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Stress Management: Ways to Prevent & Relieve Stress

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Stress is a feeling of emotional or physical tension. It is caused by an existing stress-causing factor or stressor, and it can occur from an event or even a thought that makes you feel frustrated, angry, or nervous. It is your body’s reaction to a challenge or demand. In short bursts, stress can be positive, such as when it helps us avoid dangers or meet a deadline. Yet, when stress lasts for a long time, it can harm your health. Anxiety is stress that continues after the stressor is gone and can be harmful to your overall well-being and health....

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A Guide to Various Types of Yoga

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There are many types of Yoga and although they can be vastly different, they all strive towards the same goal: serenity in mind, body, and spirit.   The definition of Yoga from Wikipedia is: Yoga is an old discipline from India. It is both spiritual and physical. Yoga uses breathing techniques, exercise, and meditation. It helps to improve heath and happiness. Yoga is the Sanskrit word for union (yoke). Patanjali was a pioneer of classical yoga. He defined Yoga as “the cessation of the modification of the mind” (stopping changing the mind). The original forms of Yoga did not involve...

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Corporate Wellness – Exercises, Team Building & Wellness Activities

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As the structure, face and look of the corporate workplace shift into new beginnings, it is more important than ever to lay the groundwork for a cohesive team and office organization. Making mental health and wellness a team priority can help to drive healthier habits and foster resilience. Team wellbeing also reduces burnout and cuts down absenteeism.   Work relationships and communication are vital for a positive work environment and wellness amongst the employees. Exercises and activities done as a group can provide an opportunity for employees to unwind, take a break and have some fun. This will help to...

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Getting Started with Mindfulness

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Mindful – a word ‘full’ of meaning, yet hard to define and attain, and a huge buzz word heard around the world these days. The term mindfulness has been referred to as a psychological state of awareness, a practice that promotes this awareness, a mode of processing information, and a characterological trait. (Brown et al., 2007; Germer, Siegel, & Fulton, 2005; Kostanski & Hassed, 2008; Siegel, 2007b)   A simple definition from www.mindful.com is:  The basic human ability to be fully present, aware of where we are and what we’re doing, and not overly reactive or overwhelmed by what’s going...

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Holistic HR: Employee Wellbeing in 2021 and Beyond

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Working conditions have undoubtedly changed during the pandemic, leaving a lasting impression on employees around the globe. While companies are taking steps to return to normal operations over the summer or in the fall, now is an opportune time to reflect on how to take a more holistic approach to employee wellbeing. As David Rice explains in his article, Employee Wellbeing Comes into Focus in 2021, there are 5 core elements to wellbeing:   · Social – meaningful relationships · Career – enjoying work · Physical – energy to succeed · Community – enjoying where you live · Financial –...

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Essential Sleep and Why It Matters

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We all know that sleep is important to our overall health and wellbeing, but understanding WHY that is provides us with the boost we need to prioritize getting enough good Zzzzz’s each night. In our Essential Sleep Webinar, we start by explaining the different stages of the sleep cycle. Within those stages are two important phases called rapid eye movement (REM) and non-rapid eye movement (NREM). Here are the basics:   REM About 25% of all sleep time is spent in REM sleep, where dreaming occurs. Even though your body doesn’t move during this phase, your eyes dart back-and-forth and...

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Essential Pantry Staples

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It’s easy to run out of ideas for meals, especially when you don’t have time to do your meal prep for the week. The secret to building a nutritious dinner at home is to stock your pantry with simple, key ingredients. These core ingredients are the “building blocks” of any good recipe and can be mixed and matched in many combinations.   PANTRY ESSENTIALS Here’s a list of 4 essential categories: seasonings, oils and vinegar, canned goods, and rice and grains.   Seasonings Did you know salt is the only mineral that people eat? No pantry is complete without it! Build...

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How To Fit A Workout Into Your Busy Schedule

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How you do maintain a healthy lifestyle when you're busy? In our last post we introduced the concept of “exercise snacking” – the idea that exercising in frequent, short bursts can be just as effective as more traditional exercise methods. In this post we’ll take it a step further by discussing HOW to squeeze in daily workouts when you’re busy.   A great place to start is to consider your routine. Is it easier to workout before starting your work day, during the day, or after work? Finding the right time for a workout (no matter the length) will help...

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