Looking for Mobile Health Apps?

There are tons of health, fitness, and wellness apps on the market, so it can be hard to decide which ones might be the best.  To help people, the University of Utah Health Care system has compiled a list of basic mobile health apps suggested by their health professionals.  Many of the apps are free and available for both iOS and Android devices.

Visit the site to check out the list: U-Bar Apps

The Last Article on Procrastination You’ll Ever Need to Read (While Procrastinating)

Tim Urban: Wait But Why Blog Series on Procrastination

This is not your typical list of tips to beat procrastination that you’ll look at and then merrily continue on your journey down the internet procrastination river. This funny, but deeply insightful look at the phenomenon of procrastination is a truly original way to think about and manage it. 

Tim Urban knows that procrastination doesn’t make sense, but he’s never been able to shake his habit of waiting until the last minute to get things done. In his hilarious and insightful talk (before), Urban takes us on a journey through YouTube binges, Wikipedia rabbit holes and bouts of staring out the window — and encourages us to think harder about what we’re really procrastinating on, before we run out of time.

(Video) “Inside the Mind of a Master Procrastinator” Tim Urban TED Talk

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What Motivates Us?

RSA Animates interprets Dan Pink’s Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us

This is worth a watch and a ponder: What actually motivates us if not money or recognition and how can we nudge ourselves and our libraries to incorporate more of these “true” motivators?

Read the full transcript here.

Social + Active at Work

It’s true that doing things with other people provides reinforcement for healthy habits. If you’re going for a walk at lunch and also need to talk to your co-worker about a program idea, why not invite them along and do both at once?

This article provides a rich list of ideas for incorporating activity, movement, and exercise into your socializing opportunities, events, meetings, and group activities at work from ACEfitness.org

Read it: “20 Active Ways to be Social at Work”