Category: Workplace Wellness

Why Your Wellness Program Must be Proactive, Not Reactive

Why Your Wellness Program

Most organizations work hard to provide effective health insurance for employees. At the same time, they strive to minimize the cost of coverage. This means switching carriers or choosing plans that shift more of the expense to the employees. Too often organizations focus all of their efforts on insurance when they and their workers might […]

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More Than Manners: Health Benefits of Good Posture

Posture

Most people have clear memories of their parents and teachers encouraging them to use good posture. This was mostly considered good manners. A straight back makes a person seem honest, attentive and straightforward. However, research indicates that good posture doesn’t just make you seem more polite. It can also improve your health. Here is a […]

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4 Fun Ways to Encourage Your Employees to Get Fit

Employee Fitness

Some people naturally gravitate toward a fit lifestyle. For those who don’t, the battle for fitness is an ongoing one. While the decision to be healthier is largely an individual one, there are things that employers can do to encourage their workers. If you’d like to improve employee fitness, give these four methods a try.

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How to Enjoy Your Workplace Wellness Program

Enjoy Wellness

Workplace wellness programs are intended to benefit both employees and employers. However, when a particular workplace wellness program is deemed “mandatory,” more than one employee may be inclined to balk. This reluctance doesn’t have to be a permanent state. The more people understand workplace wellness programs, the more likely they are to enjoy them. Here […]

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Colon Cancer Awareness Month: Understanding the Signs & Screenings for Colon Cancer

Colon Cancer

Colon cancer targets the large intestine in your digestive tract and is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Because the risks are so high, it’s essential that colon cancer is found and treated in its early stages to ensure the greatest […]

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Should You Schedule Your Workdays by Circadian Rhythms?

Circadian Rhythms

Most people have probably noticed that they feel more energized at certain points in their workday than they do at others. For instance, some people feel particularly alert during the mid-morning part of their workday while their energy lags around 3:00 pm. These changes in levels of alertness and productivity are attributed to the circadian […]

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Employee Appreciation Day: Health & Wellness in the Workplace

  As the leader of a company or organization, making sure that employees are happy and health is an important part of your job. Unfortunately, sometimes the emphasis on employee wellness can get lost amid everyday operations. Often the value of checking up on your employees’ happiness is greatly underestimated. A study by Globoforce found that 40 […]

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World Yoga Day: Add Yoga to Your Workplace Wellness Program

World Yoga Day will take place this Sunday, February 21, marking an excellent time to learn about the many benefits of practising yoga and to make room for it in your company’s workplace wellness program. No matter your level of fitness or flexibility, yoga is an activity that anyone can practice. The benefits of yoga […]

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Thyroid Awareness Month: Why Encourage Employees to Get Thyroid Screening

January is Thyroid Awareness Month, which brings the perfect opportunity for employers to encourage employees to get a thyroid screening as a part of their workplace wellness program. The thyroid is a butterfly-shaped gland neck located in the base of the neck. Although it doesn’t tend to get much attention, this small gland actually has […]

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