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

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

Positive Psychology for Your Well-Being

Posted by Abena Osei-Kwabena on June 20, 2017

 
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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


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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 benefitsincluding physical, mental and emotional improvementsfrom enhancing social skills to decreasing an individual's risk of a heart attack. The mere presence of our beloved pets can lift our spirits. 

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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


TIME STAMP: 3 MINUTE READ


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 throughwhether we're spending long hours working or watching those hilarious Youtube videoscan have a negative impact on our bodies.

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