Work Smart Corporate Wellness Blog
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This Work Smart Corporate Wellness Blog highlights articles from our Corporate eBrief, Path To Wellness that has been publishing employee wellness information since 2002. It focuses on employee and corporate wellness strategies for the beginner to the seasoned professional. Our hope is that it will provide you with how-tos and update you on significant research and statistics that may assist you in your wellness initiatives. For specific wellness topics, use the search feature at the top of this website.
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We are having more trouble sleeping. According to the Philips Global Sleep Survey, 62% of adults worldwide feel that they have trouble sleeping and Canada and the United States rank in the top three countries that are sleep deprived. Many adults are sleeping poorly, and it’s taking a serious toll on our health, productivity, public safety, our professional relationships, and even the most intimate aspects of our sex lives, according to the National Sleep Foundation (NSF). Lack of sleep, sleepiness and chronic fatigue has become a sleepidemic and it is time to focus on promoting sleep as a major workplace wellness initiative. Smart leaders and companies are taking note. They know that getting plenty of sleep is not for...Read More
Coaching For Better Health Results When it comes to helping people get healthy, the “expert talks, everyone listens” model may not be the best. Now it’s time to ask: How can we get better results for everyone by improving what we’re already doing? How can we get those results to continue, even after the programming is over? How can we get those results to expand, even beyond our original intentions? What do we know about traditional wellness programming? Traditional wellness programming has limitations we haven’t been able to get past simply by trying harder. The “start and finish” wellness programming model does little to promote integration of ongoing wellness thinking and decision making, and building upon earlier successes. To be...Read More
Holiday Stress At Work “It’s The Best Time Of The Year”…or so the song goes as we celebrate the holidays. The holidays are here and it is time to focus on wellness and fun, but for many employees, the holidays are often filled with anxiety, dread and guilt. As an employer, you can control some of the variables that create holiday stress. Start by minimizing overtime, ensuring realistic deadlines and reminding people of the resources that are available to them such as their Employee Assistance Program or community agencies. Try giving your team a holiday pick-me-up from the hustle and bustle of the season. Promote health and wellness in your organization by trying out some of these low or no...Read More
Are Your Teams Wasting Time At Work? According to a Robert Half Technology survey, almost two-in-five say that they will be wasting time at work shopping from the office or on a corporate device this holiday season. Vouchercloud.com in their study of nearly 2,000 full-time office workers, revealed that 79% admitted that they were not productive throughout the day while 21%, believed that ‘yes’ they were productive throughout the day. The study revealed the top 10 distractions while they were at work: Checking social media Reading news websites Discussing work activities with colleagues Making hot drinks Smoking breaks Text/instant messaging Eating snacks Making food in office Making calls to partner/ friends Searching for new jobs Respondents were also...Read More
According to the Canadian Diabetes Association, diabetes is considered an epidemic, and is on the rise. This due to a number of factors including rising obesity rates and sedentary lifestyles. What is Diabetes? Insulin is a hormone that helps the body use blood sugar for energy. Diabetes occurs when blood sugar rises above normal levels because the pancreas is either unable to produce insulin, or the body is unable to effectively use the insulin the pancreas manufactures. There are three main types of diabetes: Type 1 Represents approximately 20% of people who have diabetes Occurs when the pancreas is unable to produce insulin Usually occurs in children and adolescents. Type 2 Represents approximately 80% of people who have diabetes Occurs...Read More