Workaholism

by Volume 12, Number 5 During their working years, adults spend approximately one-third of their time at work. A person who chooses to work long hours (i.e., more than one-third of their time), perhaps compulsively, is often labeled a workaholic.…

Numbers

by Volume 12, Number 4 Paying attention to numbers is pervasive in matters pertaining to health, especially in interactions with physicians. Height and weight, waist circumference, blood pressure, cholesterol, blood glucose (HbA1c for persons with diabetes), and other measures are…

Healthy Spending

by Volume 12, Number 3 It is well-established that providing help to others can be beneficial to one’s health. Persons who provide various forms of support to family and friends, and/or who participate in volunteer work, have been found to…

Weight Perception

by Volume 12, Number 1 Sometimes the most correct answer to a question such as, “Is this better or is that better?” is “yes.” That is, there may not be one right answer because often things aren’t either/or. This can…

Coffee

by Volume 11, Number 12 A behavior in which most Americans engage every day is drinking coffee. Estimates are that perhaps more than 80% of adults in the United States regularly drink coffee, and the most commonly cited amount is an…