Employee Wellness Blog

5 Reminders to Help You Conquer Gym Intimidation

Posted by Robyn Whalen on Thu, Apr 13, 2017

You should never, ever feel afraid to exercise. If you have made it a goal to become more fit, healthier, or just exercise more, the gym can be your best friend–and it should be! Unfortunately, for a lot of people, simply entering the gym is harder and scarier than the workout itself.

Gym intimidation is common, and it affects many people regardless of age, fitness level, gender, or size. The feeling of judgement can hold people back from becoming healthier, more confident, and happier.

Whether you’ve never been to a gym before or you just started at a new gym, you may find yourself nervous, overwhelmed, or even dreadful. Gym intimidation takes the fun and rewarding feeling out of exercising–but please don’t let it stop you!

Here are five reminders that will help you conquer gym intimidation and get you focused back on what’s really important, your health and wellness:

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7 Tips for Promoting Positivity in Your Workplace

Posted by Robyn Whalen on Thu, Feb 09, 2017

You’ve heard us say it before – and we will definitely say it again: positivity boosts employee wellness. Practicing positivity and optimism has been linked to numerous health benefits, increased productivity, and less stress. Optimistic employees are also happier and more involved in their work, so it’s really a win-win all around.

Whether you’re the employee or the employer, you can make a difference by being a positive presence in your workplace. Promoting positivity on a daily basis will help your employees or co-workers start looking on the brighter side of things. After all, positivity is contagious!

Here are seven tips to help you promote positivity in your workplace:

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Eat Your Way to Health and Happiness: Free 2017 Printable Calendar

Posted by Lisa Stovall on Thu, Jan 05, 2017

When it comes to the best nutritional habits, everyone has their own opinions and ideas. But one thing everyone agrees on is that most of us should be eating more vegetables. 

Why? Our diet has tremendous effects on our short-and long-term health, especially when it comes to obesity, diabetes, and heart disease. According to the Harvard School of Public Health, the average American consumes a total of only three servings of fruits and vegetables daily.

Eating fruits and vegetables is one of the simplest and most delicious way to lose weight, eat better and feel better. But did you know that eating fruits and vegetables may help you feel happier?  

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Stick to Your New Year's Resolution This Year

Posted by Robyn Whalen on Thu, Dec 29, 2016

“A new year, a new me.” The thought of a new self and a fresh start to a New Year is very exciting. You fantasize how you will look, act, and feel during the upcoming year. Expectations are usually set high as you develop your New Year’s resolution. However, after about three months into the New Year, you find yourself discouraged and unmotivated. Once again, you give up your sights on your resolution as you did the years before.

This is very common when it comes to New Year’s resolutions. Why? Because most resolutions are unrealistic and not well thought-out. However, if you develop a thoughtful New Year’s resolution and stick to it, the results can be life changing.

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10 Easy Ways to Make Time for Wellness

Posted by Robyn Whalen on Mon, Nov 28, 2016

With 40-hour work weeks, raising a family, and trying to maintain a decent social life, it can seem like there is no time for wellness. Even 30 minutes of cardio a day seems completely impossible, much less cooking a healthy dinner after a long day.

The truth is that you are always going to be busy, and living a healthy lifestyle can be challenging. However, it is also true that healthy “me time” should be a priority in your life if you wish to stay mentally and physically healthy. Here are some simple ways to make sure wellness is a part of your day:

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Grateful Today, Happier Tomorrow: The Benefits of Gratitude

Posted by Robyn Whalen on Thu, Nov 17, 2016
Living a healthy lifestyle is more than just your diet and exercise routine. A healthy lifestyle also includes a healthy mind. There are many ways to achieve a healthy mindset, and one of the easiest ways to do so is by identifying what you are grateful for.

Gratitude is the quality of being thankful and the readiness to show appreciation for goodness—and it comes with a lot of perks. Gratitude expands your happiness and can transform your way of thinking. Utilizing this thankfulness can lift you out of the slumps and help you (and your employees) make the best out of any situation you may be facing.
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6 Simple Steps for an Instant Positive Pick-Me-Up

Posted by Becky Squiers on Mon, Sep 19, 2016

If you’re anything like us, you know that positivity makes all the difference in living a healthy, happy life. Having a positive attitude is an important part of being your best self.

Sometimes, though, you can feel the negativity just creeping in. Whether it’s bad weather, frustrating co-workers or plans that have gone awry—you can’t always help an automatic negative outlook. And it can be super hard to know just what you need to snap out of it.

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The Four Components of a Positive Message [Infographic]

Posted by Becky Squiers on Mon, Jun 06, 2016

Positivity is the secret ingredient to a healthy lifestyle. Focusing on positivity in your wellness program helps you tap into your employees’ intrinsic motivation—the motivation inherently tied to their personal beliefs and desires. Utilizing intrinsic motivation for wellness leads to long-term change.

Many of the benefits of a positive outlook come from the fact that positive people are more resilient. They’re not only able to more readily bounce back in tough times, but they thrive through those tough times. When the going gets tough, positive, resilient people are the tough that get going.

One simple way to shift towards a positive culture of wellness in your company is to start with positive messaging. This type of messaging strategy involves a focus on the words and communication styles you’re using with your employees.

If you can infuse positivity into those words and communication styles, you’ll be able to foster positive emotions from your employees in regards to wellness. Positive messaging provides the groundwork for a positive outlook on any health journey.

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The Positivity Round-Up

Posted by Becky Squiers on Thu, May 05, 2016

Hopefully it’s no secret that we believe in the power of positivity. If it is a secret, then secret’s out! We believe in positivity—especially on this journey towards a healthier lifestyle.

We know it can be easy to think optimism and positivity are a bit fluffy and can’t be used as a corporate wellness strategy. For those of you having trouble buying in—or for those convincing people having trouble buying in—we wanted to provide you a one-stop-shop of positivity resources.

This blog post aims to round up all of the great content we’ve published about the importance of a positive approach to wellness.

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4 Ways to Talk about Stress at Work (Without Creating More Stress!)

Posted by Becky Squiers on Mon, May 02, 2016

Stress at WorkStress has been linked with a variety of health problems—mental and physical alike. In fact, 80 percent of workers have reported feeling stress on the job. Nearly half have even said they need help in learning to manage their stress levels.

Your employee wellness program is one way to address your employees’ stress levels. Your wellness program is designed to encourage employee well-being. It’s designed to help your employees feel good so they can work even better.

The challenge, however, is that you might inadvertently be the cause of some of the stress your employees feel. It just comes with the territory of being in a leadership role.

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