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Screen Time Research: How Is Your Tech Habit Damaging Your Health?

Posted by Seraine Page on Thu, Feb, 20, 2020

Screen time research shows we spend far too much time on our devices.

While our professions may not be able to take us completely away from screen time, it’s important to note the impact it’s having on our health.  

And once we get home from work, we’re still spending tons of time on those devices — adults average 11 hours a day looking at some type of screen.

The consequence?

Eye strain, headaches, and insomnia, to name a few issues.

Depending on job duties, some of this time is unavoidable, but being aware of the issues can help employees mitigate their screen time. Here we dive into how we all can screen our time a bit better when it comes to checking our devices.

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Topics: Wellness at Work

Ergonomics in the Workplace: How Poor Posture Hurts Your Workers

Posted by Seraine Page on Mon, Feb, 17, 2020

Throughout the day, how often do you think about your posture?

If the answer is rarely, it may be time for you and your employees to get a lesson on ergonomics in the workplace.

Research from Harvard University and other institutes show poor posture can cause conditions ranging from fatigue to heartburn. Not only that, it can lead to chronic back pain and neck tightness. Whether you’re sitting at a table, playing on your phone, or working at your computer, good posture is a must for good health and productivity.

If you or your employees tend to slouch a lot, this post is for you.

Below, we’ll straighten you out on the importance of good posture. You’ll also find tips to easily improve ergonomics in the workplace to help with posture.

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Topics: Wellness at Work

Is Chocolate Healthy? 7 Reasons It’s Sweet for Your Health

Posted by Seraine Page on Thu, Feb, 13, 2020

The famous all-about-chocolate holiday is coming up.

So, you may be wondering: Is chocolate healthy?

The short answer: It can be.

With Valentine’s Day around the corner, it’s hard to pass up the heart-shaped boxes of chocolate candy. But is it really necessary to nix chocolate from your diet?

Skip the super sugary junk and opt for dark chocolate and you’re in the clear.

Here we share the health benefits of chocolate, including its ability to reduce stroke, boost fitness training, and more.

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Topics: Wellness at Work

How Biometric Screening Results Can Uncover Sneaky Health Issues

Posted by Seraine Page on Mon, Feb, 10, 2020

Health problems can be sneaky.

Sometimes, it isn’t until you feel that twinge in your chest or shortness of breath that you realize something is seriously wrong. In other cases, you may feel fine. Nothing shows up out of the ordinary until the doc runs bloodwork.

Like it or not, there are several health conditions that develop quietly with few — or zero — symptoms.

Luckily, biometric screenings may detect early warning signs so employees can address conditions before they become problematic. Even if you don’t host biometric screenings in your workplace, encouraging your employees to do their annual blood tests can save a life.

Here’s a look at three often symptomless conditions biometric screening results can detect:

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Topics: Biometric Health Screenings

7 Ways to Lower Risk Factors for Heart Disease

Posted by Seraine Page on Thu, Feb, 06, 2020

February is American Heart Month.

Given the stats behind heart disease, it’s important for employers to participate in education this month. Heart disease claims more American lives than any other health condition.

In fact, every 37 seconds, someone in the U.S. dies from cardiovascular disease.

Since matters of the heart are important, now is the time to discuss risk factors for heart disease with your employees. Cardiovascular disease is ranked as one of the most expensive medical conditions for employers thanks to the costs of medicine, health care services, and lost productivity. This post will cover risk factors for heart disease and foods to eat to lower heart disease risk.

Want to share with your employees how to improve heart health?

Here’s how to reduce risk factors for heart disease:

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Topics: In the News, Wellness at Work

What Are The Benefits of Intermittent Fasting?

Posted by Seraine Page on Mon, Feb, 03, 2020

Diets are all the rage in the new year, but one particular diet technique is gaining traction as a way to boost overall health while also losing weight.

Enter intermittent fasting.

A new study published in the New England Journal of Medicine found intermittent fasting is one way to maintain a healthier lifestyle. If you’re looking to lose weight, you may want to turn to intermittent fasting.

But not so fast. 

As with all diets, there are potential risk factors that some individuals may need to keep in mind. Consulting with a health professional will help you decide if the pros outweigh the cons.

Here’s a look at what intermittent fasting is, the benefits of intermittent fasting, and potential risk factors to be aware of before trying this trending diet.

Want to know more? Read on.

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Topics: In the News

7 Nutrition Myths Debunked For Your Peace of Mind at Meal Time

Posted by Seraine Page on Thu, Jan, 30, 2020

We’ve all gotten bad nutritional advice from time to time.

With the wealth of information out there, it can sometimes feel overwhelming to sort through and choose what to apply to our lives. That’s especially true when it comes to nutrition and diets in particular.

Keto diet. Paleo diet. Vegan diet. Plant-based diet.

Eat this. Don’t eat that. Sugar is bad. Bread is ok.

It’s enough to make even the most internet-savvy researcher’s head spin.

This post will examine several nutrition myths and discuss the truth behind the most common nutrition fallacies like, "To lose weight, you have to give up all of your favorite foods."

Here we break down some of the most common nutrition myths out there.

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Topics: Wellness at Work

5 Easy Ways to Increase Workplace Happiness For Your Employees

Posted by Seraine Page on Mon, Jan, 27, 2020

Happiness at work is not a myth. 

Your employees really can be happy, healthy, and fulfilled in their professional lives.

While you may not need to hire a Chief Happiness Officer – yes, that’s an actual job — you can make tweaks to boost workplace happiness. Not only is a happy workplace a nicer atmosphere for everyone who enters, but it also makes productivity levels shoot through the roof.

A study from The University of Warwick found joyful professionals are up to 12% more productive than unhappy workers. More importantly, being happy at work is also tied to overall better well-being and health. 

Interested in keeping your workers happy? 

Here’s a look at five ways to create more joy and real smiles in your workplace this year.

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Topics: Wellness at Work

2019-20 Flu Season: Why Flu Shots in January Are Still Worth It

Posted by Seraine Page on Thu, Jan, 23, 2020

Yes, the flu is still around.

And no, it’s not too late to get flu shots in January.

Flu season typically starts at the beginning of fall and tapers off toward the end of spring. Given that this flu season got off to an unusually strong start  — with flu-related deaths being up more than 65% in 2020 so far — considering a flu vaccine isn’t a bad idea.

So far, 9.7 million people have gotten the flu this season. 

Not interested in being a statistic?

Preventative measures — like the flu vaccine — are still available.

Below we dive into the flu season so far this year and tips for employers to avoid the spread of it in the workplace.

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Topics: Workplace Flu Shots, In the News

Workout at Home With No Equipment With These 10 Exercises

Posted by Seraine Page on Mon, Jan, 20, 2020

Is getting in shape on your New Year’s resolutions list?

Even if you have no equipment and no gym membership, you can do it.

Thanks to our below list of exercises without equipment, now you have no excuses. These 10 exercises can literally be done anywhere. These are also the perfect at-home workouts for beginners because it can be done at your own pace.

If you're ready to tone up and feel stronger, this post is for you. We offer step-by-step instructions on how to do each exercise, plus a beginner’s tip for each move.

Keep your New Year’s resolution to get in shape once and for all with these exercises you can do anywhere.

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Topics: Wellness at Work

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