Employee Wellness Blog

Promote a Healthier Holiday Season with Your Wellness Program

Posted by Becky Squiers on Mon, Nov 23, 2015

While the holidays can be the most wonderful time of the year, they can be the worst when it comes to maintaining healthy habits. The hustle and bustle of holiday preparations can really take a toll on everyone.

To help you handle the holidays like a champ, we’ve created a comprehensive holiday healthy guide. Download the guide for tips and tricks to stay physically, mentally, financially and emotionally healthy this holiday season.

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It Takes a Village for Wellness Programs to Thrive

Posted by Becky Squiers on Thu, Nov 19, 2015

Today’s social society means it’s no longer just you and your business who determine if you’ll be successful. Business success encompasses so much more than what goes on inside the four walls of your office.

Things like who you know, your brand image, community engagement, corporate and charitable partnerships, your experience and so much more play a role on your company’s bottom line. Business has ultimately become a more rounded field in which consumers expect you to do more than just what you do business-wise.

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13 Ways to Build a Resilient Workforce

Posted by Becky Squiers on Mon, Nov 16, 2015

We all know those people who seem to sail through rough times unscathed. When the going gets tough, they’re the tough that get going. They thrive in the face of challenges and bounce back from the worst disasters. These people are simply resilient.

Resilience is important because it’s what allows people to learn and grow in difficult situations. Aside from mentally making it through, resilience is also linked to better health and energy in all situations.

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The Glass is Half Full: Using Optimism at Your Workplace

Posted by Becky Squiers on Thu, Nov 12, 2015

Positivity is important on so many levels. Aside from positive people being healthier overall, it’s been shown that:

  • Optimists are more productive
  • Optimists are easier to work with, and
  • Optimists are more resilient

It’s clear that an office full of positive people can be an absolute asset to your business. Positivity, however, is easier said than done.

So how can you enforce positivity where you work?

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Wellness Program Engagement for Remote Employees

Posted by Becky Squiers on Mon, Nov 09, 2015

In the digital age, working remotely has become increasingly popular. Many companies have at least a few employees who either work from home, from the road, or from a corporate branch outside the main office.

These remote employees are just as vital to your business as "office" employees, and they can benefit just as much from your corporate wellness program. That being said, they really are an entirely different population. That means that while they still need to be immersed in the company culture and to feel valued by corporate leadership, they do need to be addressed differently than your employees who work in-office.

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What We Learned from Our Community Garden Project

Posted by Becky Squiers on Thu, Nov 05, 2015

As promised, we’ve released the final chapter of our #TWGardenProject Toolkit. This chapter is an excellent summary to help you learn along with us as you plan your garden for next year.

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25 Days of Gratitude (And Why It’s Good for Employee Wellness Programs)

Posted by Becky Squiers on Mon, Nov 02, 2015

Gratitude is a key factor in living a life filled with positivity. And, as you hopefully know, we at TotalWellness are huge advocates for positivity! Living life with an attitude of gratitude can help you take one step closer to all the health benefits that a positive outlook has to offer.

According to researcher Robert Emmons, Ph. D., some of the benefits of consistently practicing gratitude include a stronger immune system, lower blood pressure, more restful sleep, feeling more alert and awake and feeling optimistic and happy more often.

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Deep Clean Your Office Before Flu Season

Posted by Becky Squiers on Mon, Oct 05, 2015

Hygiene is important all year long, but it’s especially important during flu season. That’s because the flu can spread from person to person by germs left behind on shared objects. That’s why when someone comes to work sick, it won’t be long until you have an office epidemic on your hands.

Some places are more common hotspots for germs than other places. In your office, that includes anything that is shared or touched frequently. This means things like:

  • Sink faucet handles
  • Microwave door handles
  • Fridge door handles
  • Any other door handles
  • Light switches
  • Desk equipment like keyboards and phones
  • Coffee pot handles
  • Table tops
  • Elevator or vending machine buttons
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For Employee Wellness, Replace Pop with Water at Your Workplace

Posted by Becky Squiers on Thu, Oct 01, 2015

You’ve hit the afternoon lull, and you need just a little burst of energy to push through to five o’clock. You think running to the vending machine to grab a pop is harmless and will give you that kick you need, right? Wrong!

Regularly drinking pop (or soda depending on where you live) and other sugary drinks is a huge health hazard. Not only does pop contribute to poor dental health and obesity, but it even increases your risk to develop diabetes, gout and heart disease.

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25 Quotes Every Wellness Coordinator Needs To Hear

Posted by Becky Squiers on Mon, Sep 28, 2015

As the wellness coordinator at your company, you know what we’re talking about when we say things can get crazy. We want you to know that we support you, and what you do every single day is worth it to help your coworkers live happier, healthier lifestyles.

Check out these quotes to keep you pushing, even when the work gets tough:

“The most important things cannot be measured.” –W. Edwards Deming
“Do what you can, where you are, with what you have.” –Theodore Roosevelt
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