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How to Decrease Flu Outbreaks at the Office

July 15, 2014
 
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, between 5 and 20 percent of Americans get the flu each year. On average, this causes employees to lose between one and three days of work per year. In addition, the flu virus is highly...
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Should You Ditch the Vending Machine?

July 11, 2014

Your employees are likely at your office more than they are at home. Add in the time that they spend doing extracurricular activities and spending time with family, and they are left with very little time to focus on nutrition, let alone pack...

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The Power of a Real Lunch Break

July 08, 2014

Today, it seems many employees try to cram so much into their days that they have resorted to eating their lunches at their desks. What used to be considered a “lunch break” is now just a few quick minutes of eating lunch as fast as possible, in...

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3 Simple Tricks to Keep Employees Motivated

July 04, 2014

Today it is more common than not for employees to show up to work but their mind seems absent. These employees are emotionally absent from their job and strictly show up to collect a paycheck. How do you get these employees back in the game? The...

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5 Healthy, Storable Snacks to Keep Employees Healthy

July 01, 2014

Studies show that eating 5 small meals a day may be healthier for your waistline, as well as overall health. When your employees are faced with only unhealthy choices in the vending machine, chances are they will be tempted to eat unhealthy on a...

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Adult Obesity in America: A Look at the Numbers

June 19, 2014

Obesity has become a crippling problem in America, surpassing even smoking in terms of associated healthcare costs.1 More than one-third of Americans are obese, while another one-third of them are overweight, according to the Centers for...

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Three Workplace Exercises to Get You Energized

June 17, 2014

Most of us know how important exercise is for cardiovascular health, but it’s also a mood regulator, releasing endorphins in the brain that improve feelings of well-being. The majority of us spend a good part of our time at work every week, and...

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Balance Ball Craze: Why So Many Employees Are Swapping Out Their Office Chairs

June 12, 2014

It’s unfortunate, but true: most of us have bad posture. This is especially true for those that sit in an office chair every day. The presence of a back support and easy-to-reach arm rests make it easy for employees to feel comfortable enough to...

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How to Incorporate Fitness into Your Busy Work Day

June 10, 2014

Life is busy, there is no doubt about it. For those that work outside of the home, it can seem even more hectic. Between getting work done, taking care of the family, cooking, and cleaning, it seems as if there is not much time left for anything...

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Five Ways to Encourage Healthier Habits among Your Employees

June 05, 2014

It’s a fact: the majority of us spend the better part of our waking hours at work every week. It’s unrealistic to assume that the health and wellness of employees lies entirely outside the realm of the workplace. When employees are fit and...

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New Study: Under-Exercising May Be to Blame for Our Obesity Crisis

June 03, 2014

Theories abound about what is behind our nation’s obesity epidemic—too many carbs, too much fast food, too little exercise. There are an equal number of purported solutions, from fad diets to life-altering gastric surgeries. While the idea that...

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How Will the New Healthcare Laws Affect My Employees?

May 29, 2014

In 2010 the Affordable Care Act (ACA) was signed into law, which has changed the rules of healthcare. While the new law has been met with its fair share of opposition, the aim of the ACA is to make coverage more accessible and affordable for...

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