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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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Relieve Bloating with These Tips

Relieve Bloating with These Tips

Memorial Day weekend has come and gone, and you may probably have enjoyed a variety of delicious foods with the family while grilling out. With all the quick and easy foods available to us, it’s hard not to wake up…

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Health
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How to Practice Self Care

How to Practice Self Care

Anyone who wants to live a healthy, happy, and sustainable life, must practice good self care. This simply means taking good care of yourself mentally as well as physically. Some of the things we are going to suggest to you…

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Soul and Mind
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Honoring Our Heroes this Memorial Day

Honoring Our Heroes this Memorial Day

Wondering how you can pay tribute to the heroes of America and celebrate this Memorial Day weekend? There is no better place to celebrate Memorial Day and pay tribute on Memorial Day weekend than in our nation’s capital, Washington, DC….

3 Exercises for Stress-Relief

3 Exercises for Stress-Relief

We all know that exercising releases endorphins, and endorphins make happy people. So it’s time to get up and get out. It is time for you to start combatting your stress and even possibly depression. Thankfully, exercise can help you…

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Wellness
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How to Have a Balanced Meal

How to Have a Balanced Meal

Healthy eating involves incorporating protein, vegetables, fruits, grains, and dairy in your daily diet. A balanced meal includes a serving from all five groups. When healthy meal planning, try to add each food group to the plate. How to Make…

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Nutrition
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10 Signs that You May Need to Seek an Exam for Your MSD Issues

10 Signs that You May Need to Seek an Exam for Your MSD Issues

Musculoskeletal Disorders or MSDs are a variety of disorders and injuries that affect the human body’s movement or musculoskeletal system. A very common example that many people have heard of is carpal tunnel syndrome. Here are some MSD facts: When…

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Health
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How to Have a Balanced Meal

How to Have a Balanced Meal

Healthy eating involves incorporating protein, vegetables, fruits, grains, and dairy in your daily diet. A balanced meal includes a serving from all five groups. When healthy meal planning, try to add each food group to the plate. How to Make…

Nutrition Plans for Weight Loss

Nutrition Plans for Weight Loss

There are so many modern approaches to fitness and diet, it is hard to determine which is the best nutrition plan for weight loss. The draw for many commercial diet programs is that you lose weight rapidly. The problem is…

Recipe of the Month: Oven-Baked Salmon

Recipe of the Month: Oven-Baked Salmon

Salmon is one of the most nutrient-rich foods available around the world. It is deemed capable of such miraculous feats as extending life and preventing cancer and heart disease. This amazing oily fish not only contains one of the highest…

Nutrition Spotlight: Eggplant

Nutrition Spotlight: Eggplant

Eggplants, or aubergines as they are known in certain parts of the world, are purple, glossy and teardrop shaped. Many people assume they are vegetables, but eggplants are actually fruit and are believed to have originated in India. While there…

Fight Allergies with Raw Honey

Fight Allergies with Raw Honey

You have probably heard of the allergy-fighting effects of raw honey. Many people compare it to immunotherapy, the process of desensitizing yourself to a specific isolated allergen by injecting very small amounts of it into your body over time. The…

Building a Healthy Salad Bowl

Building a Healthy Salad Bowl

When building a salad bowl, first consider if you will be preparing a side dish or a full meal. A side salad may consist of a few cleansing vegetables like lettuce, cucumber, green pepper, red onions, and tomato. Sometimes only…

3 Exercises for Stress-Relief

3 Exercises for Stress-Relief

We all know that exercising releases endorphins, and endorphins make happy people. So it’s time to get up and get out. It is time for you to start combatting your stress and even possibly depression. Thankfully, exercise can help you…

How Does Exercise Keep the Heart Young?

How Does Exercise Keep the Heart Young?

Your health is no joke, and avoiding exercise can leave your whole body feeling older and can have terrible effects on your heart. The added strain of extra weight as well as a body full of weak and underused muscles…

Exercise for Cancer Patients

Exercise for Cancer Patients

It can be difficult for many healthy people to start exercising regularly, never mind a cancer patient. For optimal health, the CDC suggests a minimum of 2.5 hours of exercise every week, with two days of strength training for adults….

The Correlation between Exercise and Appetite

The Correlation between Exercise and Appetite

The relationship between exercise and weight loss is well-known – in general, the “formula” for weight loss is understood to be that calorie expenditure (through exercise or other activity) should be greater than calorie intake for weight loss to occur….

Can Exercise Help Sharpen Your Focus?

Can Exercise Help Sharpen Your Focus?

Staying physically active helps to improve our overall well-being and health. It also helps to reduce the odds of acquiring diabetes, heart disease and lowers your blood pressure. Another major benefit of working out and exercising is with your mental…

Fix Your Posture with These Small Exercises

Fix Your Posture with These Small Exercises

By committing just three minutes each day you can fix posture issues. It only takes 3-minutes to perform the following exercises to fix posture. If you think about the amount of time many of us spent seated in front of…

Relieve Bloating with These Tips

Relieve Bloating with These Tips

Memorial Day weekend has come and gone, and you may probably have enjoyed a variety of delicious foods with the family while grilling out. With all the quick and easy foods available to us, it’s hard not to wake up…

10 Signs that You May Need to Seek an Exam for Your MSD Issues

10 Signs that You May Need to Seek an Exam for Your MSD Issues

Musculoskeletal Disorders or MSDs are a variety of disorders and injuries that affect the human body’s movement or musculoskeletal system. A very common example that many people have heard of is carpal tunnel syndrome. Here are some MSD facts: When…

Walk a Mile a Day to Improve Your Health

Walk a Mile a Day to Improve Your Health

It’s hard to find the time or energy in our busy lives to go to the gym or plan a workout. A healthy lifestyle doesn’t always have to involve an hour long, exhausting workout each day. Walking is an easy…

Autophagy & Your Health

Autophagy & Your Health

Autophagy is the new scientific approach to weight loss. The little-known process is now prolonging lifespans and making people look younger. The process of natural regeneration takes place at a cellular level, reducing incidents of disease and lengthening lives. What…

Advances in Healthcare

Advances in Healthcare

Technology advances in health care allow medical professionals to do their job much more effectively and to help their patients even more. While there are many new healthcare technology advances in the works, here are some of the most exciting:…

Do Fruit Juices Really Have Nutritional Value?

Do Fruit Juices Really Have Nutritional Value?

In today’s market, there are hundreds of fruit juice products available to consumers. Many of these so-called “healthy” juices claim to offer a vast array of vitamins as well as health benefits. But is this really the case? How can…

How to Practice Self Care

How to Practice Self Care

Anyone who wants to live a healthy, happy, and sustainable life, must practice good self care. This simply means taking good care of yourself mentally as well as physically. Some of the things we are going to suggest to you…

Clear Your Mind to Sleep Better

Clear Your Mind to Sleep Better

If you search online for ways to fall asleep faster you might come across a lot of suggestions to just “release your problems” and “clear your mind,” but what does that really mean? Those suggestions are overly vague and unhelpful….

Bullet Journaling for Your Mind

Bullet Journaling for Your Mind

It is tough to remember everything on our plates and keep important dates organized. Many of us juggle several different scheduling systems such as a physical calendar, an electronic scheduler, post-it notes, phone reminders and an appointment book. We have…

Revitalize Your Spirit

Revitalize Your Spirit

So many of us can agree that the routine of life can get us down sometimes. Sticking to a schedule, always having somewhere to go or something to do can have us feeling a little robotic at times. Having less…

Spring Cleaning for the Mind

Spring Cleaning for the Mind

Spring has officially sprung! With the returning smells of fresh flowers and dewy rain comes the stress of spring cleaning. Many families invest their time in cleaning their homes and yards for the busy summer months ahead. Why not take…

How the Eyes Can Trick Your Mind

How the Eyes Can Trick Your Mind

When we look at objects or scenes, our eyes glance and our brains are notorious for jumping to conclusions. The first stage of perception begins when light bounces off an object in sight. The cornea allows the rays to enter…

Honoring Our Heroes this Memorial Day

Honoring Our Heroes this Memorial Day

Wondering how you can pay tribute to the heroes of America and celebrate this Memorial Day weekend? There is no better place to celebrate Memorial Day and pay tribute on Memorial Day weekend than in our nation’s capital, Washington, DC….

Retirement Rules for Firefighters Under CSRS

Retirement Rules for Firefighters Under CSRS

The retirement age for firefighters is earlier then it is for most jobs. To receive a firefighter’s pension, you must first meet the service and age requirements and leave a covered position Employees preparing for retirement much have completed a…

New Bill Could Make Transition from Retired Military Personnel to Civilian Positions Easier

New Bill Could Make Transition from Retired Military Personnel to Civilian Positions Easier

In 2016, a policy change was enacted that restricted the hiring of recently retired military personnel into civilian positions within the same department. However, during the annual DoD authorization bill, will largely reverse this policy. Given limited exceptions that will…

Big Changes in Federal Worker Benefits on the Horizon

Big Changes in Federal Worker Benefits on the Horizon

Jeff Pon, the new OPM director is preparing to make big changes in federal employee benefits, federal pay scale, and workplace policies. Pon has set the groundwork for this shift by boosting the profile of the Chief Human Capital Officers…

Navy’s Plans for Curbing Opioid Addiction

Navy’s Plans for Curbing Opioid Addiction

The U.S. Navy has introduced new policies and training devised to keep opioid treatment safe. Long-term patients who use opioid medications for pain management need to be protected against the threat of opioid addiction. The deputy chief medical officer for…

Retirement Age for Federal Workers Increases

Retirement Age for Federal Workers Increases

Government workers are now retiring later in their careers. The average age of retirement for federal employees today is 63. This figure has continued to rise since 1990 when the median federal retirement age was 61.3. Considering other sources of…