Employee Wellness Blog

6 Ways to Encourage Employees to Focus on Their Mental Health

Posted by Seraine Page on Mon, May 20, 2019

Life gets busy.

As a result, our mental health often gets put on the back burner as it’s an unseen and easily forgotten aspect of health.

May is Mental Health Month, a perfect time to check in on your employees’ mental health status. It’s not necessarily an easy topic to discuss, but starting the conversation can lessen the stigma while providing education.

Sadly, less than half of working adults feel employers support employee well-being, a recent American Psychological Association survey revealed.

That lack of support can be devastating to employees, especially when you consider 1 in 5 Americans are dealing with mental illness.

If you want your employees to feel supported, here are six ways to focus on employee mental health:

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Skin Cancer Awareness Month: Facts, Prevention Tips + More

Posted by Seraine Page on Mon, May 13, 2019

With the warmer weather comes sunny skies and more outdoor activities.

It also means an increased chance of sunburn. 

May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month, a perfect time to remind employees that this most widely-diagnosed cancer is also the most preventable. Most skin cancers are caused by ultraviolet (UV) exposure, which comes from the sun, tanning booths, and sunlamps.

One in 5 Americans will be diagnosed in their lifetime with skin cancer, and between 7,000-8,000 people die from melanoma every year.

Luckily, most skin cancers are curable when caught early.

Share with your employees the importance of annual dermatology skin scans along with wearing daily sunscreen. You can also spread the word on how to spot early skin cancer warning signs.   

Here’s a look at valuable information to share with your employees this month:

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Want Your Employees to Live Longer? Create a Blue Zone Office

Posted by Seraine Page on Mon, May 06, 2019

Want to live to be 100?

It’s possible.

There are several “Blue Zones” around the world where longevity isn’t uncommon.

These areas prioritize healthy living, making it easier for residents to make healthy choices. This includes places like Okinawa, Japan; Sardinia, Italy; Nicoya, Costa Rica; Ikaria, Greece, and Loma Linda, California.

What if you could do that for your own employees and workplace?

In this article, we share the nine Blue Zones “secrets” of living a long, healthy life, and how you can bring those elements right into your workplace.

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20 Fantastic Benefits of Walking Daily

Posted by Seraine Page on Mon, Apr 29, 2019

Without a doubt, walking is one of the easiest ways to start exercising.

Even if you hate working out, walking is a great way to get into cardio exercise. Plus, a little walking is better than no exercise at all. It gets your blood flowing, strengthens muscles, and helps your body burn fat.

One recent study found that walking just two hours per week can start reducing your risk of disease that may otherwise shorten your life. 

Still need some convincing to get moving?

Here’s a list of 20 benefits of walking daily to share with everyone you know:

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Unwind Instantly With These 9 Stress-Relieving Activities

Posted by Seraine Page on Thu, Apr 25, 2019

Stress can change your life.

And while there’s no avoiding stress, there are ways to alleviate it.

This is especially important since leaving stress unmanaged for too long can have a powerful impact on health.

Studies show that chronic stress can lead to serious health issues like accelerated aging, digestive disorders, and cardiovascular disease. Employees who are stressed also tend to dread work days, procrastinate, and have mood swings in the workplace.

Yikes.

The good news is, you don’t have to let stress get the best of you.

Next time you feel stress levels rising, we encourage you to try one of these stress relief activities:

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5 Ways to Create a Great Morning Routine

Posted by Seraine Page on Mon, Apr 22, 2019

When you wake up each morning, do you start your day off in a rush?

If so, it might be time to consider creating a familiar morning routine to slow you down.

Morning routines can increase productivity, positivity, health, and reduce stress throughout the day.

Developing a morning routine can be difficult, but is worth the effort. For non-morning folks, giving yourself something to look forward to in the morning (coffee, anyone?) can make it easier to get going.

Starting off the day organized builds confidence that the rest of the day will go smoothly. When you have a productive morning routine, it’s guaranteed to make your morning that much more efficient.

Ready to get started?

Here are 5 easy ways to start the day off right:

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5 Free Apps to Make You Happier and Healthier

Posted by Seraine Page on Thu, Apr 18, 2019

Technology makes it easier than ever to learn about health issues and make healthy choices. 

Whether you’re looking to add more steps into your day or get your full 7 hours of sleep, there are apps for creating a healthier lifestyle.

There’s plenty of health apps out there, but the best ones are the apps you’ll actually use.  

If you’re looking for health and wellness ideas in the workplace, start with what your employees are already using — cell phones. You might as well make health and technology work together, right?

Here we share our top 5 apps for everything from meditation to weight loss.

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Make These 7 Easy Investments Today for a Healthy Workplace

Posted by Seraine Page on Mon, Apr 15, 2019

When you consider the office space you work in, does it have a good feel to it? 

This may seem like an interior design or Feng shui question, but it actually has everything to do with employee health and a healthy workplace. 

Healthy work spaces = healthy employees. 

That converts to fewer sick days, higher morale, and a lower turnover rate. 

Below, we share seven easy ways to create a healthy workplace that won’t break the bank that could be implemented as soon as today.

The best part? 

Follow-through on these ideas will produce immediate results.

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Distracted Driving Awareness Month: Reduce Your Liability By Creating a Cell Policy

Posted by Seraine Page on Thu, Apr 11, 2019

April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month and the ideal opportunity to address employee cell-phone usage while driving.

By the end of today, at least nine Americans will die in a distracted driving crash.

100 will be seriously injured.

Unfortunately, employers can (and have been) held liable for employees who crash due to distractions. For employees doing frequent off-site work trips, this increases the chances of an employer getting pulled into crash liability issues.

Now is the time to start with employee safety talks about cell phone use — on and off the clock — before an accident occurs.

Below, we share why and how your company should implement a cell-phone policy to protect both employees and the organization.

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National Public Health Week + 7 Daily Topics to Engage Employees

Posted by Seraine Page on Thu, Apr 04, 2019

National Public Health Week is here. 

The annual event focuses on creating “the healthiest nation” by supporting healthy communities and fair policies. 

This week is the perfect time to start conversations in your workplace and community about public health. Whether you want to follow along with this week’s agenda or save it for a later date, any time is a good time to consider public health. Plus, you can share public health facts year-round with employees.

In this post, we share public health points of discussion to engage employees.

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