Corporate Wellness

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Canadian Observance – National Injury Prevention Day, July 5th

  Parachute is a Canadian charitable organization that is dedicated to preventing injuries and saving lives.  Parachute is launching National Injury Prevention Day to shine a light on largely predictable and preventable injuries.  Their website states, “Our goal is to help save more lives through education, knowledge and empowerment.  Injury is the number one…

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Does Having a Positive Mental Attitude Really Work?

  When you’re in a bad mood and thinking negatively, and people say, “Just think positive,” or, “Be happy,” do you shrug it off as well-meaning but relatively useless advice?  Research is starting to show that you should be more open to how having a positive attitude can help your mental and, by extension,…

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Overcoming Fatigue

  1Fatigue is not simply being tired or drowsy, and it is separate from apathy, although these can accompany each other.  Fatigue includes having reduced or no energy, physical and/or mental exhaustion, as well as a lack of motivation.  There can be psychological reasons for fatigue, such as stress, anxiety, and depression; physical reasons…

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National Safety Month (US)

  June is National Safety Month for the United States, and the National Safety Council uses this month to “raise awareness of what it takes to keep each other safe.”  During National Safety Month, the NSC concentrates on “reducing leading causes of injury and death at work, on the road and in our homes…

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HEAL-ing PotashCorp, White Springs

  Times have changed and many employers recognize that their employees’ health affects the productivity and performance of their company.  Research shows that employee health directly influences work behavior, attendance and on-the-job performance, and healthcare costs.  Seventy-six percent of American businesses report year-to-year healthcare cost increases as much as 10 percent.  Surprisingly, the solution…

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Volunteering- Why is it Good for You?

  We oftentimes think of volunteering as solely helping the organizations and people we’re offering our time to, but volunteering can have great benefits that aren’t just for the people we’re helping. Volunteering can lead to getting out of your social circle, and meeting new people you wouldn’t have met otherwise, which can turn…

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Tips on How to Start a Physical Health Group at Work

  We all know how important our physical health is, and many people have different methods of managing their health, however most of those methods take place outside of the workplace.  Since most people spend 40 hours or more per week at their workplace, it makes sense to also implement some type of physical…

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National Humor Month

  Appropriately enough April Fool’s Day kicks off National Humor Month.  National Humor Month was founded in 1976 by comedian Larry Wilde, and in the words of their website, was created “as a means to heighten public awareness of the therapeutic value of humor,” and “to honor those who make us laugh, professionals and…

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Stress Awareness Month

  Stress happens to everyone at some point in their lives; it’s a natural, automatic response to perceived dangerous situations.  The problem comes in when you’re stressed for weeks or months at a time, and your body never gets a chance to calm down and recover.  Being stressed for longer time periods is becoming…

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Colorectal Cancer Screening

According to The American Cancer Society (ACS), thanks to improvements in prevention, early detection, and treatment, more than a million people in the United States count themselves as survivors of colon or rectum cancer (also called colorectal cancer).  With March being National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, we thought we would address the important topic of…