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How Mindfulness Can Help Reduce Stress

What is Mindfulness? According to Daniel J. Siegel, clinical professor of psychiatry at the UCLA School of Medicine and Executive Director of the Mindsight Institute, “mindfulness” is about being sensitive to novelty in our everyday experiences and no longer being on automatic. He explains that with mindful awareness the flow of energy and information that is our mind …

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National Public Health Week 2021

National Public Health Week During the first full week of April each year, the American Public Health Association (APHA) brings together communities across the United States to observe National Public Health Week (NPHW). This year, NPHW will be held from April 5-11, 2021. This is the time to recognize the contributions of public health and highlight issues that are …

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April is Stress Awareness Month

Stress Awareness April marks the beginning of Stress Awareness Month! This observance is a national, cooperative effort to inform people about the dangers of stress, successful coping strategies, and harmful misconceptions about stress that are prevalent in our society. While this has been an ongoing campaign of awareness and education since 1992, there’s still a …

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Healthy Cooking Tips to Remember as You Return to Work

Returning to Work As we continue into Spring 2021, more employees are beginning to return to work and more schools are increasing the number of in-person school days. While this is a much-welcomed step back toward “normal” life, there will be an adjustment period as we all get used to a busier schedule. Cooking healthy …

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Why Fiber is Essential for Optimal Well-Being

What is Fiber? Fiber is a type of carbohydrate that the body actually can’t digest and instead passes through the body undigested. As explained by the Harvard School of Public Health, it comes in two forms, which are both beneficial to our overall health: Soluble fiber, which dissolves in water, can help lower glucose levels as well as …

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American Diabetes Association Diabetes Alert Day® 2021

American Diabetes Association Diabetes Alert Day® American Diabetes Association Diabetes Alert Day® is an annual observance that takes place on the fourth Tuesday in March. This year, it will be observed on March 23, 2021. Diabetes Alert Day serves as “wake-up call” that focuses on educating the public on the seriousness of diabetes and the importance …

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Integrating Well-Being as Employees Return to Work

Well-Being is a Top Priority In a recent Forbes article, Erica Volini, Global Human Capital leader for Deloitte Consulting, and Jen Fisher, a leading voice on workplace well-being and human-centered organizational culture, talk about workplace well-being. They explain that workplace well-being was gaining organizational traction even before the COVID-19 pandemic. In fact, they cited that it was the …

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Returning to Work and Promoting Nutrition

Promoting Nutrition According to Sight and Life, nutrition in the workplace is a winning solution for both during and after the COVID-19 pandemic. While no specific food or diet can prevent individuals from contracting COVID-19, both The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the World Health Organization (WHO) state that proper nutrition plays …

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National Nutrition Month® 2021

National Nutrition Month® It is National Nutrition Month®! The goal of this annual observance is to educate the public on making informed food choices and developing healthful eating and physical activity habits. Each year, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics creates a unique campaign and this year the theme is Personalize your Plate. This month is the …

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Return-To-Work Strategy: COVID-19 Positive Employees

Preventing the Spread of COVID-19 So far for the month of February, we have been focused on return-to-work strategies and creating a safe environment for employees to return to. We talked about the importance of incorporating a screening process and investing in COVID-19 testing. We also outlined the steps for building an office health kit …

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