Top 5 Ways to Fit in Exercise on a Busy Day!

Posted by Tasneem Panchbhaya on March 20, 2018

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With long busy days in the office and impending deadlines, it’s no wonder why we don’t make time to schedule in the recommended 30 minutes of physical activity into our day. The following are just 5 simple ways you can get the daily physical activity intake without having to make extra time. If you want a more indepth review, check out our webinar, “fitness hacks for the busy professional”.

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Topics: Tips, Habit, Corporate Wellness, proactive, productivity, quality of work, wellness, physical

How to Help Women Flourish in the Workplace (Webinar Recap)

Posted by Tasneem Panchbhaya on March 13, 2018

We had a great webinar on March 8, in honour of international women’s day. International Women's Day is celebrated around the world – in many countries, it is a national holiday. It has grown to become a global day of recognition of women's achievements and a call to action to support women's rights and advance gender equality.

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Topics: prevention, cancer, mental health, health, physical, mental, women's health

Physical Wellness is NOT Enough

Posted by Tasneem Panchbhaya on February 27, 2018


Wellness programs can be found in most companies throughout North America these days, yet too many corporate wellness programs focus solely on the physical wellbeing of employees. Gone are the days where a purely physical wellness program works. Together with physical wellness, mental and financial wellness all contribute to a complete wellness program that leads employees to be happier, healthier and more engaged than ever. 

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Topics: Employee Success, wellness program, holistic, mental health, physical, mental

How to Promote Healthy Heart Lifestyle Choices at your Company (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


Posted by Tasneem Panchbhaya on February 13, 2018

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


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


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


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


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