Tag Archives: Wellness@Work

Let Smart Commute Week Kick Off Your Active Summer

With warmer weather washing over the state, now’s the perfect time to change up the way you get to work. Smart Commute Week kicks off the first week in June and encourages workers to ditch their automobiles in favor of…

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Top 5 Reasons You Should Walk at Lunch

National Walk@Lunch Day officially takes place on Wednesday, April 29. All you have to do to participate is bring your walking shoes to work and step outside on your lunch break for a brisk 30-minute walk. Blue Cross Blue Shield…

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Wellness Resolutions for Small Business Owners for 2015

“Best wishes for a healthy and prosperous New Year!” What a nice, hopeful sentiment we share with each other this time of year. If you’re a small business owner, you probably have plenty of ideas about what your company must…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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