Say Goodbye to Stress: Embrace 30 Days of Calm

Posted by Lisa Stovall on Mon, Jul, 22, 2024

Are you ready to help your employees find some calm in their busy lives?

We’ve got a fun and easy challenge for you: 30 Days of Calm!

This wellness challenge is designed to bring peace and joy to your workplace. In today's fast-paced world, finding moments of tranquility is essential for keeping our minds healthy.

By joining this challenge, you and your team can create a peaceful, stress-free environment that promotes happiness and productivity. Let's embrace a calmer mindset and enjoy a more focused work life.

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Topics: Healthy Workplaces

Mindfulness at Work: Easy Practices to Enhance Focus and Reduce Stress

Posted by Lisa Stovall on Mon, Jul, 08, 2024

Feeling stressed at work? It's normal!

But guess what?

There are easy ways to help employees feel better.

Mindfulness, a powerful tool, can help your team stay calm and focused, leading to increased productivity and job satisfaction.

Let’s explore some simple tricks you can share with your employees to use every day.

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Topics: Healthy Workplaces

How to Support Employee Mental Health

Posted by Lisa Stovall on Thu, Jun, 27, 2024

Are you feeling overwhelmed by everything that's happening in the world?

Rest assured, you're not alone.

These days, even a quick look at the news can make you feel awful.

From stress and anxiety to burnout and feeling lonely, mental health issues can affect your work. However, recognizing and tackling these challenges is the first step toward helping your team. When people's mental health isn't good, it doesn't just affect them — it can also make it hard for everyone to work well and feel happy in the office. We all have a role to play in supporting each other's mental well-being.

Excited about helping your employees improve their mental health? Keep reading!

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Topics: Healthy Workplaces

From Stress Relief to Better Brain Function: Nature’s Astonishing Impact on Employee Health

Posted by Lisa Stovall on Thu, Jun, 20, 2024

Summer is here, and while the lazy days may be calling your name, it's the perfect time to shake things up with some employee wellness programming and get your team outside!

Getting outside and engaging in outdoor activities is an easy way to enhance overall well-being and team camaraderie in the workplace.

Let’s explore how to make the most of the sunny season to create a happier, healthier workplace.

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Topics: Healthy Workplaces

8 Common Types of Job Burnout and How to Overcome Them

Posted by Lisa Stovall on Mon, Jun, 17, 2024

Burnout. Oh, the struggle is real.

But why is it so darn common?

High work demands, being constantly plugged in through technology, and the pervasive 'hustle culture' the glorification of overwork and constant productivity are all major culprits. Add in unclear job expectations, little control over your workload, and a lack of support from managers or colleagues, and you've got a recipe for tension.

And let's not forget about the pressure to meet society's high standards and personal life stress they definitely don't help either. It's no wonder many employees feel overwhelmed and completely drained.

Because burnout impacts people in unique ways, this post digs into the different types of burnout. We'll explore the various manifestations of burnout and how HR can offer valuable support.

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Topics: Healthy Workplaces

Why Eating More Protein is a Game-Changer

Posted by Lisa Stovall on Mon, Jun, 10, 2024


You might envision die-hard gym bros or chugging raw eggs when thinking about high-protein diets. 

But protein isn't just for gym rats or athletes.

It's a must-have for everyone, especially as we age.

As we age, our bodies need a little extra help to stay strong and healthy. One of the best ways to do this is by eating more protein. Protein is like a building block for our muscles, bones, and skin. It helps us stay energetic and active. Our bodies can weaken without enough protein, making it harder to enjoy everyday activities.

For HR and wellness professionals, understanding the importance of protein and promoting its benefits can significantly impact the overall health and productivity of employees.

Ready to explore why getting enough protein is a game-changer? Read on.

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Topics: Healthy Workplaces

15 Fun Summer Wellness Challenges to Boost Employee Health

Posted by Lisa Stovall on Mon, Jun, 03, 2024

Summer is the perfect time to kick off some fun wellness challenges at work.

With the sun shining and the days stretching out longer, it's the ideal opportunity to embrace outdoor activities, stay active, and bond with your colleagues.

Implementing wellness initiatives in the workplace during the summer not only promotes employee well-being but also cultivates a positive and vibrant atmosphere. When employees are feeling their best, they are more likely to perform at their peak, unleash their creativity, and stay fully engaged in their work.

Additionally, wellness challenges are a fantastic way to strengthen team bonds and boost morale among co-workers, fostering a sense of camaraderie in the workplace.

Here are some exciting summer wellness activities that can help your team stay healthy and happy.

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Topics: Healthy Workplaces, Wellness at Work

Advancing Workplace Health Equity: A Strategic Imperative

Posted by Lisa Stovall on Mon, May, 20, 2024

Did you know that your ZIP code can be a major determinant of how long you might live?

It's a striking thought, isn't it?

Your address can affect your access to essential resources such as nutritious food, reliable transportation, quality housing, dependable childcare, and viable job opportunities.

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought these issues into sharp focus, underscoring the urgent need to address the harsh reality of health disparities that exist across different communities. It showed us that while viruses may not discriminate, our health systems often do, with significant differences in health outcomes based on where people live and work. However, the pandemic also sparked a significant shift — a robust call for systemic change.

In response, the American Heart Association, Deloitte Health Equity Institute, and the SHRM Foundation are joining forces. Their mission? To empower employers and industry leaders with a comprehensive roadmap to elevate the health and well-being of America's workers. This collaboration has produced the "Health Equity in the Workforce Guide." The guide is more than just a resource; it's a blueprint for employers who are ready to integrate health equity into their business practices. 

Below, are some practical strategies and innovative approaches to create a healthier future for all employees, based on the guide.

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Topics: Healthy Workplaces

Can You Really Slow Aging? Expert Insights and Practical Tips

Posted by Lisa Stovall on Mon, May, 13, 2024

Is there a secret to slowing down the aging process?

The answer is a resounding yes!

While there is no "magic" pill or food that can turn back the clock, there are definitely ways to put the brakes on aging. Research shows that certain foods and lifestyle choices like smoking, excessive drinking, a sedentary lifestyle, and a diet packed with ultra-processed foods can fast-track the aging process by 2-5 times.

Aging is a natural part of life, but the good news is that our daily decisions play a huge role in how gracefully we age and the quality of our later years. Numerous factors can contribute to a more vibrant and healthy aging journey, from the foods we eat to how we deal with stress and structure our daily routines.

Let's explore how our dietary and lifestyle choices can help slow down the aging process and ensure that our golden years truly shine.

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Topics: Healthy Workplaces

Exercise Snacks: Fun Ways to Sneak Fitness into Your Day

Posted by Lisa Stovall on Mon, May, 06, 2024

In today's tech-filled world, we often find ourselves glued to our seats, right? It's like our screens and comfy sofas have become our best buddies, keeping us from staying active and healthy. Now, with everything a click away fashion, food, you name it leaving the house is becoming more of an “option” than a must-do. It’s like, why step outside when the world can literally come to you, right?

And let's not forget about the grueling 8-hour workday, which can really affect our well-being. It’s like a never-ending season of “Survivor,” except the prize is just getting through the day.

Unfortunately, research highlights a shocking reality: for every hour spent sedentary, the risk of premature death increases by 5%. This eye-opening statistic serves as a powerful reminder to reassess our daily habits. It's high time we inject some movement, rhythm, and heart-pumping action into our lives. After all, we all want to live a bit longer, right?

Below, this post covers how incorporating "exercise snacks" into your daily routine can help you stay active and energized throughout the day.

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Topics: Healthy Workplaces



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