How to Save your Company Billions of Dollars by Promoting a Healthy Heart (Webinar Recap)

Posted by Tasneem Panchbhaya on February 20, 2018

We had a great webinar in February, in honour of heart awareness month. I sat down with Optimity’s CEO, Jane Wang to talk through how to promote a healthy heart in the workplace. You can watch the full webinar here. Here are a few key takeaway points from the webinar:

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Topics: Health cost, Tips, Best Practice, workplace, prevention, wellness, meditation, health, Nutrition

ONE-SIZE FITS ALL WELLNESS PROGRAMS ARE A THING OF THE PAST

Posted by Tasneem Panchbhaya on February 13, 2018

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We know that everyone is unique, so why do we still think that a one-size fits all wellness program can succeed in our workplaces? Employees are individuals with different needs and wants and a single approach to wellness can only benefit a small number of employees, which means that it is more likely to fail.

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Topics: Employee Engagement, Employee Success, workplace, Corporate Wellness, costs, healthcre, productivity, culture, wellness program, profit, wellness

THE FUTURE OF HEALTH AND WELLNESS TODAY

Posted by Tasneem Panchbhaya on February 6, 2018

 

trends-header1.jpgDid you know that Americans spent an average of $714 on out of pocket health care in 2016? This number continues to increase year on year. The rising costs of healthcare in North America makes it crucial for companies to start putting a larger focus on corporate wellness programs. The growing industry of corporate wellness programs shows that new technology, data and increased insights can really help to encourage employees to stay fit and healthy. As a result these outcomes not only benefit the employee but also the company. Read More

Topics: Health cost, healthcare, proactive, corporate wellness program, wellness program, health

A Secret Weapon to Help your Indoor Workers

Posted by Tasneem Panchbhaya on January 30, 2018

 

Did you know, that according to a study by BMC Public Health, 91 percent of indoor workers have insufficient vitamin D levels? While vitamin D levels differ by occupation, spending your days inside at your desk might mean that you are missing out on the vital vitamin. Vitamin D is naturally found in a few foods such as sardines, salmon, tuna and eggs. There are also many fortified products like milk and yogurt available. 

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Topics: Tips, proactive, wellness program, wellness, health, Nutrition

Nutrition Fads to avoid for 2018

Posted by Jeff Cai on January 15, 2018

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Every year there are dozens of new diet plans, hacks and tricks that the media create that all claim to help you achieve better health, or lose weight. Some even claim to help you do it in less than a week! And while these diets might work for the short term, some of them are not sustainable, and can even have a negative effect on your body. Here are our top 4 nutrition fads to avoid in 2018.

 

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Topics: wellness, health, Nutrition

5 ways to stick to your New Years Resolutions

Posted by Jeff Cai on January 2, 2018

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A new year signifies a new start for a lot of people, and you have probably made a few goals or resolutions that you want to achieve by the end of 2018. These New Year’s resolutions always seem to motivate us during January, but can often be forgotten about come late February. Did you know that only 8 percent of people are successful in achieving their resolutions? If you want to be a part of this small percentage, then see below for our top 5 tips on how to stick to your New Year’s resolutions.

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Topics: Tips

5 Healthy Eating tips to survive the Holidays

Posted by Jeff Cai on December 25, 2017

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The holidays are a time to celebrate and enjoy quality time with your family and friends, but unfortunately this time of year also associates itself with weight gain and poor nutritional choices. We tend to think less about our food and beverage choices and eat things that we usually would not indulge in on a day to day basis.

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Topics: Tips, Nutrition

How to stay positive when the holidays are hard

Posted by Jeff Cai on December 20, 2017

Being grateful for what you have this Christmas

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For a lot of us, the holidays are a time for happiness, love and celebration, but for others, this time of year can be difficult, whether it be due to the loss of loved ones, a recent break up or just general stress. December is often known as one of the toughest months of the year and staying positive throughout this time can be hard, but no matter how difficult things are, there is always a way to make the most of the good moments you have. By staying focused on the good in your life, it will make it a lot easier to get through the holiday season when you are feeling not so festive.

Here are a few ways you can stay positive when the holidays get hard.

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Topics: Tips, Stress Management, Employee Success

Exercising in the Fall

Posted by Jeff Cai on November 30, 2017

Keeping up your exercise routine when the weather gets colder

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The summer months make exercising enjoyable and definitely a lot more motivating, but as soon as the weather start to plummet we often just want to head inside in front of the fire and curl up. Unfortunately, this isn’t the best for our health or exercise routine.

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Topics: Tips, Exercise and fitness

5 Easy Ways to Reduce Your Risk of Diabetes

Posted by Jeff Cai on November 21, 2017

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November is National Diabetes Month. It's an opportunity to raise awareness for a chronic diseases that affects millions of people worldwide. It's surprising how little people and companies knows about the condition, and how to prevent it, and how to incorporate diabetes awareness into in the workplace.

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Topics: Exercise and fitness