Future of Health Summit 2018

Mind and Body: Workplace Wellness

Future of Health Summit 2018

Mind and Body: Workplace Wellness

Only one in five adults meet recommended physical activity guidelines, with the average adult clocking in at nearly 12 hours a day sitting at their desks, on their couches, or in their cars. Studies show that people who are physically active tend to live longer and have lower risk for heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, depression, and some cancers.

The average adult also spends close to 11 hours looking at a screen per day and checks their phone every 10 minutes. Our modern-day reliance on these digital devices and their habit-forming qualities has led to decreased face-to-face social connection and negative impacts on mental health and wellness.

This session will offer Summit participants the opportunity to learn simple exercises that everyone can incorporate into their daily office routine, and to make time for mindfulness through a guided meditation to reduce anxiety and stress in the workplace and our everyday lives.

Speakers

Presenters

Stephen Sokoler CEO, Journey Meditation

Kelley Vargo Practicum Coordinator and Academic Advisor, Milken Institute School of Public Health, George Washington University

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