Wellness Highlights

Tips for Better Work-Life Balance

Finding the balance between work and your personal life is a challenge many working people face. It’s hard to draw a line and dedicate some time to yourself, your friends, or your family. As challenging as it may be, having a strong work-life balance is crucial to your overall happiness and wellbeing. If you’re…

National Donor Day (US)

  In addition to Valentine’s Day, February 14th is National Donor Day, an observance day originally designated in 1998 to raise awareness for organ, eye, tissue, marrow, platelet and blood donation. Today, nearly 120,000 patients are on the waiting list to receive a lifesaving organ transplant, and countless others are in need of cornea,…

Go Red for Women (US)

  In the past, heart disease and heart attack have been predominantly associated with men, specifically older men. Historically, men have been the subjects of research done to understand heart disease and stroke, which has been the basis for treatment guidelines and programs. This has led to an oversimplified, distorted view of heart disease…

How to Have Fun at Work While Staying Productive

  It can sometimes be hard to enjoy being at work.  Depending on your workplace, and the work environment, work never feels like anything except just working.  However, it is important to enjoy the place where you spend most of your day, especially as it seems to be harder to get away from work…

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,…

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….

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…

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…

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….

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…