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57 Quotes on Wellness and Health to Inspire Healthy Living

Posted by Seraine Page on Thu, Jan, 13, 2022

Sir Winston Churchill has a lot of quotable content.

One of his best sayings, perhaps, is this quote on wellness and health: “Healthy citizens are the greatest asset any country can have.”

The saying is just as true for companies, too.

If you’re looking for some weekly wisdom to bestow upon your staff, an inspirational quote or two is perfect. Short and sweet and often easy to remember, quotable material is ideal for newsletters, health promo emails, and general wellness content. There’s no better time to inspire healthy living than at the start of a new year!  

Below, you’ll find 57 quotes on wellness and health to encourage your employees to pause and think about healthy living.

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Topics: Healthy Workplaces, Wellness at Work

Your Favorite TotalWellness Blogs (& Other Free Resources)

Posted by Seraine Page on Wed, Dec, 29, 2021

It’s the end of another year.

As we all breathe a collective sigh of relief and set our sights on the upcoming year — how is it 2022?! — it’s also a time to reflect on accomplishments.

Here at TotalWellness, we love hearing about the positive health changes in our readers and the communities our content reaches. It turns out a lot of you enjoy learning how to be well, stay well, and live a fulfilled life — both at work and at home. Some of our top-viewed content was on topics like mental health, self-care, and general well-being.

In fact, we had over 652,000 blog views this year — proof to us that workplace wellness is the focal point for many companies looking to somehow return to “business as normal.”

This year-in-review post offers all kinds of wellness insights we know you’ll enjoy revisiting. Perhaps you’ll even come across a post you may have missed during the busy year that was 2021. We hope you’ll slow down and savor the content.

Below, we share the top posts and resources TotalWellness readers loved the most.

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Topics: Healthy Workplaces, Wellness at Work

How to Increase Energy and Motivation During Winter Work Days

Posted by Seraine Page on Mon, Dec, 13, 2021

Struggling to naturally energize and motivate yourself during the winter months?

You aren’t the only one.

It’s scientifically proven that winter time makes the body a lot less energetic.

Naturally, as the days shorten and grow colder, the colder weather disrupts the body’s sleep schedule. This can make it challenging to get out from under the covers in the morning and stay motivated throughout the day.

This post offers insights from experts like dieticians, psychotherapists, life coaches, and nutritionists. Below, find out what they have to say about how to increase energy and motivation throughout the darkest days of winter.

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Topics: Healthy Workplaces, Wellness at Work

How The Benefits of Positive Thinking Will Help Your Mind & Body

Posted by Seraine Page on Mon, Nov, 08, 2021

In trying times, it can be hard to stay positive.

Yet in even the most difficult of times, the benefits of positive thinking can help both your mind and body. Luckily, thinking positively is a habit we can train ourselves to do. Research shows it has a positive impact on health, too. Researchers continue to explore the effects of positive thinking and optimism on health.

Health benefits that positive thinking may provide include:

  • Increased life span
  • Lower rates of depression
  • Greater resistance to the common cold

This post will cover ways to encourage positive thinking in the workplace and how it impacts the health of individuals, colleagues, and the overall workplace.

Here’s a look at how the benefits of positive thinking impact more than just your mind:

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Topics: Healthy Workplaces

How Gratitude Benefits the Body, Mind, and Workplace

Posted by Seraine Page on Mon, Nov, 01, 2021

When was the last time you gave thanks?

Research shows gratitude benefits us in more ways than one. As we go into the Thanksgiving and holiday season, it’s a great time to reflect on what we’re thankful for in life. It’s also a prime time to start reaping some gratitude practice benefits — including improved sleep and major mental health perks.

In a season that is often rushed and frantic, now is an ideal time for employers to encourage team members to slow down. It’s a good reminder for everyone trying to wrap up end-of-year projects between travel plans, holiday prepping, and event scheduling.

This post shares the benefits of gratitude reflection, including how it impacts relationships, productivity, positivity, and overall mental health.

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Topics: Healthy Workplaces, Wellness at Work

How to Avoid Burnout From Sapping The Life Out of Employees

Posted by Seraine Page on Thu, Oct, 14, 2021

Want to know how to avoid burnout in your workplace?

There’s no one answer, but, luckily, there are options to keep burnout levels to a minimum. Even though burnout isn’t an official mental health medical condition, it does have a massive impact on mental health.

Because of this, more companies are seeing the investment in mental health resources as worthwhile. In fact, companies that invest in workplace mental health get a 4x return on investment. This can increase productivity, improve retention, and support inclusion measures.

Sadly, 70% of workers don’t think employers are doing all they can to prevent and reduce burnout at work. But you have the power to change your own workplace environment and your employees’ minds if they’re feeling that way.

If your company has been scrambling to find the right tools and resources to empower employees since the pandemic burnout hit, then this post is for you.

Here’s how to avoid burnout before it comes into play in your workplace:

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Topics: Healthy Workplaces

6 Must-Have Healthy Fall Snacks To Try This Season

Posted by Seraine Page on Mon, Oct, 11, 2021

Need some healthy fall snack ideas that aren’t full of empty calories?

Fall officially kicked off September 22. And now it seems everywhere you turn, there’s no missing the Halloween candy, fall-themed treats, and comfort foods that beckon.

Given that a medium pumpkin spice latte has about 400 calories — the equivalent of a decent meal — it’s a good idea to have go-to healthy fall snacks on hand to curb the “need” for fall flavors.

Below, we share a list of healthy fall produce you can turn into delicious, nutrient-dense snack options with ease. Each pick was selected for its high nutritional value while also bringing vibrant flavors to your autumn snack menu.

Read on to crunch and munch your way through the top good-for-you healthy fall snacks that are worth skipping handfuls of candy corn for.

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Topics: Healthy Workplaces

7 Virtual Onboarding Tips to Make New Hires Feel Welcome

Posted by Seraine Page on Thu, Sep, 09, 2021

Are you doing virtual onboardings more often these days?

If so, you know welcoming a new team member looks different when it’s done virtually versus the traditional meet-and-greet first day. They could be miles away or a continent away, depending on where they’re living. No matter where they are, they want to feel like they’re a welcome and essential part of the team.

A great onboarding process can:

    • Make employees feel more welcome
    • Improve employee retention by 82%
    • Increase chances of employee referrals
    • Reduce unnecessary activities or paperwork

This post will share ways to encourage them to join right in and tips for employers to make it a seamless process.

Ready to help your employees enjoy their virtual onboarding process? Read on!

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Topics: Healthy Workplaces

The Truth on Can Employers Really Mandate a COVID-19 Vaccine?

Posted by Seraine Page on Mon, Aug, 23, 2021

The question has circulated for a while: Can employers mandate a COVID-19 vaccine?

The answer isn’t as straightforward as one would think. But now that companies like Facebook and government entities like the VA are requiring employees to get the jab, it’s important to share what that means for both employers and employees. Some employers are even including the mandate in job listings these days.

Below, we share insight from a lawyer and attorney on the rules for employee mandated vaccines still under emergency authorization and who may be exempt. Plus, we’ll share a few ideas for incentivizing your staff to get their shots. 

Here’s a look at the most pressing question in the business world right now.

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Topics: Healthy Workplaces, COVID-19

These 35 Mental Health Quotes of The Day Are Worth Reading

Posted by Seraine Page on Mon, Aug, 16, 2021

In recent weeks, mental health discussions sprouted from the unlikeliest of places: the Tokyo Olympic Games.

After gymnast Simone Biles’ recent departure — and stunning return — to the Olympic stage after a brief mental health break, she tackled the subject head on during interviews.  The four-time Olympic gold medalist stepped away briefly from the Tokyo Olympics and withdrew from several competitions after realizing she wasn’t in the right mental headspace.

"We also have to focus on ourselves, because at the end of the day, we're human, too," said Biles, according to The Associated Press. "We have to protect our mind and our body, rather than just go out there and do what the world wants us to do."

As a nod of unity to the talented gymnast for talking about mental health, we decided to round up mental health quotes of the day for you to share. Quote them to your staff daily, send them in an email, or even put one on a sticky note placed on someone’s desk who you know needs it.

Ready to inspire your own mental health conversations at work? Read on.

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Topics: Healthy Workplaces, Wellness at Work

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