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When is the Right Time to Start a Health and Wellness Program?

Posted by Claire Hart on 1/14/20 8:18 PM

Over the past 15 years, this has been one of the most asked questions by companies all over.

There’s a common misconception that wellness programs must or should be included in open enrollment, like other standard benefits, such as a short-term disability plan or a new dental program.  Wellness is so much more than giving employees “just another benefit,” rather, it’s about transforming the culture and direction of your company from the inside!

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Topics: corporate wellness program, workplace culture, ROI, Healthcare Costs, brokers, employee wellness

How to Get Better Sleep, Even When You're Stressed

Posted by Claire Hart on 1/13/20 9:32 AM

Getting quality sleep is especially important when it comes to stress management. Sleep keeps you healthy, mentally sharp, and able to cope with stress more effectively. Poor sleep can actually make you more susceptible to stress, weaken your immune system, increase your appetite for high-fat, high-sugar foods, and make you less likely to exercise.

The National Sleep Foundation recommends adults get seven to eight hours of sleep per night. However, falling (and staying) asleep can be hard when you're worried or can't stop thinking about everything that "went wrong" during your workday. Here are some tips on how to get better sleep, even when you're stressed.

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Topics: Sleep, Stress, Stress Management

7 Health Factors that Can Cause High Cholesterol

Posted by Claire Hart on 1/13/20 9:29 AM

Many people struggle with high cholesterol. Before you identify what may be causing your high cholesterol levels, it's important to understand what cholesterol is. There are two main types of cholesterol. LDL, or, "bad" cholesterol is a substance that tends to clog and harden your arteries. HDL, or, "good" cholesterol carries LDL away from the arteries and into your liver to be eliminated. Here are seven factors that may be responsible for your high cholesterol levels.

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Topics: Weight Management, Preventive, Cholesterol

How to Make Your Coffee Orders Healthier

Posted by Claire Hart on 1/13/20 9:27 AM

While they may give you the burst of energy you need in the morning, caffeinated beverages from popular coffee chains can add unnecessary calories to your daily diet. Your usual morning order might contain more fat and sugar than you should consume in a day. Popular mocha and flavored latte options at the big coffee chains are some of the most unhealthy choices. Here's some advice on how to order lighter sips that will still give you an energy boost.

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Topics: Weight Management, Caffeine

8 Ways to Motivate Yourself at Work

Posted by Claire Hart on 1/13/20 9:22 AM

When you're stressed, even the simplest of tasks can feel impossible to complete. The good news is, there are simple things you can do to feel more on top of your tasks, even when you're struggling mentally. Next time you're having trouble getting through your to-do list or daily responsibilities at work or home, try one of these techniques to get motivated.

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Topics: Stress, Stress Management, Motivation, Work

How to Get a Full-Body Workout at Home

Posted by Claire Hart on 1/13/20 9:21 AM

At-home exercises that require no equipment can be a super easy and convenient way of fitting in a workout without having to hit the gym. You'll save time by not traveling or waiting for machines. You'll save money by not paying for expensive gym fees or equipment. You'll be able to workout at any time of the day, and in the privacy of your own home so there's no feeling self-conscious. And, you can go at your own pace, since there's no pressure to keep up with others around you.

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Topics: Weight Management, Stress Management, Preventive, Exercise

3 Ways to Stick to Healthy Eating Habits

Posted by Claire Hart on 1/8/20 2:33 PM

A recent study from Stanford University found that solely focusing on the mental and physical benefits of a healthy diet can make it harder for you to reap those benefits. It can make you believe that healthy eating is boring and potentially even depriving. Instead, focusing on how truly delicious and flavorful healthy foods are can help you realize a healthy diet is more about fueling your body than it is physical perks. Here are three ways to help your healthy eating habits stick.

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7 Ways to Make Your Office Better For Your Health

Posted by Claire Hart on 1/8/20 2:31 PM

Your office affects your health and happiness. Many occupations deliver stress, sedentary behavior, and unhealthy habits along with the paycheck, which can take a toll both physically and emotionally. You spend at least eight hours a day at work, so it’s important to make sure that you have a healthy office environment. Here are seven ways to make your office better for your health.

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Topics: Stress Management, Work, Happiness

What is BMI & Waist Circumference?

Posted by Claire Hart on 1/8/20 2:31 PM

What exactly do Body Mass Index (BMI) and waist circumference mean? And what can your numbers tell you about your health? BMI is a screening tool used to identify a person's weight category and body fat percentage. It is measured by taking a person's weight in kilograms divided by the square of height in meters.

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Topics: BMI, Weight Management, Preventive

7 Best Exercises for Weight Loss

Posted by Claire Hart on 1/8/20 2:31 PM

In addition to dieting, exercising is one of the most common ways people shed extra pounds. While exercise can help you achieve your weight loss goals by burning calories and body fat, it also provides long-term benefits, like lowering your risk for heart disease, diabetes and obesity. Whether you're trying to lose weight or just maintain it, try incorporating one or more of these exercises into your daily routine. You'll feel better, both physically and mentally.

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Topics: Weight Management, Preventive, Exercise, Weight Loss


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