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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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6 Apps for the Health-Conscious Adult

6 Apps for the Health-Conscious Adult

Mobile fitness trackers and health apps are helping people reach their healthy lifestyle goals. Install the best health apps on your smartphone or tablet to monitor your calorie intake or to remind you of scheduled workouts. There are a wide…

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Health
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Recipe of the Month: Salad Pizza

Recipe of the Month: Salad Pizza

Kale recipes have become increasingly popular in the health-conscious community due to this fibrous superfood’s high nutrient content. What’s more, a one cup serving of kale contains no fat and about 36 calories. Filled with fiber, the leafy green is…

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Nutrition
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Do Veterans Have the Advantage in Federal Hiring?

Do Veterans Have the Advantage in Federal Hiring?

The simple answer is, yes, veterans do have an advantage when it comes to hiring. Thanks to the Veterans Employment Opportunity Act of 1998 (VEOA) and Veterans’ Recruitment Appointment (VRA), veterans have the edge over non-veterans when it comes to…

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Government News
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Avoid Your Next Nervous Breakdown

Avoid Your Next Nervous Breakdown

We all have stresses that we have to deal with on a daily basis. On some occasions, this stress can build up to really be damaging to our health. For example, pulling too many all-nighters to complete a project at…

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Soul and Mind
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Cycling Towards Wellness

Cycling Towards Wellness

There is no denying, to be truly healthy, you also need to be fit. Fitness comes with regular physical activity. You will not only look better: exercise also helps ward off chronic health threats such as heart disease, obesity, cancer,…

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Wellness
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Mental Health Awareness

Mental Health Awareness

While in the past there may have been a certain stigma associated with mental health, the conversation on the subject has opened up in recent years. Individuals who may not suffer from any specific disorder themselves can still be affected…

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Health
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Recipe of the Month: Salad Pizza

Recipe of the Month: Salad Pizza

Kale recipes have become increasingly popular in the health-conscious community due to this fibrous superfood’s high nutrient content. What’s more, a one cup serving of kale contains no fat and about 36 calories. Filled with fiber, the leafy green is…

Nutrition Spotlight: Dark Chocolate

Nutrition Spotlight: Dark Chocolate

Health Benefits of Dark Chocolate Science has recently discovered the numerous health benefits of dark chocolate: Dark Chocolate for Heart Health – Research has shown that consuming a small serving of dark chocolate a couple of times a week can…

Recipes Under 250 Calories

Recipes Under 250 Calories

There is no way around it—if you want a slimmer body you need to take in fewer calories than you need. An average sized, moderately active woman requires about 2,000 calories a day to maintain her weight. A man can…

Recipe of the Month: Shrimp Quinoa Bowl

Recipe of the Month: Shrimp Quinoa Bowl

Health Benefits of Quinoa Quinoa is considered to be the least allergenic of all the grains, and is gluten-free, making it a good option for those with celiac disease or a gluten intolerance. It’s a good source of calcium, magnesium,…

Nutrition Spotlight: Tomatoes

Nutrition Spotlight: Tomatoes

The health benefits of tomatoes are numerous, and with over 10,000 types to choose from, the possibilities are endless. You can incorporate this nutrient-rich food into your balanced diet in a variety of ways such as sauces, salads, soups, side…

4 Ways to Defeat Sugar Cravings

4 Ways to Defeat Sugar Cravings

If your sugar addiction makes it impossible to resist those donuts in the conference room, you are in good company. Countless Americans love sweets, and most people eat more sugar than they should in one sitting. Sugar cravings can be…

Cycling Towards Wellness

Cycling Towards Wellness

There is no denying, to be truly healthy, you also need to be fit. Fitness comes with regular physical activity. You will not only look better: exercise also helps ward off chronic health threats such as heart disease, obesity, cancer,…

Benefits of Hot Yoga

Benefits of Hot Yoga

What is Hot Yoga? Hot yoga is a generic term used to describe yoga performed in a heated room with forced tropical humidity. In hot yoga, or “Bikram” which is the original terminology, temperatures soar up to 105 degrees with…

Natural vs. Treadmill Jogging

Natural vs. Treadmill Jogging

Jogging outdoors and running on a treadmill may appear to be the same exercises. The same major muscle groups are used under both conditions. Each workout requires the same body motion and forward movement. In addition, both natural and treadmill…

Exercises That Boost Your Metabolism

Exercises That Boost Your Metabolism

Knowing how to increase metabolism isn’t easy, but it is possible. One approach is to eat thermogenic foods or take supplements that raise your metabolic rate. But, it is hard to know exactly how well metabolism boosters work, how much…

Water and Weight Loss

Water and Weight Loss

You may have heard about the connection between drinking water and losing weight, but how exactly does that work? Here are some ways that water plays a role in weight loss. 1. Drinking water can help you burn more calories….

5 Foods to Avoid Before a Workout

5 Foods to Avoid Before a Workout

What you eat before a workout has a major effect on how well you perform and the results you gain. You may have a grasp on your best pre-workout meal and what to eat afterward, but do you know which…

6 Apps for the Health-Conscious Adult

6 Apps for the Health-Conscious Adult

Mobile fitness trackers and health apps are helping people reach their healthy lifestyle goals. Install the best health apps on your smartphone or tablet to monitor your calorie intake or to remind you of scheduled workouts. There are a wide…

Mental Health Awareness

Mental Health Awareness

While in the past there may have been a certain stigma associated with mental health, the conversation on the subject has opened up in recent years. Individuals who may not suffer from any specific disorder themselves can still be affected…

Understanding Holistic Medicine

Understanding Holistic Medicine

The holistic approach centers on healing the whole person, not just treating disease or masking symptoms. In natural medicine, any illness that occurs is a breakdown of the entire body, mind, and soul. A holistic doctor will consider nutritional, physical,…

What’s Keeping You Up at Night?

What’s Keeping You Up at Night?

When sleeping problems persist for over a month, it is time to uncover the root cause. There are many different factors that may be contributing to your restless sleep. Why Can’t I Sleep? If you can’t fall asleep, have trouble…

3 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Skip That Next Meal

3 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Skip That Next Meal

If you’re trying to lose a few pounds, your go-to method is probably to cut back on how much you eat. This usually means that you’ll forgo a meal or two during the week. While this is a popular “method”…

Top 5 Healthiest Fruits

Top 5 Healthiest Fruits

Choosing the most nutritious fruits will improve your health in two ways. First, a fiber-rich diet packed with fruit and vegetable nutrition, lean proteins, and healthy fats will keep you satisfied longer on fewer calories. Secondly, antioxidants and other compounds…

Avoid Your Next Nervous Breakdown

Avoid Your Next Nervous Breakdown

We all have stresses that we have to deal with on a daily basis. On some occasions, this stress can build up to really be damaging to our health. For example, pulling too many all-nighters to complete a project at…

Your Eyes Are the Windows to Your Soul & Mind

Your Eyes Are the Windows to Your Soul & Mind

The eyes are the windows to the soul and the mind. They provide much information about a person’s overall well-being and intentions. When we are worried or sad, the brow tends to furrow, making eyes appear smaller. Someone who is…

Self-Care for a Healthy Mind, Body & Soul

Self-Care for a Healthy Mind, Body & Soul

To live a healthy life that is sustainable and fulfilling, self-care of the mind, body, and soul is essential. Our existence, every day, is filled with chaos and violence in the news. There’s so much noise, constant activity, and never…

Finding the Motivation to Succeed

Finding the Motivation to Succeed

Many of us have a to-do list, whether for daily tasks that need doing or life goals that we want to reach. While it may be fairly easy to create such lists, the challenge is in finding the motivation to…

Master the Art of Willpower

Master the Art of Willpower

Life often involves ongoing tests of willpower. At some point or another, we all need to learn self-control techniques. You may want to start a diet plan but are faced with a tray of fresh chocolate pastries from your favorite…

Finding Your Zen

Finding Your Zen

Zen living has become a hot trend that surrounds us, but what does Zen mean? Finding calm, peace and mastering the art of meditation. Human beings existing in today’s world are all-consumed by worry, stress and in some cases, a…

Do Veterans Have the Advantage in Federal Hiring?

Do Veterans Have the Advantage in Federal Hiring?

The simple answer is, yes, veterans do have an advantage when it comes to hiring. Thanks to the Veterans Employment Opportunity Act of 1998 (VEOA) and Veterans’ Recruitment Appointment (VRA), veterans have the edge over non-veterans when it comes to…

Understanding Federal Workers’ Compensation

Understanding Federal Workers’ Compensation

Each year, numerous federal workers’ compensation claims go unopened and unapproved due to federal workers not knowing their rights. If you are a federal employee and are injured on the job or become ill due to your job, you should…

Pay Gap Between Federal Workers & Private Sector Increases

Pay Gap Between Federal Workers & Private Sector Increases

Recently, data has been released by the BEA (The Bureau of Economic Analysis) on 2016 federal workers’ compensation. Research demonstrates that average pay and benefits increased faster for federal government employees than for those working in the private sector last…

Federal Retirees Asked to Return to Work for Hurricane Relief

Federal Retirees Asked to Return to Work for Hurricane Relief

The Department of Homeland Security has been working on hurricane relief efforts. More than 8,500 workers have been deployed to Texas and elsewhere in response to Hurricane Harvey. Tasks undertaken by the federal government include the storage and movement of…

Hiring Flexibilities Announced Due to Hurricanes Harvey and Irma

Hiring Flexibilities Announced Due to Hurricanes Harvey and Irma

Hurricane Harvey in Texas and Hurricane Irma in Florida have affected numerous Federal employees. To address the situation, the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) has announced that it has authorized federal agencies to make excepted appointments on a temporary basis…

Remembering 9/11

Remembering 9/11

September 11, 2017, marks the sixteenth anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks. To honor the heroes and the victims on this day in history, several events were held throughout Washington, DC and the surrounding region. Similar remembrances were held in…