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Warm Weather Safety Tips to Share with Employees

May 27, 2014

For many of us, summer weather means splashing around the pool, fun in the sun at the beach (or the river or the lake), and backyard barbeques with friends and family.  

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Sugar: The Hidden Health Threat (Part 2 of 2)

May 22, 2014

In our last post we discussed how prevalent sugars are in packaged foods—even those in which you wouldn’t necessarily expect to find added sugars, such as yogurt and salad dressings. We also discussed what employers can do as part of a comprehensive...

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Sugar: The Hidden Health Threat (Part 1 of 2)

May 20, 2014

Sugar is ubiquitous in America’s food system.  It’s found in obvious places like soda pop, candy, and pastries, but over the last few decades it has slowly crept into other seemingly harmless packaged foods, mostly in the form of high fructose...

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Three Ways to Help Your Employees Beat the Monday Blues

May 15, 2014

Ah, the Monday blues. Many of us are familiar with the feelings of stress and anxiety that stem from anticipating the multitude of tasks waiting for us at work on Monday morning. Others may feel apathetic or indifferent about starting the week. The...

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Why Office Stretch Time Is an Important Part of a Healthy Workplace

May 08, 2014
There are plenty of reasons to institute a workplace stretch program, not the least of which is employee safety. Whether a small business office environment, a manufacturing facility, or a construction site, workplace stretching can help prevent...
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Creating a More Health-Conscious Work Environment for Employees

May 06, 2014
 
The average working American spends a large part of his or her waking hours at work every week. While health and fitness choices are typically thought of as personal decisions, employers can go a long way in promoting more health-conscious habits
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5 Ways to Reduce Stress

April 30, 2014

Most people experience stress periodically. Rush-hour traffic, work deadlines, difficult relationships, and financial matters can be stressful. Even good things like getting married, starting a new job, or getting ready to go on vacation can...

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Follow a Calorie-Controlled Eating Plan

March 11, 2014
If you need to lose weight, your diet may be one of the reasons you weigh more than you should. To lose weight, you’ve got to burn more calories than you consume. Taking a closer look at your diet is a good place to start. It’s good to say,...
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To D or Not to D

February 14, 2014
Ah, that IS the question. Ever since the first supplements were introduced in the early 1940s, Americans have been taking vitamins and minerals to improve their health. The Office of Dietary Supplements (a division of the National...
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Cold Facts About Weight Loss

January 24, 2014

Need a little assistance losing those last few pounds? Maybe it’s time to turn down the thermostat. Several studies have found that keeping indoor temperatures cooler – in the mid to lower 60s – helps people lose weight.

In the Netherlands,...

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Break Down Those Barriers to Exercise

January 23, 2014

Regular physical activity is good for you. Government and health agencies have been telling Americans just how good it is for your body and mind for several decades. So why are two out of three Americans not as active as is recommended?

What's...

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Big Money: The True Costs of Obesity

May 22, 2013
About 68 percent of American adults are overweight or obese. Obesity-related costs represent an estimated 20.6 percent of healthcare costs, or an estimated $190 billion per year, and the costs keep getting larger.

You don't have to look...

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