Health and Well-Being

Stressed Out Teens

on Monday, 03 January 2011. Posted in Health and Well-Being

[1] Ask a teen how they are doing and they will nearly always answer 'busy'. For most teens, this is a true statement. High school teens and college students alike are chronically tired and complain of stress.

The Persistent Culture of College Drinking

on Monday, 22 March 2010. Posted in Health and Well-Being

St. Patrick's Day is my least favorite day of the year to teach. St. Patrick's Day at Notre Dame is like a spring version of Halloween. This year, it happened to coincide with the first day of sunny warm weather after what has felt like a really brutal winter. The whole day felt like a major holiday. There was even free food all afternoon. I also suspect there was a lot of drinking going on

Millennials: Are They Healthier than Earlier Generations?

on Thursday, 31 December 2009. Posted in Health and Well-Being

[1]Source: CDC/NCHS National Health and Nutrition Study


On two occasions in the past year, when remarking on my observations about Millennials and their evolved [2]food preferences, I was challenged by senior executives who quite reasonable asked, 'If Millennials are so much more sophisticated about their food choices, shouldn't it follow that they are less obese?" On both occasions I had no ready answer.

Millennial Generation Experiences Stress Differently

on Wednesday, 18 November 2009. Posted in Health and Well-Being

[1] Source: APA, 2009 Millennials (18 - 30-year-olds), Gen Xers (31 - 44-year-olds), Boomers (45 -63-year-olds), and Matures (64 years and


If any group should know something about stress, it is the American Psychological Association. For the last two years, they have been researching the sources and impact of stress on different groups of Americans.

Gen Y Food Preferences: You Are What You Eat

on Saturday, 01 August 2009. Posted in Health and Well-Being

Generational differences exist in values, media usage, career goals, entertainment choices. Now there is evidence that what you like to eat may say a lot about what generation you belong to. ([2]Mediapost 7.31.09)