Journalism at Michigan State University

Stress at work is killing us

According to a Harvard Business School study, job-related anxiety contributed to more than 120,000 deaths in the year 2015, and Joe Robinson believes the reason why is stress due to working several hours a week and individuals placing too much pressure on themselves. Robinson is a work-life balance trainer and is one of the most quoted work-life experts in the country regarding stress management. Robinson has been on the Today Show, CNN, NPR, and several other media outlets informing people on how to properly balance their work and social life schedules. “People are more stressed today than 30 years ago,” Robinson said. Robinson says that the reason we are more stressed as a nation is due to recessions, job insecurity, overworking, and company downsizings.

VIDEO: Millenials hopping on the organic bandwagon


Linda Jackson, Troy Farwell, and Kevin Barker have all been living an organic diet lifestyle the past several years and have noticed a difference. Spartan Digital Newsroom caught up with the Simple Organics customers and workers in Oxford, Mich. to get a closer look at how an organic lifestyle is becoming more common. Jackson grows a vast majority of her own food and will not eat GMOs. Barker noticed himself feeling a lot better when he turned to natural supplements after his workouts and he is feeling stronger than ever.

People turn to organics, meditation in hope of creating a healthier lifestyle

Everyone knows of the old adage, “you are what you eat.” If you consume fatty foods and sugary beverages you are more likely to become unhealthy. A majority of Americans have become that unhealthy person. According to data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey from 2010, two out of three American adults are considered to be overweight or obese. “You have to think of your body like a car or a machine. If you put garbage into your vehicle then you should expect it to run like garbage,” said Linda Jackson, a certified organic farmer since 1996 and customer of Simple Organics since 2012.