13 Creative Ways to Spread Happiness at Work

Posted by Seraine Page on Mon, Oct, 10, 2022

What does it take to spread happiness at work?

Honestly, not too much. But it does make a difference when employers are intentional with the way they spread kindness and joy in the workplace.

Fall and winter keep many people inside and can be the start of the doldrums for many. Even without the changing of seasons, depression is on the rise, showing an obvious need for some uplifting activities for employees. New research from the Boston University School of Public Health reveals that elevated depression levels persisted into 2021, and even worsened, climbing to 32.8 percent. That’s one in every three adults.

To keep your team’s spirit uplifted this fall, get creative with the ways you can make them happy. It doesn’t have to cost a lot to bring others joy.

Here are 13 fun ways employers can spread happiness at work:

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Topics: Healthy Workplaces

The Health Benefits of Personal Development for You and Your Team

Posted by Seraine Page on Mon, Oct, 03, 2022

Curious if there are any health benefits of personal development?

Indeed, there are. Not only that, but there are also major benefits to encouraging your workers to focus on goals to improve their character, skills, and capabilities.

Any company leadership hoping to have an enthusiastic and passionate team will want their workers to invest in personal development time. Not only is personal growth good for one’s mind, but it’s also good for overall health.

This post will dive into what personal development is, its health benefits, and ideas to bring more of it into the workplace.

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19 Flu Memes Sure to Resonate With Your Employees This Flu Season

Posted by Seraine Page on Thu, Sep, 29, 2022

Like it or not, flu season is coming.

As an employer, you have a direct impact on how the flu season is handled in your workplace. If you don’t have a game plan to tackle flu season yet, now is the time to plan. Between educational materials and hosting flu shot clinics, it’s possible to make the hit on your workplace less severe when it comes to flu cases.

If you feel like your messaging of flu shots and prevention is falling on deaf ears, try a little humor. Laughing and a sense of humor can strengthen the immune system, research shows.

While the flu isn’t funny, sometimes a good laugh is necessary to get through times of sickness. Here are some memes to share with your employees that will definitely resonate this flu season:

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Topics: Workplace Flu Shots

How to Ensure Workplace Wellness Programs Still Excite Workers

Posted by Seraine Page on Mon, Sep, 26, 2022

Are you and your employees getting burned out on your workplace wellness programs?

When leadership and team members aren’t getting the right support from wellness programs, change is the only way to improve it. The Great Resignation has proven that mediocre jobs with so-so health benefits don’t cut it anymore. People are willing to leave jobs that leave them feeling too stressed and unhappy.

A recent survey uncovered evidence of just how true that is. Deloitte connected with independent research firm Workplace Intelligence and surveyed 2,100 employees and C-level execs across four countries: the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, and Australia.

The most shocking aspect of the survey? Nearly 70% of C-suite individuals surveyed are seriously considering quitting for a job that better supports their well-being. You know it’s rough when even the boss wants to quit.

Now is an excellent time to focus on keeping employees productive and engaged and focused on their wellbeing — especially with the rise in costs for everything, including healthcare. Take time to reevaluate ways to keep workplace wellness programs relevant and keep workers (and leaders) on board.

Below, we share how to keep the spirit of wellness alive in your workplace.

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Topics: Wellness at Work

The 11 Smartest Fall Health Tips to Keep You and Your Staff Well

Posted by Seraine Page on Thu, Sep, 22, 2022

Fall is here.

With the changing of seasons comes the need to make lifestyle changes, too. It’s a great time to reset your health routines and continue healthy habits. A cornerstone of healthy fall habits will keep your immunity strong and your mind clear as you wrap up another busy year. Staying active, taking essential vitamins, and prioritizing self-care are just a few of the ways to do it.

This list will cover fall-specific health tips like:

  • Staying mindful of eating healthy foods (not just comfort foods)
  • Keeping skin moisturized to prevent chapping and bleeding
  • Getting an annual flu shot before the end of October
  • Focusing on financial wellness before the holidays

Read on for the full list of smart healthy fall tips!

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Topics: Healthy Workplaces

How Social Media Effects on Mental Health Create FOMO and More

Posted by Seraine Page on Mon, Sep, 19, 2022

Ever wonder about the social media effects on mental health?

Given that many working professionals have at least one social media account, it’s a topic employers should explore when it comes to employee mental health. While social media platforms are great for keeping in touch, there’s also a trade-off of decreased mental health for many.

On average, people spend almost two and a half hours on social media sites daily. Mindless scrolling doesn’t come without a price: Researchers are finding too much social media has a negative impact on mental health.

This post will share insights into how social media impacts the mental health of employees and alternative healthy ways to spend time instead.

Here’s a closer look at the social media effect on mental health:

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Topics: Healthy Workplaces

How to Create Your Game Plan to Tackle Flu Season in Your Workplace

Posted by Seraine Page on Mon, Sep, 12, 2022

Do you have a strategy for tackling flu season in the workplace?

Flu season is coming up fast. In order to keep workers healthy, encouraging flu shots early in the season is essential.

The flu alone costs employers roughly $10.4 billion in direct costs for hospitalizations and outpatient visits for adults each year. That’s not even taking into consideration Covid cases.

Getting your employees vaccinated is the best way to help fight these costs and keep your employees healthy and safe from the flu. But there are also other prevention measures to take, too, that will help your team stay healthy this flu season.

Here’s a look at how to create your game plan for this year’s flu season:

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Topics: Workplace Flu Shots

5 Free Health and Wellness Classes For Wellness Champions to Try

Posted by Seraine Page on Thu, Sep, 08, 2022

Looking for free health and wellness classes?

Whether you want to share them with your team or wellness committee (AKA your workplace wellness champions), providing resources puts valuable wellness information in front of the people who need it most.

Best of all, if it’s engaging and useful, employees are more likely to be on board with “taking” a class.

In a time when many companies are cutting back on budgets, watching funding is essential. But it’s important to take into consideration the impact it may have on wellness committees and members' abilities to launch new wellness campaigns, attend wellness events, and bring fresh ideas to the table.

This post shares five valuable courses that are worth going through — and all for free!

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Topics: Healthy Workplaces

What You Can Expect for the 2022-23 Upcoming Flu Season

Posted by Seraine Page on Mon, Aug, 29, 2022

Are you and your team ready for the upcoming flu season?

While Covid-19 stole the limelight for the last few years, health experts warn that the flu is still out there, too. Flu season begins in October and runs through May.

A recently released 2021-22 influenza season report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)  indicated that while last year’s activity was considered low for the season, the flu cases also extended well beyond the normal flu “season.” CDC reports show flu cases increased to between eight million and 13 million between October 2021 and June 2022. That’s up from just over 2,000 cases reported for September 2020 to April 2021.

Wondering what will happen this year?

Here’s a look at what to expect for the upcoming flu season, how to prepare, and insight from two naturopathic physicians on prevention steps to take.

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Topics: Workplace Flu Shots, In the News

How to Handle Stressful Situations at Work Like a Pro

Posted by Seraine Page on Thu, Aug, 25, 2022

How good are you at knowing how to handle stressful situations at work?

Learning how to appropriately manage your workplace stress can make all the difference when it comes to your health, mental state, and productivity. No matter how much you love your job or what you do, there is always going to be a certain amount of stress that comes with it.

In the workplace, stress can come at you from all angles. Whether it’s an angry client, an awkward colleague conversation, or making a mistake on a big project, mounting stress that’s not taken care of can lead to physical and mental health concerns.

If you’re looking for some better ways to handle stress, we’ve got your back.

Check out these tips below for tackling stressful situations at work.

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Topics: Healthy Workplaces, Wellness at Work



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