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

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

5 ways to stick to your New Years Resolutions

Posted by Jeff Cai on January 2, 2018

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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

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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

How to stay positive when the holidays are hard

Posted by Jeff Cai on December 20, 2017

Being grateful for what you have this Christmas

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For a lot of us, the holidays are a time for happiness, love and celebration, but for others, this time of year can be difficult, whether it be due to the loss of loved ones, a recent break up or just general stress. December is often known as one of the toughest months of the year and staying positive throughout this time can be hard, but no matter how difficult things are, there is always a way to make the most of the good moments you have. By staying focused on the good in your life, it will make it a lot easier to get through the holiday season when you are feeling not so festive.

Here are a few ways you can stay positive when the holidays get hard.

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Topics: Tips, Stress Management, Employee Success

Exercising in the Fall

Posted by Jeff Cai on November 30, 2017

Keeping up your exercise routine when the weather gets colder

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The summer months make exercising enjoyable and definitely a lot more motivating, but as soon as the weather start to plummet we often just want to head inside in front of the fire and curl up. Unfortunately, this isn’t the best for our health or exercise routine.

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Topics: Tips, Exercise and fitness

Leveraging the Opportunity in Open Enrollment

Posted by Laura Carter on August 8, 2017

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Open enrollment season does not traditionally elicit much excitement among HR professionals or the employee population they serve. There is a lot of administrative work involved and employees are usually inundated with an overload of dry communications materials.

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Topics: Tips, Employee Engagement, HR, benefits, Best Practice, Employee Success, Corporate Wellness

Get the Most from Your Corporate HRA Programs

Posted by Hilary Turk on January 24, 2017

If you need to maximise the ROI from your corporate healthcare program, then it’s wise to adopt a step by step approach. Before anything else, an extensive and complete Health Risk Appraisal/ Assessment of your organization is an absolute must for any such program to be successful.

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Topics: Health cost, roi, Tips, benefits, analytics, workplace

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

Employee Programs Best Practices: Setting the right kind of goals

Posted by Nicholas Raditsis on September 20, 2016

Setting goals effectively is critical to employee success! Whether they be long or short term goals, the process of goal setting should be a combined effort between an employee and their manager.

Goal setting also helps to focus on employee’s problem areas. The goal is to develop skills, increase knowledge and to raise confidence by having some quick wins. 

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Topics: Wellness trends, Tips, Employee Engagement, HR, Stress Management, Employee Success