Tagged as Preventative health

Ask the Expert: Shauna Lindzon on nutrition that boosts your immunity

We are what we eat. It thus stands to reason that we can vastly improve our health and immunity by consuming healthy foods. But how can we identify which foods are helping and which are...

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Introducing LifeSpeak Feature Friday!

We're excited to tell you about a new way LifeSpeak is sharing our expert content to help people lead healthier lives. Starting today, we'll be posting short clips of our experts on YouTube discussing important...

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Ask the Expert: Dr. Colleen Carney on overcoming sleep problems

Getting adequate rest every night is crucial to our overall health, but so many of us struggle not only to fall asleep, but also to stay asleep. Dr. Colleen Carney, associate professor in the psychology department...

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Your employees are sitting too much — and it could be killing them.

Sure it sounds like an alarmist headline, but it’s completely true. Most of us are already aware of the dangers of a sedentary lifestyle, but new research is highlighting just how unhealthy excessive sitting can...

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Self-care is non-negotiable, especially in the workplace.

When’s the last time you stretched your legs, drank a glass of water, or even took a deep breath? Whether you’re working full- or part-time in an office, factory, laboratory, or shopping mall, chances are...

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Does your employee assistance program need a boost?

The needs of your employees are constantly evolving. One of your staff members might go from being an intern with loads of student debt to a full-time employee on parental leave to a part-timer considering...

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Ask the Expert: Russell Kolts on self-compassion, mindfulness, and managing difficult emotions

It's completely normal to feel heightened emotions like anger or anxiety when we're frustrated or nervous. Rather than letting those feelings take over, there are a few simple coping methods we can all use to...

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10 ways to improve mental health in your workplace.

How many of your employees are chronically stressed out? How many are battling anxiety? Are any of them depressed? If these questions seem difficult to answer, it’s because they are. It’s not always apparent when...

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Sleeping on the job? Science says it's a good thing.

Do you remember just how integral napping was to your childhood? Everyday, probably at the exact same time in the afternoon, you would be tucked in for a quick snooze. Whether you were vehemently unwilling...

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Ask the Expert: Michael Boivin on diabetes prevention, treatment, and daily living

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 100 million American adults are currently diabetic or prediabetic. Diabetes can have many damaging effects if left untreated, but fortunately, simple lifestyle changes can often...

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How HR can help employees reduce their stress.

There’s a stress epidemic in the United States. Study after study has proven we’re more stressed out than ever before, and the pressure is manifesting in alarming ways. Incidences of high blood pressure and heart...

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Ask the Expert: Tim Sitt on living healthy behind your desk

We all know sitting is the new smoking, but many of us continue to lead dangerously sedentary lifestyles. Luckily, it doesn't take much to incorporate more movement into our workday. Author, personal trainer, and therapist Tim...

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