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LOA Today – 04.20.17

Download this episode (right click and save) The good news is that Joel is back! The bad news is that the reason he’s been away for the past two weeks is because his mom died suddenly and unexpectedly. But Joel has also mastered the art of successfully dealing with grief, and he shares his secret method with us. You will …

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Good news! You’re likely burning more calories than you thought when you’re walking

Walking is the most common exercise, and many walkers like to count how many calories are burned. Little known, however, is that the leading standardized equations used to predict or estimate walking energy expenditure — the number of calories burned — assume that one size fits all. They’ve been in place for close to half a century and were based …

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New research confirms how to take better workday breaks

Most people take breaks during their workdays. Coffee breaks. Lunch breaks. Short chats with coworkers. Maybe late afternoon walks around the building. But are they taking the best type of breaks? Breaks that boost energy, concentration and motivation? Two Baylor University researchers have published a new empirical study – “Give Me a Better Break: Choosing Workday Break Activities to Maximize …

Study: Why social workers aren’t discussing religion and spirituality with clients

Don’t expect your social worker to ask you about your religious beliefs. New research by a Baylor University professor shows that licensed clinical social workers (LCSWs), who account for the largest number of clinically trained helping professionals, believe that discussions about their clients’ religion and spirituality can often lead to improved health and mental health, but practitioners are not integrating …