Skipping breakfast or no time for lunch? Think again. It’s something we all struggle with: how to find time to fit healthy meals into our busy days. Blog post written by Cynthia Conigliaro (certified personal trainer, and independent health and wellness coach).
You eat organic and sustainable at home, but now you want to bring it into the office. Here are areas to help you get your office started on a greener future!
When the sun sets before 4:30 and the temperature fluctuates between chilly and I-think-my-nose-might-fall-off levels, the couch and a cozy blanket seem extra appealing. Though there is something to be said for allowing yourself to slow down a little and reflect in this season of long nights, keeping active will help maintain your health and your mood. Check out the tips below to help you get moving and stay moving throughout the winter.
It's March, which means we will soon start to see green shoots coming up from the ground and everything, from beer to bagels, turns green in preparation for St Patrick's Day festivities. As we spring clean and get excited for a new season, it can be a good time to think about ways for your office to go green, and not just when you're looking through your tinted shamrock glasses. Check out these steps that you can take toward a green office.
We seem to hear about mindfulness quite a bit these days. Though the idea of mindfulness has its roots in Buddhist meditation, a secular mindfulness has been popularized over the last few decades, and recent research into the benefits of mindfulness practice have earned further attention.
Mindfulness is the practice of slowing down and becoming aware of each moment. This is often accomplished through bringing an awareness to the breath, your thoughts and sensations, and your surroundings. Engaging in these practices can have noticeable benefits, including helping to bring you a sense of calm as well as increased patience and compassion for yourself and others. By bringing attention to specific moments, you may find that you remember them, and others, more clearly.
Having an increased awareness of the moment can help slow knee-jerk reactions to difficult or stressful situations, allowing you to be responsive rather than reactive. This is useful in all areas of life, but particularly in the workplace, where it may be challenging to balance the demands of colleagues and clients while trying to cram productivity into every moment.
There are many resources for deep meditation and mindfulness practice out there, from classes to apps. If you're not ready to commit to a specific practice, or just want to experiment with mindfulness in your working life, here are five simple ways to bring mindfulness to work.
We all know that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Of course, knowing this doesn’t make it any easier to sit down to a wholesome breakfast before you dash out the door in the morning. For those of us who just can't seem to get ahead of the morning rush, we have six healthy office breakfast tricks, ranging from make-ahead meals to recipes you can prep with only your break room microwave or hot water dispenser. Eat up!
Summer may be close to over but we're hoping to stay green all year long! Check out these steps that you can take toward a green office.
This year, we resolve to snack happy and healthy, munching on nibbles with plenty of protein, fiber and flavor to keep us satisfied and energized throughout the day. These are our favorite new healthy snacks to start 2018 on the right foot.
Company picnics or cookouts can be a lot of fun: sun, grass under your feet, tasty food, fun games. They are a great opportunity for employees to connect with colleagues who they may not usually cross paths with, for leadership to demonstrate interest and investment in employees, and for everyone to unwind a little during the dog days of summer. But while everyone enjoys tasty grilled fare and lemonade, the organizer is probably still on their toes, making sure it goes well. Though you might still be on call, with these three tips you should be able to sit back and enjoy, or at least not feel totally crazy.
Wellness programs are all the rage, and businesses have their pick of innovative vendors offering products and services aimed at boosting employee health and productivity. Developing a wellness program can help employees feel valued and support healthy lifestyle choices, but success requires planning and dedication. Before launching a wellness program at your office, consider these four tips to help shape your plan.