There is a growing backlash against workplace wellness programs. Health should be about joy and embracing life. Otherwise, the cure truly is worse than the disease.
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The era of workplace wellness initiatives being synonymous with employee weight loss programs is thankfully coming to an end. Health is more than one set of metrics.
Mindfulness is a technique used to move our thoughts away from our day-to-day worries and preoccupations and toward an appreciation of the present moment and a larger perspective on life. How you feel at work, and in life in general, will greatly improve.
If you are a part of an organization that has any type of wellness program, consider yourself very fortunate. Before we proceed, let us define wellness. According to Dictionary.com, Wellness means “the quality or state of being healthy in body and mind, especially as the result of deliberate effort.” Another definition is “an approach… Read more »
With work consuming an average of 47 hours a week, it’s important to think about the impact the workplace has on your health. The workplace can be full of hazards: stress, germs, physical discomfort, anxiety. Bringing that stress home could potentially lead to trouble sleeping, weight gain or loss, irritability and even burnout.
Gummy bears, double-stuffed Oreos, birthday cake, buffalo wings, chocolate chip cookies from Costco, Taco Bell and homemade fudge – yes please! No I’m sorry, I actually meant to say no thank you (but in my heart I still meant yes). These are just a few of the goodies I’ve encountered on a regular basis at… Read more »
In March, top Democrats on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee asked the Government Accountability Office (GAO) to study the causes of federal employees’ low morale. The last few years have been challenging for federal employees and leadership. With a three-year freeze on basic federal pay rates, multiple government shutdowns, and unpaid furlough days… Read more »