How Moving Helps You Avoid Downtime and Feeling Exhausted

Posted by Trista Chan on January 17, 2017

Do you feel that despite sitting all day, you are left feeling exhausted and tired before the clock strikes 7?  Most of us are guilty of a sedentary lifestyle. A lifestyle where we wake up, drive to work, sit for 8 hours in front of our computer screens, go home and doze off to sleep while watching TV or reading a book.

One might wonder how all the energy burns out without consciously doing any physically challenging activity.  Well apparently, less physical activity is the reason behind being unusually tired and exhausted.  It may sound counter-intuitive, but over the past years, numerous research has proven that physical activity is vital for us to stay healthy. Moving is important to stay active and energetic all day long.

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Topics: Wellness trends, Tips, benefits, Exercise and fitness, healthcare, workplace, Habit

Holistic Wellness Apps and Behavioral Change

Posted by Jane Wang on December 6, 2016

We all know that mobile applications (apps) have the potential to help people increase their physical activity, but little is known about the behavior change techniques marketed in these apps. 

The majority of apps available today incorporate fewer than four behavior change techniques...

 

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Topics: Wellness trends, Habit, Corporate Wellness, partnerships

Optimity and Excellence Canada

Posted by Jane Wang on November 15, 2016

Optimity is delighted to announce that it is working with Excellence Canada to provide followers of Canada’s Healthy Workplace Month® with first-hand experience using our rewards-based wellness initiative through a free trial.

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Topics: Wellness trends, Habit, Corporate Wellness, partnerships

The Power of Small Habits

Posted by Jane Wang on November 2, 2016

 In our busy work life we can often get so worked up and focused on taking enormous actions in order to achieve our goals, but research shows that taking small, measurable changes that slowly build up to bigger goals can actually be easier, and more beneficial in the long run.

 

Small changes are easier to adopt and they shift the dynamic of our ability and motivation to be able to embark on a challenging journey. Small wins also help you feel like you’re accomplishing something, whether as focusing on larger goals tends to feel like you are fighting a never ending battle. This is why small changes and wins are so important, because they give us that motivation to keep going and working towards those bigger goals.

 

Here are 3 tips on how to start creating positive habits:

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Topics: Wellness trends, Best Practice, Habit, Corporate Wellness