Corporate Wellness

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Top Mindfulness Apps (To Stay in the Moment)

  Mindfulness is becoming more recognized as a way to help people stay in the moment by meditating and focusing on what’s going on around you at that moment.  Studies have shown that breathing exercises and daily meditation can not only help you stay in the moment in the short term, but can actually…

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Fighting Obesity- How to Find Help

  Obesity has become a dangerous epidemic, not just in the United States, but around the world.  Obesity causes serious health risks, such as hypertension, type 2 diabetes, heart attacks, strokes, etc.  Childhood obesity is increasing, and in some ways is more dangerous than adult obesity.  Childhood obesity causes buildup of fat molecules and…

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World Humanitarian Day (Canada)

  August 19th is designated as World Humanitarian Day (WHD) by the United Nations.  The General Assembly designated WHD to coincide with the anniversary of the 2003 bombing of UN headquarters in Baghdad, Iraq.  WHD honors those who have lost their lives in humanitarian service, honors those who continue to bring assistance and relief…

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Tips for Mental Wellness

  While most people know what to do to manage their physical health, it can be a bit difficult knowing what to do to manage your mental health.  There are a lot of different things you can do to improve or maintain your mental wellness; the following are some tips to help you get…

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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…