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Studies show that stress levels have been increasing in recent years. Trends pertaining to job satisfaction and job engagement suggest that at least half of American workers are unengaged and dissatisfied with work. Furthermore, over the past decade, antidepressant use has increased by 400%. Studies have also shown that external circumstances appear to have the smallest impact on our overall happiness.

Most of us spend most of our waking hours at work, and often find ourselves taking that work home, literally or figurately by thinking about work when we aren't on the clock. All of these facts point to the need for a practical approach to improving wellness at the organizational level. The truth is there are specific skills in the area of behavior modification and positive psychology that have a greatest impact on life satisfaction and physical health.

To find out more about how our workplace wellness program can work with your company contact us at

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Too often we hear comments like, well we can't protect ourselves from everything or there is no sense in worrying.

Optimal Life Science is focused on providing science and research driven information to the public so that that the choices you make in your everyday life are in line with the power of your knowledge base.

One important topic that will continue to make headlines is the negative impact PFAS, aka "forever" chemicals, have on our health and environment.

Below is a great resource from EWG that can help you find information on the potential exposure to PFAS in your home and work environment.

Interactive Map: PFAS Contamination Crisis: New Data Show 2,858 Sites in 50 States (

Recent news on PFAS in our kitchens:

Studies on kindness have shown that it can decrease rates of depression, anxiety and addiction. In addition, it can increase a sense of meaning in life and work.

Kindness has also been shown to be associated with increased longevity, improved physical health and a reduction in mortality.

Enroll in our virtual workplace wellness program, where we will teach your employees how to demonstrate acts of kindness that help them and the organization as a whole. Contact us today at

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