Tagged as Workplace Wellness

Human beings were not designed to sit for extended periods of time. Most people who work in a corporate setting suffer from poor posture and stiff and creaky joints. To correct poor posture and bring much needed lubrication to stiff joints, the corporate employee must practice a routine of joint mobility exercises. A perfect example of joint immobility is trying to turn one’s head to see the blind...
Workplace Wellness programs have the proven ability to lower healthcare costs, reduce disability claims and lower absenteeism dramatically. Workplace Wellness programs do far more than just “pay for themselves,” they also generate big savings to the bottom line. Small business should be aware that it has been proven that these programs have a dynamic effect on the bottom line, regardless of the company’s...
Approaching 43 years of age and still putting in 12+ hours a day on the computer, I wanted to know if computer glasses would help reduce my eye strain and eye fatigue making the long days a little easier. My chief complaint was predominantly eye strain from the monitor glare. When I turn the monitor’s brightness down to where the glare isn’t bothersome, I can work longer, but the vividness of the colors,...
According to the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA), businesses in the United States lose up to $1 billion weekly from illnesses and injuries in the workplace. Add the cost of health insurance benefits and lost productivity from employee sick days for time and costs related to non-work instances, it's little wonder that health-related costs are included in top expenses for any organization....
The holidays are here, a time for family, friends…and an abundance of high fat/high calorie foods. Many of these foods signify that the holidays are upon us and we often want to celebrate by enjoying the special foods and sweet treats that surround us. For some, certain holiday foods or desserts bring us right back to the comfortable place where we originally feasted on them. For others, it’s simply...
Just because you work in a corporate setting for 8-12 hours a day, doesn’t mean you have to lose the battle of the bulge.J - Ideally, your schedule allows you to squeeze in at least 30 minutes a day of moderate intensity exercise like fast walking. (It doesn’t have to be 30 consecutive minutes; it can be broken up.) - Even if your schedule doesn’t allow much time for exercise, it is in fact possible...
So it has been a little bit since my last post, but the holidays were such a crazy time.  I hope you all can understand. I talked with my health coach today, my first call in a couple of weeks.  We discussed some of my activity (or lack thereof) over the holidays, and happened upon the topic of holiday parties. Now, before the holiday season, my coach and I had discussed some strategies to use at the...
Today despite my best intentions, I experienced a non-wellness day. The day got the best of me and took me to eating establishments that I normally would not frequent. I found my self not snacking throughout the day to control my blood sugar like I normally do, and the water was non-existent. Wow. I surprised my self with how off the mark I was with my wellness efforts. To top it off, all the stress...
You will not believe what happened to me today.  Just when I thought my job could not get any worse, it did.  So there seems to have been a bit of a mishap in the restroom this afternoon.  We don’t have separate restrooms for guys and gals, just a single restroom shared by all in our office suite.  Someone was kind enough to clog the toilet and not do anything about it (I still maintain that it was...
I’m going to keep today’s post short and sweet.  It’s Friday, and I’m sure none of you feel like doing anything today.  I sure don’t.  Plus, it was our office holiday potluck today at lunch.  I think most of us around the office are currently suffering from a case of Stage 3 Food Coma (yeah, pretty serious situation).  I actually just dozed off for a second while typing that last sentence. At any rate,...