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Reasons To Offer Onsite Employee Wellness Programs

Andy Core is an expert in Work-Life Balance, Wellbeing, and Peak Human Performance.

Offering wellness programs will enhance employee morale!

Offering wellness programs will
enhance employee morale!

If you are the owner of a well-established business, you should consider introducing an employee wellness program. Almost every major company these days are offering onsite employee wellness program such as Discovery, Google, Facebook etc. These corporate leaders are strongly focusing on employee wellness and are making it a priority and to be candid so should you.  Here are a few reasons as to why you should do so.

It will decrease the number of employee sick leave. Employees who get a chance to get involved in office wellness programs for instance nutrition workshops or weight loss challenges; generally take rather very good care of their health. Onsite biometric screening, shots for flu or infections and so on, will not only decrease chances of seasonal infections but will also help o reduce stress levels of your employees. So overall, enforcing wellness programs will allow for fewer sick leaves and also augment productivity.
The program will enhance employee morale. By presenting incentives like paid gym memberships, health insurance and onsite nutrition related classes, your employees are more likely to be more loyal to you and your company. Wellness programs show the employees how well their services are valued at the company.
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Smiling is Beneficial For Your Heart

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Smiling is good for the heart!

Smiling is good for the heart!

Scientists confirm that smiling is truly good for your health. It can help to alleviate stress hormones by decreasing your heart rate, even if the smile is unnatural and is rather forced. A study affirms that if somehow you can manage to get people who have been engaged in stressful tasks to smile, this practice helps them to recover quicker.

The mentioned study included an experiment where subjects were asked to hold a pair of chopsticks in their mouths to perfunctorily create facial expressions that either mimicked a “happy face” or a “neutral face.” The stress-alleviating effects were most prominent in subjects that had full on smiles where they managed to engage the cheeks, the eyes in addition to the mouth.  These constructive changes were also experienced, though to a lesser degree, by the individuals for whom the chopsticks produced polite smiles.

In this research, the subject weren’t actually aware of the fact that the chopsticks actually altered their facial expressions, but nevertheless that didn’t manipulate the effect their smiles had on their recuperation from stress.

The researchers explained that when we smile the muscle activity involved in smiling indicates to the brain that everything is fine, which might be the reason why our heart rate declines and stress levels decrease as well.

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Fish Oil- The Powerhouse Source Of Omega 3

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Fish oil is a rich source of Omega3 fatty acid.

Fish oil is a rich source of Omega 3 fatty acid.

Ever wondered what is all the hype about Fish oil? Are there truly any substantial benefits that you can reap from this fatty source? Well, there certainly are heaps of benefits. Fish oil is a rich source of the two vital omega-3 fatty acids known as Eicosapentaenoic acid short for EPA and Docosahexaenoic acid short for DHA. It is commonly found in the fatty tissues of cold water fish such as salmon. For those individuals who eat little or no fish, fish oil is also available in supplement form.

Omega-3 is an essential fatty acid, which our body cannot produce on its own and hence it must be obtained from diet. As compared to Omega-6, Omega-3 these days is relatively rare in our diets. This results in an imbalance essential fats that drives inflammation and encourages various diseases.

Regular consumption of the omega-3 fatty acid can optimize fatty acid ratios and can aid in maintaining and protecting mental and physical health. Research indicates that omega-3s helps to lower the risk and symptoms for an array of disorders relating to heart, muscle and brain. These include joint soreness, catabolism of muscle, heart attack, autoimmune diseases such as arthritis and several types of cancer.

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How Fatigue Is Making You Procrastinate And What To Do About It

Andy Core is an expert in Work-Life Balance, Wellbeing, and Peak Human Performance.

Fatigue can cause you to procrastinate.

Fatigue can cause you to procrastinate.

One of the key reasons behind procrastination certainly is fatigue. If you attempt to work when you are knackered or completely wiped out, there will always be a voice buzzing constantly in your head, that will be begging for you to just quit the task and rest.

Simply put when you lack energy, you naturally lack enthusiasm. Every time you feel fatigued and inundated with too much work and you simply don’t have the sufficient amount of time to finish off your work, just aim to do all you can and just accept that you are only human and hence need your share of rest.

According to many researchers, during current times, average individuals are not getting enough sleep relative to the amount of work they are doing. Hence millions of them are working in a state where minds are completely clogged as a result of working too much and sleeping too little.

During such circumstances, sometimes the best thing to do is to head home early and get at least 8 hours of sleep. This will completely revive you and allow you to finish off double or triple the amount of the usual work you do and will be far higher in quality as well.

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Do Women React To Stress Differently Than Men?

Andy Core is an expert in Work-Life Balance, Wellbeing, and Peak Human Performance.

Women react to stress differently than men!

Women react to stress differently than men!

In order to deal with stress women commonly draw support from friends and family. While men cope by engaging in any activity that will keep them distracted. According to a recent study women are shown to respond to stress in a different way than men. The study states that unlike men, women usually experience physical symptoms of stress.

The findings suggest that women, who tend to be more reserved and self-protective, generally are at increased cardiovascular risk, whereas in the case of men, they seem to usually remain unaffected.

Moreover, women who are defensive by nature also seem to suffer from the same symptoms.  Additionally, defensiveness is an attribute that entails rejection or evasion of information supposed as intimidating. Researchers of the study say that in women, a strong defensive response to others unjust perception of them, will cause them to suffer from high blood pressure and a rapid heart rate.

Furthermore, during the study heart rate and blood pressure of different women were calculated in various stress inducing circumstances, and also the cortisol levels were measured too. Results depicted that women had high autonomic, cardiovascular and endocrine rate to stress which is potentially quite detrimental to their overall health.

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