Abena Osei-Kwabena

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5 Ways to Build Positive Work Relationships

Posted by Abena Osei-Kwabena on June 27, 2017

 
Developing a positive and motivating work environment is a top priority to make your workplace more enjoyable and less stressful. A positive work environment not only helps professionals physically, mentally and emotionally, but also influences their overall productivity.
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Topics: Employee Success, workplace, Corporate Wellness, productivity

Positive Psychology for Your Well-Being

Posted by Abena Osei-Kwabena on June 20, 2017

 
You probably already know that a positive attitude and generally feeling good is linked to better health, a longer life and improved well-being overall.  The opposite is also true as harbouring negative feelings and anger can pose negative side-effects on your body, like increasing your risk of developing heart disease. 
 
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Topics: wellness, positivity, mental health, health, negativity, positive psychiogy

Why Pet Owners are Healthier than You

Posted by Abena Osei-Kwabena on May 31, 2017



We’ve always known that a dog is man’s best friend. But what if our pets are actually making us physically and mentally healthier? When it comes to pet ownership, there are numerous proven health benefits including physical, mental and emotional improvements from enhancing social skills to decreasing an individual's risk of a heart attack. The mere presence of our beloved pets can lift our spirits.  Read More

Topics: benefits, wellness, social, health, physical, emotional, pets, pet ownership, mental

Long-Term Impacts of Ergonomics on the Body

Posted by Abena Osei-Kwabena on May 23, 2017



It’s no surprise that having the right posture is an important factor in leading a long and healthy life. Humans are designed to move! But the current conditions that we put our bodies through whether we're spending long hours working or watching those hilarious Youtube videos can have a negative impact on our bodies. Read More

Topics: Corporate Wellness, corporate wellness program, long-term, health, ergonomics

Socialize - Neat Ways to Connect Authentically to Improve Relationships

Posted by Abena Osei-Kwabena on May 16, 2017

Do you experience that nervous jittery feeling when talking to new people? Do you find that holding a conversation with strangers at casual events is as challenging as mountain climbing? Well, socializing doesn’t come naturally to all, but it is certainly an important skill that will serve you your whole life. Socializing has a wealth of benefits which directly impact our happiness as well as existence. Read More

Topics: proactive, socializing, social, positivity

2-Minute Meditation for a Positive Attitude

Posted by Abena Osei-Kwabena on May 9, 2017



From cultivating greater awareness of self to relieving stress, meditation has numerous physical and mental health benefits. The practice conjures a sense of something related to spirituality, but is actually an extreme form of concentration that tones and strengthens the mind. It promises to promote inner peace and a positive outlook towards life.

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Topics: wellness, positivity, mental health, meditation, mantra

Laughter: the Enemy of Stress

Posted by Abena Osei-Kwabena on May 2, 2017

 

Everyday problems, like work pressure and family responsibilities, can get us down and cause unnecessary stress. Stress isn't always a big deal. But chronic stress can lead to serious medical conditions, like high blood pressure.

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Topics: stress, wellness, tension, social, laughter

How Can an Employee Wellness Program Impact Your Bottom Line?

Posted by Abena Osei-Kwabena on April 18, 2017

Employers are increasingly focused on the well-being of their employees and continue to introduce wellness programs that address physical, sentimental, social, rational and financial health issues to assist employees in improving both their work and home life.

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Topics: holistic, bottom line, profit, wellness, long-term, commitment

The Corporate Benefits of Employees Who Sleep

Posted by Abena Osei-Kwabena on April 11, 2017

According to the National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) conducted in the U.S., less than 40% of adults are getting enough sleep. To be productive, adults are recommended to sleep for a minimum of 7 hours on average per night. Being deficient in sleep is costing companies $63 million in lost efficiency.

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Topics: Corporate Wellness, nap, productivity, culture, sleep, national health interview survey, performance, quality of work

Proactive vs. Reactive Corporate Wellness Programs

Posted by Abena Osei-Kwabena on February 14, 2017

 

To date, most people rely on reactive healthcare services, that is, they visit healthcare professionals only when a problem arises or a condition worsens. However, the benefits of a proactive healthcare approach can actually save more lives.

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Topics: Wellness trends, healthcare, proactive, costs, health education, prevention, smoking cessation, corporate wellness program, cancer, lifestyle changes, reactive, stress, absenteeism