HealthETeams Support

Support
  • Chesapeake Bay Area
  • Virginia Beach, VA
  • 23455
  • (757) 636-1775
PUBLIC PROFILE

Meaning and Movement: A Movement

Posted by Thomas Edwards on June 12, 2017 7:10 AM EDT
Thomas  Edwards photo

Two emerging trends are gaining momentum, and both....

...are extremely good for both ends of the age continuum-millennials and baby boomers alike.

Yesterday, while reading my favorite local newspaper, The Virginian-Pilot, I was caught by surprise by a couple of articles that really captured a couple of trends that are, well, healthy.  I was pleasantly surprised by the way.

One of the articles was a feature inThe Washington Post's Weekly Post magazine which is an insert into the local newspaper on Sundays.  It focused on the exciting, and simple idea of "extreme walking.  An organization founded by Diana Nyad, the woman who swam between Miami and Florida in her sixties, has been set up to promote distance walking.  While the article has an obvious bent towards men and women of age, it is also a program that anybody anywhere can follow.  No need for money, just some good walking shoes, some time and a group of friends.  And get going....

The other article was in the Sunday newspaper's Career Connection section.  It featured the emerging trend among millennials in the workplace.  The title of the article pretty much says it all, "Forget PingPong and Free Beer.  The Latest Perk for Tech Workers:  Doing Good".  The article then explains about a number of companies who put together group events whereby employees together can participate in meaningful activities that also provide value for community causes.  This type of employee benefit benefits the community, build social value in the workplace and probably, can create better harmony and purpose among younger, upwardly mobile staffers.

These articles point to some potential opportunities for the future.  Healthy opportunities I might add!

There are no comments

Sign in to add your comment.

Recent Posts

"Organic" Healthy Heart Solutions
A lot of our team's blogs build off of interesting newspaper or television stories that relate to...
read more
U.S Can Learn From Japan's Health Care
A few weeks ago, Chip wrote a blog and alluded to an article he heard about in one of both of our...
read more
U.S Study On Lifestyle Impact on Health
A recent article in our group's favorite newspaper, The Virginian-Pilot, put a spotlight on an...
read more
Still Looking for The Next Big Thing
Republican efforts to design an effective and affordable replacement for the ACA fails again to gain...
read more
PHI: An Acronym for the Next Big Thing in Health Insurance?
Two weeks ago I shared an article that had been published by my favorite local newspaper, The...
read more
An Opinion About Opinion: A Layman's Take on the Politics of Health Insurance
This morning I eagerly prepared to read in my favorite local newspaper The Virginian-Pilot's Opinion...
read more
Why Does it Take a Catastrophe to Deal with a Known Crisis?
The stories of the recovery efforts for the enormous devastation resulting from Hurricane Harvey's...
read more
What's the Next Big Thing in Health Insurance
Now that the ACA state-managed markets are beginning to fall apart, what's next for.....
read more
John Kotter's Change Management Model
Award-winning author, Harvard professor, and change management expert, John Kotter's best advice for...
read more
Recovery Basics: Five Keys
Today, I had the great fortune to speak with a professional who has been over twenty years in...
read more

Go to blog