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As we bid a not-so-fond farewell to summer’s sweltering temperatures, it’s time to double our efforts to promote physical fitness.
Fall, like spring, marks an ideal season for taking up a new exercise program. It’s not too hot, not too cold, and autumn’s natural beauty adds a little extra incentive for moving it outside.
If your employees have been slacking off because of the heat (or for any other reason, for that matter), mark the kickoff of fall as the beginning of a new and improved exercise campaign.
Encourage them to get back … read more »
Fall kicks off football-filled weekends, cooler temperatures, colorful leaves … and a few unwelcome accompaniments.
Colds, flu, and seasonal allergies will probably start making the rounds at your office in the near future, if they haven’t already. For your employees, that means feeling physically ill and mentally drained; for you, it means taking up the slack for your workers’ missed workdays and a general decrease in productivity.
Too early to worry about the flu, you say? According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, “the timing of flu is very unpredictable … read more »
When you think workplace safety, sleep is probably not the first thing that comes to mind.
But consider its implications. Without enough sleep, your employees face all kinds of problems at work and at home. They struggle to focus, their health may suffer, and they probably experience stress more acutely.
Moodiness and fatigue may make it hard for them to interact appropriately with coworkers and get their jobs done well. And sleep deprivation leaves them vulnerable to illness, accidents, and injuries.
All of these consequences affect your business, and the potential problems, from … read more »
A recent survey indicated that the lunch break may be going the way of 9-to-5 workdays and pension plans. That is to say, they may be becoming obsolete.
In an online poll of 751 North American workers by Right Management, a third of them said they rarely or never take a lunch break and another third eat at their desks.
Says Michael Haid of Right Management, “Employees may feel they have to apologize for stepping out, but in the long run this kind of company culture does not help improve performance … read more »
Take care of your heart, and your heart will take care of you.
That’s advice any corporate wellness advisor can get behind. After all, heart health is a key factor in overall health, and a strongly pumping heart keeps your employees in prime physical and mental condition.
With heart disease ranked as the number one killer of men and women in America, promoting heart health should be at the top of your priority list when it comes to educating your staff on how to preserve good health or improve bad health.
According to … read more »
Your workers’ time is precious. With most of their waking hours spent on the job, so-called free time is invaluable, elusive, and, for many, hard to set aside for something like fitness.
The much-lauded work-life balance that is so vital to employees’ well-roundedness is often focused on dividing time between job responsibilities and those outside the walls of the office: family, social, and civic obligations.
Apportioning one’s time this way doesn’t leave much for equally important aspects like daily exercise. Take this into account in your attempts to promote a healthy work-life … read more »