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Corporate Wellness Advisor

Exercise

Ease into Good Health

Monday, March 21st, 2011

Small steps don’t just count; they can make or break a given goal.

In fact, in the long run, seemingly inconsequential baby steps can make a person more likely to stick to a health and fitness program and ultimately achieve their goals.

Making serious lifestyle changes is a lot to swallow at once. It’s common for people … Continue Reading »

Spring Fever (and Hay Fever)

Tuesday, March 15th, 2011

After a long, cold winter, nothing compares to getting back outside to enjoy sunshine, fresh air, and warm weather.

Unless, of course, you’re one of the unlucky many who suffer each year with spring allergies.

For them, the season’s beauty is rivaled only by the physical misery it can bring. Congestion, runny nose, watery eyes, headaches, and … Continue Reading »

Better Balance is Good Business

Monday, March 14th, 2011

For people who spend the majority of their waking hours at the office, achieving work-life balance can seem like a pipe dream.

It’s hard enough to leave work at work, let alone find enough time and energy to devote sufficient quality time to family, friends, and activities that matter.

But achieving this kind of harmony is an … Continue Reading »

Fight Fatigue to Save Productivity

Friday, March 11th, 2011

Nothing can suck the well of productivity dry quite as quickly or completely as fatigue.

Workers who are mentally, emotionally, or physically drained tend to become drains themselves: on your company’s checkbook. Because they struggle to remain alert and focused on the job, the quality and quantity of their work is likely to suffer.

Not only that, … Continue Reading »

Walking Breaks Promote Wellness, Productivity

Thursday, March 3rd, 2011

Working behind a desk can be as taxing on the body as manual labor … without the physical benefits to balance it out.

The aches and pains caused by sitting too long (and often the wrong way) at a desk translate to minor distractions at best, chronic medical conditions at worst.

And regardless of severity, they’re sure … Continue Reading »

Overcoming Fitness Obstacles

Tuesday, March 1st, 2011

Exercise is a vital weapon in the fight against obesity.

But, particularly for people who are overweight or who have never done much of it before, physical activity can be daunting.

It’s one of life’s little ironies, that the people who need exercise the most tend to struggle with it more than their thinner, healthier, or … Continue Reading »

The Good-for-You Stress Reliever

Monday, February 28th, 2011

Are your employees anxious, depressed, overwhelmed, or just plain stressed? Point them in the direction of relief.

An effective strategy with bonus benefits, exercise is a not-so-secret weapon for fighting stress and promoting physical health and wellness at the same time.

As good for the body as it is for the mind, exercise is a win-win strategy … Continue Reading »

Workplace Workouts Benefit Sedentary Employees

Wednesday, February 23rd, 2011

Days aren’t getting any longer, and your employees’ daily to-do lists aren’t getting any shorter.

As important as it is for your staff members to exercise whenever and however they can, it’s also important to recognize the challenges posed by time constraints on today’s often hectic schedules. Your workers are juggling full-time jobs plus the needs … Continue Reading »

Your Wellness Work Pays Off

Friday, February 18th, 2011

The obesity epidemic: It’s a term often used in reference to America’s expanding collective waistline, and its connotations are grim.

The phrase calls to mind a nation populated by overweight men, women, and children struggling with obesity-related medical problems and their associated costs. A future of poor nutrition, insufficient exercise, and ill health.

Thanks to you and … Continue Reading »

Weary of Winter? Get Back Outside

Wednesday, February 9th, 2011

It happens every year around this time: Spring fever strikes.

Winter-friendly workouts at the gym or on a home treadmill get dull and boring, and the well of motivation runs pretty low. Unfortunately, for many people, consistently warm weather and sunny skies are still weeks away.

If you shelved your outdoor exercise routine for the winter, consider … Continue Reading »

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