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Sexual Harassment Is Out There We May Not See It, But Sexual Harassment Is Still There…and we all know that it’s out there. Yet, many of us still ignore it, pretend that we don’t hear it or worse yet, we laugh and join in on it. We may do it out of embarrassment. Sometimes out of fear. Or sometimes out of a need to blend in and not centre ourselves out from the crowd. Sexual harassment, It’s Unwelcomed And Unwanted Sexual harassment can be verbal and it can be physical. Verbal includes comments and jokes of a sexual nature or sexual innuendos. Physical includes sexual touching and gestures, stalking or sexual assault. It can even be through pictures such as...Read More
Can You Leave The Office Early Today? In these chaotic and uncertain times, leaving work early may seem impossible. Business disruption has caused many of us to be working well beyond our typical work week. However, I challenge you to look at working these long extended hours as a risk to your health, productivity, and engagement. In spite of the advances in technology, many of us are working longer hours than our parents and chronic illnesses such as heart disease and depression are on the rise. We know that stress is impacting many to the point of feeling burned out and disconnected. Resiliency and Leave The Office Early How does all of this relate to leaving the office...Read More
Do You Remember Your New Year’s Resolution? It has been six months since the hats, horns, bells and whistles that rang in the New Year. Wow, it seems almost a lifetime ago! There have been lunches to make, chores to do, meetings to hold, and appointments to keep, not to mention business disruption, health scares, social unrest, and social isolation. So much stuff, that for some of us, our New Year’s Resolutions may have fallen by the wayside. Resiliency and New Year’s Resolution Recommitment The commitments and promises of making changes that were destined to make us healthier, happier, or more connected to the people around us, may have moved to the background of our lives since we made our new...Read More
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