By: NWI Staff 

The face of health and wellness continues to adapt to the COVID-19 pandemic, and more recently, the social unrest the country has faced. During these times, whole-person wellness should be a focus, and not an after thought. The following articles cover wellness trends in June 2020—from avoiding burnout to sustainable well-being.

Health and Wellness Expert, Laura Putnam, Discusses COVID-19 and the Future of Wellness

There’s no question that the COVID-19 pandemic has affected nearly every facet of life. With health and well-being now in an elevated global spotlight, health and wellness professionals and initiatives are crucial, but still not always prioritized within organizations. The future feels uncertain for many, but it is also a time of possibility and open for change.

The UW HWM team connected with Laura recently to talk about the future of the health and wellness field and what students and professionals can do now during this time of ever-evolving uncertainty.

Is working from home wearing you out? Do this to avoid burnout

As the lines around work and home life blur, many Americans say they’re burning out. This article covers how to overcome work-from-home stress.

3 Things to Do as Quarantine Ends (and 2 to Avoid)

Looking to make the most of your transition out of quarantine? Here are some things to do (and NOT to do), to stay healthy, grounded, and connected.

Public Parks Guaranteeing Sustainable Well-Being

An article in ScienceDaily has outlined how green spaces contribute to the well-being of residents who live in bigger cities.

Research was conducted that showed regardless of socio-economic status, individual wellness was increased when parks and green areas were present. When the presence of parks were removed, such as in park closings during the COVID-19 pandemic, research showed that inequalities in well-being were intensified.

Redesigning Wellness Podcast: the Impact of Substance Use Disorder on Your Workforce With Peter Loeb and Ashley Loeb Blassingame

If employees aren’t engaging in substance use while on the clock, why is it so imperative that employers champion substance use disorder recovery? “The research shows that 180 billion dollars are lost annually in productivity, turn over, and health care costs in untreated substance use disorders,” says Peter Loeb, one part of today’s father/daughter guest duo – Peter Loeb and Ashley Loeb Blassingame, co-founders of Lionrock Recovery.