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Got Big 2020 Goals? Make Habit Formation Stick With This Insight

Posted by Seraine Page on Thu, Jan, 16, 2020

Are you tired of making New Year’s resolutions that don’t stick? You’re not the only one.

One study by the Journal of Clinical Psychology discovered most goal-setters make the same resolution 10 times without success! Unfortunately, that’s a recipe for feeling a whole lot of shame and disappointment.

If you’re ready to make this your habit-sticking, big-goal achieving year, then this post is for you.

Creating good habits isn’t an all-or-nothing process. You have to be a bit forgiving along the way of achieving your goals. Plus, there’s a bit of science behind how habits are formed.

Below, we’ve got some strategies and tips you can explore that will help them stick.

Read on to learn about the timeline it takes to make or break a habit (hint: it’s not 21 days) and tips to nail your big goals for 2020.

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Topics: Wellness at Work

Want to Host a Health Fair? Here’s How to Do It

Posted by Seraine Page on Mon, Jan, 13, 2020

A health fair is a great way to kick off your 2020 wellness campaigns.

Health fairs are interactive educational events that offer outreach for wellness and health initiatives. It’s also an opportunity to provide free health screenings and connect individuals to valuable health resources in your community.

Employee health fairs can also introduce your employees to your wellness committee and local resources they may not have heard about before.

Ready to start planning your first health fair?

Check out our health fair ideas and tips on how to make your event memorable and successful:

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Topics: Wellness at Work

Want to Boost Your Overall Health in the New Year? Try This Diet

Posted by Seraine Page on Thu, Jan, 09, 2020

When you think of a plant-based diet, what comes to mind?

Tofu? Hippies? Grazing on the plants in your front yard?

While there may be a lot of misconceptions about what a plant-based diet looks like, one thing is crystal clear: Research shows it can supercharge your health. Eating a whole foods diet centered on plants brings about perks like weight loss, lowered blood pressure, and more.

Best of all, it’s not an all-or-nothing lifestyle. You can make the diet fit your personal needs. If you prefer plants to pills to heal your ailments, then a plant-based diet may be for you.

In this post, we detail plant-based diet benefits, plant-based foods to avoid, and how a plant-based diet isn’t as restrictive as you think.

Ready to learn how to heal your gut with food?

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Topics: Wellness at Work

American Heart Month: 4 Strategies For a Heart-Healthy Workplace

Posted by Seraine Page on Mon, Jan, 06, 2020

Your employees are the heartbeat of your company.

Yet, most of them aren’t taking care of their own hearts.

A 2019 study found that nearly half of Americans have some type of cardiovascular disease, often a result of high blood pressure. Worse yet, heart disease continues to rank as the number one cause of death in the U.S. Stroke trailed closely behind as the fifth leading cause of death.

Both of these conditions are also the most expensive medical conditions for employers, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

While you can’t force your employees to exercise or quit smoking to improve their cardiovascular health, you can nurture a heart-healthy workplace culture.

Here we take a look at the impact cardiovascular disease has on the workplace.

Plus, we’re sharing easy-to-implement ideas and activities to promote during American Heart Month to help your employees learn to show a little love to their hearts.

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Topics: In the News

Our Top Posts for 2019 | TotalWellness

Posted by Seraine Page on Mon, Dec, 30, 2019

Just like that, nearly 365 days have passed.

If you’ve been reading our blog for most of this year, we hope you’re feeling a whole lot happier and healthier by putting our actionable content into practice.

During 2019, we’ve covered topics to inspire wellness and health in the workplace and life. Our blog content included coverage of tips to avoid holiday weight gain to the best breathing exercises to reduce stress and everything in-between. We love to give our readers variety.

 In 2020, we look forward to getting you even more excited about spreading wellness habits at work.

 Until then, here’s a look at what content you all couldn’t get enough of this year.

 Here are our 10 most popular blogs of 2019:

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Topics: Healthy Workplaces, Wellness at Work

10 Health Screenings to Check Off Your Health To-Do List

Posted by Seraine Page on Mon, Dec, 23, 2019

Just like that, the new year is roaring in.

January is the time when everyone is making their resolutions to eat healthier, get stronger, and hit the gym more.

In general, people are interested in creating positive lifestyle changes.

To ride that wave of wellness enthusiasm, it’s smart to snag your employees’ attention about getting a biometric screening. These screenings are a perfect starting point for your employees to track their health from January and on.

It may also inspire them to knock out the rest of their necessary annual testing, too.

Below we dive into several important health tests and screenings everyone should schedule in 2020 for a happy and healthy new year.

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Topics: Biometric Health Screenings

Healthy New Year’s Resolutions Anyone Can Stick to in 2020

Posted by Seraine Page on Thu, Dec, 19, 2019

The new year is almost upon us.

And a decade is coming to a close.

Crazy, right?

If you love setting New Year’s resolutions, now is the time to start planning how to kick-off a fresh decade. Whether you want to eat healthier, plan smarter, or get stronger, your New Year’s resolutions are yours to decide upon.

Not sure where to start?

Here’s a list of healthy New Year's resolutions anyone can stick to:

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Topics: Wellness at Work

13 Health and Wellness Conferences You Won’t Want to Miss in 2020

Posted by Seraine Page on Mon, Dec, 16, 2019

Ready to start planning your company’s 2020 wellness program ideas?

For a healthy dose of inspiration, consider refreshing your perspective with a corporate wellness conference to make this upcoming year the healthiest yet for your team.

Health and wellness conferences are an excellent opportunity for HR reps, benefits directors, wellness committee members, and health directors to network and learn about upcoming wellness trends to bring into the workplace.

If you’ve been looking for a way to increase interest in your company’s wellness programs, here’s one way to do it. Most conferences offer team discounts, so check when you register if you can bring down the cost per person by registering your team.

Don’t feel like tracking down the best conferences to attend this year?

No worries. We’ve rounded up the top health and wellness conferences and summits of 2020.

Here are 13 to send your team to for a healthier new year:

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Topics: Healthy Workplaces, Wellness at Work

11 Creative Office Christmas Party Ideas Your Employees Will Love

Posted by Seraine Page on Thu, Dec, 12, 2019

If you’re tired of the traditional workplace Christmas party, we hear you.

There are only so many butter cookies and punch parties everyone can take.

This year, if you’re looking to throw a creative office Christmas party, it’ll take a little planning to skip the traditional potluck gathering.

Not only are unique holiday party alternatives heaps of fun, it’s also a great way to show employees how much you appreciate all of their hard work.

Best of all, a holiday party doesn’t need to be elaborate, either.

Below we share a list of creative office Christmas party ideas for any budget.

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Topics: Healthy Workplaces

Clean Hands, Clean Office: The Importance of Handwashing at Work

Posted by Seraine Page on Mon, Dec, 09, 2019

Clean hands are healthy hands.

And dirty hands spread germs — lots of them.

One study found the typical work desk has more than 10 million bacteria covering it. That’s 400 times more germs than the average toilet seat.

Yuck.

Last week was National Handwashing Awareness Week, and while it may be over, flu season is not. Flu season peaks between December and February, which is why this important preventative measure should be discussed in all workplaces.

Even if it seems a little patronizing to tell adults in your office to “wash their hands,” consider it more of a public health announcement. Even a little PSA via a bathroom stall door flier can reduce the amount of germs spread around your office.

Here are the dirty details of why handwashing should be a hot topic in your office this time of year:

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Topics: In the News, Healthy Workplaces

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