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Steve Levine

Steve Levine

By promoting health and wellness, we believe the workplace becomes a more cohesive and efficient place because if the workforce is happy, the workplace prospers and the cycle continues. Our mission is to provide a central point of contact for government employees and credible information they need to experience motivation and efficiency within the workplace and take advantage of what their work status provides.

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Will FEHB Be Affected by New Health Care Reform?

Will FEHB Be Affected by New Health Care Reform?

Experts have predicted that the revised health care reform will likely have no impact on the Federal Employee’s Health Benefits (FEHB) program, much like the previous plan that was reversed last March. This action is geared toward the Affordable Care…

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Conflict Resolution at Work

Conflict Resolution at Work

Conflicts in the workplace are very common. Only in a perfect world would all employees get along all the time in every work setting. That is just not likely to happen. Since we are all human, it is necessary to…

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Soul and Mind
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Improving Your Immune System

Improving Your Immune System

It happens at some point: every year, everyone around you is fine, and then suddenly, it seems like you’ve been surrounded by a plague. At first, some friends get sick, then a few co-workers, and finally it hits your household….

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Health
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Playing Sports to Stay Fit

Playing Sports to Stay Fit

Some people get bored working out regularly at a gym. It gets to be too repetitive, there’s no fun involved so motivation starts to dwindle. But daily exercise doesn’t have to feel like drudgery. Consider playing sports to stay fit….

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Wellness
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Nutrition Spotlight: Zucchinis

Nutrition Spotlight: Zucchinis

Although widely considered, and served as a vegetable zucchini is classified botanically as a fruit. More specifically it is a type of squash. Eaten cooked or raw, the health benefits of zucchini are notable. The zucchini plant is easy to…

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How to Change Your Benefits for a Life Change

How to Change Your Benefits for a Life Change

Employees and retirees often think about changing their government worker benefits during open enrollment, or when a new benefit option is added to the mix. But sometimes changes need to be made due to life-altering events or for any number…

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Government News
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Nutrition Spotlight: Zucchinis

Nutrition Spotlight: Zucchinis

Although widely considered, and served as a vegetable zucchini is classified botanically as a fruit. More specifically it is a type of squash. Eaten cooked or raw, the health benefits of zucchini are notable. The zucchini plant is easy to…

Recipe of the Month: Roasted Salmon

Recipe of the Month: Roasted Salmon

There are countless healthy salmon recipes out there for the taking if you are willing to do a simple search. Easy recipes featuring baked salmon and vegetables are an excellent addition to your weekly menu. Infused with traditional Mediterranean gusto,…

5 Tips to Eat Healthier at Restaurants

5 Tips to Eat Healthier at Restaurants

Yes, it is easy to eat healthy when you plan and prepare the meals you eat at home. You maintain full control of all the ingredients and portion sizes. But when you indulge in dinner out on the town, it…

Healthy Alternatives for Junk Food

Healthy Alternatives for Junk Food

Snacking, in general, is not a bad thing. Junk food has given eating between meals a bad rap. In fact, many experts promote eating several small meals throughout the day, including healthy snacks. A common philosophy is to eat when…

Recipe of the Month: Avocado Shrimp Salad

Recipe of the Month: Avocado Shrimp Salad

Avocado shrimp salad is a quick and easy heart healthy meal that works well as either a main dish or as a hearty side. The delicious combination of protein-packed shrimp, vegetables, and sweet, diced apple offers an elegant mixture of…

Nutrition Spotlight: Kale

Nutrition Spotlight: Kale

Kale is another dark, leafy green that holds plenty of health benefits for its consumers. Like it’s other super food counterparts—which includes broccoli, cauliflower, brussels sprouts, and collards—kale has always been known as a super food for good reasons. It…

Playing Sports to Stay Fit

Playing Sports to Stay Fit

Some people get bored working out regularly at a gym. It gets to be too repetitive, there’s no fun involved so motivation starts to dwindle. But daily exercise doesn’t have to feel like drudgery. Consider playing sports to stay fit….

When is it Time to Replace Your Running Shoes?

When is it Time to Replace Your Running Shoes?

The running shoe market is currently a $3 billion industry. There are more than enough options available to every racer on land. Whether you need extra cushioning or support, a wider width, or some other specialized feature, there is a…

Maximize Fat Burn During Your Next Workout

Maximize Fat Burn During Your Next Workout

Whether you have just started exercising or if you are a long-time gym rat, there are easy tweaks you can apply to your fitness routine to help boost weight loss, pulverize plateaus, and gain more muscle tone out of every…

Benefits of Weight Training

Benefits of Weight Training

Many exercise enthusiasts and those new to the fitness arena believe the benefits of weight training are meant for the professionals. But, the truth is, weight lifting offers many benefits for everyone, not just athletes. By omitting strength training from…

Strengthen Your Core with Pilates

Strengthen Your Core with Pilates

If you are looking for a minimal impact, low-intensity way to improve your health and ease into a fitness program, Pilates may be the way to go. The movements are powerful, effective and doable for folks at any fitness level….

5 Exercises that Promote a Healthy Heart

5 Exercises that Promote a Healthy Heart

It is a well-known fact that putting in at least 30 minutes of moderate physical activity five days per week will significantly improve your health. But did you know it can also reduce your risk of heart disease and other…

Improving Your Immune System

Improving Your Immune System

It happens at some point: every year, everyone around you is fine, and then suddenly, it seems like you’ve been surrounded by a plague. At first, some friends get sick, then a few co-workers, and finally it hits your household….

Importance of Blood Pressure Checks

Importance of Blood Pressure Checks

A routine blood pressure check is included in virtually all medical examinations. If a health issue arises, your primary doctor may order repeat blood pressure tests to screen for high or low blood pressure, prehypertension, heart disease, or other medical…

Home Remedies for Headaches & Migraines

Home Remedies for Headaches & Migraines

Tension headaches are usually presented as pain stemming from the neck, shoulders, and scalp. A migraine is a more severe, pulsating version that is often only on one side of the head, or temple. Migraines are usually preceded by warning…

Your Eyes Are the Windows to Your Health

Your Eyes Are the Windows to Your Health

A comprehensive optical exam offers more than just a view of your eye health, it can help determine your overall well-being. A thorough eye exam is just as important as an annual physical, and can be just as effective at…

Healthy Snacks for Spring

Healthy Snacks for Spring

Munching on nutritious victuals between meals helps to keep the body energized, but the key is making wise food choices. Healthy snacks are an important part of regular eating, these morsels satisfy your hunger without going over your daily calorie…

Fighting Spring Allergies

Fighting Spring Allergies

Sneezing, coughing, watery eyes. Sound familiar? If so, you’re likely experiencing what millions of Americans experience around this time of year: Allergies. While most people opt to take allergy medication to immediately resolve those bothersome allergy symptoms, some may prefer…

Conflict Resolution at Work

Conflict Resolution at Work

Conflicts in the workplace are very common. Only in a perfect world would all employees get along all the time in every work setting. That is just not likely to happen. Since we are all human, it is necessary to…

4 Tips to Keep Your Sanity this Summer

4 Tips to Keep Your Sanity this Summer

The kids will be out of school soon, so now is the time to make those well-earned summer vacation plans. With some forward thinking and good planning, the process can be less stressful and summer sanity can be achieved. First,…

5 Tips for Planning Your Goals

5 Tips for Planning Your Goals

The best thing about setting personal goals isn’t reaching the achievement, it is going through the process and who you inevitably become to reach that goal; that is the true benefit. Setting Personal Goals Setting goals for the future is…

Smile More: Your Mind, Body, and Soul Will Thank You

Smile More: Your Mind, Body, and Soul Will Thank You

Smiling has been shown to be more than just a response to something funny or sweet. Research suggests both involuntary or forced smiling can have a powerfully uplifting effect on your mind, body, and soul. An upturn of the lips…

Psychological Benefits of Yoga

Psychological Benefits of Yoga

Psychological Benefits of Yoga Yogais best known for helping to loosen tense muscles, developing strength, and improving flexibility. In addition, there are psychological benefits to be gained from practicing yoga. Research has shown that this ancient method can also enhance…

Stress Relievers for the Soul

Stress Relievers for the Soul

It is good for you to relax, you deserve to take some time to regroup and recharge. It can take less time than you might think. It is not necessary to book an expensive spa weekend or jet off to…

Will FEHB Be Affected by New Health Care Reform?

Will FEHB Be Affected by New Health Care Reform?

Experts have predicted that the revised health care reform will likely have no impact on the Federal Employee’s Health Benefits (FEHB) program, much like the previous plan that was reversed last March. This action is geared toward the Affordable Care…

How to Change Your Benefits for a Life Change

How to Change Your Benefits for a Life Change

Employees and retirees often think about changing their government worker benefits during open enrollment, or when a new benefit option is added to the mix. But sometimes changes need to be made due to life-altering events or for any number…

Federal Agencies Offering Government Workers Incentives

Federal Agencies Offering Government Workers Incentives

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced that, pending OPM approval, it will offer early retirement benefits and buyout incentives to federal government employees. This may be one of many announcements being made by federal government agencies, although others seem…

Will Budget Cuts Affect Federal Employees?

Will Budget Cuts Affect Federal Employees?

Now, Congress will be postponing deciding on the federal government’s request to increase funding for homeland security and defense by $33 billion in the current budget proposal for 2017. This amount is due to be partially offset by $18 billion…

Federal Hiring Freeze Finally Lifted

Federal Hiring Freeze Finally Lifted

The federal hiring freeze that President Trump initiated at the beginning of his presidential term has been lifted. However, Mick Mulvaney, the budget director, states that there will be many positions left empty as the administration launches a wide effort…

Federal Disability Employment

Federal Disability Employment

Currently, more than 219,000 people with disabilities are federal government employees. Due to a dramatic increase in total disabled employment, the federal government is now working hard to expand government job opportunities. Jobs for people with disabilities are available throughout…