According to the National Sleep Foundation, adults should aim for 7 to 9 hours of sleep each night, yet a CDC study found that 40 million workers get fewer than six hours of sleep per night. Research has shown that a lack of sleep may be associated with decreased productivity, an inability to remember information, an increased risk of accidents, diabetes, heart problems and weight gain. Setting a routine sleep schedule may be the answer to assuring an appropriate amount of sleep is reached on a regular basis.
Category Archives: Wellness
Do your best to avoid the flu this season by following these tips from President Obama’s family physician, Dr. David Scheiner, in this article from HR Communication.
The time around the holidays—and in the weeks that follow— financial stress often becomes a pressing weight in our employees’ lives. Perhaps it is due to the amount of money flowing in and out during the course of a short period of time in the form of bonuses, wages, gift buying, monthly bills and other year-end payments.
Maintaining weight can be difficult during the holiday season with all the sweets everywhere within our reach, either at home or at the office. To avoid some health risks, engaging in physical activity can help reduce or maintain a healthy weight, which can mitigate risks against high blood pressure, heart attack, stroke and many other health problems.
From Fullerton & Company
November is American Diabetes Month, and the American Diabetes Association’s main goal is to raise the awareness of this growing disease and encourage people to make healthy lifestyle changes to reduce the risk of being diagnosed with diabetes.
With all the health and wellness trends out there, one that tends to be overlooked by many is simply standing. In addition the exercise ball, standing desks are peaking their way into the home and office. Why? The health benefits are immense.
Unplanned absences from work don’t always find their cause in feeling ill. Cited in an article by Diane Stafford of the Kansas City Star, one-third of workdays suddenly skipped are due to reasons such as running errands, needing to relax, or just simply because individuals “‘didn’t feel like going to work.’”
David Shindler, in a post for Critical Thinkers, elaborates on mindfulness for busy people. In his piece he discusses consideration of the past, present, and future in order to maintain a healthy mind. My post elaborates on this concept as it applies to business leaders.