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What are Antioxidants and Why are they Important?

What are Antioxidants? To understand the importance of antioxidants, we must first explain free radicals. Free radicals are highly unstable molecules that are naturally formed when you exercise and when your body converts food into energy. Your body can also be exposed to free radicals from a variety of environmental sources, such as cigarette smoke, …

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Returning to Work and Promoting Nutrition

Promoting Nutrition According to Sight and Life, nutrition in the workplace is a winning solution for both during and after the COVID-19 pandemic. While no specific food or diet can prevent individuals from contracting COVID-19, both The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the World Health Organization (WHO) state that proper nutrition plays …

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COVID-19, Nutrition and the Immune System

How Exactly Does Your Immune System Work? The immune system is a network of intricate stages and pathways in the body that protects us against harmful microbes as well as certain diseases. It recognizes foreign invaders like bacteria, viruses, and parasites and takes immediate action. Humans possess two types of immunity: innate and adaptive. Innate: …

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National Nutrition Month® 2021

National Nutrition Month® It is National Nutrition Month®! The goal of this annual observance is to educate the public on making informed food choices and developing healthful eating and physical activity habits. Each year, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics creates a unique campaign and this year the theme is Personalize your Plate. This month is the …

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Return-To-Work Strategy: COVID-19 Positive Employees

Preventing the Spread of COVID-19 So far for the month of February, we have been focused on return-to-work strategies and creating a safe environment for employees to return to. We talked about the importance of incorporating a screening process and investing in COVID-19 testing. We also outlined the steps for building an office health kit …

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Thinking Outside the Box When Returning to Work

Return-to-Work Strategy In last week’s blog, “Creating Your Return-to-Work Strategy,” we went over some simple steps that served as an outline for your return-to-work strategy. If you already created yours or have already started implementing it and are looking for more innovative ideas, then keep reading! We have created a list of more in-depth, innovative …

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What is “Sleep Hygiene” and How Does it Benefit Your Body?

What is Sleep Hygiene? As explained by The National Sleep Foundation, good sleep hygiene means having both a bedroom environment and daily routines that promote quality, consistent sleep. If you are having trouble sleeping at night, poor sleep hygiene is likely the culprit. Take a moment to evaluate your routine. Do you frequently have surgery or …

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Updating Your Office Health Kit before Employees Return to Work

Office Health Kits Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, having a well-stocked first aid kit in the workplace was an important step to take to promote a safe and healthy work environment. If you did not have an office health kit before the pandemic, now is the perfect time to build one. As outlined by the …

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Creating Your Return-to-Work Strategy

Returning to Work Getting employees back into the office safely is no small feat. While some employers have begun the transition into the workplace, a majority of organizations are still working from home. While we are still in the early stages of vaccine distribution, it is a good time to begin creating your return-to-work strategy. …

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