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The Best Food and Drink for the Flu to Heal Up Fast

Posted by Seraine Page on Wed, Oct, 28, 2020

When you’re sick with the flu, the last thing you want to do is plan meals.

That’s why we’ve compiled this list of the best food and drink for the flu. This list is based on how each item can relieve your symptoms and help speed up recovery. Plus, most of them don’t take much time to prepare, so you can get back to resting ASAP.

Even if you don’t feel like eating, it’s important to at least try. In order to get better, you have to eat to maintain your strength and stay hydrated.

And since the cold and flu season is upon us, these food and drink options will work just as well if you’re dealing with a cold, too.

Ready to stock your cupboard with all the flu fighting essentials?

Here’s a list of the best foods and drinks for the flu:

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Topics: Workplace Flu Shots, Healthy Workplaces

35 Health Tips Your Employees Will Love

Posted by Seraine Page on Wed, Oct, 21, 2020

In need of some fresh health tips to share with your employees?

Sharing health tips is a simple way to get wellness content in front of your employees without hassle — especially when they’re in an easy-to-digest format like the list in this post.

These are easy to share on your team’s Slack channel, in an email, at your next meeting, or even on your office bulletin board.

Below, you’ll find tips to encourage your employees to focus on their physical and mental health that they can start using as soon as today.

Ready for health points to share that will keep your team feeling their best?

Here are 35 health tips your employees will appreciate:

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Topics: Wellness at Work

How to Reduce Anxiety Naturally at Work or Home

Posted by Seraine Page on Wed, Oct, 14, 2020

There is no denying anxiety levels are at an all-time high for many people.

This month alone, people Googled the keyword “natural anxiety supplements” 8,100 times. In March and April, at the height of the pandemic lockdowns, related terms for anxiety relief hit over 12,000 monthly searches.

Individuals everywhere are looking at how to reduce anxiety naturally. It’s a safe bet that some of those searches came from yourself or employees, too.

Luckily, anxiety management techniques are available, as are ways to learn how to reduce anxiety naturally. By sharing this post with your team, you’ll give them tools to learn how to reduce anxiety on their own terms.

Here’s a look at how to reduce anxiety naturally. No meds required.

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Topics: Wellness at Work

13 Ways to Create Mindfulness in the Workplace (Even Remotely)

Posted by Seraine Page on Tue, Oct, 06, 2020

Mindfulness in the workplace isn’t anything new.

In fact, companies like Apple, Google, and Nike are big proponents of it. The leaders of these Fortune 500 companies know the cost of burned out employees who have been “multitasking” for too long.

But, multitasking is a myth. Being mindful and focusing on one task at a time, it turns out, is way more productive.

With the current pandemic, working from home situations may start to feel like 24/7 work situations; lay-offs mean employees are taking on more work than normal to keep businesses afloat. And, with workers tethered to their phones, it's hard to shut off busy brains.

Focusing on being mindful and intentional can create space and time to respond instead of reacting throughout the workday.

This post will highlight simple yet effective ways to help team members be more mindful. Below, you’ll find ways to encourage workers to set daily intentions, set aside “playtime” sessions, and practice in-the-moment connections.

If you want to see your employees and your management team benefit from mindfulness, below are a few activities and ideas to introduce the idea in your workplace.

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Topics: Wellness at Work

The 5 Ws of the 2020 Flu Season: Who, What, When, Where & Why

Posted by Seraine Page on Tue, Sep, 29, 2020

As the cooler weather starts to come around, so does the 2020 flu season.

Add the COVID-19 pandemic on top of it, and this flu season could be a challenging one for workplaces and healthcare facilities alike.

This year, health officials are urging individuals to get their flu shots not only to stay healthy, but to also minimize the burden on healthcare systems. During the 2019-2020 flu season alone, up to 740,000 individuals were hospitalized due to the flu and its complications.

This post will cover the 5 Ws of what everyone needs to know about flu season including who needs the vaccine, what the difference is between COVID-19 and flu symptoms, when it's needed, where you can get one, and why everyone needs one.

Here’s a look at the 2020 flu season details every employer needs this year.

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Topics: Workplace Flu Shots

How to Create a Healthy Work Environment During Unusual Times

Posted by Seraine Page on Wed, Sep, 16, 2020

The average person will spend 90,000 hours of their life at work. That’s a lot of time on the clock, giving employers a good reason to maintain a healthy work environment.

In fact, it’s essential.

If you’ve ever walked into a toxic work environment, you can spot the signs nearly immediately: Unengaged workers, zero communication, dim lighting, a lack of general camaraderie, and more. On the other hand, those workplaces with a focus on health promotion thrive.

For organizations with healthy environments, the benefits include:

  • Lower turnover rates
  • Productivity increases
  • Reduced absenteeism
  • Improved staff morale
  • Positive company image
  • Reduced healthcare costs
  • Minimized risk of fines

Workers who are subjected to unhealthy work environments have more stress, get sick more often, and have a decreased production output. They also tend to suffer from more mental health issues, too.

Even if your company isn’t operating at toxic levels, there’s always an opportunity for improvement, right?

Here’s a look at how your company’s leadership can create and maintain a healthy, safe work environment employees enjoy.

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Topics: Healthy Workplaces

27 Positive Thinking Quotes Your Employees Need to Hear

Posted by Seraine Page on Wed, Sep, 09, 2020

Everyone — including your employees — could use a bit more positivity in their lives right about now.

Since September 13 is Positive Thinking Day, now is an ideal time to spread hopeful messages like positive thinking quotes. Research shows optimism can help individuals through tough times. And, being happy can improve health and wellness.

The perks of optimistic thinking include:

  • Increased life span
  • Reduced stress levels
  • Decreased depression risk

Plus, positive thinking can increase resistance to the common cold. It may also improve psychological well-being while providing a tool to better handle life’s hardships. With practice of increased positive self-talk, negative outlooks can turn around.

What are some examples of positive thinking thoughts?

Read on to find a new favorite inspiring quote to change negative outlooks!

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Topics: Healthy Workplaces

Employees’ Wellness Habits Are Changing, Wellness Survey Says

Posted by Seraine Page on Wed, Sep, 02, 2020

It’s no secret employee wellness is changing.

Thankfully, the 2020 UnitedHealthcare Wellness Checkup Survey results show Americans are making positive wellness changes. For employers who like to follow trends and update their wellness programs, now may be the perfect time to do so.

“Now is an opportune time for Americans to make an investment in their health, with employers in a crucial role to foster healthy habits among employees in the workplace and while working at home,” stated Rebecca Madsen, UnitedHealthcare chief consumer officer in a recent press release.

Given that the pandemic has created a hyperfocus on health and well-being, those surveyed reported updated changes in their wellness routines. For example, more than two-thirds of respondents said that walking has become their preferred exercise routine during the pandemic.

“The UnitedHealthcare Wellness Checkup Survey highlights the importance of implementing robust well-being programs that may foster whole-person health, reduce absenteeism, and curb care costs,” Madsen added.

Below, you’ll see the findings are a collection of opinions of health topics and preferences, which can help you further improve or inspire your next updates to your wellness program.

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Topics: Wellness at Work

23 Expert Anxiety Management Techniques to Help Your Employees

Posted by Seraine Page on Wed, Aug, 26, 2020

Chances are good your employees are seeking out anxiety management techniques as a way to cope with the challenges of returning to work during a pandemic.

Even if they aren’t, they may be quietly suffering from extreme anxiety or fear.

The COVID-19 pandemic has pushed mental health into the wellness spotlight along with a need to learn self-care. In particular, anxiety about going to work has many employees on edge about returning to the workplace.

As of late June, 31% of adults were dealing with anxiety and depression symptoms.

If employers don’t address anxiety and help their employees learn how to manage their mental health, many will find it difficult to return to the same productivity levels prior to the pandemic.

Luckily, there are simple techniques that can be used anywhere to squash anxious thoughts.

That’s why we’ve rounded up expert advice from psychologists, CEOs, social workers, meditation instructors, and mindfulness coaches down below.  

Here’s what they are doing right now to help reduce COVID-19-related anxiety in their clients, employees, and themselves.

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Topics: Healthy Workplaces

Mind Racing? Feeling Overwhelmed? Try Meditation for Stress

Posted by Seraine Page on Wed, Aug, 19, 2020

Have you or your employees tried meditation for stress?

 

If not, there’s no better time than now.

 

With stress and anxiety in workplaces at an all-time high, leadership can step in and offer tools — like meditation — to help quell the stress during these tricky times.

 

Stress is one of the top causes of illness in the workplace, according to the Chartered Institute for Personnel and Development (CIPD). Too much stress for too long isn’t good for your workers or your workplace. It can cause tension headaches, chronic pain, and even fracture work relationships.

 

While there are tons of techniques out there for stress reduction, meditation for stress may be the most fast-acting one.

 

In as little as 10 minutes, a meditation practice can reduce anxiety and stress. It can also help individuals feel relaxed even in the most stressful of situations. Whether working from home or working in an office, all employees can benefit from meditation.

 

Ready to help your workers feel cool, calm, and collected?

 

Below we share about meditation for stress benefits, plus simple techniques that can be used starting today by you and your employees.

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Topics: Healthy Workplaces

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