Well at Work
Most people create New Year’s resolutions based on their personal lives. They resolve to lose weight, travel more, and spend more time with family. But few give much thought to how they might improve the part of their lives that commands the most time and energy: work. Though it’s natural to want to separate work and personal life, our modern technological culture makes it increasingly difficult to do so. Because of that, it’s even more necessary to take action to establish habits for a healthy workplace. With that in mind, here are 15 healthy resolutions for the workplace.
Worried that your holiday food spread will damage your diet? A small study from the University of Bath found that working out 45 minutes a day leading up to the holidays can help counteract some of the effects of overeating.
Feeling uninspired? A quick workout can help boost your creativity and problem-solving skills, according to a small study published in the Frontiers of Human Neuroscience.
Well at Work
Want to keep your employees happy and motivated? Show your appreciation. Employees who feel their work is appreciated and recognized by their boss are more likely to work harder, according to a new study by Glassdoor, an online career site.
We've pulled together a list of healthy, performance-boosting gifts from our partners and other brands to make this year's gift-giving season easier and more budget-friendly. The gifts range in price, so you can stick to your budget (big or small) with the items on the list.
In-season training and conditioning can be a challenge for football players. After all, they’ve already endured rigorous offseason programs followed by preseason training camps in the August heat. Now they face the weekly pounding of games that can continue into December, January, or even February, depending on the level of play. The key is to walk the line between preseason conditioning and shutting down completely.
It’s unrealistic for players to think they can maintain an ambitious program. At the same time, focusing solely on football and ignoring recovery strategies is a recipe for injury.
“As players go further into the season, they can start forgetting about the little things they did at the beginning of the year,” says Nick Winkelman, director of education and performance systems for Athletes’ Performance. “Remember that what got you there will keep you there.” Here are three ways to stay on top of your game, minimize your exposure to injury, and prepare for a long schedule that could end with a run deep into the postseason.
Avoiding weight gain during the holidays can be challenging for even the most dedicated performance athletes. Thanksgiving kicks off a six-week gauntlet of holiday parties and celebrations that doesn't end until New Year’s morning. But rather than resigning yourself to putting on weight and dealing with it as part of your 2014 New Year’s resolutions, formulate some strategies to end 2013 strong—and at or below the weight you began the holiday season. Here’s how.
Well at Work
Just because an employee is skipping vacation days to work, it doesn't mean they're being more productive or they're more satisfied at work than employees that take all their allotted vacation time. In fact, a majority of human resources professionals believe that employees who use their personal time off are happier and more productive, according to a new study from the Society for Resource Management.
There’s nothing easy about flying the friendly skies. In fact, they’re not very friendly at all. But with a little up-front planning, you can make your next airplane trip a happier and healthier experience. As John Wooden often preached, failing to prepare is the same as preparing to fail. Want to ace your next trip? Remember these must-have carry-ons.
Well at Work
Stressed at the office? You're not alone. Stress is the number one workplace issue according to the 2013/2014 Towers Watson Staying@Work Survey, conducted by Towers Watson in collaboration with the National Business Group on Health. While employers ranked stress as the top issue facing employees, above physical inactivity and obesity, only 15 percent said that decreasing stress and anxiety was a top priority of their company's health and productivity programs.
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Train an often overlooked area with this mini-workout from Core Performance’s founder.
When you feel your creativity lacking, taking a walk can help you find inspiration, according to a small study from Stanford University researchers.
Follow this three-step nutrition plan to improve your focus, boost energy, and power your performance
A new survey found that only 25 percent of employees with paid time off took advantage of it in 2013.
Here's what you need to know about using obstacle races to build teamwork at work.