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This is the season: ordering fresh vegetable soup in the shop or jumping into a soup bar for a steaming bowl, who can resist it? But preparing a healthy vegetable soup all by yourself is also an excellent way to spend the weekend in autumn weather.
Use olive oil instead of butter to fry the onions. Go for garlic or ginger as a powerful basis: both are souper healthy, and with the right attributes, every soup automatically becomes a delight: some fresh herbs (coriander or basil, depending on your personal taste and the intended palate of flavours of your soup). And do you prefer hummus, tzatziki or baba ganoush? Soup and mezze always go well together anyway, in a gazpacho too. But that is - unfortunately - another season.
If you use "to soup" as a verb, make it one that requires no effort: feel the urge to snack, remember that you can also.... soup.
Vital Weekend Habits in ichange3: feeding your staff with vital content outside the working week too
The World Cup is A.L.I.V.E. ! 10 insights from the world of soccer
will make your T.E.A.M. irresistibly V.I.T.A.L.
Is it enough to infuse a team with ample doses of 'talent' to reach high peaks?
In soccer, successful clubs can often assemble a perfectly balanced team, in which compatibility and zest for work are just as important keys to success as pure talent.
But how can you forge a close-knit team?
There can’t be much doubt about the importance of team work: a vital organisation’s success is down to a clear focus on trust and cooperation. That doesn’t mean however that no attention should be given to individual skills.
How can you tackle this when rolling out a vitality plan in your organisation?
An increasing number of older adults are extending their labor force attachment beyond traditional retirement ages. On the other hand, recent data show that adults age 45-69 are three times more likely than adults age 18-44 to report unable to work due to health problems. Wellbeing programs are an excellent way to promote positive health-related behaviors and effectively keep your employees healthy.
Working on your mood is vital for good health, but is all too often forgotten, as people focus their attention mostly on food and exercise. BrandNewHealth’s digital health coaches and apps use mood as a crucial binding element. These 5 habits highlight the importance of mood.
The Shout blog of our vitality app is Vitaly's natural domain. He always has a surprising take on health or vitality. Sometimes it's downright funny, which can be very liberating. When you laugh until your belly hurts, it's like an unconscious work-out for your abs, and for the muscles in your face, legs and back. Sometimes though Vitaly's columns are more philosophical or poetic. Never a dull moment with Vitaly! Here's his take on yoga.
Yoga is increasingly finding its way into offices and more and more yoga teachers now specialize in corporate yoga. But why is it getting so popular and should you consider offering it at your company?
In the Shout blog of our vitality app, users receive fun and inspiring updates on a regular basis. The healthy weekend habits alternately focus on food, exercise, weight, stress, sleep, mood, alcohol and smoking. This is an example of a surprising update on exercise.
Tailored live advice as the future of lifestyle coaching, does it sound familiar? If we take this a step further, we can see applications on the horizon, aimed at directing our behaviour continuously. Imagine grabbing a bottle of coke, and feeling your smart bracelet vibrate, a question popping up: ‘Haven’t you had enough sugar for today?’ Or getting up from your desk chair, and being suggested by your smartphone to go to the water fountain on your left rather than to the coffee machine on your right.
We are all social beings: contact with others caters for our much needed sense of connection. Moreover, social support tones down negative emotions and reduces the mental and physical impact of misfortune. A problem shared is a problem halved for sure.
Discomforting news from the cognitive science world: since 2000, our average attention span has dropped from twelve to eight seconds, shorter than that of a goldfish. Smartphones might be to blame: the constant stream of information distracts us, so we’ve become unable to filter out irrelevant stimuli.
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