Wellness Highlights

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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…

Bad posture takes it toll

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…

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Occupational Fatigue

  Anyone who has pulled an all-nighter or worked two jobs can tell you how stressful not getting enough sleep can be on your body and mind.  While naps can help with momentary alertness, they don’t truly help your body recharge the way a good night’s sleep does.  This can leave you drowsy and…

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Top Mindfulness Apps (To Stay in the Moment)

  Mindfulness is becoming more recognized as a way to help people stay in the moment by meditating and focusing on what’s going on around you at that moment.  Studies have shown that breathing exercises and daily meditation can not only help you stay in the moment in the short term, but can actually…

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Fighting Obesity- How to Find Help

  Obesity has become a dangerous epidemic, not just in the United States, but around the world.  Obesity causes serious health risks, such as hypertension, type 2 diabetes, heart attacks, strokes, etc.  Childhood obesity is increasing, and in some ways is more dangerous than adult obesity.  Childhood obesity causes buildup of fat molecules and…


World Humanitarian Day (Canada)

  August 19th is designated as World Humanitarian Day (WHD) by the United Nations.  The General Assembly designated WHD to coincide with the anniversary of the 2003 bombing of UN headquarters in Baghdad, Iraq.  WHD honors those who have lost their lives in humanitarian service, honors those who continue to bring assistance and relief…