Live Smart Resiliency Blog
WELCOME! There are TWO blogs on this website.
The Live Smart Resiliency Blog provides tips on helpful ways to cope with everyday life stressors. Scroll below to discover resiliency and wellness strategies that will lead to more joy, success and meaning in your life.
The second is the Work Smart Wellness Blog which addresses workplace challenges and strategies to promote a comprehensive workplace wellness program. Discover more about these strategies by clicking the green Work Smart Wellness Blog button.
Have a specific topic in mind? Use the search button to find posts that address specific stress or wellness issues.
National Senior Health and Fitness Day is celebrated on May 27 and was created to promote the benefits of physical activity for seniors. Resiliency Through Senior Health And Fitness I talked last week about the two types of fitness and seniors need to look at both of these health areas. I have some great role models when it comes to being active. My parents learned how to swim when I was around 10 years old. I remember when they took up curling and baseball around this time as well. They didn’t have the opportunity to learn these things when they were growing up, but they took the initiative to learn as an adult. I loved how they didn’t let their...Read More
National Employee Health and Fitness Day National Employee Health and Fitness Day is the third (3rd) Wednesday in May each year and was created to promote the benefits of physical activity for individuals through their work site health promotion activities. Founded in 1989 National Employee Health and Fitness Day has enlisted tens of thousands of participants from employers around the world. There are two types of fitness Performance-related fitness: Linked to athletic performance (for example: a 50-yard dash time or the ability to maneuver around obstacles quickly) and is linked to speed, reaction time, and coordination. Health-related fitness: Linked to fitness components that may lower risks such to high blood pressure, diabetes, or low back pain. Health-related physical fitness includes...Read More
How Would You Deal With Sexual Harassment Dealing with sexual harassment can be very difficult and unfortunately more than a third of working Canadians have experienced it or been effected by it. It can trigger a variety of stress-related illnesses, relationship difficulties and upset productivity and engagement. Educating around sexual harassment and developing strong policies and procedures to deter it are the most effective means of minimizing its occurrence and impact. What Is Sexual Harassment Sexual harassment is defined as unwelcome or unwanted conduct of a sexual nature, whether it is verbal, visual or physical, that creates an intimidating or detrimental work environment, or leads to job-related consequences. Sexual harassment is a form of sexual discrimination that falls under the...Read More
Food And Mood Healthy food choices help us avoid erratic blood sugar levels and associated mood swings. But many of us have experienced the 3 o’clock dip in the afternoon where you find yourself irritated, fuzzy and trouble focusing. You would love to find a corner and go to sleep, but there is no time. How about a coffee or a chocolate bar? Most of us instinctively reach for sweets or caffeine to give relief from the morning sluggishness or afternoon slump. We use sweets as a way of helping ourselves through stressful times. Those strategies might help, temporarily, but there is a downside to these methods. Many people choose sweets and caffeine as a substitute for proper nutrition. Poor...Read More
Hope May Not Be Your Number One Business Strategy, But HOPE Can Lead To Greater Resiliency Chaos, challenge and trauma can derail us from leading a full and fruitful life. However, HOPE can provide protection against life’s trials.According to research out of George Mason University, out of seven different character strengths in their ability to predict resilience, hope was the most significant moderator of well-being in the face of negative life events. If it were not for hope, the heart would break. Greek Proverb Hope was defined as being more than just being optimistic about things getting better in the future. Hope involves having goals and pursuing them with flexibly, allowing for many different pathways to getting positive results. Hope in this way, can help us...Read More