9 degree Fahrenheit rise in temperature during the 24 hours preceding a patient’s ER visit. Drink […]

Sleep Tight

Posted on September 1st, 2015 by Seth Nickinson

Getting a good night’s sleep is a key part of staying healthy and being ready for work. Of course, some times there are reasons we can’t, like a new child or a lot of stress. But there are many factors within our control. Here are some keys to getting a good night’s sleep Keep a […]

20-20-20 Rule for Less Digital Eye Strain

Posted on August 18th, 2015 by Seth Nickinson

We are all staring at screens far too much. Here’s a simple method, recommended by vision specialists, for reducing eyestrain: The 20-20-20 rule Every 20 minutes Look away from the screen for 20 seconds At something 20 feet away Source: Lenstore   You can also take a few other steps to reduce eyestrain, like 1. […]

Summer Skin Care: Do It Together!

Posted on June 30th, 2015 by Seth Nickinson

Sometimes “wellness” simply means doing the health basics. In the heat of summer, protecting yourself from the sun is a key basic. Slip, Slop, Slap, Wrap Last summer we wrote about our favorite skin care campaign, which originated in Australia in the 1980s and has evolved ever since. Slip on a Shirt Slop on Sunscreen Slap on […]

Acupressure to Ease Your Day

Posted on April 21st, 2015 by Seth Nickinson

At Project ACT, we are big believers in taking care of your body during the workday. We recently talked about stress-relieving massages you can do on yourself. That’s on top of stretching at your workstation, desk yoga, and moving meetings. Here, we go into a bit more detail about a specific technique that can really help combat tension: […]