Take Control of Your Paycheck!

Everyone looks forward to payday, but for some, the excitement is tied more to being able to make rent than the gratification of a job well done. Living paycheck-to-paycheck is something that most people go through at one point or another (half of Americans find themselves in such a situation), and it can be a…

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Sports Injuries Start at Your Feet

Anyone who exercises or plays sports at any level always runs a risk of injury. But, did you know that three of the most common sports injuries start at the bottom of your feet? No matter what sport or exercise you enjoy, most athletic injuries begin where you make contact with the ground. From there,…

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Unseen Employee Disability Costs Can Sink the Ship

I’ve held a variety of jobs during my post-college career. One of the more interesting ones was when I was a safety and environment consultant in the risk management department of a large insurance company. Our focus was on controlling the costs of our workers’ compensation program. Our WC costs weren’t as high as those…

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11 Ways to Burn Calories and Lose Weight at the Office

Looking to transform your sedentary lifestyle to a healthy and active one? For people who spend most of their waking hours sitting at a desk each work day, regular exercise and healthy eating pose even more of a challenge. Check out these 11 clever ways to boost activity levels, eat healthier, and burn calories at…

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Stand Up Paddling: Fun and Fitness on the Water

Wherever there’s a lake, ocean bay, or placid river, you’re likely to see people on stand up paddleboards (SUP). This fast growing sport let’s you cruise or even surf on the water while standing at your full height. It’s a great way to explore the natural world. Paddle boarding offers a complete body workout that…

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Three Tips for Improving Employee Engagement

According to a recent Gallup poll, only 34% of the American workforce feel engaged in the workplace. The Engagement Institute estimates that disengaged employees can cost organizations between $450 and $550 billion every year. Fortunately, improving employee engagement doesn’t have to be an overwhelming challenge. Here are three essential tips to get you started, each…

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The Paleo Diet: Feed Your Inner Caveman

Low carbohydrate diets are nothing new. The Atkins diet, the South Beach Diet, the Dukan diet, and many others have been popular, and controversial, for decades. Advocates and health experts have debated their benefits and risks from the beginning. And while it’s generally agreed that most of us would be well served to restrict the…

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Skin Cancer: Risk and Prevention

For many of us, summertime means fun in the sun—family vacations, relaxing on the beach, exploring mountain trails, biking around the neighborhood. It’s a great time to be outside, get some exercise, and enjoy being with family and friends. But it’s important to remember the need to protect your skin from excessive sun exposure, regardless…

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The “Gig Economy” and the Issue of Portability

While the term “Gig Economy” is often vaguely defined (it depends on who is included in the definition), the Bureau of Labor Statistics describes it as a workforce characterized by “single project(s) or task(s) for which a worker is hired, often through a digital marketplace, to work on demand.” Broadly speaking, Gig workers are individuals…

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Common Bone and Joint Injuries

Most people underestimate just how close to injury they can be at any given time. Some go to great lengths to eat healthy and exercise on a daily basis, only to slip and fall on their way home and end up out of work for weeks, or even months, as a result. Others regularly participate…

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Student Loan Debt and Long-term Disability Insurance: What You Need to Know

Long-term disability insurance helps protect you from life’s unknowns and ensures you have a paycheck even when you’re not working. For anyone still paying off student loan debt, disability insurance is a must-have so you don’t fall behind on your loan payments.

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