Sitting improperly at your desk can cause many physical problems. However, research shows that stretching or light exercise at work can relieve symptoms of both physical and mental stress. These are some simple Deskercises, plus cardio and core Deskercises.
Sitting improperly at your desk can cause many physical problems. However, research shows that stretching or light exercise at work can relieve symptoms of both physical and mental stress. These Deskercises will work your chest, back, and neck.
Sitting improperly at your desk can cause many physical problems. ButHowever, research shows that stretching or light exercise at work can relieve symptoms of both physical and mental stress. These Deskercises work your arms and shoulders.
Sitting improperly at your desk can cause many physical problems. However, research shows that stretching or light exercise at work can relieve symptoms of both physical and mental stress. These Deskercises will work your legs and backside, while you're standing.
Sitting improperly at your desk can cause many physical problems. However, research shows that stretching or light exercise at work can relieve symptoms of both physical and mental stress. These Deskercises will work your legs and backside, while you're sitting.
When you hear the term "workplace injury", what do you think of first? Probably something that is the result of an industrial accident, right? The fact is that you can sustain an injury on the job just from sitting at your desk! It's in every company's best interest to create ergonomic workspaces.
Sitting in an uncomfortable, poorly designed chair can cause pain and fatigue. An ergonomic chair is an important starting point for creating a comfortable and safe work environment.
Research shows that stretching at work can reduce pain by up to 72%. So with that in mind, let's take a look at some stretches to help give you some relief.
Eyestrain can cause fatigue, headaches, dry eyes, and more. But you have to sit at your desk and look at your computer for the majority of your day, so how can you avoid straining your eyes?
Office workers spend thousands of hours at their desks every year. All these hours sitting in an office can really take a toll on your body. Your desk, and the way it's set up, is an important part of having a comfortable and safe work environment.
Flu season comes around every year. It seems every office, every school, and every family fights the flu each year. This series is designed to educated you on the symptoms, review ways it's spread, and ensure you're prepared to fight the flu.
Flu is the common name for the influenza virus. It's a contagious respiratory illness. There are three types of the flu, and within each of those three types are subtypes, meaning there are many different flu strains. In this program, we'll get to know our influenza opponent and its unpredictable nature.
The good news about fighting the flu is that you're not fighting it alone. In order to fight this pesky enemy, we need to agree to the same game plan.
There's something serious that we have to talk about when discussing the flu. This tends to be a touchy subject for both employers and employees. Sometimes when you're too sick for work, you have to throw in the towel, admit defeat, and stay home.
The best way to reduce your chances of getting the flu or that you'll pass the flu to others is by getting a flu vaccination. The more people who have the vaccination, the fewer the people who can spread the flu. In fact the CDC recommends that everyone over the age of 6 months get the flu vaccine each year.
Are your finances healthy? We never really talk about money health. We're focused on keeping our bodies and our minds healthy. However, financial health can impact your overall health. Money matters can cause stress and anxiety. Stress and anxiety can have a negative impact on your overall health. Therefore, we need to think about financial wellness when we're talking about our well-being. This course will go through budget creation as a first step.
If you're having trouble budgeting, it's not the end of the world. Staying on track can be tough, so here are some additional tips to make it easier for you.
Debt is the part of financial wellness that no one likes to talk about. It's what keeps many of us up at night, and can feel very isolating. Although you might think you're the only one facing this problem, you're not alone. Furthermore, there are steps you can take to get control. This course explores the initial steps.
We live in the days of instant gratification. We want it, and we want it now. Unfortunately, that mindset can be detrimental when talking about personal finance. We spend quickly and frivolously when we shouldn't. When it comes to saving, we don't have the patience to wait and see our account grow. This combination can be dangerous. But have no fear; this program focuses on a way that you can start saving right away.
Most likely, your home is your biggest expense. You need a place to live. There's no way around that. So what can you do? This course explores ways to save on the cost of your home, while maintaining the value of it.
Food expenses are probably the highest expense after the mortgage. You cannot live without food, so it's an unavoidable expenditure. But there are ways you can save, and this course explores just that.
This course explores ways to save on your vehicle and transportation in general.
This course explores ways to save at your financial institution.
This course explores ways to save on credit cards.
This course explores ways to save using your employer benefits that are beyond health and dental plans.
This course explores ways to save on subscriptions.
Have you ever thought about the benefits of taking time off from work? A recent study found that Americans only use 77% of their paid time off. Why is this? Many fear returning to a mountain of work. Others can't afford to take a vacation. By not using all of their paid time off, the average U.S. worker effectively donates over $600 of work time to their employer. Aside from the financial aspect, what's the motivation for taking time off from work? That's what we'll be discussing in this course.
We're social creatures. When we spend day after day with the same people we're going to develop workplace friendships. It's natural. The truth of the matter is that workplace friendships have a profound impact on your career and the success of your organization. However, there are some risks when it comes to workplace friendships. In this program, we'll discuss some parameters to help develop and maintain positive and healthy workplace friendships.
Digital addictions to things like the internet, video games, social media, smartphones, or other technology is becoming increasingly more common. Experts say that the internet, or more specifically Facebook, can be genuinely addicting in the same way as drugs, alcohol, or gambling. In this course, we want to walk you through what digital addiction looks like and discuss the signs of digital stress. We'll also take you through the many steps you can take to combat both digital addiction and stress.
The logistics for a nursing mother can be overwhelming, but they are not impossible. It takes commitment and extra planning on your part, but it can be done. This program is designed to give you insight and tips to make the process easier for you when you return to work.
Life happens, people change, sometimes we lose passion for our work and that's okay. In this program, we are going to talk about what to do when you've fallen out of love with your job. We aren't going to tell you to quit. That's something that only you can decide. But we will look at some avenues you can take to try to refocus your mindset and get you back on track at work and get you to fall in love with your job again.
We all know that time management is the ability to use your time effectively or productively, especially at work. And it's important to do so. We're not here to tell you not to manage your time. In this course, we're going to talk about some different ways to channel your energy, instead of time, in a positive way-based on who you are as a person. We'll discuss sleep habits and managing your energy and ability to focus.
Have you ever had one of those days, where nothing seems to go your way? It's like you're always stuck in second gear. When it hasn't been your day, your week, your month, or even your year? Well it could be more than just stress. You could be crossing over into burnout. What's the difference? Stress is stress, right? No. Burnout is something different. That's what we'll cover in this program: the difference between stress and burnout, what their causes are, and how to minimize stress and prevent burnout before it starts. We'll take you through some stress management techniques, and ways to reverse burnout.
Juggling takes practice and patience, and even with those two things, disaster can still occur. The same is true with work-life balance. There will be times when you drop the "family," "health," "friends," and "spirit" balls. They will get scuffed, marked, nicked, damaged, and sadly, sometimes shattered. This course will help you mitigate the damage.
Allergies to anything can be a huge pain. Side effects range from sneezing and itchy eyes to swelling and trouble breathing. In this program, we'll go over what causes allergies, the signs of an allergic reaction, and being more conscientious when interacting with others who might have allergies.
Over 60% of parental households were dual-earner households with both parents employed outside the home. This means that the teenage children of those parents are often left to their own devices for up to 10 hours a day over summers, long weekends, and holiday breaks. We all know that long hours unsupervised are the best catalyst for teenage mischief and risk-taking behavior. There are a handful of simple things you can do on a daily basis at work to keep track of your teen and help you stay attuned to what's going on in her life. In this program, we will show you how to track your child's location and how to monitor their phone and internet activity. We'll also give you some creative ways to communicate with your teen and find out exactly what's going on with him or her in the moment. And it can all be done right from your desk in very little time.
You've heard it on the news, or you've read about it online, but if you think our nation's opioid epidemic could never affect your workplace, you're wrong. The opioid crisis isn't only causing pain to those who have lost loved ones; it's impacting employers as well. Every day, more than 115 people in the United States die after overdosing on opioids. According to the National Safety Council, more than 70% of U.S. employers are reporting they feel a direct impact of prescription drug misuse in the workplace. So, what are some ways that you, as a manager, can help curb this epidemic?
You've heard it on the news, or you've read about it online, but if you think our nation's opioid epidemic could never affect your workplace, you're wrong. The opioid crisis isn't only causing pain to those who have lost loved ones; it's impacting employers as well. Every day, more than 115 people in the United States die after overdosing on opioids. According to the National Safety Council, more than 70% of U.S. employers are reporting they feel a direct impact of prescription drug misuse in the workplace. In this course, we want to train you on the warning signs of addiction, possible drug side effects, and what you should do if you believe a coworker is showing signs of addiction.
Work-life balance is the balance that an employee needs between time allocated for work and other areas of their life such as family, friends, hobbies, and other personal interests. The term balance makes employees think it needs to be an even 50/50 split, but that's not it. Work-life balance is about spending time on priorities. Those priorities can change over time and for some employees, even daily. That's why you can't take a "one size fits all" approach to managing your employee's work-life balance. In this program, we want to show you the importance of this concept and how you play an integral part in it for your employees.
Learn how write a parental leave policy that fits within your company's budget, culture, and employee needs.
Learn the difference between parental and family leave, as well as how to create a family leave policy.
Confidence is not a concrete characteristic. There are things we can do to influence our confidence level. Whether we realize it or not, we all go through waves of low and high confidence, depending on the scenario, or based on what else we've done that day. For some of us, it's based on what we're wearing or how we're feeling. There are some situations that universally test our confidence more than others, but the good news is that you can build confidence. Here are some ways to build your overall, daily confidence level.
We have all been forced into the convenience store meal at some point in our lives, some of us are on the road every day trying to find lunch, and some of us may CHOOSE to eat there on occasion. Regardless, the options for healthy eating are pretty slim. But, the good news is that it isn't IMPOSSIBLE to grab something nutritious from your convenience store.
I want you to think about why you're here at work. Are you here because of the challenge? Are you here because you're motivated by the work? Are you here because you're making a difference? Or are you here for the paycheck? Maybe you went to school specifically for this career path. Or maybe you're following in the footsteps of a family member. Or honestly, maybe you were looking for a job and you found this. Our career paths can take interesting twists and turns, and so can your employees'. As a leader, it's important for you to help your employees connect and find purpose in the work they do. That's what this video is all about.
In stressful situations, for many people, several physiological things take place. Their heart rate quickens. They may find themselves breathing faster. They might feel sweaty or dizzy. In these instances, anxiety can take over and compound these symptoms. So in this course, we want to talk about how to prevent these symptoms from happening in the first place, by teaching some deep breathing exercises and relaxation techniques.
Coming back to work after the birth of a newborn isn't always easy. You will be sleep deprived and emotionally drained, your hormones will be unbalanced, and you have to prepare to spend your days away from your new baby. In this program, we'd like to walk you through what to expect as you return to work, and give you some tips to help make the transition a little smoother.
When you go to the doctor, or if you donate blood, it's customary to check your weight, temperature, your pulse, your oxygen level, and blood pressure. The nurse or doctor then rattles the results back to you like a newscaster delivers the winning lottery numbers. These numbers are important, but do you really know what they mean?
Cholesterol is one of the modified risk factors that you do have control over. Meaning, it's a number you should know.
Knowing your glucose level is important because numbers outside the normal range can indicate serious health concerns, most notably diabetes.
Body mass index, or BMI, is the last of the four modifiable risk factors we're discussing in this series. It's a measurement of your weight in relation to your height, and is used to gauge your percentage of body fat.
In this series, we'll cover how to plan for an upcoming maternity leave and walk you through what's recommended at work during each trimester. In this final program, we'll discuss what to do during your third trimester of pregnancy. We'll cover what to communicate internally and externally, how to ensure that things continue to flow smoothly in your absence, and a checklist of things to do before you leave.
In this series, we'll cover how to plan for an upcoming maternity leave and walk you through what's recommended at work during each trimester. In this first program, we'll discuss what to do during your first trimester of pregnancy. We'll cover when it's okay to tell your boss and colleagues, determining what your rights are, and understanding your company's leave. We'll also discuss career goals and finding the right work-life balance for you and your family.
In this series, we'll cover how to plan for an upcoming maternity leave and walk you through what's recommended at work during each trimester. In this second program, we'll discuss what to do during your second trimester of pregnancy. We'll cover how and when to tell your boss the exciting news, how to draft a maternity leave plan and what that should include, and some unexpected things to think about and plan for.
If you've recently lost a loved one, then the grief is likely still fresh. And while you carry that grief with you, you have to start picking up the pieces and return to work. In this course, we're going to highlight some steps you can take to help ease your way back into work in a healthy way.
Your coworker just returned to the office after losing a loved one. Everyone in the office is treading lightly and whispering, "Have you seen them?" and "What did they say?" and "What are we supposed to do?" In this course, we'd like to discuss with you how to meet the needs of your coworker while showing compassion and support to them during a difficult time.
Are you stressed? 69 percent of Americans say they are stressed. Welcome to our series on Stress Management. We'll help you understand different types of stresses and what might be causing you stress. Understanding stress is the first step toward managing it.
Stress is a part of life but some of it can be avoided all together. Learn how in this program.
Some stress is unavoidable, but there are ways to deal with it. Let's think back to the difference between chronic stress and acute stress. Chronic stress is constant and persistent over an extended period of time. Let's focus on dealing with chronic stress.
A stressor is what causes stress, which can depend on a few things. It depends on the duration of the stressor, the intensity of the stressor, and the capacity of the individual to withstand the stress. So how can you manage your own stress and the stress of the others?
We've learned about acute and chronic stress. You know that stress is going to happen. Here's how you handle it.
A good night's sleep leaves you waking up on time, feeling refreshed, feeling healthy, and looking great. A good night's sleep has you feeling like you can take on the world. But how does that happen? We close our eyes for 8 hours and "poof" like magic we're rested? Well, it's a little more technical than the Sandman paying us a visit. Let's take a look at the science of sleep.
Sleep hygiene is what you do before you go to bed. Do you have a bedtime routine? That's your sleep hygiene. There are both healthy and unhealthy sleep habits. The healthier the habit, the better sleep you get, the more rested you will feel, and the healthier you will be. Here's what the Academy of American Sleep Medicine recommends for creating good sleep hygiene.
Most of us don't get enough sleep at night. We burn the candle at both ends, trying to do more, which results in less sleep. How much sleep do you need? There's no one size fits all answer to that question, but this course will help give you an idea.
Getting a good night's sleep is important. However, depending on your schedule, you might work at night and therefore need to sleep during the day. Getting enough sleep is vital to your physical and mental health, no matter when your bedtime is. In this program, we're going to look at some strategies you can use to help you prepare for a change your sleep schedule.
Most headaches aren't the result of a serious illness, but some may result from a life-threatening condition. Yet, we all get them. If we can understand headaches, we can prevent them.
You've got a headache, but do you know why? There could be a lot of surprising causes for your headache, from the paint on your walls to your personality!
Being a "morning person" or finding your "best time of the day" to be productive isn't just about your personality. Our ability to focus and remain energized throughout the day has a lot to do with the foods that we eat.
An average workweek is 40 hours, and hopefully you're getting 8 hours of sleep a night. At best, that leaves you with 40 hours for yourself. You should use some of this time to fuel your body, rather than feed it.
As we get older our brains start to deteriorate. But, just like there are foods that help our muscles, skin, or eyes, there are also foods that help our brains function and age well. Eating food that fuels your brain is as important as fueling the rest of your body.
We're all different. We work different different schedules and have different access to food throughout the day. This means your meal plan is going to depend on your schedule.
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