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The 13 Best Memes & Gifs for Handwashing Awareness Week

Posted by Seraine Page on Mon, Nov, 21, 2022

National Handwashing Awareness Week is almost here.

During the first full week of December — and well into cold and flu season — comes a celebration of clean hands. This year the dates fall Dec. 4-10.

While you may be tired of hearing “wash your hands” from every public health official, it’s true that washing hands saves lives. It keeps germs from spreading in spaces like workplaces, schools, and the general community.

In an effort to not bore you with another wash your hands well lecture, we’ve rounded up the best handwashing memes and gifs on the internet. Share these far and wide during National Handwashing Awareness Week.

Here’s to spreading humor, not germs.

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Topics: Healthy Workplaces

9 Healthy Living Apps Worth Downloading on Your Phone

Posted by Seraine Page on Thu, Nov, 17, 2022

Need some fun, new healthy living apps to download?

Healthy living is more than just eating well and staying fit. It comes down to a series of everyday choices you make as you go about your day. Thanks to our digital devices, tracking habits, setting goals, and finding accountability through wellness apps is easier than ever.

Most of us spend way too much time on our phones. Why not download useful apps that help with health and wellness to make your digital time a healthier experience?

Below we share nine of the best apps to download for a healthier life and digital experience.

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Calming Activities You Can Do In Five Minutes or Less

Posted by Seraine Page on Mon, Nov, 14, 2022

Looking for some calming activities you can do at work and home?

You’ll find them here.

Daily life can be hectic and crazy, but it doesn’t mean you should let it get to you every minute of every day. Learning some coping techniques and exploring calming activities can help you feel more centered and less reactive to daily life.

 By practicing calming activities you may:

  • Improve digestion
  • Slow your breathing rate
  • Reduce stress hormone activity
  • Minimize muscle tension and stress

Whether you’re waiting for a remote Zoom call to start, sitting alone in your cubicle, or trying to relax for the day, you’ll find the calming activities below can help you enjoy a sense of calm.

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Topics: Healthy Workplaces, Wellness at Work

Ways to Talk About Diabetes Awareness Month In the Workplace

Posted by Seraine Page on Thu, Nov, 10, 2022

Diabetes Awareness Month is in November, a great time to discuss the topic of diabetes, risk factors, and how to control pre-diabetes.

Right now, more than 130 million people in the U.S. alone live with diabetes or pre-diabetes. Keeping it under control is essential to preventing dehydration, seizures, and other serious health issues.

For employers, this means a better understanding of the condition can prepare you to help diabetic employees as needed. It can also open up conversations around generally good health and staying well to avoid issues like prediabetes.

Read on to learn how healthy habits like yoga, cutting carbs, exercising regularly, and other habits can keep those at risk or with diabetes healthier. Plus, discover resources to share with workers on the topic of diabetes.

Here’s to starting conversations that lead to more diabetes awareness!

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Topics: Healthy Workplaces, Wellness at Work

Fall Fitness Tips and Smart Goals for Exercise to Keep You Going

Posted by Seraine Page on Mon, Nov, 07, 2022

Need to keep up with your fall fitness so you don’t end up looking round like a pumpkin?

We get it. Between the Halloween candy, Thanksgiving feasts, and all the holidays between now and the new year, it’s easy to skip fitness and focus on comfort. 

Research shows that physical activity for many people tends to slow down in the fall and winter. But that’s only if you don’t plan ahead!

This post will help you and your workers set smart goals for keeping up exercise habits well into the fall. Here’s to inspiring your autumn health and fitness goals!

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Topics: Healthy Workplaces

30 Super Unique Employee Giving Campaign Ideas

Posted by Seraine Page on Thu, Nov, 03, 2022

Need some fresh ideas for employee giving campaigns?

There’s no better month to try some out than November as it’s National Gratitude Month. World Kindness Day is also November 13, so your team can celebrate both observances while giving back!

Run some ideas by your employees and then work alongside team members to give back and offer up gratitude during this month of thanksgiving.

Excited to get started? Here are some unique ways to give back as a team.

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Topics: Healthy Workplaces

What Are the Biggest Benefits of Standing Desks for Your Office?

Posted by Seraine Page on Mon, Oct, 31, 2022

Wondering if you should get a standing desk? Or if you should supply your entire team with standing desks? 

Given that 15 percent of U.S. adults are physically inactive, perhaps the biggest benefit of standing desks is simply the standing part. For years, docs have told us how a sedentary lifestyle leads to issues like type 2 diabetes, obesity, and even some cancer types.

In fact, sitting too long is harming your employees more than you might think.

If you’re looking at your budget for next year, you may be considering ways to make your office and employees more comfortable. Research indicates that 65 percent of individuals who got standing desks reported an increase in productivity; 47 percent said the pain in their upper back, neck, and shoulders improved.

Ready to order new desks? This post will cover the science of standing desks, the benefits of standing desks, using one correctly, and where to get them.

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Topics: Healthy Workplaces, Wellness at Work

Quiet Quitting: What it is and How to Respond in a Healthy Way

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

Now that the “Great Resignation” is over, a new issue is hitting workplaces: quiet quitting.

Quiet quitting is when you find burned-out workers doing the bare minimum necessary to keep their jobs.

Not exactly a great way to keep morale up or production going smoothly, right?

This post offers insight for leadership to respond including cutting back on extra demands, eliminating weekend communication, getting feedback from unhappy employees, and potentially looking at firing “quitters” if they don’t pull their weight or have a good attitude most days.

Read on if you need advice on dealing with quiet quitting in your workplace.

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Topics: Healthy Workplaces, Wellness at Work

The Workplace Perks Employers Need to Offer to Keep and Get Talent

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

Workplace perks. 

Everyone loves them, but just how many does an employer need to offer?

 According to a recently released 2023 Salary Guide by Robert Half, a talent solutions company, organizations are under pressure to offer higher compensation to current and new staff in an era of quiet quitting and on the heels of the “Great Resignation.”  

Beyond adjusting pay, how else can employers attract and keep the best and brightest in a competitive hiring market?

Going into 2023, employers should know:

  • Wellness programs & mental health perks are a must
  • Salaries are trending upward
  • Workers want raises

This post will share insights to the survey and how employers can continue to impress in a market where there are more job openings than job seekers.

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Topics: Healthy Workplaces, Wellness at Work

Signs You Aren't Sleeping Enough That You'll Want to Fix ASAP

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

Feeling exhausted all the time? Tossing and turning all night?

While those are two signs you aren’t sleeping enough, there are other ones, too: you get sick more often, new medical issues are developing, you feel irritable and moody, you can’t concentrate, and beyond.

Given that almost 40% of adults report falling asleep during the day without meaning to at least once a month, it’s a big enough issue that requires some consideration for how to change it.

If that’s you, read on to see if any of the signs match up with the symptoms you’re experiencing. Plus, you’ll find tips for ways to get better sleep so you don’t fall asleep in your next meeting.

Here’s a look at the signs that you aren’t sleeping enough on a daily basis.

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Topics: Healthy Workplaces

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