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2 Ways In Which Pets Keep You Healthy!

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Pets can help to keep you healthy!

Pets can help to keep you

We all know that maintaining a healthy lifestyle is the key to wellbeing. Studies show that getting a pet can actually help you make a few of these healthy lifestyle changes and here is how:

They help increase your activity level

Psychologists and motivational keynote speakers counsel that physical activity doesn’t necessarily require for you to go to the gym rather if you have a pet dog, you can simply take it for a walk. If it’s cats you have domesticated, you can simply chase them around the house, or if it’s a horse that you own, then go for a ride. These are a few enjoyable ways to incorporate some sort of physical activity into you daily routine.

Pets keep you company

Staying alone or seclusion can cause conditions such as depression, frustration and can even make some suicidal. Motivational keynote speakers also note that having a connection and caring about a living organism can help alleviate the feeling of loneliness and can even make you feel as if you are needed. Pets don’t have a sense of judgment, so individuals who fear being judged by others can really benefit by owning a pet. Also, some pet lovers communicate verbally with their pets and take them to be their friends than just their pets.

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How To Make Healthy Choices When Eating Out

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Learn to adopt healthy eating habits when eating out!

Learn to adopt healthy
eating habits when eating out!

Stated below are few habits you could consider adopting when dining out:

Be vigilant about your food choices. Always read the description given on the menu about each dish. Check whether your choice of dish includes elements that are butter-dipped, deep-fried, breaded etc. You should try to avoid such dishes as they are extremely high in calories and sodium. Instead look for dishes that come with the side of vegetables and include leaner cut of animal protein to keep cut down the calories.

Have plenty of water before starting your meal.  In order to reduce your calorie intake and to overindulge have a glass or two of water preferably 15 minutes before your meal. Moreover, if you get thirsty during your meals, stick to water, ice tea or fresh lemonade instead of sipping down carbonated drinks like Pepsi. Carbonated drinks are loaded with sugar and additives which can be extremely detrimental for your health.

Instruct your waiter to lay low on the dressings!  Whether it’s salads, sandwiches, wraps, steaks or pastas, all these items are usually loaded with some kinds of sauces, dressing or are served with heavy dips. Specify to your waiter that you’d like for your dish to have just a little bit of dressing or none at all.  Or if that’s not possible you can always ask them to serve the dressing or sauce on the side and that way you’ll have control over how much you’d like to add.

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How Is Profession and Obesity Related?

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According to surveys obesity and
occupation are related!

Recent surveys indicate that there is a factual connection between obesity and one’s professional occupation. From being employed in the hospitality industry, to working at a factory or simply working in a cubical from 9-5, the profession you are working in certainly can have an impact on your health. According to these surveys over 39 percent of the workers in the US who are employed in the transportation sector and are older than 18, have a BMI greater than 32. The employees with the next highest BMI were the ones working in the packaging and manufacturing industries.

Apart from that, the professionals with the lowest obesity levels were undoubtedly athletes followed by physicians. Though nurses who work alongside physicians, had a completely different BMI range and fell more in the obese range. Moreover, when it came to the hospitality and catering business, most of the employees had full access to the lunch and breakfast buffets, and mostly couldn’t restrain themselves from making unhealthy food choices.

So before you sign up for a job or take up any profession, analyze the impact it can have your health and whether or not their lie better options and alternatives for you to explore.

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Benefits Derived from Workplace Wellness Programs

Workplace wellness programs offer dynamic benefits to the organization by helping employees live healthier lives.

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This is more like the aim of having workplace wellness programs initially. The majority of workers often get afternoon fatigue as they are working throughout the day. A study by NASA shows that most workers who work at full efficiency throughout the day are those who exercise; those that are affected by fatigue are the ones that don’t exercise. Healthier workers make fewer errors and don’t suffer as much from skipping work due to sickness and so on. This means the levels of productivity in the company is almost guaranteed.

Quality Employees

As the workplace wellness programs increase in influence around the corporate world, you find that more and more managers are beginning to recognize that there is significant value in the health of an employee. A wellness program basically aims to improve employee health in the work environment to prevent health problems and increase immunity from illness.

Wellness programs are also important in that they allow employees to relax and get their mind off work. This means that as a company, through workplace wellness programs you will have a flexible workforce with a mindset that is more relaxed and is able to be efficient and productive.

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Benefits of a Healthy Workforce From Workplace Wellness Programs

Workplace wellness programs can build a well motivated workforce for the organisation

Workplace wellness programs can build a well-motivated workforce for the organization.

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

Workplace wellness programs are a new tool in the productivity of employees that has received a good reception form the corporate world. Wellness programs allow employees to work in healthy environments that help improve their well being whilst working. Here are some of the benefits of having fit employees in your organization.

When an individual takes on a lifestyle of fitness, they tend to be more of a leader-like character. As a result, the organization sponsoring the workplace wellness programs will benefit from employees with the ability to take initiative and make things happen.

Fit employees are people who set goals for themselves and are determined to achieve them. This is mainly because in fitness, individuals set targets to meet and this trend will spill over into their behavior in the organization. The organization will benefit from a workforce that is highly skilled and will have the ability to set and achieve it’s own goals

The attitude determines the latitude. The best thing about fitness is that it improves the attitude of the individual. With this attitude, the employees will improve the organization’s attitude as a whole. This will influence the organization’s ability to achieve goals.

Having workplace wellness programs that help improve the fitness of the employees will improve major aspects of the organization as a whole.

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