There comes a time in everyone's life when we ask ourselves: am I really an outgoing otter?
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The media can make a mess out of reporting when it comes to "research", and alcohol-related headlines are no exception.Case in point: this past summer certain press outlets had a field day reporting on this study, based on a poll of around 5,000 people. In a nutshell, it found that older, married couples were likely to have similar drinking habits. It concluded that marital happiness was linked with having similar alcohol consumption habits, whether those were abstaining or drinking. Interesting, but not shocking. Also, "drinking" in the study was defined as 6 drinks a week per men, and 3 drinks per week per women, far less than official "moderate level" drinking standards.
In 2016 popular interest in addiction soared, particularly after the late fall release of the Surgeon General’s landmark report on addiction. So what addiction trends in particular would you guess are creating the most buzz?
Fitness trackers are ubiquitous these days; Jawbone, Fitbit, Apple Watch, Misfit, Garmin...even McDonalds has tried to jump on the trend (unsuccessfully). They’re especially popular in January, when many of us resolve to revamp our habits for the healthier, kick addictive behaviors, or get help with addiction recovery. Whether your wearable device is a freshly opened holiday gift, or a time-tested favorite, milk the most out of it by using it to help you stick to the jackpot of New Year’s resolutions: kicking addictions and bad habits.
Ahhhhh, quality sleep! Who doesn't love it? It's healthy and feels great, and humans are born naturally awesome at it. But sometimes addictive behaviors can sabotage our sleep by getting us in wonky sleep cycles.
Ah, Dry January is finally upon us! It's a month many of us sort of look forward to but also sort of dread: when we commit to staying off the booze for 31 days. Dry January ends up on the ultimate high note (accomplishing it feels great mentally and physically!), but getting through it has its highs and lows, like any lifestyle revamp does. Here's 4 ways to feel your best throughout the inevitable rollercoaster:
Happy Boxing Day! What's that, you ask? When you take all of your holiday stress out in a boxing ring.
The statistics on the opioid crisis are startling. But in designing preventative solutions for addiction the best place to start is often not with numbers but with stories. By listening to people share their personal, raw accounts of addiction we build empathy that unlocks all sorts of insights.
Ah, it’s that time of year again: for New Year’s resolutions. Some of us love them, some of us find them bittersweet, and some of us have sworn them off forever. At Workit, we tend to appreciate any good excuse for self-reflection and making goals: two healthy activities all year round, provided they come with a generous dose of self-compassion and moderation.