How to Observe National Handwashing Awareness Week at Work

Posted by Seraine Page on Mon, Nov, 30, 2020

There’s no denying handwashing prevents the spread of germs.

Between the pandemic and flu season, National Handwashing Awareness Week — which is December 1 through the 7 — is the ideal time to discuss the importance of handwashing at work.

Intentional handwashing is one of the best ways to protect yourself and your employees from getting sick.  

This week, consider taking some time to share handwashing facts while letting your employees participate in fun handwashing awareness activities.

Below, you’ll find interesting facts and creative activities to share and get your employees excited about handwashing.

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Topics: Wellness at Work

The Best Home Remedies for Flu and Cough Worth Trying

Posted by Seraine Page on Mon, Nov, 23, 2020

This season, you may get the flu.

It's that time of year and despite your best efforts, it happens. If it does, you’ll want to be prepared with the best home remedies for flu and cough. In doing so, you can ease your symptoms and stay more comfortable.

And if you have had the flu, you know how miserable it can be.

Flu symptoms range from aches, chills, fever, nasal congestion, cough, and fatigue.

While the flu shot can make symptoms more mild — as can prescribed antiviral drugs like Tamiflu — luckily rest and home remedies are all most people need for a mild flu case.

For those who are open to trying whatever helps the flu, this post is for you!

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Topics: Workplace Flu Shots

Your Guilt-Free Holiday Healthy Eating Guide

Posted by Seraine Page on Wed, Nov, 18, 2020

Quarantine pounds + holiday pounds = too much weight gain.

Being mindful of holiday healthy eating can ensure you enjoy the holidays without overdoing it and adding inches to your waistline.

This year, you’re probably looking forward to the holidays more than ever. It’s understandable to want to indulge in all of your favorite foods. Even a small, low-key Thanksgiving or Christmas event is going to have some temptation to enjoy all the good food. Because after a year like 2020, we all deserve some joy, right?

That’s why we’ve put this short holiday healthy eating guide together: To help you enjoy your food-centered holidays without getting too carried away.

Below you’ll find:

  • Tips on how to avoid high-calorie fat traps
  • How to make make your holiday meals healthier
  • Advice for both hosts and guests on holiday healthy eating

Plus, you’ll get fun tips for “working off” that extra slice of pie if you do happen to go a little overboard.

Here’s to having a happy, healthy holiday with plenty of opportunities to enjoy delicious food and good company without guilt!

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Topics: Healthy Workplaces

What Should I Do If I Tested Positive For COVID-19?

Posted by Seraine Page on Mon, Nov, 09, 2020

If you’ve recently gotten the dreaded news you’ve tested positive for COVID-19, it’s time to think ahead. You may be wondering, “Now what?”

Here are the basics:

  • Stay home
  • Inform others
  • Self-quarantine
  • Self-monitor
  • Sanitize surroundings often
  • Return to work after recovery

First of all, if you’re in generally good health, take hope in the fact that you may find it’s a rather mild illness. WebMD reports early estimates of “overall COVID-19 recovery rate is between 97% and 99.75%.” But because it can be mild, it also can be deceiving in how contagious it really is.

The most important action to take is to stay home and rest.

On the other hand, if you have underlying health issues, it’s essential to stay in contact with your primary doctor and specialists. Doing so can expedite the necessary medical care to keep you healthy and strong.

Once you’ve gotten your COVID-19 test results back, you’ll want to do a few key things. Below, we cover why it’s a must to stay home, inform others, rest, and other get-well tips.

Here’s a look at what you need to do for yourself and others if you test positive for COVID-19:

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20 World Kindness Day Activities to Try at Home and Work

Posted by Seraine Page on Wed, Nov, 04, 2020

World Kindness Day is November 13.

Right about now, we could all do or witness acts of kindness to lift our spirits.

When we are empathetic and kind, it can improve confidence, happiness, and overall optimism. And when others experience or witness our kindness, it may encourage them to do some good of their own.

Collective acts of kindness lift up both individuals and communities, which is why sprinkling a little extra sweetness out into the world on November 13 can start right in the workplace.

Ready to get started?

Below are ideas that can be tried both inside and outside the workplace. Whether your team works together in an office or remotely, they can spread empathy through different variations of these World Kindness Day activities.

Here’s a list of some of our favorite ideas:

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Topics: Wellness at Work

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



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