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Stay Well at Work: How to Prepare For a New COVID Outbreak

Posted by Seraine Page on Mon, Jul, 26, 2021

Staying well at work seems trickier than it used to be.

Unfortunately, COVID is making a comeback with new variants shutting down places like Australia and Bangladesh, halting business operations for many. With these new outbreaks (and some health organizations encouraging vaccinated folks to mask up again), it’s important for employers to stay vigilant in keeping their in-office teams safe.

With every state seeing an increase in COVID cases, it’s essential for companies to prepare and practice prevention efforts to keep the virus from spreading. In doing so, leadership can help employees who have come back into the office stay well at work and feel comfortable staying in the workplace.

“A simple trick to adopt in the office is to post reminders about health and safety throughout the office,” says Dr. Jaydeep Tripathy, a primary care doctor for DoctorSpring. “It should become common practice for everyone. Condition them to adopt such protocols so that it will be a normal practice for them.”

Want some more guidance?

Here’s what your company can do now to help your team stay well at work:

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Topics: Healthy Workplaces, Wellness at Work

5 Quick Motivational Video Workouts to Try Today on Your Break

Posted by Seraine Page on Mon, Jul, 19, 2021

Short on energy to workout?

You might just need a motivational video workout to get you going.

With the hybrid work model becoming the norm, many workers are sitting a lot longer than usual. But that doesn’t have to be you or your team.

Share this post with your coworkers and employees to get them inspired to get up and move their bodies. Doing so daily can help prevent back pain and poor posture while increasing energy and blood flow. Looking to lose weight or keep cardiovascular health in check? Regular exercise does that, too.

 Below, you’ll find five inspirational and motivational video workouts to offer a visual of how to do a workout that doesn’t require equipment or a change of workout clothes.

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Topics: Healthy Workplaces, Wellness at Work

Job Stress and COVID: Reduce Back-to-Work Anxiety for Your Team

Posted by Seraine Page on Thu, Jul, 15, 2021

Job stress is more real than ever.

Add in coming back to the workplace during an ongoing pandemic, and it’s enough to make most employees want to crawl back into bed. While gathering back to a somewhat normal workplace might feel exciting, it can also feel a bit terrifying, too.

During the past year, health officials have constantly reminded us to keep our personal interaction bubbles small, so it makes sense employees are feeling uneasy. Plus, every day we’re learning what is considered safe in the post-COVID vaccination world. With new updates daily, it can add fuel to the anxiety fire.

As employers, being empathetic and addressing those concerns will help make the adjustment back into the workplace easier for your employees.

Not sure exactly how to do that?

Below, we share insight on how to acknowledge employees’ concerns and a variety of ways to ease their anxiety.

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Topics: Healthy Workplaces, Wellness at Work

Experts Share How to Create Wellness-Centered Hybrid Work Model

Posted by Seraine Page on Tue, Jul, 06, 2021

Wondering how to keep wellness at the center of your new hybrid work model?

Now that companies are opening back up after long periods of remote work, it’s a time for readjustment. That includes figuring out how to create a cohesive wellness strategy that benefits employees no matter their location.

As more companies implement a hybrid work model, there will be more wellness initiatives designed to accommodate flexible and ever-changing work schedules. Wellness campaigns will also require a bit more planning to be inclusive and companies need to get creative with marketing and engaging employees.

Unsure how to bridge the wellness gap between remote and in-house workers?

We reached out to experts for their best tips and practices for navigating wellness while sustaining a hybrid work model. Check out their insights below!

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Topics: Healthy Workplaces, Wellness at Work

Why Company Wellness Resources Matter & Which to Invest In

Posted by Seraine Page on Tue, Jun, 29, 2021

Looking to refresh your wellness resources?

It’s a smart move for companies looking to strengthen company culture and prove to employees that taking care of business includes employees’ health, too. The COVID-19 pandemic impacted more than just the physical health of many, but also the mental health of employees across the globe, forcing many companies to reevaluate wellness on multiple levels.

Since the pandemic’s start, people have been experiencing higher rates of stress, burnout, and mental health crises. By providing resources that make it easier for employees to include in their already jam-packed lives, they’re more likely to participate and have better results.

This guide will walk employers through wellness resources that every company should consider investing in to keep employees happy, productive, and healthy.

Here’s your insight to helping employees thrive in mind, body, and spirit.

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Topics: Healthy Workplaces, Wellness at Work

143 Motivational Quotes for Monday Mornings to Inspire Your Team

Posted by Seraine Page on Mon, May, 24, 2021

Sometimes, employees just need a little extra motivation.

That’s why we’ve compiled this massive list of motivational work quotes for Monday mornings.

With a little luck, your team will find these quotes inspiring enough to jump right into the work week with enthusiasm. Send the quotes off in a quick little email or read a few off during your morning staff meeting.

Help your employees fight off a “case of the Mondays” with a pep talk in the form of a quote.

Here are 143 motivational quotes to get your team feeling inspired:

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Topics: Healthy Workplaces, Wellness at Work

COVID-19 Vaccine Facts to Share With Your Team

Posted by Seraine Page on Mon, May, 17, 2021

Now that more than 123 million Americans are fully vaccinated, COVID-19 vaccine conversations are now the norm.

But how do you help keep facts and fiction straight in the workplace?

While employers can’t control all conversations, they can control what’s distributed content-wise to their workers. By only sharing COVID-19 vaccine facts from verified and legit sources, it provides an opportunity for employees to self educate.

Below, we share all the facts your team needs to know about the vaccine.

This post offers the newest information about the shot, plus dos and don’ts for COVID chats in the workplace.

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Topics: Healthy Workplaces, Wellness at Work

Keep Your Workplace Air Safe and Learn How to Deal With Allergies

Posted by Seraine Page on Thu, May, 13, 2021

For some people, allergies are an irritating part of everyday life.

The sneezing, watery, itchy eyes, and nasal congestion can feel neverending.

Annually, over 50 million Americans experience various allergies. It can be seasonal, but it’s technically always allergy season if you count irritants like pet dander and dust mites that collect on a variety of surfaces.

And if those types of environmental allergies are in your workplace, you’ll want to know how to deal with allergies — and the causes — promptly.

Not surprisingly, allergies are cited as the sixth leading cause of chronic illness in America, according to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America. If workplace allergies aren’t addressed, that could lead to absenteeism and ill workers. 

Ready to learn how to nix some of the most common environmental allergens?

Below, we share common triggers and simple fixes to reduce allergens at work.

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Topics: Healthy Workplaces

21 Mental Health Awareness Month Activities for the Workplace

Posted by Seraine Page on Mon, May, 10, 2021

May is Mental Health Awareness Month.

Given that each year, millions of Americans face the reality of living with a mental illness, it’s an ideal time to bring the topic up in the workplace.

That’s why we’ve compiled this list of mental health awareness month activities your team will no doubt get a lot out of if they participate.

This post offers 21 simple — yet effective — ways to bring mental health awareness into the workplace to destigmatize the issue and encourage workers to get the help they may need.

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Topics: Healthy Workplaces, Wellness at Work

Here’s How to Boost Workplace Health in 2021

Posted by Seraine Page on Wed, Apr, 14, 2021

It’s no surprise that in 2020, workers were more stressed-out than ever.

In the workforce, adapting to a “new normal” must include workplace health initiatives focused on improving workplace well-being. A special focus on mental health and stress management is an absolute must, according to the Mental Health America’s new Mind the Workplace 2021 Report.

The major takeaways of that report included:

  • Employees don’t have stress management support
  • Most employees are dealing with burnout symptoms
  • Employees are worried about their current financial situations
  • Workplace stress is severely impacting employees' mental health

The data compiled is from the Work Health Survey, which gathered insight from 5,030 U.S. employees across 17 industries. The survey ran from February to September 2020 and included details on burnout, supervisor support, workplace stress,  financial insecurity, and mental illness.

Chances are good your employees are dealing with these very same issues with or without your knowledge. As lockdowns ease and workers return to the office, productivity will thrive in companies where employee well-being is a daily consideration.

If you’re seeing these same concerns in your own workplace, there is hope to fix it.

Below, you’ll find strategies to tackle issues like burnout, stress management, and other employee concerns with ease.

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Topics: Healthy Workplaces, Wellness at Work

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