Working 60 Hours a Week? Follow This Survival Guide

Posted by Matt Schwartz on Thu, Feb 15, 2018 @ 11:02 AM

Many people may have to face a 60-hour work week on occasion, but some employees find themselves keeping this kind of schedule fairly often. If so, they may end up feeling overworked, which can have negative effects on their health and productivity – and lead to job burnout.  

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Topics: Worksite Wellness

Panic Attacks: How to Take Control

Posted by Matt Schwartz on Fri, Feb 9, 2018 @ 11:02 AM

Suddenly, out of nowhere, your heart begins to pound erratically and your knees go weak. You feel dizzy and you can’t seem to catch your breath. Anyone who has ever suffered from a panic attack knows how frightening they can be – and how helpless one can feel during the experience, even if it only lasts for a few minutes.

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Mental Health Issues: Ways to Ease the Stigma at Work

Posted by Matt Schwartz on Thu, Feb 1, 2018 @ 11:02 AM

As pointed out recently in Employee Benefit News, mental illness is one of the most costly conditions (medical expenses/productivity loss) among American employees and a leading cause of disability absence. Yet, many businesses fail to effect a strategy to help workers with this issue. 

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Topics: Worksite Wellness, Employee Engagement

Don't Give Up on Your New Year's Fitness Resolution!

Posted by Matt Schwartz on Tue, Jan 30, 2018 @ 09:01 AM

Your intentions were good, but already you are having trouble keeping your New Year’s resolution to get serious about fitness. Don’t feel too bad – you are definitely not alone. If it were easy, everyone would succeed. The problem is that everyone tries to do it, especially right after the holidays, but most people fail miserably.

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Taking Prescription Drugs? Heed These Warnings

Posted by Matt Schwartz on Fri, Jan 26, 2018 @ 11:01 AM

Everybody knows that you shouldn’t drink and get behind the wheel of a car. However, not everyone realizes that prescription drugs can also impair a person’s ability to drive or operate machinery.

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Got Habit-Forming Tech?

Posted by Matt Schwartz on Mon, Jan 22, 2018 @ 09:01 AM

You might as well face it, you’re addicted to technology (to borrow from a popular 80s tune). We all love our various smart devices and it would be hard for us to live without them, but what is actually causing our dependency? 

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Is Power Posing a Waste of Time?

Posted by Matt Schwartz on Wed, Jan 10, 2018 @ 10:01 AM

You’ve heard the term “power pose”  standing tall with your legs spread and hands on your hips in order to boost your confidence before a big meeting or during a stressful situation. Well, now studies are showing that it has little benefit (except, perhaps, for your posture).

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Topics: Worksite Wellness, Employee Engagement

Opioid Abuse in the Workplace: How Employers Should React

Posted by Matt Schwartz on Mon, Jan 8, 2018 @ 09:01 AM

According to the Centers for Disease Control, the economic burden of prescription opioid abuse in the U.S. is estimated to be around $78.5 billion a year – including healthcare costs, loss of productivity and treatment for addiction.

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Protecting Your Workforce Against the Flu

Posted by Matt Schwartz on Thu, Jan 4, 2018 @ 11:01 AM

Flu season is now in full swing, which is why it’s important to make sure your workforce is protected. Everyone can adopt simple hygiene practices that will help them stay germ-free, but experts agree that the best way to prevent infection is to get an annual flu shot.

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Brain Health: Your Sense of Smell Could be an Indicator

Posted by Matt Schwartz on Fri, Dec 22, 2017 @ 11:12 AM

Do you take time to stop and smell the roses?  It could say a lot about your brain health.

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