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Live Well, Work Well – September 2019

Live Well, Work Well – September 2019

The Live Well, Work Well newsletter is an employee newsletter that is produced monthly and covers topics like health, wellness, fitness, nutrition and personal finance. Getting Outside May Be the Key to Boosting Your Physical and Psychological Well-being A recent study published in Scientific Reports revealed that spending 120 minutes a week outdoors can improve your health and psychological well-being. Remember, well-being refers to feeling good and living both safely and healthily. And, the concept of well-being can have implications on your overall quality of life, health and happiness. What are the benefits of spending time outside? Exercising in nature has been proven to improve one’s mental and physical health. Being outside also helps to promote higher vitamin D levels, a vitamin the body makes when skin is directly exposed to the sun. Many people are deficient in vitamin D,…read more →

Live Well, Work Well – August 2019

Live Well, Work Well – August 2019

The Live Well, Work Well newsletter is an employee newsletter that is produced monthly and covers topics like health, wellness, fitness, nutrition and personal finance. This month’s version discusses the impact of poor diet on your health, details how your heart rate is an indicator for your health and fitness, and explains how introducing allergenic foods early in a child’s life may help prevent allergies. 1 in 5 Deaths Worldwide Associated With Poor Diets According to a recently published study, 11 million deaths in 2017 were attributable to dietary risk factors. That total number translates to one-fifth of the world’s total deaths. The study defines dietary risk factors and poor diets as ones that are heavy in sugar, salt and trans fats. While this study reveals startling numbers, it’s a well-known fact that eating healthy can help reduce your risk…read more →

Live Well, Work Well – July 2019

Live Well, Work Well – July 2019

The Live Well, Work Well newsletter is an employee newsletter that is produced monthly and covers topics like health, wellness, fitness, nutrition and personal finance. This month’s issue discusses camping and sunscreen tips. Going Camping? Here’s the Rundown of What You Need to Know As the temperatures rise and the days become longer, many Canadians will head out on camping adventures. Whether you’re a seasoned camping pro or new to the activity, it’s always a good idea to review camping safety tips. Don’t Forget to Pack the Essentials Before setting out, it is important that you remember to pack things like fresh water, food, a first-aid kit, matches, insect repellent, extra clothing and a waterproof tent. Think Twice Before Pitching Your Tent It’s important to carefully consider where you’re setting up camp. Avoid low-lying areas that could flood during a…read more →

Live Well, Work Well – June 2019

Live Well, Work Well – June 2019

The Live Well, Work Well newsletter is an employee newsletter that is produced monthly and covers topics like health, wellness, fitness, nutrition and personal finance. This month’s issue discusses fueling your workout, summer picnic safety tips and food safety temperatures. Fuel Your Workout the Right Way You have to put gas in your car to make it go, right? The same concept can be applied to your body and working out. Just like you can’t expect your car to get you from point A to point B without fuel, you can’t expect your body to get you through a workout if it’s not properly fuelled. Here’s what you should be eating before, during and after a workout for optimal results. Before Your Workout Nutritionists agree that the best way to fuel your workout is to eat 1-4 grams of carbs per…read more →

Live Well, Work Well – May 2019

Live Well, Work Well – May 2019

The Live Well, Work Well newsletter is an employee newsletter that is produced monthly and covers topics like health, wellness, fitness, nutrition and personal finance. This month’s issue discusses mental and eye health. 5 Things You Can Do to Improve Your Daily Mental Health Mental health plays a huge role in your overall health and well-being. It affects everything, including how we think, feel and act, and helps determine how we make healthy choices and cope with stress. Because it’s such a crucial component of your health, it’s important to focus on maintaining or improving your mental health. Here are five simple ways to do so every day: Express gratitude. Taking five minutes a day to write down the things that you are grateful for has been proven to lower stress levels and can help you change your mindset from…read more →

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