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Got Big 2020 Goals? Make Habit Formation Stick With This Insight

Posted by Seraine Page on Thu, Jan, 16, 2020

Are you tired of making New Year’s resolutions that don’t stick? You’re not the only one.

One study by the Journal of Clinical Psychology discovered most goal-setters make the same resolution 10 times without success! Unfortunately, that’s a recipe for feeling a whole lot of shame and disappointment.

If you’re ready to make this your habit-sticking, big-goal achieving year, then this post is for you.

Creating good habits isn’t an all-or-nothing process. You have to be a bit forgiving along the way of achieving your goals. Plus, there’s a bit of science behind how habits are formed.

Below, we’ve got some strategies and tips you can explore that will help them stick.

Read on to learn about the timeline it takes to make or break a habit (hint: it’s not 21 days) and tips to nail your big goals for 2020.

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Topics: Wellness at Work

Want to Host a Health Fair? Here’s How to Do It

Posted by Seraine Page on Mon, Jan, 13, 2020

A health fair is a great way to kick off your 2020 wellness campaigns.

Health fairs are interactive educational events that offer outreach for wellness and health initiatives. It’s also an opportunity to provide free health screenings and connect individuals to valuable health resources in your community.

Employee health fairs can also introduce your employees to your wellness committee and local resources they may not have heard about before.

Ready to start planning your first health fair?

Check out our health fair ideas and tips on how to make your event memorable and successful:

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Topics: Wellness at Work

Want to Boost Your Overall Health in the New Year? Try This Diet

Posted by Seraine Page on Thu, Jan, 09, 2020

When you think of a plant-based diet, what comes to mind?

Tofu? Hippies? Grazing on the plants in your front yard?

While there may be a lot of misconceptions about what a plant-based diet looks like, one thing is crystal clear: Research shows it can supercharge your health. Eating a whole foods diet centered on plants brings about perks like weight loss, lowered blood pressure, and more.

Best of all, it’s not an all-or-nothing lifestyle. You can make the diet fit your personal needs. If you prefer plants to pills to heal your ailments, then a plant-based diet may be for you.

In this post, we detail plant-based diet benefits, plant-based foods to avoid, and how a plant-based diet isn’t as restrictive as you think.

Ready to learn how to heal your gut with food?

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Topics: Wellness at Work

Our Top Posts for 2019 | TotalWellness

Posted by Seraine Page on Mon, Dec, 30, 2019

Just like that, nearly 365 days have passed.

If you’ve been reading our blog for most of this year, we hope you’re feeling a whole lot happier and healthier by putting our actionable content into practice.

During 2019, we’ve covered topics to inspire wellness and health in the workplace and life. Our blog content included coverage of tips to avoid holiday weight gain to the best breathing exercises to reduce stress and everything in-between. We love to give our readers variety.

 In 2020, we look forward to getting you even more excited about spreading wellness habits at work.

 Until then, here’s a look at what content you all couldn’t get enough of this year.

 Here are our 10 most popular blogs of 2019:

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Topics: Healthy Workplaces, Wellness at Work

Healthy New Year’s Resolutions Anyone Can Stick to in 2020

Posted by Seraine Page on Thu, Dec, 19, 2019

The new year is almost upon us.

And a decade is coming to a close.

Crazy, right?

If you love setting New Year’s resolutions, now is the time to start planning how to kick-off a fresh decade. Whether you want to eat healthier, plan smarter, or get stronger, your New Year’s resolutions are yours to decide upon.

Not sure where to start?

Here’s a list of healthy New Year's resolutions anyone can stick to:

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Topics: Wellness at Work

13 Health and Wellness Conferences You Won’t Want to Miss in 2020

Posted by Seraine Page on Mon, Dec, 16, 2019

Ready to start planning your company’s 2020 wellness program ideas?

For a healthy dose of inspiration, consider refreshing your perspective with a corporate wellness conference to make this upcoming year the healthiest yet for your team.

Health and wellness conferences are an excellent opportunity for HR reps, benefits directors, wellness committee members, and health directors to network and learn about upcoming wellness trends to bring into the workplace.

If you’ve been looking for a way to increase interest in your company’s wellness programs, here’s one way to do it. Most conferences offer team discounts, so check when you register if you can bring down the cost per person by registering your team.

Don’t feel like tracking down the best conferences to attend this year?

No worries. We’ve rounded up the top health and wellness conferences and summits of 2020.

Here are 13 to send your team to for a healthier new year:

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Topics: Healthy Workplaces, Wellness at Work

21 Tips to Avoid Holiday Weight Gain This Season

Posted by Seraine Page on Thu, Dec, 05, 2019

It’s easy to fall off the nutrition train during the holidays.

Sometimes just even thinking about all the holiday goodies can make you feel like you’ve gained 10 pounds. After all, who can resist all of that decadent chocolate, homemade cookies, and peppermint bark…

 ...especially when it’s up for grabs at every holiday gathering, including at work!

Indulging throughout the holidays shouldn’t put you to shame, though. It’s okay to enjoy your favorite foods in moderation. With the right plan in place, holiday weight gain doesn’t have to be the unwanted gift you get this season.

Below we share 21 tips to help you keep the jiggle away:

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Topics: Wellness at Work

Anxiety vs. Stress: Why Employers Need to Know the Difference

Posted by Seraine Page on Tue, Nov, 19, 2019

With the holidays and 2020 approaching fast, you may be noticing a nervous buzz in your office.

While this time of year can be joyous, it may also provoke a lot of stress and anxiety for your employees. End-of-year projects, financial stressors, family visits, and increased workloads may be impacting even your best workers.

But how do you know who is stressed and who is on the verge of a panic attack?

And as an employer, you may wonder if there’s a difference and how each impacts the workplace. Each year, anxiety, in particular, costs the global economy $1 trillion annually in lost productivity. Chronic stress, on the other hand, can manifest itself in a variety of physical and emotional health problems.

Both are bad news, but both are also treatable and manageable.

Read on for a deeper understanding of the differences between anxiety vs. stress.

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Topics: Wellness at Work

Help Employees Kick Butts During the Great American Smokeout

Posted by Seraine Page on Thu, Nov, 14, 2019

More than 34 million people smoke cigarettes.

Of those, over 16 million live with a smoking-related disease.

On November 21, the Great American Smokeout is set to help smokers to quit their nicotine habit. While quitting smoking isn’t easy, the immediate and long-term health benefits are worth the quitting struggle.

Encourage your employees who smoke to kick the unhealthy habit for good this month.

Unsure how to help?

This post will list the best tools and tips that will actually help employees quit smoking once and for all.

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Topics: Wellness at Work

8 Experts Give Their Best Advice on How to Sleep Better at Night

Posted by Seraine Page on Tue, Nov, 12, 2019

Are you always tired?

It may be time to take a look at your sleep patterns and practices.

Getting quality shut-eye is about more than sleeping in a dark room with a comfy bed. It’s all about what you do in the hours and minutes leading up to sleeping — even what you do as soon as you wake up can impact your sleep later.

Why does sleep matter so much?

Lack of it can deplete energy, minimize work productivity, and reduce the brain’s ability to retain information. It also costs employers big money when employees are exhausted or even falling asleep on the job.

So, we asked sleep experts: “What's the best way to get a restful night of sleep?”

Below, you’ll find their answers and advice on how to sleep better at night.

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Topics: Wellness at Work

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