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2 12, 2021

Working Chronic Disease Prevention into Your Wellness Program

By |2021-03-19T12:47:03-04:00December 2nd, 2021|Uncategorized|0 Comments

By Meaghan Jansen, MSc, BSc, BA Research indicates that more than half of the Canadian workforce lives with at least one chronic medical condition.1 These long-term conditions include physical illnesses such as heart disease and diabetes and psychological issues like depression.  All have significant impact on workplace productivity and health plan costs.  The Public Health [...]

4 11, 2021

Investing in Wellness: What to Remember at Budget Time

By |2021-03-19T12:45:57-04:00November 4th, 2021|Uncategorized|0 Comments

By Meaghan Jansen, MSc, BSc, BA $264 billion.  That’s how much Canada is expected to spend on health care in 2019, which totals $7,068 per person.1  Health care spending includes direct and indirect costs associated with five chronic disease risk factors: physical inactivity, smoking, excess weight, use of alcohol and low vegetable / fruit consumption.2 [...]

6 10, 2021

Employee Assistance Programs and the Need for a Focus on Prevention

By |2021-02-23T14:44:24-05:00October 6th, 2021|Uncategorized|0 Comments

By Meaghan Jansen, MSc, BSc, BA One of the first things people are asked when they land a new job is, “do you get benefits”?  We all hope to work for a company that offers paid sick days and support programs for medical issues that may arise, but we really don’t want to NEED those [...]

23 09, 2021

5 Ways to Stay Healthy as the Season Changes

By |2020-11-23T12:46:49-05:00September 23rd, 2021|Uncategorized|0 Comments

By Meaghan Jansen, MSc, BSc, BA Although summer still has a few more weeks to go, the reality is that the season of sunshine will soon be coming to an end.  For parents and students, back-to-school is around the corner and with it the challenge of returning to routine.  We will all have to adjust [...]

1 09, 2021

The Happy Leadership Method: Why You Need to Put Yourself First

By |2021-08-04T12:26:00-04:00September 1st, 2021|Uncategorized|0 Comments

By Meaghan Jansen, MSc, BSc, BA Leaders are people in a position to influence others.  It’s an important role and one that comes with great responsibility.  How can you help ensure that you’re able to meet the expectation effectively?  Melissa Maloney’s Happy Leadership Method offers an approach that focuses on self-care. It is the understanding [...]

19 08, 2021

Get Creative with your Virtual Wellness Program Ideas

By |2020-11-23T12:45:52-05:00August 19th, 2021|Uncategorized|0 Comments

By Meaghan Jansen, MSc, BSc, BA The ongoing pandemic still has many employees working from home.  In an effort to continue supporting the well-being of their teams, companies have transitioned wellness programming to online offerings.  Online fitness and yoga classes, workshops and webinars, and virtual challenges have been more common, and are great options while [...]

8 07, 2021

27 Summer Activities for Your Wellness Program

By |2020-11-23T12:44:54-05:00July 8th, 2021|Uncategorized|0 Comments

By Meaghan Jansen, MSc, BSc, BA Summer has finally arrived! That means we have the glorious opportunity to enjoy some sunshine, BBQs and plenty of outdoor activities. It’s also a great time to look for ways to spruce up your wellness program. While wellness activities should be offered year-round, summertime allows us to give some [...]

1 07, 2021

Achieving Healthy, Happy and Productive Employees: The Essential Elements of Wellness.

By |2021-05-31T12:48:41-04:00July 1st, 2021|Uncategorized|0 Comments

By Meaghan Jansen, MSc, BSc, BA The well-being of your employees is critical to achieving your organization’s goals and has a direct impact on your company’s bottom line.  Some would say we also have a moral obligation to help those within our workplaces live their best possible lives. A comprehensive global study of more than [...]

17 06, 2021

The Importance of Taking Vacation

By |2020-11-23T12:44:36-05:00June 17th, 2021|Uncategorized|0 Comments

By Meaghan Jansen, MSc, BSc, BA With the warmer weather approaching, some of us may be thinking about getting away with family and friends or enjoying a staycation in the backyard. The reality is, however, many employees in North America do not take full advantage of the vacation time to which they are entitled. Each year, [...]

3 06, 2021

5 Ways To Inspire Men to Live Healthier

By |2020-11-23T12:44:22-05:00June 3rd, 2021|Uncategorized|0 Comments

By Meaghan Jansen, MSc, BSc, BA Everyone needs to be healthy. The health of men is in no way more or less important than that of women, but in the spirit of Men’s Health Week and with Father’s Day coming up, I thought I would focus on the guys. Another reason to draw some attention [...]

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