5 Healthy Eating tips to survive the Holidays

Posted by Jeff Cai on December 25, 2017

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The holidays are a time to celebrate and enjoy quality time with your family and friends, but unfortunately this time of year also associates itself with weight gain and poor nutritional choices. We tend to think less about our food and beverage choices and eat things that we usually would not indulge in on a day to day basis.

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Topics: Tips, Nutrition

How to stay positive when the holidays are hard

Posted by Jeff Cai on December 20, 2017

Being grateful for what you have this Christmas

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For a lot of us, the holidays are a time for happiness, love and celebration, but for others, this time of year can be difficult, whether it be due to the loss of loved ones, a recent break up or just general stress. December is often known as one of the toughest months of the year and staying positive throughout this time can be hard, but no matter how difficult things are, there is always a way to make the most of the good moments you have. By staying focused on the good in your life, it will make it a lot easier to get through the holiday season when you are feeling not so festive.

Here are a few ways you can stay positive when the holidays get hard.

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Topics: Tips, Stress Management, Employee Success

Exercising in the Fall

Posted by Jeff Cai on November 30, 2017

Keeping up your exercise routine when the weather gets colder

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The summer months make exercising enjoyable and definitely a lot more motivating, but as soon as the weather start to plummet we often just want to head inside in front of the fire and curl up. Unfortunately, this isn’t the best for our health or exercise routine.

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Topics: Tips, Exercise and fitness

5 Easy Ways to Reduce Your Risk of Diabetes

Posted by Jeff Cai on November 21, 2017

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November is National Diabetes Month. It's an opportunity to raise awareness for a chronic diseases that affects millions of people worldwide. It's surprising how little people and companies knows about the condition, and how to prevent it, and how to incorporate diabetes awareness into in the workplace.

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Topics: Exercise and fitness

Leveraging the Opportunity in Open Enrollment

Posted by Laura Carter on August 8, 2017

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Open enrollment season does not traditionally elicit much excitement among HR professionals or the employee population they serve. There is a lot of administrative work involved and employees are usually inundated with an overload of dry communications materials.

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Topics: Tips, Employee Engagement, HR, benefits, Best Practice, Employee Success, Corporate Wellness

Seeking healthy behaviour change?  Adopt a personalized program

Posted by Trista Chan on July 18, 2017

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Gone are the days of a "one size fits all" approach in wellness programs. Companies have realized that people are no longer interested in general wellness data, but want their own personalized approach when it comes to improving their lifestyle, and there is no shortage of corporate wellness programs to choose from!

It seems as though these wellness programs have the right idea, as our lifestyles are taking a major toll on our overall health, with financial implications as well.  A 2012 report by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation found that at the current rate, the number of new cases of type 2 diabetes, coronary heart disease and stroke could increase tenfold between 2010 and 2020- and also double again by 2030.

The most impactful strategy to take is implementing a personalized corporate wellness program, specifically tailored to high-risk employees, in the hopes of improving health and reducing the risk of developing chronic illnesses.

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Social connectedness and its impact on diet

Posted by Trista Chan on July 11, 2017

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There's no question that building and nurturing relationships can bring joy and overall feelings of happiness.  What many overlook is that it can also promote better physical health, a lower chance of developing mental illnesses, and  increased job opportunities.

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5 Ways to Build Positive Work Relationships

Posted by Abena Osei-Kwabena on June 27, 2017

 
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Developing a positive and motivating work environment is a top priority to make your workplace more enjoyable and less stressful. A positive work environment not only helps professionals physically, mentally and emotionally, but also influences their overall productivity.
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Topics: Employee Success, workplace, Corporate Wellness, productivity

Positive Psychology for Your Well-Being

Posted by Abena Osei-Kwabena on June 20, 2017

 
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You probably already know that a positive attitude and generally feeling good is linked to better health, a longer life and improved well-being overall.  The opposite is also true as harbouring negative feelings and anger can pose negative side-effects on your body, like increasing your risk of developing heart disease. 
 
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Topics: wellness, positivity, mental health, health, negativity, positive psychiogy

How to make new employees feel welcome & onboard them onto culture

Posted by Trista Chan on June 13, 2017

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On boarding can be defined as the organizational socialization of the workplace, where new employees are made familiar with expectations, expertise, knowledge and ethnicity of your company.

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