Life on Purpose: How Living for What Matters Most Changes Everything
Vic Stecher - A pioneer in the field of behavioral science delivers a groundbreaking work that shows how finding your purpose in life leads to better health and overall happiness. Your life is a boat. You need a rudder. But it doesn’t matter how much wind is in your sails if you’re not steering toward a harbor—an ultimate purpose in your life. While the greatest philosophers have pondered purpose for centuries, today it has been shown to have a concrete impact on our health. Recent studies into Alzheimer’s, heart disease, stroke, depression, functional brain imaging, and measurement of DNA repair are shedding new light on how and why purpose benefits our lives. Going beyond the fads, opinions, and false hopes of “expert” self-help books, Life on Purpose explores the incredible connection between purposeful living and the latest scientific evidence on quality of life and longevity. Drawing on ancient and modern philosophy, literature, psychology, evolutionary biology, genetics, and neuroscience, as well as his experience in public health research, Dr. Vic Strecher reveals the elements necessary for a purposeful life and how to acquire them, and outlines an elegant strategy for improving energy, willpower, and long-term happiness, and well-being. He integrates these core themes into his own personal story—a tragedy that led him to reconsider his own life—and how a deeper understanding of purposeful living helped him not only survive, but thrive. Illuminating, accessible, and authentically grounded in real people’s experiences, Life on Purpose is essential reading for everyone seeking lasting improvement in their lives.
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Health Promotion in the Workplace, 5th edition, is a valuable reference for anyone who designs, manages, evaluates or studies workplace health promotion programs. Authored by a team of program managers and scholars who have designed and managed programs in several thousand settings, conducted hundreds of program evaluations, and published thousands of scientific studies on the most effective approaches, this 721-page book provides the rare combination of practical perspective combined with conservative scientific rigor. Earlier editions have been used by tens of thousands of professionals around the world. The overall book is organized around the Awareness, Motivation, Skills and Opportunity (AMSO) Framework, which was first articulated by Dr. Michael P. O’Donnell in 2005.
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Cracking Health Costs: How to Cut Your Company’s Health Costs and Provide Employees Better Care by Tom Emerick, Al Lewis
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Workplace Wellness that Works: 10 Steps to Infuse Well-Being and Vitality into Any Organization by Laura Putnam
A smarter framework for designing more effective workplace wellness programs
Workplace Wellness That Works provides a fresh perspective on how to promote employee well-being in the workplace. In addressing the interconnectivity between wellness and organizational culture, this book shows you how to integrate wellness into your existing employee development strategy in more creative, humane, and effective ways.
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