Employee Wellness Blog

13 Tips to Stay Active This Winter

Posted by Robyn Whalen on Thu, Jan 12, 2017

The winter weather can seem like a great excuse to hibernate on your couch and push your fitness routine to the sidelines. However, winter is actually an important season to keep up with your active lifestyle. The winter months can make it easier to gain a few pounds and can set you back for the rest of the year.

So, how can you look past the frigid temperatures and get yourself up and moving? Here are a few tips to help you keep yourself active during the winter months:

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9 Affordable Group Exercises That Can Jumpstart Employee Fitness

Posted by Becky Squiers on Thu, Apr 09, 2015

Exercise has benefits no matter what weight someone may be. Overweight? Underweight? Struggling with a healthy diet? Doesn’t matter. Regular exercise will help to improve your health in some way.

Regular physical activity can help you to control your weight and combat health conditions like high blood pressure, heart disease and diabetes. It can improve your mood and increase your energy. Exercise can even help you sleep better at night.

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How Wellness Programs Can Combat Metabolic Syndrome

Posted by Becky Squiers on Thu, Mar 26, 2015

There are so many health conditions and diseases to worry about these days that the names can get lost in the shuffle. We want to point out one you may or may not have heard of. It’s called metabolic syndrome. This health condition is different than others because you absolutely have the power to rid yourself and your workplace of it.

So you might be asking, what exactly is metabolic syndrome?

The syndrome is basically a cluster of conditions that—when found together—greatly increase your risk for heart disease, stroke and diabetes. The conditions are increased blood pressure, high blood sugar levels, excess body fat around the waist and abnormal cholesterol levels.

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How Corporate Wellness Managers Can Rise Up Against Sitting Disease

Posted by Becky Squiers on Mon, Feb 09, 2015

“Sitting Disease” is becoming more and more of an issue in our society. This new health issue has arisen as people spend more and more time sitting and developing a sedentary lifestyle. According to Mayo Clinic, 50-70% of people sit at least 6 hours per day, and 20-35% of people spend over 4 hours every day watching TV. This shows us that the sitting disease is spreading between home and work and can quickly and easily infect your workforce.

The Bad News

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8 Winter Weather Workouts to Keep Your Employees Moving

Posted by Becky Squiers on Mon, Jan 05, 2015

Has the cold and snow this winter thrown off your workout routine? If so, have no fear, TotalWellness is here with some fun, alternative winter workouts you can do despite the wintery weather! As a wellness program manager, it’s important to be sure your employees know that staying active is important and possible even in cold, wintery weather. 

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Simple Hacks To Make Time For Exercise In Your Schedule

Posted by Jamie Bell on Fri, Sep 12, 2014

“I don’t have time” is the go-to excuse for skipping the gym. We understand that work, family and social commitments make it difficult to incorporate a workout into your everyday life. If your schedule just doesn’t allow for weekly exercise classes, long bike rides or personal training sessions, don’t stress – we’ve put together a few life hacks that will help you make time for physical activity.

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10 Reasons You Should Be Biking to Work

Posted by Jamie Bell on Fri, May 16, 2014

Morning commutes always seem to be a struggle. Dealing with rush hour traffic, insufficient parking, faulty alarm clocks and last-minute emergencies tends to start the day off poorly and contribute to unnecessary stress. Besides these basic struggles, getting up extra early to sneak in a pre-sunrise yoga class or a quick morning jog can sometimes seem like an impossible feat. There is an exception, however. All of the employees that bike to work all seem arrive bright-eyed, alert and ready to face the day. Before they even get to their desks, they've gotten in some exercise, soaked up a little sunlight and avoided a dreaded highway commute. Today, on National Bike to Work Day, we salute those employees with a list of our 10 favorite reasons to consider commuting by bike. 

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8 Exercises You Can Do Discreetly at Your Desk

Posted by Jamie Bell on Fri, May 02, 2014

When the mid-day slump strikes, it's unlikely that you'll be willing to get up out of your office chair and do a set of burpees in the hallway. If you want to get a little fitness routine in and boost your energy, try these subtle suggestions for exercises you can do at your desk without announcing your workout to your cubicle neighbors!

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Walking Meetings: Would They Work For You?

Posted by Jamie Bell on Mon, Apr 14, 2014

When people say that the best ideas are often the most simple, I often think they must be referring to Nilofer Merchant. Her TED Talk about walking meetings last year offered us one of the most profound yet straightforward corporate wellness solutions I've ever heard. (If you haven't yet viewed it, click here to watch.) 

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