5 Ways to Change your Thinking and Be More Positive

Posted by Tasneem Panchbhaya on March 27, 2018

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It’s normal to have a little bit of stress in our everyday life, especially if it’s the kind to help motivate us to get the work done. However, the issue arises when we let constant stress overcome us and take control of our mood, thinking and perspective. Negative thoughts and stress come hand and hand, so it’s clear that eliminating one, diminishes the other. As a wellness advisor, I help create content that is easy and quick to use during workdays in order to help promote positive growth, and see change that help with long term health outcomes. The following 5 ways are simple tips that can be implemented to encourage positive thinking in both your daily and work life.

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Topics: Tips, stress, positivity, mental health, mental, positive psychiogy

Top 5 Ways to Fit in Exercise on a Busy Day!

Posted by Tasneem Panchbhaya on March 20, 2018

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With long busy days in the office and impending deadlines, it’s no wonder why we don’t make time to schedule in the recommended 30 minutes of physical activity into our day. The following are just 5 simple ways you can get the daily physical activity intake without having to make extra time. If you want a more indepth review, check out our webinar, “fitness hacks for the busy professional”.

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Topics: Tips, Habit, Corporate Wellness, proactive, productivity, quality of work, wellness, physical

How to Promote Healthy Heart Lifestyle Choices at your Company (Webinar Recap)

Posted by Tasneem Panchbhaya on February 20, 2018

We had a great webinar in February, in honour of heart awareness month. I sat down with Optimity’s CEO, Jane Wang to talk through how to promote a healthy heart in the workplace. You can watch the full webinar here. Here are a few key takeaway points from the webinar:

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Topics: Health cost, Tips, Best Practice, workplace, prevention, wellness, meditation, health, Nutrition

A Secret Weapon to Help your Indoor Workers

Posted by Tasneem Panchbhaya on January 30, 2018

 

Did you know, that according to a study by BMC Public Health, 91 percent of indoor workers have insufficient vitamin D levels? While vitamin D levels differ by occupation, spending your days inside at your desk might mean that you are missing out on the vital vitamin. Vitamin D is naturally found in a few foods such as sardines, salmon, tuna and eggs. There are also many fortified products like milk and yogurt available. 

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Topics: Tips, proactive, wellness program, wellness, health, Nutrition

5 ways to stick to your New Years Resolutions

Posted by Jeff Cai on January 2, 2018

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A new year signifies a new start for a lot of people, and you have probably made a few goals or resolutions that you want to achieve by the end of 2018. These New Year’s resolutions always seem to motivate us during January, but can often be forgotten about come late February. Did you know that only 8 percent of people are successful in achieving their resolutions? If you want to be a part of this small percentage, then see below for our top 5 tips on how to stick to your New Year’s resolutions.

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Topics: Tips

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

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

Get the Most from Your Corporate HRA Programs

Posted by Hilary Turk on January 24, 2017

If you need to maximise the ROI from your corporate healthcare program, then it’s wise to adopt a step by step approach. Before anything else, an extensive and complete Health Risk Appraisal/ Assessment of your organization is an absolute must for any such program to be successful.

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Topics: Health cost, roi, Tips, benefits, analytics, workplace