MINDFUL MEDITATION: 4 Tips to Get You Started

Ah, it’s Wednesday…or hump day… you know, the middle of the week and you’re probably wondering how you’re going to make it to Friday. Assignments seem to be piling up and project deadlines are rapidly approaching. Like many workers, just reading those first few sentences may have increased your heart rate and quickened your breathing. […]

STAYING HYDRATED AT WORK

Most people know the body is made of mostly water, yet staying adequately hydrated is still a challenge for most of us. About 75% of Americans don’t drink the recommended 10 cups of water a day which means there is a large population of the workforce that is moderate-severely dehydrated. How is the workplace affected […]

POWER SNACKS FOR YOUR BRAIN

It’s 3:00pm and you’re tired and suffering from brain fog. How are you going to make it through the rest of your work day? It’s time for a Brain Power Snack! At this point in the day, you’ll want to avoid things like caffeine and processed sugars. Caffeine may affect how well you sleep later […]

THE BENEFITS OF HIMALAYAN SALT LAMPS

It was just a few years ago that Himalayan salt became mainstream in America. The trendy culinary additive toted a reputation for mystical powers and promised to enhance any dish. With its aesthetically pleasing pink tones, you could find it on almost every foodie social media account. Flash forward to the present and you’ll find […]

PREVENTING BACK PAIN IN THE WORKPLACE

People spend almost a third of their life working. Is it any wonder that hours upon hours spent at an office desk can affect your spine? With most office jobs creating a sedentary lifestyle, many employees lose the muscle strength needed to support their spine. Combined with poor workplace ergonomics, it’s no wonder that back […]

THE BEST PLANTS FOR THE OFFICE

Some plants are finicky but for the most part, many indoor plants are quite easy to take care of. Plants in the office provide great wellness benefits like reducing stress, cleaning the air we breathe, and they boost our creativity! Enjoy choosing a great addition to your office space from the list below! 1.TillandsiaThese plants […]

HOW BLUE LIGHT AFFECTS EMPLOYEE HEALTH

Blue Light has become the spotlight to our lives as technology becomes a standard necessity in the workplace. As more research is done, we are discovering that Blue Light may be affecting employee health in devastating ways. Employees in standard office jobs spend the majority of their day in front of a Blue Light emitting […]

BENEFITS OF PLANTS IN THE OFFICE

My mom is a Master Gardener and like myself, she also worked in a health related field. As a kid, I remember her office always having a couple plants. When she retired and moved across the country, I inherited a giant Schefflera and a Philodendron that was older than I was. I never had indoor […]

WHAT IS WORKPLACE WELLNESS?

Since the late 1970’s,  employers have been taking steps to optimize their workforce by offering employee wellness programs and/or resources. Originally, this concept was portrayed as “Corporate Fitness” which focused on weight loss, physical activity, and nutrition. Today, people are shifting the focus from “weight” to “wellness”. Even the long standing Weight Watchers program was […]