Tag Archives: Wellness@Work

Health risk assessments: The first step to making better lifestyle choices

Old habits, especially the bad ones, die hard.  But the hard truth is that many people need to change their lifestyle behaviors in order to get healthy. Consider this: Four modifiable health risk behaviors—lack of physical activity, poor nutrition, tobacco…

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Seven habits of successful wellness programs

  It seems everyone’s jumping on the wellness bandwagon. One survey found that 24% of employers have started offering wellness programs in the last three years. Another  noted that 45% of midsized businesses already offer employee wellness programs. Although there’s…

Did you hear the one about laughter being good for your health?

Yes, it’s true.  Laughter may not necessarily be the best medicine, but some hearty guffaws can do a lot more to keep you healthy than you might think. There’s even a field of study, called gelotology (“gelos” is Greek for…

Wellness at Work

 

Don’t just sit there. Yoga while you work!

What’s a four-letter word for something you can do every day to improve your flexibility and strength, release muscle stiffness, help you relax and make you more alert? Yoga. This ancient practice has many different styles, but there are only…

Wellness at Work

Banish the blahs! Five food tips for all-day energy at work

It’s 2 p.m. and your energy is plummeting faster than Wile E. Coyote after he steps off yet another cliff. You need a pick-me-up, but you’ve reached your limit on coffee and recent government reports have made you leery about…

Food

How to cut down on coffee in the office

Do you start your mornings (and your workday) with a cup or two of coffee? Join the crowd. About 83% of U.S. adults drink coffee, which makes us the world’s No. 1 consumer of this popular beverage.  Some 60% of…

Wellness at Work

 

Five Northern Michigan counties participate in Live Healthy Live United 365 Challenge

As our country makes strides towards preventative healthcare and wellness initiatives, a common theme arises: workplace wellness programs work. Studies are proving these programs not only help prevent future health issues by stressing preventative care, but also increase productivity and…

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Football fans: Use the workplace for preseason training

Ready for some football? It’s a great time of year for all fans in Michigan. Glorious fall weekends await and your favorite team – whether pro, college or high school – is still undefeated. Preseason training camps are in full…

Fitness

Seriously, have some fun at work

Remember as a kid and spending hours a day playing with your friends?  Now compare that experience with a typical day at your workplace. Notice any difference? Obviously, the workplace is not a playground. But if you’re concerned about employees’…

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