Tagged as Preventative health

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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The case for personalizing employee health.

If you don’t believe employees value customizable benefits, think again. Research conducted by MetLife found that 74% of employees are more likely to accept a job with a new employer if they get the ability...

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Is your employee wellness program missing the mark?

Knowing what will make your corporate wellness program may seem elusive at times, but we have some best practices that we feel are universal and critical. Below is our list of characteristics common among successful...

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Ask the Expert: Debunking nutrition myths with registered dietitian Toby Amidor

When it comes to following a healthy diet, there's a lot of contradictory information out there. From caffeine to sugar to good fats and bad fats, it's hard to know what we should be consuming,...

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Don't let the cold weather keep your employees from staying healthy.

It’s not easy feeling motivated in the depths of winter, when it perpetually feels like dusk and all you want to do is hibernate. Many of your employees may be feeling exhausted, stressed out, and...

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