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

ONE-SIZE FITS ALL WELLNESS PROGRAMS ARE A THING OF THE PAST

Posted by Tasneem Panchbhaya on February 13, 2018

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We know that everyone is unique, so why do we still think that a one-size fits all wellness program can succeed in our workplaces? Employees are individuals with different needs and wants and a single approach to wellness can only benefit a small number of employees, which means that it is more likely to fail.

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Topics: Employee Engagement, Employee Success, workplace, Corporate Wellness, costs, healthcre, productivity, culture, wellness program, profit, wellness

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

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