29 Ideas to Make Your Employee Newsletter Even More Engaging

Posted by Seraine Page on Thu, Feb, 04, 2021

Want to ensure your employee newsletters don’t get deleted as soon as it hits employees’ inboxes?

Then you have to engage your employees with the content!

A weekly or monthly newsletter is a great way to keep everyone updated on company happenings. Plus, a company newsletter can raise morale and broaden communication opportunities based on the content you put in it.

If you want to make sure your employees actually read the newsletter, keep it short and sweet. Skip sending novel-length newsletters. Above all, keep it equal parts focused on the employees and company news to keep them reading on.

Ready to revamp your employee newsletter?

 Here are 29 exciting content ideas to use in your planning process! 

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Topics: Healthy Workplaces, Wellness at Work

Your Favorite Wellness Blogs From Us in 2020

Posted by Seraine Page on Mon, Jan, 04, 2021

We know you have a choice when it comes to reading wellness blogs.

We want you to know that we’re so thankful you’ve landed on ours.

At whatever point you started reading the Employee Wellness Blog, we’re grateful. You’re the reason we’ve kept putting up wellness blogs weekly throughout 2020, despite perhaps the most unpredictable year on record. As a wrap-up for this year, we wanted to share our most-read blogs with you.

That includes:

  • 25 Quotes About Wellness Your Employees Need to Hear
  • How to Avoid a Sore Arm After Your Workplace Flu Shot
  • 6 Amazing Benefits of Morning Exercise
  • 14 Creative Ways to Promote Breast Cancer Awareness Month at Work
  • 5 Virtual Wellness Program Ideas to Engage Your Remote Employees
  • 7 Tips for Promoting Positivity in Your Workplace
  • 13 Tips on How to Stay Positive During Anxious Times
  • Indoor or Outdoor Flu Shot Clinic: Which Should You Pick?
  • Transform Your Walk into a Full-Body Workout
  • 13 Health and Wellness Conferences You Won’t Want to Miss in 2020

In 2021, we look forward to inspiring even more leaders to create regular wellness routines in the workplace. Without further ado, here are our 10 most popular blogs of 2020:

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Topics: Healthy Workplaces, Wellness at Work

8 Ways You Can Offer Employee Support During the COVID Era

Posted by Seraine Page on Mon, Dec, 21, 2020

How are you providing employee support during these uncertain times?

As COVID-19 continues to spread and impact businesses, it’s important to remember that your team is being impacted, too. More than ever, employees need support and encouragement to keep going.

 That support is always best when it comes from leaders.

Whether you offer support through an open-door policy, flexible work options, or simply promote wellness resources, doing so shows your team you care about their well-being and success.

Offering appropriate employee support helps your employees stress less and stay healthy because they know you’ve got their back — through thick and thin.

Here’s a look at how you can provide employee support during these unique times.

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Topics: Healthy Workplaces, Wellness at Work

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

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

How to Create a Healthy Work Environment During Unusual Times

Posted by Seraine Page on Wed, Sep, 16, 2020

The average person will spend 90,000 hours of their life at work. That’s a lot of time on the clock, giving employers a good reason to maintain a healthy work environment.

In fact, it’s essential.

If you’ve ever walked into a toxic work environment, you can spot the signs nearly immediately: Unengaged workers, zero communication, dim lighting, a lack of general camaraderie, and more. On the other hand, those workplaces with a focus on health promotion thrive.

For organizations with healthy environments, the benefits include:

  • Lower turnover rates
  • Productivity increases
  • Reduced absenteeism
  • Improved staff morale
  • Positive company image
  • Reduced healthcare costs
  • Minimized risk of fines

Workers who are subjected to unhealthy work environments have more stress, get sick more often, and have a decreased production output. They also tend to suffer from more mental health issues, too.

Even if your company isn’t operating at toxic levels, there’s always an opportunity for improvement, right?

Here’s a look at how your company’s leadership can create and maintain a healthy, safe work environment employees enjoy.

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Topics: Healthy Workplaces

27 Positive Thinking Quotes Your Employees Need to Hear

Posted by Seraine Page on Wed, Sep, 09, 2020

Everyone — including your employees — could use a bit more positivity in their lives right about now.

Since September 13 is Positive Thinking Day, now is an ideal time to spread hopeful messages like positive thinking quotes. Research shows optimism can help individuals through tough times. And, being happy can improve health and wellness.

The perks of optimistic thinking include:

  • Increased life span
  • Reduced stress levels
  • Decreased depression risk

Plus, positive thinking can increase resistance to the common cold. It may also improve psychological well-being while providing a tool to better handle life’s hardships. With practice of increased positive self-talk, negative outlooks can turn around.

What are some examples of positive thinking thoughts?

Read on to find a new favorite inspiring quote to change negative outlooks!

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Topics: Healthy Workplaces

23 Expert Anxiety Management Techniques to Help Your Employees

Posted by Seraine Page on Wed, Aug, 26, 2020

Chances are good your employees are seeking out anxiety management techniques as a way to cope with the challenges of returning to work during a pandemic.

Even if they aren’t, they may be quietly suffering from extreme anxiety or fear.

The COVID-19 pandemic has pushed mental health into the wellness spotlight along with a need to learn self-care. In particular, anxiety about going to work has many employees on edge about returning to the workplace.

As of late June, 31% of adults were dealing with anxiety and depression symptoms.

If employers don’t address anxiety and help their employees learn how to manage their mental health, many will find it difficult to return to the same productivity levels prior to the pandemic.

Luckily, there are simple techniques that can be used anywhere to squash anxious thoughts.

That’s why we’ve rounded up expert advice from psychologists, CEOs, social workers, meditation instructors, and mindfulness coaches down below.  

Here’s what they are doing right now to help reduce COVID-19-related anxiety in their clients, employees, and themselves.

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Topics: Healthy Workplaces

Mind Racing? Feeling Overwhelmed? Try Meditation for Stress

Posted by Seraine Page on Wed, Aug, 19, 2020

Have you or your employees tried meditation for stress?


If not, there’s no better time than now.


With stress and anxiety in workplaces at an all-time high, leadership can step in and offer tools — like meditation — to help quell the stress during these tricky times.


Stress is one of the top causes of illness in the workplace, according to the Chartered Institute for Personnel and Development (CIPD). Too much stress for too long isn’t good for your workers or your workplace. It can cause tension headaches, chronic pain, and even fracture work relationships.


While there are tons of techniques out there for stress reduction, meditation for stress may be the most fast-acting one.


In as little as 10 minutes, a meditation practice can reduce anxiety and stress. It can also help individuals feel relaxed even in the most stressful of situations. Whether working from home or working in an office, all employees can benefit from meditation.


Ready to help your workers feel cool, calm, and collected?


Below we share about meditation for stress benefits, plus simple techniques that can be used starting today by you and your employees.

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Topics: Healthy Workplaces

Lacking Empathy in the Workplace? Here’s How to Fix It

Posted by Seraine Page on Wed, Aug, 05, 2020

How empathetic are you toward your employees?

If you struggle to showcase empathy in the workplace, you’re not the only one.

While the pandemic environment has brought to light the need for company leadership to better understand workplace empathy, many are finding it a struggle to implement empathetic practices.

In fact, 68% of CEOs think companies are empathetic. Yet only 48% of employees believe the same, according to The Businessolver® State of Workplace Empathy Study.

It’s a big enough deal to employees that one out of three employees would opt for a job switch to a more empathetic company culture. In an era where there needs to be more flexibility than ever, a focus on empathy from leadership can turn workplace harmony around.

Are you missing the key ingredient of empathy in your workplace?

Read on to learn about the importance of empathy at work and easy yet practical ways to incorporate it into the daily grind.

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Topics: Healthy Workplaces



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