Wellness at Work

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How To: 5-Minute Desk Exercises with Resistance Bands

With a busy schedule, finding time to exercise might be just another item to tack on the already impossibly long to-do list. Angelia Johnson, certified fitness coach and an executive assistant at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, knows that doesn’t have…

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It happens almost like clockwork. Someone at work gets sick, the bug makes its way to another person and soon almost everyone in the office is feeling under the weather.

Tips to Help Avoid the Office Bug this Winter

It happens almost like clockwork. Someone at work gets sick, the bug makes its way to another person and soon almost everyone in the office is feeling under the weather. According to research by the Centers for Disease Control and…

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Tips for Dealing with Difficult People at Work

We’ve all had experiences getting along better with some co-workers than others. But what happens when a person’s attitude or behavior starts to drive you crazy at work? Common behaviors of difficult people in the workplace include: Constantly being on their cell…

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Listen up ladies! It’s time to make your health a priority!

Are you a well-woman? If not, then it’s time to take charge of your health and become one! Each May we celebrate National Women’s Health Week, and during this week women are reminded to schedule a well-woman visit with their doctor….

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Take a Nap at Work? It Could Save Your Company Lots of Money

There’s a classic Seinfeld episode where George Costanza tries to take a nap under his desk at work. While sneaking in sleep at the office is not a good idea, he’s not the only employee who is desperate for some…

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Target All Five Senses to Feel Super Creative at Work

The most inspiring office environments appeal to all five senses. (Don’t believe us? Check out this TED talk from designer Jinsop Lee.) No matter what your workspace is like, you can make a few small changes to get your creative…

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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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The Benefits of Taking a Mental Health Day

The fatigue has set in—it’s Wednesday and you’re mentally and physically exhausted. Email notifications keep flashing on your desktop screen, your phone is ringing and you barely have the energy to pick it up. You may need a mental health…

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Diabetes and the Desk Job: How to Beat the Odds

If you’re reading this while at work, chances are you’re sitting down. Eighty percent of jobs are either completely sedentary or involve a very light amount of activity (no, typing does not count). And unfortunately, all that sitting between nine…

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