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

Employers Turn to Workplace Wellness to Help Reduce Health Care Costs

Posted by Trista Chan on April 4, 2017

Employees are the assets of any organization, and to sustain these assets and benefit from their long term service, it’s vital to maintain their wellbeing. With the increase in awareness around living a healthy lifestyle, many employers now offer workplace wellness programs to their employees. These programs help in reducing healthcare costs and providing long term benefits to employees and their families. These programs also provide knowledge on eating a healthy diet, the benefits of a healthy lifestyle, regular exercise and leading a happy and healthy life.

According to the reports of the Society for Human Resource Management, more than 70% of employers offer wellness programs to their employees, which is almost a 10-15% increase compared to previous years.

It’s expected that everyone, during some stage of their life will face some sort of health issue, whether it be due to an unhealthy diet, sleep deprivation, alcohol, or hereditary causes.  So by utilising the benefits from wellness programs employees can make positive changes in their health and overall productivity by reducing absenteeism, stress and increasing their performance and efficiency.


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Topics: roi, Employee Engagement, HR, Best Practice, workplace, Corporate Wellness, prevention

What Is Your Employee Wellness Program Missing?

Posted by Hilary Turk on March 28, 2017


Wellness programs have become a positive trend in recent years, with almost 90% of employers providing them to their employees. These employers definitely have a positive objective in providing these programmes, but there are some issues that remain missing from the wellness programs that need proper attention for their success.

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Why Wellness Works in the Workplace

Posted by Hilary Turk on March 14, 2017

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Ted DeWolf, a Sales Manager from Levitt-Safety describes his positive experience with using Optimity when it was implemented into his workplace. In the post he describes his thoughts on workplace wellness and how Optimity has helped to change his workplace habits for the better. 

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How to Nurture Your Sleeping Habits to Rejuvenate Yourself

Posted by Trista Chan on March 7, 2017

We all agree that a nutritious diet and regular physical activity is the key to a healthy body, but there’s more to it that our bodies crave.  Adequate sleep is just as important but is frequently ignored.   Think about how irritable you feel when you starve your body from sleep due to a late-night shift, from socializing, jetlag or even stress.

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Fight the Winter Blues - 5 Micro-Exercises to Help Boost Your Mood

Posted by Hilary Turk on February 22, 2017

It doesn’t take a specialist to tell you that the weather can affect your mood. When the temperature gets low, and those holiday bills start piling up high, things can get a little gloomy. But fear not! There are some scientifically proven ways to lift your spirits, whether you want to perk up, calm down or just feel happier in general, exercise is sure to lighten your mood and has been proven to do so.

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