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Helping Employees Achieve their Health and Fitness Goals

Health and Fitness Goals As Global Employee Health and Fitness Month draws to a close, you may be wondering how you can support your employees and keep up the health and fitness momentum. In addition to your holistic wellness program, health and fitness challenges, and organizational encouragement, employee education is key. Employees need to understand …

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What is Micro Self-Care and Why is it Important?

Virtual Fatigue Bryan Robinson, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, has lectured all over the work on the themes of resilience and work/life balance. He has also written some 40 books on the topic. In a recent article for Forbes, he breaks down the latest research on remote work and explains …

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Improving the Mental and Physical Health of Your Workforce

The Health of Your Workforce The outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic truly put into perspective how important employee health is, both mental and physical. As leaders, your team’s well-being and your own should come first above every other measure, especially in times of a crisis. If it was not before, it is now clear that …

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How Mindfulness Can Help Reduce Stress

What is Mindfulness? According to Daniel J. Siegel, clinical professor of psychiatry at the UCLA School of Medicine and Executive Director of the Mindsight Institute, “mindfulness” is about being sensitive to novelty in our everyday experiences and no longer being on automatic. He explains that with mindful awareness the flow of energy and information that is our mind …

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National Public Health Week 2021

National Public Health Week During the first full week of April each year, the American Public Health Association (APHA) brings together communities across the United States to observe National Public Health Week (NPHW). This year, NPHW will be held from April 5-11, 2021. This is the time to recognize the contributions of public health and highlight issues that are …

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April is Stress Awareness Month

Stress Awareness April marks the beginning of Stress Awareness Month! This observance is a national, cooperative effort to inform people about the dangers of stress, successful coping strategies, and harmful misconceptions about stress that are prevalent in our society. While this has been an ongoing campaign of awareness and education since 1992, there’s still a …

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Healthy Cooking Tips to Remember as You Return to Work

Returning to Work As we continue into Spring 2021, more employees are beginning to return to work and more schools are increasing the number of in-person school days. While this is a much-welcomed step back toward “normal” life, there will be an adjustment period as we all get used to a busier schedule. Cooking healthy …

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Why Fiber is Essential for Optimal Well-Being

What is Fiber? Fiber is a type of carbohydrate that the body actually can’t digest and instead passes through the body undigested. As explained by the Harvard School of Public Health, it comes in two forms, which are both beneficial to our overall health: Soluble fiber, which dissolves in water, can help lower glucose levels as well as …

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American Diabetes Association Diabetes Alert Day® 2021

American Diabetes Association Diabetes Alert Day® American Diabetes Association Diabetes Alert Day® is an annual observance that takes place on the fourth Tuesday in March. This year, it will be observed on March 23, 2021. Diabetes Alert Day serves as “wake-up call” that focuses on educating the public on the seriousness of diabetes and the importance …

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Integrating Well-Being as Employees Return to Work

Well-Being is a Top Priority In a recent Forbes article, Erica Volini, Global Human Capital leader for Deloitte Consulting, and Jen Fisher, a leading voice on workplace well-being and human-centered organizational culture, talk about workplace well-being. They explain that workplace well-being was gaining organizational traction even before the COVID-19 pandemic. In fact, they cited that it was the …

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