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Take 9 Steps to Create a Healthy and Positive Work Environment

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

Want to make a healthier and positive work environment?

Research shows when leadership puts effort into creating a positive work environment, it benefits both the workers and the company. A third of most people’s lives are spent working, leaving no doubt that the working environment plays a huge role in health and well-being.

Good health = good business. Happy employees also = good business.

It’s a two-way street that leaders play a huge role in. If your company is ready to revamp its health offerings or simply spend more time focusing on employee well-being, that’s a perfect first step.

Here are nine more steps to consider as you reevaluate what a positive work environment looks like for your company.

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Topics: Healthy Workplaces, Wellness at Work

21 Fun Ways to Observe National Nutrition Month in Your Workplace

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

March is National Nutrition Month and an excellent time to talk about healthy eating.

Not only that, it’s a great way to spread awareness about a healthy lifestyle and smart dieting in the workplace.

Given that 42 percent of Americans are considered obese, it’s essential to tackle this topic in workplace health programs. Obesity leads to serious, chronic health issues like heart disease, diabetes, and even some cancers, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

For workplaces, this can lead to issues with employee absences, increased healthcare costs, and lowered productivity.

Below, explore 21 unique and fun ways to talk about nutrition this month!

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Topics: Healthy Workplaces, Wellness at Work

11 Super Healthy Ways to Celebrate Employee Appreciation Day

Posted by Seraine Page on Mon, Feb, 28, 2022

Employee Appreciation Day is an event, observed on the first Friday in March.

If you know your staff is tuckered out and overwhelmed, it’s wise to show up big for Employee Appreciation Day and beyond.

A recent ResumeBuilder.com report indicated that a quarter of Americans plan on exiting the workforce in 2022. While reasons someone leaves a job are personal, it’s all the more important for employers to ensure they are regularly offering gratitude to workers — not just on appreciation days.

If you’re looking for fun, healthy ways to show employees they are valued and appreciated, this blog is for you!

Read on for unique options that show your team you’re thankful for their work.

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Topics: Healthy Workplaces, Wellness at Work

Cold & Flu Season: How to Prevent a Cold When You Feel It Coming

Posted by Seraine Page on Tue, Feb, 22, 2022

It’s the height of the cold and flu season. If you’re good at listening to your body, though, you can learn how to prevent a cold when you feel it coming. Or, at the very least, do your best to lessen the symptoms.

Colds are sneaky: you’re fine one day and then you’re feeling terrible the next. But sometimes you can feel the tell-tale signs over a period of a few days: a scratchy throat, watery eyes, and fatigue seemingly come out of nowhere.

If you haven’t gotten a cold this season, don’t think you’re off the hook just yet. Most adults average two to three colds annually and February is the peak time to catch one, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

To help you try and escape cold-free this season, here’s a look at how to prevent a cold when you feel it coming.

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Topics: Healthy Workplaces, Wellness at Work

Smart Workplace Fixes to Make During American Heart Month

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

In case you missed it, February is American Heart Month!

Throughout the month, look at all the ways your company can encourage employees to work on their cardiovascular health. Sadly, heart disease is still the leading cause of death in the United States.

If your company wants to drive the point home, consider the heart-healthy policies, changes, and encouragement that can be offered to employees. Chances are, your wellness committee has missed opportunities for promoting heart health. Your company may even be making some critical mistakes when it comes to healthier employee hearts.

Want to know how to create a more heart-healthy atmosphere?

Here’s a look at how to honor American Heart Month in your workplace and tips for making valuable changes that can change lives, too.

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Topics: Healthy Workplaces, Wellness at Work

What is Included in a Biometric Screening?

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

Now that it’s a new year, it’s time to consider the ways you can help your employees stay healthy all year long.

A biometric screening in the workplace is one way to do that. These screenings are one of the simplest ways employers can encourage workers to get a quick health check-up. While it can’t replace a doctor’s visit, it can provide useful insight your doc can analyze at your next visit.

If you’ve ever wondered what exactly a biometric screening covers, this post is for you.

Below, you’ll learn just what is included in a biometric screening and we’ll share data from real employees we screened last year.

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Topics: Healthy Workplaces, Wellness at Work

All You Need to Know About N95 Masks (Like Getting Your Free Ones)

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

Curious about which type of mask is best to prevent a COVID infection?

A recent study found N95 and KN95 masks are the two types that provide the best protection against COVID, announced the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on February 4. To keep the public on top of mask-wearing, the Biden administration announced its intention to give away 400 millions N95 masks for free in a recent press conference.

With a filtration rate of 95%, the N95 mask is one you’ll want to get your hands on ASAP.

Want to know more about the N95 masks and where to get your free ones? Read on.

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Topics: Wellness at Work

Why Is Heart Health Important to Talk About in the Workplace?

Posted by Seraine Page on Thu, Jan, 27, 2022

In need of a health topic for February?

Now is the prime time to discuss the question, “Why is heart health important?” As we go into the month focused on love thanks to Valentine’s Day, it’s time to show a little love to American Heart Month, which is celebrated in February, too.

Every 36 seconds in the U.S., someone dies from cardiovascular disease (CVD), according to the 2021 Heart Disease and Stroke Report by the American Heart Association. Heart disease is also the number one cause of death in the United States.

For employers, it’s a great time to remind remote workers and office workers who sit all day the importance of practicing heart-healthy activities. Starting good habits now can make all the difference for cardiac health.

Below, we take a look at the importance of heart health and the known risk factors that can cause serious cardiovascular events that could impact your employee’s life in an instant.

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Topics: Wellness at Work

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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Topics: Wellness at Work

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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Topics: Wellness at Work

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