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The Importance of Taking Vacation Time to De-Stress and Recharge

To avoid the negative effects of chronic stress and burnout, we need time to replenish and return to our pre-stress level of functioning. This recovery process requires “switching off” from work by having periods of time when you are neither engaging in work-related activities, nor thinking about work. It is critical that you disconnect from time to time, in a way that fits your needs and preferences.

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An Insomniac's Guide to Sleep: How Self-talk and a Few Small Changes Can Help you Break the Cycle

If there’s one thing the health community has taught us over the last few years, it’s that sleep is of the utmost importance to our physical and mental well-being. We now know that sleep improves short-term memory, aids in muscle recovery, and has generally been linked to reduced incidence of certain chronic diseases.   With so much emphasis on the importance of sleep, though, we've put ourselves in a strange predicament -- sleep is something that's far harder to control than diet or exercise, and what happens when it doesn’t come easily? So begins the vicious cycle of insomnia. We know we need sleep for optimal health, but when we go through periods of sleeplessness, we stress about not being able...

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Bring the Gravity Wellness Program to Your Business

Employee happiness, health and wellness is no longer a "nice to have," it drives real business results. A 2017 study conducted by the University of California demonstrated that for every dollar invested in corporate wellness programs, employers saved between 2.75 - 3.25x that amount in healthcare and absenteeism costs. At Gravity, we're proud to offer businesses of all shapes and sizes a custom employee rest and relaxation program, aimed at making employees happier, and driving increased productivity. Key piece of our wellness program include: Gravity Relaxation Stations: Customizable micro-spaces assembled for your office where employees can de-stress for 15-20 minutes, relaxing with the Gravity Blanket and Weighted Sleep mask, while listening to a peaceful meditation program from our partners at...

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$10,000 Raised and New Lessons Learned: Mental Health Awareness Month 2019

For the team at Gravity – and for me personally – mental health and wellness is always top of mind. It’s core to what we do and the products we develop. It is, at the end of the day, our reason for being. Over the 31 days of May, Gravity engaged with thousands of customers, hundreds of social media followers, and numerous mental health professionals. Our May matching program ended with us donating over $10,000 to the Brain and Behavior Research Foundation – a non-profit organization dedicated to funding research around the role the brain plays in mental illness. A few members from the team got to hang out with Elvis Duran from z100 to present the check, which was...

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