4 Ways to Evaluate and Update Your Wellness Program This Summer

Posted by Seraine Page on Thu, Jul, 11, 2019

Summer can be slower for many businesses, which makes it a perfect time to review and revamp your company’s wellness programs.

Wellness programs aren’t “set it and forget it” kind of initiatives.

To be successful, your program should be evaluated and improved regularly. This starts with having a clear understanding of objectives and goals. Looking at participation, program satisfaction, behavioral changes, and cultural changes can help you settle on the best way to update your wellness programs.

Unsure how to start the evaluation process?

Here’s a look at the employee-facing metrics that can quickly improve lackluster programs:

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How to Improve Mental Wellness and Happiness Every Day

Posted by Seraine Page on Mon, Jul, 08, 2019

As the saying goes, money really doesn’t buy happiness.

So, how does one come by happiness?

By learning how to improve mental wellness on a consistent basis through positive thoughts and behaviors.

According to Mayo Clinic, thoughts and behaviors — along with personality — can be attributed to how “happy” a person is on any given day. Luckily, even if our genes say otherwise, learning to create self-happiness is possible.

Whether you prefer to see the glass half full, practice meditation, or learn to be present, there are a few ways to feel more in control of your personal happiness.

Ready to cultivate your happiness and improve your mental wellness? Read on.

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Topics: Healthy Workplaces

Why Does Summer Trigger Asthma Attacks For Some Employees?

Posted by Seraine Page on Mon, Jul, 01, 2019

Asthma can worsen in the summer — thanks to heat and humidity levels rising — among other irritants.

As summer pollen counts also rise due to thunderstorms stirring up all types of allergens, asthmatics may notice an increase in their symptoms. In fact, thunderstorms are often the cause for increases in asthma-related ER visits.

When planning company picnics and outdoor summer events, it’s important to keep in mind how it may impact those dealing with severe asthma.

This post will share tips on what triggers to watch out for throughout the summer months so employers can be on the alert during company outdoor events to best protect employees. Asthmatics may also find it as a helpful reminder to let trusted coworkers know what to do in the event they have an asthma attack.

Here’s a look at seasonal asthma triggers to be on the lookout for:

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Feed Your Employees’ Brains and Stomachs With Lunch and Learns

Posted by Seraine Page on Thu, Jun, 27, 2019

Are you tired of seeing employees eating at their desks or alone during lunch hour?

It may be time to start offering lunch and learn trainings.  

Lunch and learns are customizable, informal, short training sessions held during typical lunch times. Utilize lunch and learns to offer short training sessions throughout the year — as often as once a week or once a month — to bring your team together.

Regularly scheduled lunch and learns can help boost morale and develop employee skills when done in a relaxed atmosphere instead of an uptight “meeting” setting. It’s also a perfect time for wellness committees to distribute valuable information to a captive audience in an informal setting.

Ready to get started? Here’s how:

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Topics: Healthy Workplaces

Bug off! Keep Illness Away by Repelling Bugs

Posted by Seraine Page on Mon, Jun, 24, 2019

Summer traveling and outdoor camping season is here. That means warmer weather that welcomes bugs that bite.

Throughout the summer months when bugs are more active, it’s important for everyone — especially pregnant women — to take the appropriate measures to avoid bug bites.

Insect bites can cause serious health issues and in some cases, be fatal. Remind employees how to stay safe from insect-borne diseases by sharing facts and protection tips.

This post will cover the health consequences of not taking caution along with the best ways to take precaution while enjoying the summer’s best outdoor events.

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Beating the Heat: How to Stay Safe in Extreme Heat This Summer

Posted by Seraine Page on Thu, Jun, 20, 2019

Summer has arrived and so have the heat waves.

While it’s the best time of year to enjoy the great outdoors, it’s also important to remember the effect of high temperatures on the human body.

Knowing how to protect yourself and your family from summer hazards like extreme heat can save you a trip to the emergency room, or worse. Among all weather-related hazards, extreme heat waves are often the deadliest, according to

Luckily, heat-related injuries and death are preventable.

By learning and spreading the word about extreme heat dangers and prevention measures, you can save potentially save a life.

Here’s a look at the basics of heat health:

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PTSD Awareness Month 2019: How to Help Employees With PTSD

Posted by Seraine Page on Mon, Jun, 17, 2019

In the United States alone, 8 million people have PTSD.

PTSD, which stands for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, isn’t just limited to war veterans, either.

The disorder impacts those who have been involved in traumatic events like car accidents, natural disasters, sexual assaults, and other life-altering situations.

June is PTSD Awareness Month. More specifically, June 27 is PTSD Awareness Day.

While most people have a general idea of what it is, some employers are unsure of how to approach the sensitive topic.

Here’s a look at what PTSD is and how to help employees dealing with it:

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7 Exercise Tips for Beginners to Get Fit This Summer

Posted by Seraine Page on Thu, Jun, 13, 2019

Summer is here.

If you plan to spend any length of time enjoying the great outdoors — including the endless water activities — you’ll want to be in shape.

While being fit might mean looking fantastic in a bathing suit, it also means you’ll have better health, strength, and stamina to do the summer activities you love most.

Scared by the thought of working out? Never fear.

Even if you’ve never touched a dumbbell in your life, it doesn’t have to be overwhelming to get started working out. The biggest key is to take it slow and skip the crash diets.

This post will offer basic tips for getting in shape including finding consistency, starting slow, doing physical activity you love, and more.

Here we highlight seven exercise tips for beginners:

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13 Tips for Eating Healthier Every Day

Posted by Seraine Page on Mon, Jun, 10, 2019

So you want to eat healthier, eh?

Luckily, you don’t need to follow a trend or diet to focus on healthy eating for your daily life. It all boils down to listening to your body’s needs by fueling it with food that makes you feel energized and well. Studies show diets rich in nuts, fish, fruits, and veggies are best.

Sound expensive? It’s actually not.

Eating healthy on a budget isn’t impossible. In fact, a Harvard School of Public Health research found a healthy vs. unhealthy diet costs just $1.50 more per day.

The cost of diet-related chronic diseases — such as diabetes — is much higher.

If eating healthy seems overwhelming, it doesn’t have to be. While there’s a lot of information (and misinformation) out there, sometimes keeping it simple is best. Start small, and then figure out what works best for your lifestyle.

To make it easy, here are 13 ways to eat healthier in your daily life: 

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Alzheimer's & Brain Awareness Month: How to Keep Your Brain Healthy

Posted by Seraine Page on Thu, Jun, 06, 2019

How often do you think about your brain health?

Unless you have memory issues or other brain injuries, it’s probably not too high on your list of health concerns.

June is Alzheimer's and Brain Awareness Month, an opportunity to learn more about the importance of brain health and how to prevent dementia naturally.

An estimated 5.8 million Americans have Alzheimer’s, a type of dementia that causes issues with memory, thinking, and behavior. Symptoms usually start out slowly, but progressively get worse.

Luckily, there are ways to protect your brain.

Studies have shown that certain food choices, regular activity, and memory exercises can help protect people from developing Alzheimer's.

This post will focus on overall brain health, including what foods to eat and memory-stimulating activities to keep the brain sharp for years to come.

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