Is Autumn Making You S.A.D.? Managing Seasonal Affective Disorder

For many, the first day of autumn kicks off a season of apple picking, foliage tours, and evenings by the fire pit. But for others, it signals the beginning of a months-long struggle with depression, brought about by a significant reduction in sunlight. What is Seasonal Affective Disorder? Seasonal Affective Disorder (S.A.D.) is a form…

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Minimizing Call-outs and Sick Days

People get sick. And it can happen at the most inopportune times, often delaying projects and timelines to the point where catching-up can be a project in and of itself. While the average person that has been at their job between five and 10 years takes about eight sick days each year, it’s not always clear…

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Tips for Managing Fall Allergies

When the summer heat begins to give way to lower temperatures and the days get shorter and shorter, the onset of fall tends to make itself known seemingly overnight. It can be an exciting time of year; finishing summer vacations, getting back to school, preparing for winter. But for many people, it also signals the…

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New to Running? Avoid These Common Mistakes!

It’s well known that regular exercise plays a key role in maintaining a healthy lifestyle. And running is without a doubt one of the most popular ways to stay fit, with over 64 million Americans logging at least one run every year. While running can be an extremely healthy and holistic exercise, it can also…

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Ergonomics in the Workplace

Today’s companies and organizations demand more from employees than ever in the past. With Americans working as many as 499 additional hours each year than those in other developed countries, the need for a healthy & productive work environment is increasingly important. Workplace ergonomics can have a huge influence on overall health and can even…

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Home Ownership and Disability: What You Need to Know

Buying a home can be one of the most exciting experiences that life has to offer, especially when all the stars seem to align. As consumer confidence continues to build and mortgage rates continue to fall, the housing market is seeing an uptick—especially among millennials. While buying a home can surely be an exciting experience, it…

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When Back Pain is a Sign of Something More Serious

In the U.S. alone, some 31 million people find themselves dealing with lower back pain at any given moment. Worldwide, low-back pain is a leading cause of disability, as well as a common reason for otherwise healthy people to miss work. While back pain may be a result of poor posture, muscle injury or obesity,…

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How Employers Can Support Caregivers

Does your company have a comprehensive “Family Caregiver Leave” policy in place? If not, it might be time to start thinking about one. 44 million family caregivers currently reside in the U.S. providing care for ill and disabled loved ones – tasks may include everything from transportation to doctor’s appointments to providing more skilled nursing…

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Why Millennials Need to Think about Disability Insurance

Millennials are shaping up to be one of the most influential and unique generations of all time. They’re already the biggest population in US history, consisting of 92 million people (compared to 77 million “baby-boomers”), and they currently make up close to half of the American workforce. One thing that sets millennials apart from past…

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Your FMLA Roadmap: Three Steps to Managing Employee Leave

Since the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) passed in 1993, employers have struggled to meet its regulatory obligations. Although it’s been nearly 25 years – the challenges employers are dealing with haven’t gotten any easier. Leave requests can be very complex – and can distract employers from the underlying compliance requirements. These three key…

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Three Natural Alternatives to Antidepressants

Depression is one of the world’s most misunderstood mood disorders, affecting people from all walks of life. While mild depression can make getting through the day more difficult than it should be, major depressive disorder—affecting roughly 6.7% of the population—can actually put you out of work. It’s a leading cause of disability worldwide, and no…

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Workday Workouts

For many of us, finding the time to workout can be as challenging as actually working out. Maybe your life outside of work is consumed with kid schedules or other responsibilities. Or maybe your job requires long hours, which leaves little energy to exercise once you’re off the clock.   So how do you stay…

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