Wellness Highlights

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7 Reasons You Should Start the Day with Exercise

  It’s tough to make ourselves exercise at the end of the work day, when all we want is to go home and rest.  But there is an alternative solution: exercise in the morning before work!  It can be tempting to completely disregard working out in the morning as too difficult to even contemplate,…

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Strange But True Health Tips

  For healthy teeth, don’t brush after eating Don’t brush your teeth immediately after meals and drinks, especially if they were acidic. Acidic foods, such as citrus fruits, sports drinks, tomatoes, & soda (both diet and regular), can soften tooth enamel, according to Howard R. Gamble, past president of the Academy of General Dentistry….

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Practicing Gratitude in the Workplace

  Many people have the thought that, because employees are being paid to do their jobs, whenever someone does something for you in the workplace, it isn’t necessary to thank them.  However, research has shown that people who feel grateful for good things in their life are more even tempered, happier, and feel better…

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World AIDS Day

  December 1st is World AIDS Day in the United States, and it’s a day for “people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV, to show support for people living with HIV, and to commemorate those who have died from an AIDS-related illness.”  World AIDS Day was founded in 1988, and was the…

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12 Ways to Make Your Office Better for Your Health

  While people are quick to recognize the physical stress that goes into jobs like construction, they’re less quick to recognize how the stress from other types of jobs affect health.  Workers in office jobs continually deal with stress, sedentary behavior, and unhealthy habits, which can take quite a toll both physically and mentally….

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Stress Management During the Holidays

    While most people love the holiday season, it can also be one of the most stressful times of the year.  Parties, shopping, baking, cleaning and entertaining can all take up a lot of time and can become too much to handle.  A poll by the American Psychological Association shows that 8 out…

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Effects of Stress in the Workplace

    A study by the Rand Corporation, the Harvard Medical School, and the University of California, Los Angeles shows that nearly 1 in 5 workers face a hostile or threatening environment at work, which could be driving more people to seek mental health treatment. A New York City psychiatrist, Dr. Alan Manevitz, who…

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Social Well-being in the Workplace

  Having close relationships is good for your physical health; they serve as a buffer during hard times, which can improve cardiovascular function and decrease stress levels.  There was even a study done that showed that people who were in a strained or hostile relationship took longer to heal from an injury than those…

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Be More Productive by Waking Up Earlier

  One important habit that many successful people all have in common is that they get up earlier in the morning than the general population.  Early risers tend to be more active and goal oriented, they feel more in charge, and they’re more proactive.  Many people find that when they defeat that urge to…

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Importance of Good Posture

  Take a second to think about how you’re sitting right now.  It probably isn’t with a good posture.  Most of us tend to slouch back in our seats, or slump over our keyboards; even when we’re walking, most of us don’t have good posture.  Overtime bad posture can lead to all sorts of…