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Why Aren’t We Winter Active We know that we are not active enough, especially during the winter months. It is cold. It is dark. And did I mention that it is cold? Did you know…. 63% of Canadians are not active enough to achieve the health benefits they need from physical activity. What Is Winter Active? Get Winter Active was designed to help Canadians of all ages improve their health and quality of life through healthy living. Though this month is not a national celebration undertaken anymore by Canadian Federal and Provincial governments, it is still worthwhile celebrating. Physical activity appears to reduce the risk of over 25 chronic conditions, in particular coronary heart disease, stroke, hypertension, breast cancer, colon cancer,...Read More
Healthy Snack Time Grrrrr. Grrrrrr. It is 2:00 in the afternoon and you find that your stomach is growling and your energy is fading. Time for a snack – but do you usually reach for healthy snacks? Most of us go to the vending machine down the hall. Who had time to prepare a healthy snack? You barely had time to throw a quick lunch together. Benefits of Healthy Snacks Snacks provide you with an extra little boost in the late morning or late afternoon. To keep energy levels going, and avoid weight gain, steer clear of foods with lots of simple carbohydrates (sugars) like candy bars or soda. It is best to bring or buy healthy snacks that contains...Read More
Playing With Office Toys Can Relieve Your Stress Harold Chizick is living a kid’s dream. His job is all about toys. He promotes toys. Even gets to work with toys. He works with people who work with toys. And when he’s not working, he gets to play…with toys. In the age of the cubicle, office toys occupy just as much desk space as photos of the dog and kids. It’s all about bringing fun to work. What Kind Of Office Toys Can Relieve Your Stress In The Workplace? Everything from spinners to action figures, to even the classic Slinky or dartboard (coworker’s picture not included) can be found in today’s workplace. Experts say that having a little fun at work...Read More
Read In The Bathtub Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, revealed that he read his electronic Kindle device in his bathtub. He took a one gallon Ziploc bag, and put his Kindle inside it. Book in hand…safe and sound. An interesting way to combine two popular stress-relieving past-times. I am not sure that I am co-ordinated enough to master this even with a Ziploc bag. Bathtubs are the picture perfect scene to the end of a hard day for many people. I have trouble sitting in a tub. I don’t find it very relaxing and my mind usually wonders off to what else needs to be done. Reading, enjoying a hot bath, and/or lighting scented candles are all forms or stress management....Read More
Leader And Employee Relationships Positive relationships between leaders and their employees are not always easy to develop. A study found that only 82% of Canadian workers felt that their employer cared about them and 28% said that their organization did not enable them to balance the personal needs and goals with their job requirements. Not surprisingly, 68% indicated that their job made them feel high levels of stress and anxiety. Quality leaders are also aware of the value of recognition – that are able to say thank you and reward those who have helped ensure the success of the company. Beverly Beuermann-King Click to tweet So How To Build Positive Leader And Employee Relationships During Leadership Week, I encourage supervisors, managers,...Read More