Wellness

ARTICLES

Employee wellness

Poor eating habits and lack of physical activity are the major contributing factors to being overweight or obese in the United States, according to the World Health Organization. If people made the choices to eat better, engage in more physical activity and quit smoking, at least 80 percent of all heart disease, stroke and type 2 diabetes – and up to 40 percent of cancer – could be prevented, WHO says.
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Prevent fatigue among shift workers

Adequate sleep is important for an individual’s health and well-being. Most experts recommend getting between seven and nine hours of sleep every day, which can be difficult to achieve, especially for people who work during nighttime hours or on a rotating shift schedule.
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Handling stress

According to NIOSH, research has found that stress can increase employees’ risk of developing cardiovascular disease and musculoskeletal disorders, particularly in the back and upper extremities.
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Sleeping for safety

Not getting an adequate amount of sleep can negatively impact the health and safety of workers. Working or driving while drowsy can put workers and those around them at real danger.
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