Posts in wellness
Good Fats Are Brain Food

When you settle into work or the library for an all nighter, the speediest way to increase your brain power for focus and endurance is through cacao. Daily consumption of flavanols has been proven to improve memory and thinking skills

Most chocolate on grocery store shelves is highly processed chocolate and rich in saturated fats  reducing cacao to pure sugar which does little to support the natural benefits of cacao. 

The chocolate makers in the Treatmo marketplace are conscientious about the chocolate they produce. The makers often source from local farms or use zero animal products and craft raw cacao or bean-to-bar chocolate like Chocolate Hollow. Others use superfood ingredients with the intention of packing more into every bite.

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Getting beyond the shared office coffee bacteria trap that it is

The liquid sunshine sitting in your office break room that gets you through everyday has its perks but some big drawbacks. While you assume office equipment receives regular maintenance, if you've ever had to deal with a broken printer, you know this might not always be true.

So it goes with the coffee machine. A research report from November 2015 titled, "The coffee-machine bacteriome: biodiversity and colonisation of the wasted coffee tray leach" sums up the crises pretty well. There are enough skin crawly words in that title to make a person swear off office coffee forever. 

It's a good thing there are better options.

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Drink This For Better Sleep

Everyday we're either winding up or being wound up from something at work, in the news or online, and at the end of it we're wondering why we can't fall asleep. 

One night recently, I drank a cup of NotMilk a couple of hours before nodding off and awoke feeling refreshed. I tried it again with the same results. Now it's a part of my routine. When not in New York, I order from other local producers I find on Treatmo, or make it at home.

I did a little digging recently to understand why I slept better. Tryptophan is an essential amino acid which helps the body produce serotonin, a chemical that boosts mood, reduces anxiety and also helps with sleep. It's found in walnuts and cashews -- two of the nuts in NotMilk's tasty blends.

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A Wellness Treat To Lift Spirits, Reduce Stress

Adaptogens have been around for millennia in ancient Chinese, Tibetan and Ayurvedic medicine. Known as agents of well being, they have often been incorporated into tinctures, teas and elixirs.

Cocorau, a delicious wellness-focused chocolate maker out of New York City, recently introduced a powerful powder supplement of wildcrafted and organic adaptogens.

The Holy Body Powder is a tasty blend of select ingredients to help you navigate the ups and downs of everyday life that caffeine can sometimes aggravate.

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Juice in the Park

The beauty of New York City lies in its incredible skyline and great parks. Everyone is familiar with the most famous one, Central Park, but the smaller parks are just as fantastic for enjoying lunch, a stroll or catching up with friends. The good thing is almost every neighborhood has a park to get a dose of nature. In fact, 14% of the land is managed by the Parks Department. 

Many Treatmo Hotspots are conveniently near city parks. Winter or summer, grab your food on Treatmo and take advantage of the open spaces to clear your mind.

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Blend About Town - LuliTonix

Between building a company, travel for said company, managing a team of coders in another country, finding a co-founder, navigating the tricky startup world, studying code and relocating to another city, 2015 was pretty intense as CEO of Treatmo.

I'm not complaining because it was a transformative year: ups, downs, all of it -- all growth and everyday something new. But as any team leader will tell you, even though you learn to embrace it, burnout happens.

I made a last minute decision to spend the final week of the year working from my parent's home. I had one big agenda for seeing in a strong 2016 though: Drink as many LuliTonix blends as possible!

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Wellness Progams at Companies and Colleges Benefit from Treatmo

It's not surprising that the number of individuals feeling stressed out in the workplace or on campus is increasing. Across the U.S., heavy work loads, lack of free time, rising costs and relentless competition are factors contributing to anxiety and detracting from innovation.  

Three quarters of workers feel that on the job stress is higher than a generation ago and 40% of workers report that their job is very or extremely stressful. Millennials in particular, who are paying off student loans, are even more susceptible to high stress levels at the office. On college campuses, almost half of students report academic performance is the main cause of mental distress. Student counseling centers are receiving a record number of visits.

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Workplace Wellness Starts With Gratitude

A perceptive manager understands when an employee has added value to the company to move a project along, meet a business objective, enhance competitive positioning, or improve the quality of the work environment. 

A worker who genuinely wants to strengthen a company is hard to find and an important human asset. A leader knows how to recognize the efforts of employees who are making a positive impact often with a simple 'Thank You.'

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Stay Fueled On Healthy Eats

A healthy balanced diet low in saturated fats and processed, fast foods improves your health, enhances energy and increases productivity. Real food--whole food, not processed, with a leaning towards plant-based, living foods not only helps you maintain a healthy weight over time, but helps you through emotional ups and downs more evenly. Here's a few of the heavy hitting items to make yourself healthy and happy.

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