Tagged as Workplace Wellness

Photo Credit: Steven Mileham via Flickr - Typical office workers spend as much as- 75 percent -of their day in a chair. Think about it: You sit in your car to drive to work, you sit at your desk, you sit in meetings, you sit at lunch, and you probably sit in front of the TV when you come home. Depressing, right? - Even if you hit the gym after work, an hour or so of exertion might not be enough to...
The vast majority of us spend hours at a desk in front of a computer every day. Even after the workday is complete, many of us go on to sit more while in a car, bus, or the subway and then again at the dinner table, and in front of the television. Even if we take time out of our busy day to engage in physical activity such as walking, biking, running or weight training, the proportion of this time...
Ongoing research proving the dangers of a sedentary lifestyle has raised awareness that sitting too many hours regularly can adversely influence health and longevity. Dr. James Levine, M.D., PhD., is an endocrinologist at the Mayo Clinic. He is also a research professor determined to reduce the epidemic of obesity and the diseases it causes in the United States. Dr. Levine's position is that humans...
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...