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Women: Know the Health Risks of Long Working Hours

Women's Health Risks

The downsides to working late are very obvious to many people: less time spent relaxing with friends and family, less time spent on hobbies or enjoyable activities, less time focusing on mental health and stress-relief, and less time for sleeping, exercising, and eating well, all of which are essential for maintaining health. But now there’s evidence […]

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How Well Does Your Workplace Wellness Program Address Key Men’s Health Issues?

Men's Health

When it comes to men’s health issues, how well does your workplace wellness program fare? Does it address cardiovascular disease? What about lung cancer? These are men’s health issues that can pose a serious risk to the males in your workforce. If you do a good job of creating a proactive workplace wellness program, you might […]

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Why Include a Blood Drive in Your Workplace Wellness Program?

Why Include a Blood Drive

Most people think of workplace wellness, health fairs, health risk assessments, biometric screenings, and the like come to mind. It’s true that wellness programs are designed to make your employees healthier. But they can also include components that benefit the health of your community at large. One such component? A blood drive! If you’re wondering […]

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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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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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How to Breathe Life into Your Workplace Wellness Program

  Getting your employees to get excited about your workplace wellness program can seem like an impossible feat. Even the most robust program can become boring after time. Here are some strategies to liven up your program: Plan New Events The trap of planning the same events year after year can be an easy one […]

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