The Benefits of Outdoor Exercise, Adventure

The World Health Organization recommends that adults get at least 75 minutes of vigorous exercise, or 150 minutes of moderate exercise, each week. But it can be tough. Between your job and your kids, it’s hard to find time to do the things you want to do, let alone something you don’t particularly want to […]

Building Team Unity in 5 Easy Steps

A team without unity, without cohesion, isn’t really much of a team, is it? As an employer trying to build a strong workforce or a coach trying to build a strong team, UNITY should be the first item on your checklist. “Unity is strength… when there is teamwork and collaboration, wonderful things can be achieved,” […]

The Benefits of Climbing & Why Children Love It

It should come as no surprise (especially to parents) that children love to climb. Whether it is on the playground, up a tree, over the furniture, or on top of their siblings, children can often be found climbing. But why? What motivates them to climb and is there any benefit? The WHY of Climbing According […]

3 Simple Ways to Motivate Your Employees

“The business world is in the midst of a sea change,” says David W. Ballard, PsyD, MBA, head of the American Psychological Association’s (APA) Psychologically Healthy Workplace Program. “Successful organizations have learned that high performance and sustainable results require attention to the relationships among employee, organization, customer and community. Here are a three simple ways […]

Things to Do in Howard County for the Outdoor Adventurer

Howard County officially became the 21st of Maryland’s 23 counties in 1851. Today, the county is touted as the “perfect combination of historic and hip.” There is something for everyone, from the foodie to the tourist to the outdoor adventurer. Howard County truly has it all. “As a lifelong resident, I have always known that […]

Team Building Builds Strong Relationships

American poet Mattie Stepanek once said, “Unity is strength… when there is teamwork and collaboration, wonderful things can be achieved.” The average American adult employed full time works 47 hours per week, according to a Gallup poll, and four in 10 workers put in over 50 hours each week. So, it’s important to like what […]

The Weekend Warrior: How American Workers Cram a Week’s Worth of Exercise into Two Days

The average American adult employed full time works 47 hours per week, according to a Gallup poll, and four in 10 workers put in over 50 hours each week. As you can imagine, this does not leave a lot of time for exercise, leaving many workers to try and cram seven days of physical activity […]

Leaders Are Not Born; They Are Made on the Challenge Course

There is a common saying that goes “Leaders are born, not made.” You’re probably heard it before, but we are hear to tell you that this just simply isn’t the case. There is no special genetic code that makes a great leader. It takes time. It takes commitment. And most importantly, it takes practice. The […]

The Physical and Physiological Effects of Stress on American Workers

A certain amount of stress and anxiety in the workplace is normal – it’s unavoidable. However, persistent and/or excessive stress and anxiety can interfere with everyday functioning, as well as employee health. According to the Anxiety Disorders Association of America’s (ADAA) 2006 Stress & Anxiety Disorders Survey, 72 percent of people with daily stress admit […]

Simple Tips to Motivate Your Employees

According to the Business Dictionary, motivation can be defined as “Internal and external factors that stimulate desire and energy in people to be continually interested and committed to a job, role or subject, or to make an effort to attain a goal.” That much is pretty straight forward. What is difficult for employers is figuring […]