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Your Employees Need Financial Wellness Tips More Than You Know

Posted by Seraine Page on Thu, Mar, 05, 2020

Money issues are stressing your employees out.

A recent survey found that above all other issues — relationships, work, even health concerns — money matters were the most overwhelming to handle.

Even with a stable economy, PwC’s 8th annual Employee Financial Wellness Survey revealed that employees feel cash strapped and debt-heavy. Few employees surveyed felt that their pay was keeping up with the cost of living increases.

The survey also found:

  • Most felt they’d be working into retirement
  • Student loans are a financial wellness hinderance
  • Caring for both parents and kids is costing them 

Below, we dig into the survey findings and offer financial wellness tips for employers to help employees improve their financial well-being.

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Topics: In the News, Wellness at Work

11 Ways to Get Your Team Pumped About Employee Wellness Campaigns

Posted by Seraine Page on Mon, Mar, 02, 2020

Your wellness program's success depends on your employees.

And if you’re going to pour time, energy, and money into creating resources for employee wellness events, you want it to be as successful as possible, right?

That means getting your team over-the-moon thrilled to focus on their health and well-being. A tall order, but it’s definitely doable.

Interested in ways to better your employee engagement strategies?

Get them pumped about your healthy workplace initiatives with the following tips to improve engagement the minute you begin planning!

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Topics: Wellness at Work

11 Employee Appreciation Day Ideas That Are Easy and Affordable

Posted by Seraine Page on Thu, Feb, 27, 2020

Your employees are the reason your company is thriving — so why not show them some love on Employee Appreciation Day?

This year, it falls on March 6. That’s a Friday, which makes it the perfect time to have a low-key celebration honoring your employees.

Not only is showing your employees appreciation great for engagement purposes, but it also is a chance to reflect your company culture. 

Plus, it’s healthy for your employees! According to psychological studies, when a person is shown gratitude it can increase their metabolism, lessen stress, and even improve their sleep habits!

Need some affordable and quick ways to show your employees how you adore all that they do in the workplace?

Here are 11 Employee Appreciation Day ideas your employees will love:

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Topics: In the News, Healthy Workplaces

Why Employers Need to Talk About Common Kidney Diseases at Work

Posted by Seraine Page on Mon, Feb, 24, 2020

Believe it or not, only 10% of the people who have kidney disease know it.

Considering 30 million Americans are impacted by it, that’s a big problem. Some may even be your employees who come into work daily with no symptoms to show.

One in particular — Chronic Kidney Disease — can be particularly tough on employees and could result in extended time off of work.

Chronic Kidney Disease causes the body to shut down in numerous ways and can lead to weak bones, nerve damage, and kidney failure. Since March is National Kidney Month, there’s no better time to begin an awareness campaign.

Most importantly, two affordable tests can diagnose most common kidney diseases.

This post will cover kidney disease risk factors and how to reduce risk of developing kidney disease.

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Topics: Wellness at Work

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

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