Nutrition & Wellness

AHIP Wellness SmartBrief

News to improve employee and population health

AHIP Wellness SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: America's Health Insurance Plans

Ga. city workers log 27.3 million steps in wellness challenge

9/2/2014

  • Statesboro Herald (Ga.)

The 63 city employees in Statesboro, Ga., participating in a "Fit By '15" wellness challenge have racked up more than 27.3 million steps since July, as measured by Fitbit trackers. The wellness progra… Read More

Digestive Health SmartBrief

News and information about GI health

Digestive Health SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: The American College of Gastroenterology

Acupuncture may help constipation, study says

8/27/2014

  • NewKerala.com (India)

Chinese researchers reported that a type of acupuncture called auriculotherapy, which stimulates parts of the outer ear, may help treat constipation and related symptoms. Read More

SmartBrief for Nutritionists

News for health and wellness professionals

SmartBrief for Nutritionists

Healthy diets have room for dark chocolate, RDs say

9/2/2014

  • Las Vegas Review-Journal

Chocolate can be part of a healthy diet, but dark chocolate, with 70% cacao or higher, is better than milk chocolate because it contains fewer added ingredients that can drive up calories, registered … Read More

SNA SmartBrief

School nutrition news

SNA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: School Nutrition Association

Obese youths are more prone to high blood pressure

9/1/2014

  • Science World Report

Obese boys were almost six times more likely to have hypertension than their normal-weight counterparts, according to a study by the European Society of Cardiology. The likelihood of hypertension was … Read More