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How to Deal With Winter Blues in Your Office

Posted by Seraine Page on Mon, Feb 18, 2019

It's cold. It's dark.

And you really don't want to get out of bed.

Chances are your employees feel the exact same way. Unfortunately, the winter months often lead to lower morale and less workplace productivity.

Sound familiar?

Read on to learn how seasonal weather impacts your employees and how to keep your employees motivated during the dreariest time of year.

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7 Heart Health Facts to Share During American Heart Month

Posted by Seraine Page on Mon, Feb 11, 2019

In case you missed it, it's American Heart Month.

While you’re passing around candy hearts, you might also consider passing out heart health facts to your employees to spread the word about heart disease.

And while Valentine’s Day hearts might be cute, heart disease is not.

Cardiovascular disease impacts nearly half of American adults these days, according to one new study. Unfortunately, heart disease impacts much of the working population. Research found it’s also responsible for more healthcare costs than any other injuries or diseases.

Luckily, heart disease prevention is possible. Making healthier lifestyle choices — like quitting smoking — can reduce the chance of someone developing heart disease. Helping employees understand the risks of heart disease and the symptoms of a heart attack may ultimately save their life.

Need a good fact sheet to print off and distribute?

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Health and Wellness Coaching: Is it Right for Your Company?

Posted by Seraine Page on Thu, Feb 07, 2019

As an employer, you want to see your staff as healthy as possible.

With the constant rise of healthcare costs, employers are learning that adding preventive measures for chronic health issues makes sense to maintain a healthy workforce.  

Studies show wellness coaching programs boost quality of life in several areas, which could explain why more companies are bringing corporate wellness coaches into the workplace. By working with a wellness coach, employees have a better chance of reducing the risk of developing chronic diseases like diabetes.

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5 Ways to Celebrate American Heart Month

Posted by Seraine Page on Mon, Feb 04, 2019

February is American Heart Month, which presents a great opportunity to spread awareness about heart disease throughout the workplace.

Every year, heart disease kills 1 in 4 people.

Heart disease is also known as coronary heart disease or coronary artery disease. Over time, “plaque” builds up in the arteries that take blood to the heart.

What causes plaque?

● Smoking
● High blood pressure
● Too much fat and cholesterol in the blood
● Too much sugar in the blood

The great news is this chronic, deadly disease can be avoided when people make healthy lifestyle choices while managing other health conditions. By spreading awareness like heart health facts and the major signs of a heart attack, employers give workers potentially life-saving tools.

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29 Ways to Find Your Healthiest Life Balance

Posted by Seraine Page on Thu, Jan 31, 2019

Balance is defined as “an even distribution of weight enabling someone or something to remain upright and steady.”

How often have you lost your balance in life?

With the many balls that you have to juggle, it can sometimes be hard to keep every area of life in perfect harmony. Most psychologists and self-help gurus look at five main areas that need regular attention in life: professional, personal, spiritual, emotional, and physical.

What does it mean to have balance, anyways?

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10 Health at Work Tips to Start Today

Posted by Seraine Page on Mon, Jan 14, 2019

With a fresh new year ahead, there’s no better time to discuss health at work with your employees.

It should come as no surprise that a recent survey found the number one resolution for 2019 is losing weight and exercising more.

With that in mind, seize the opportunity to have your employees embrace healthy living at the start of the year when they’re feeling inspired.

When you promote healthy living practices at work, employees are also less likely to have sick days and work-related accidents.

Unsure of where to start?

Here’s 10 ways to set your employees up for a healthy year:

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How to Get Smart About This Year's Goals

Posted by Seraine Page on Thu, Jan 10, 2019

Now that January’s in full swing, how many New Year’s resolutions have dropped off your list?

If you’re already feeling discouraged, you’re not alone — 80% of people fail to stick with their resolutions by the second week in February.

But if you want to keep tackling your 2019 goals, don’t give up yet.

One reason you may feel as if you haven’t achieved anything by year’s end is due to holes in your goal planning process and discipline practices. 

Ready to learn how to set a goal and stick to it?

Read on to create your game plan for hitting goals all year long.

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A New Employee Wellness Challenge: Invest in Yourself

Posted by Lisa Stovall on Mon, Jan 07, 2019

What’s the first thing you think of when you hear the word “invest?" You probably associate it with the stock market or some other financial venture, right? But today, we’re referring to a whole different kind of investment. We’re talking about the magic that happens when you make the bold commitment to invest in yourself.

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7 Easy New Year's Resolutions (+How to Make Them Stick!)

Posted by Seraine Page on Mon, Dec 31, 2018

As 2019 draws near, it’s a great time to evaluate your goals and reflect on your biggest accomplishments. New Year's resolutions are a great way to kick off a new calendar year. You can set health goals, personal goals, relationship goals, and more.

Your New Year's resolutions list doesn't need to be long, but it should be personal.

According to a recent Offers.com survey, the number one 2019 resolution is losing weight and exercising more. The second most popular response? Saving money.

Whether you want to eat healthier, save money, or lose weight, a resolution can help you set the intention to get it done.

Unsure of what goals to set for 2019? 

Here’s seven easy resolutions to consider:

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7 Ways to Help Your Employees Stay Healthy During the Holidays

Posted by Seraine Page on Thu, Dec 13, 2018

Keeping your employees engaged in overall wellness during the year is tough, but during the holidays it can seem nearly impossible.

With all the vacations and holiday parties, it’s sometimes difficult to get the message of health out loud and clear.

A new study by Integrated Benefits Institute shows poor health costs employers nearly $880 billion in health care benefits for employees and dependents. That means decreased productivity and profitability for companies.

It’s easy to forget about health with holiday season madness, but there’s ways to keep wellness at the forefront of employees’ minds so they go into the new year happy and healthy.

Help your employees move into the holiday season with a healthy mindset with these seven tips:

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