Tagged as Workplace Wellness

Burnout is a workplace epidemic, affecting 67% of employees, as reported by -CNBC. Approximately one-third of those report that they experience burnout always or most of the time. And the number only continues to rise, which has prompted the -World Health Organization- (WHO) to designate burnout as an “occupational phenomenon” on its International Classification of Diseases. The WHO classified burnout...
According to the -Bureau of Labor Statistics-, workers change jobs so often that the median tenure at any given company is approximately 4 years. The days where workers work at one or two jobs in their lifetime is over. The reasons why people leave are endless. Some are trying to advance their careers, while others are fed up with their jobs. In some cases, boredom is the root cause. You may feel similarly....
Work is an unavoidable part of life for most of us, and those with a full-time job are spending a good chunk of their days locked in the dance of needing money versus having a life. Sometimes that dance gets tiresome and feels as though the grind is sucking us dry. Work can sometimes be a drag, but if it feels like a waste of life, it might be time to make a change or two. Consider any unique contributions,...
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...
In our career, we don’t get to always choose our co-workers and I know I have butted heads with some of my colleagues. As an HR professional and Coach, I’ve been called into sticky situations. I’ve handled them well and other times wished for a do-over. In my personal life, I have had to practice difficult conversations repeatedly, ugh. Whether at the water fountain or dinner table, I would love to...
The workplace hippie. The "overly" health conscious individual. The granola. The mediation junkie. These are all phrases I’ve heard being thrown around at work to describe those free-thinkers who aren’t quite content enough with typical rhythm of an office workplace. I am that person, and I am not ashamed! - I’ve decided to take the road to long term wellness, and I’ve found my route through mindful...
Have you ever felt like your energy was low? Have you not been at 100 percent without any clear cause? If you think that you might be ill or just off your game, you might be surprised to hear that your workplace could be responsible. Of course, the fact that office buildings are breeding grounds for disease won’t be too surprising — after all, many of us probably catch our seasonal colds from touching...
Today it is common to have a job that involves sitting at a desk for eight hours a day. And usually we would feel good if we hit the gym a few times a week, or managed to squeeze in a hike on a weekend. However, one major lesson that has come out of research on sedentary behavior is that exercising before or after work—although great to do – does not undo the harm done by sitting all day. Long periods...
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...
We all know people, either in the public eye or personally, who just “succeed.” They may come from difficult backgrounds and have fought an uphill battle to get to where they are now. Somehow they have this mysterious quality, some intangible way about them that seems to just catapult them into success in unexpected ways. I have studied many successful people through my work over the years and I have...