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Mental Health and the Workplace: Why and How You Can Offer Support

Posted by Seraine Page on Mon, Jan, 24, 2022

These days, it’s nearly impossible to talk about corporate wellness without a discussion on mental health and the workplace.

With nearly half of mentally ill adults not receiving treatment — that’s over 27 million Americans — mental health prioritization at work is essential for companies wishing for healthier workers.

Given that mental health issues can cause prolonged absenteeism in the workplace, it’s a wise move for employers — and employees — to take interest in ways to improve mental health at work. Whether it’s depression, anxiety, or another mental illness, offering workplace support to help individuals with those conditions can improve productivity and decrease medical costs.

This post will share the ROI of mental health support, along with ways to keep mental health support resources front and center in a more relaxed post-pandemic world.

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How Coronavirus Long-Term Effects Wears on Your Workers

Posted by Seraine Page on Thu, Jan, 20, 2022

Coronavirus isn’t going anywhere anytime soon.

Unfortunately, even after a person recovers from COVID, they may still struggle with a variety of “long haul” symptoms months after the initial infection.

Scientists across the globe are working to understand just how individuals infected during the pandemic may experience the coronavirus long-term effects. Researchers and physicians are seeing patients with heart, brain, and lung damage from the virus, which can also increase the risk for long-term health issues, according to Mayo Clinic.

Given that almost one in four COVID-19 patients will have long-lasting symptoms, it’s essential to understand how it can impact them and those around them.  

This post will cover what the most common long-term symptoms are, how those issues can impact the daily lives of those living with them, and ways employers can help employees through it.

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25 Health Goals Examples to Make 2022 Your Healthiest Year Yet

Posted by Seraine Page on Mon, Jan, 17, 2022

Looking for some health goal examples to pad your new year’s resolutions?

This is the time of year when everyone examines life goals, including health goals. If you’re in this same boat, you’re probably looking for ways to improve your mental and physical health. Both are equally important and must be balanced in order to live a fulfilling and healthy lifestyle.

If you need a little inspiration, we have you covered.

Below, we share 25 health goal examples to motivate you. Of course, you don’t need to tackle them all, but do consider working on the ones that truly resonate with you.

Read on for motivation to make this year your healthiest yet.

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57 Quotes on Wellness and Health to Inspire Healthy Living

Posted by Seraine Page on Thu, Jan, 13, 2022

Sir Winston Churchill has a lot of quotable content.

One of his best sayings, perhaps, is this quote on wellness and health: “Healthy citizens are the greatest asset any country can have.”

The saying is just as true for companies, too.

If you’re looking for some weekly wisdom to bestow upon your staff, an inspirational quote or two is perfect. Short and sweet and often easy to remember, quotable material is ideal for newsletters, health promo emails, and general wellness content. There’s no better time to inspire healthy living than at the start of a new year!  

Below, you’ll find 57 quotes on wellness and health to encourage your employees to pause and think about healthy living.

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Topics: Healthy Workplaces, Wellness at Work

11 Wellness Events and Conferences Not to Skip in 2022

Posted by Seraine Page on Mon, Jan, 10, 2022

Need some inspiration for your 2022 wellness campaigns?

You’ll find plenty of ingenuity if you head to a wellness event — whether online, in-person, near or far — to gather the latest trends, insights, and ideas for workplace wellness.

Wellness events and conferences are the perfect way for HR reps, benefits directors, wellness committee members, and health directors to network and learn about upcoming wellness trends to bring into the workplace.

After the last few years, wellness programs at work need to look a lot different. Attending innovative wellness events can help you get the inspiration you need to revamp yours.

If you’ve been looking for a way to increase interest in your company’s wellness programs, attending wellness events together is one way to do it! Below, you’ll find the dates for national and international wellness events, the highlights of each event, location, and all the details to get your team pumped up.

Here are 11 wellness events to consider sending your team to for a healthier new year:

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This List of Anxiety Triggers is One Every Employer Needs

Posted by Seraine Page on Thu, Jan, 06, 2022

What triggers anxiety? The list of anxiety triggers can be a long one, unfortunately.

For those who suffer from anxiety, triggers may be different than those who deal with occasional anxiety. Either way, both experiences can feel overwhelming and stressful. In the workplace, a variety of factors can contribute to anxiety, creating an unhealthy work atmosphere for all.

The better employers understand what triggers anxiety, the more likely they can see why certain behaviors are exhibited by employees — like turning down office party invites or even promotions. Keeping in mind a list of anxiety triggers can help employers notice more quickly when someone may be having a hard time.

Anxiety has skyrocketed since the start of the pandemic. In fact, more than 40% of Americans reported mental distress increases due to the pandemic. As a result, more people are seeking mental health services like therapy.

Want to better understand the often overwhelming condition that is anxiety?

Here’s a list of anxiety triggers to take a look at and keep in mind.

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Fool-Proof Advice on How to Improve Company Culture in 2022

Posted by Seraine Page on Mon, Jan, 03, 2022

Wondering how to improve company culture in 2022 at your workplace?

It’s likely a lot less time-consuming than you might think. It’s also one of the number one ways to engage your employees continuously over time. Workers will always do better in a culture that focuses on support, collaboration, and ongoing communication.

That’s what great company culture is all about.

If you’re looking for ways to make your workplace an even more desirable place to work in 2022, focusing on company culture is an excellent starting point.

Below, we dive into what company culture is, why it matters, and provide insight from HR expert Jessica Miller-Merrell, founder of Workology.

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Your Favorite TotalWellness Blogs (& Other Free Resources)

Posted by Seraine Page on Wed, Dec, 29, 2021

It’s the end of another year.

As we all breathe a collective sigh of relief and set our sights on the upcoming year — how is it 2022?! — it’s also a time to reflect on accomplishments.

Here at TotalWellness, we love hearing about the positive health changes in our readers and the communities our content reaches. It turns out a lot of you enjoy learning how to be well, stay well, and live a fulfilled life — both at work and at home. Some of our top-viewed content was on topics like mental health, self-care, and general well-being.

In fact, we had over 652,000 blog views this year — proof to us that workplace wellness is the focal point for many companies looking to somehow return to “business as normal.”

This year-in-review post offers all kinds of wellness insights we know you’ll enjoy revisiting. Perhaps you’ll even come across a post you may have missed during the busy year that was 2021. We hope you’ll slow down and savor the content.

Below, we share the top posts and resources TotalWellness readers loved the most.

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Topics: Healthy Workplaces, Wellness at Work

The Essential Guide on How to Find a Good Therapist

Posted by Seraine Page on Mon, Dec, 20, 2021

Whether you’ve given therapy a try or are looking to start therapy for the first time, knowing how to find a good therapist can make all the difference in how productive your sessions are.

 It’s important to know there’s nothing shameful about therapy either. In fact, more people are looking for answers in therapy more than ever. The prolonged pandemic has spiked the demand for licensed therapists.

Between August 2020 to October 2020, the American Psychological Association (APA) reported 84% of psychologists who treat anxiety have seen an increase in patients since March 2020. Additionally, depressive disorder treatments are up to 72% from 60%. Overall, 29% of psychologists' books have exploded with appointment requests over the last two years. Many provide remote services, making getting to therapy that much easier for working individuals.

Looking to improve your mental health? Consider this your essential guide to finding a good therapist to get you through tough times.

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Topics: Wellness at Work

Lessons to Take into 2022 For a Healthier Post-Pandemic Workplace

Posted by Seraine Page on Thu, Dec, 16, 2021

We all know the post-pandemic workplace looks different.

It’s created an opportunity for open dialogue between employee and employer on what the ideal work situation feels and looks like.

When the pandemic took over our lives and the workplace in March 2020, it created a disruption. But there’s something to be learned from difficulties and that’s how to be better. Now, almost two years in, there are some valuable lessons to move forth with, especially when it comes to workplace wellness.    

Here’s a look at the valuable lessons worth remembering in the post-pandemic workplace.

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