Dos and Don’ts for a Healthy Thanksgiving

If you’re getting ready to dig into one of the 46 million turkeys Americans consume each Thanksgiving holiday, chances are you haven’t been thinking about what it might mean for your waistline. Many people use Thanksgiving as an excuse to fill their plates and fall asleep in front of the TV, but it’s not as…

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Choosing a New Primary Care Physician

Few things are quite as personal in nature as the doctor-patient relationship, and finding the person who is right for you may be easier said than done. While trends in primary care practice have certainly come and gone over the years, one thing has remained constant—you still need to have a good primary care physician…

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Go Take A Hike – For Mental and Physical Health

If you’re in front of a computer or smart phone reading this, you’re clearly doing a poor job of celebrating National Take A Hike Day! Established by the American Hiking Society, Take a Hike day aims to encourage families, friends, and individuals to get away from their routines and experience nature while improving health. The…

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Measuring Workplace Productivity

It’s been said many times that a company can only be as successful as its employees are productive, and there’s a lot of truth to this idiom. A productive workforce isn’t necessarily one that works nonstop, but rather a group of employees who have learned how to maximize their time and energy while working together.…

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How to Reduce Daily Eye Strain

Today’s office environments rely more heavily than ever before on technology for managing daily activities. While computers, smartphones and tablets have surely impacted the ways in which many businesses operate in overwhelmingly positive ways, plenty of repercussions have come along with the benefits of technological advancements. For modern professionals, one of the biggest complaints is…

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5 Tips for Boosting Employee Health

Looking for creative and sure-fire ways to boost employee health? Whether you’re looking to decrease sick days or increase office morale and loyalty, don’t miss these smart and healthy ideas.   Ditch the Chairs A new comprehensive study out from the Annals of Internal Medicine reveals that prolonged sitting, even if you exercise regularly, increases…

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5 Ways to Boost Cognitive Function at Work

Most people can agree that there are times when getting through the workweek can be a true challenge. Whether it be a lack of sleep, stress at home, or a workload that just seems unmanageable, there’s an endless list of factors that can get in the way of productivity at work, setting us up for…

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Setting the Clocks Back: Bracing for the Darkness

The coming weekend is one that many have looked forward to since March! It’s not relief that Halloween is over, or excitement for the upcoming holiday season. It’s not breaking out the autumn sweaters and warm boots. It’s not even the oversized mug of pumpkin spiced latte they’re planning. It’s the extra hour of sleep!…

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Is Siloing Causing Brain Drain?

Growth can be a beautiful thing for an organization to experience. Whether it be in the form of new contracts or a pressing need to take on one new employee to help with increasing demands, a business which undergoes growth is generally one that’s moving in the right direction. With growth, however, comes an entirely…

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More than Just a Scary Face: The Health Benefits of Pumpkin

Carved into faces and lit from within, pumpkins have protected homes from the mythical “Stingy Jack” for centuries. But this humble squash, packed full of nutrients to benefit your heart, bones, eyes, and skin, is good for so much more than scaring off evil spirits. So before the neighborhood teenagers swipe it from your front…

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5 Ways to Embrace the Danish Concept of Hygge

Hygge may not be a household world in the States quite yet, but it’s currently experiencing a popularity growth spurt and influencing the way many Americans live their lives. With origins in Denmark, the word—pronounced “hoo-gah”—roughly translates to “coziness” in English, although most Danes will argue that hygge has more to do with well-being than…

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Unseen Employee Disability Costs, Part 3: What Can You Do?

In August, I wrote about how the non-occupational disabilities covered under salary continuation or disability insurance plans are more common than the occupational disabilities covered under workers’ compensation. I suggested your benefits team should be as focused on managing the costs of non-occ disabilities as your risk management team is on keeping WC costs in…

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