Lifestyle, Motivation

Strategies to Keep Your Cool

As summer approaches and the weather heats up it’s important to remember to keep cool…in the workplace, that is. This week I’m excited to share an article from Angela Fischer, Director of Human Resource Services for MRA, The Management Association, Inc. Strategies to Keep Your Cool by Angela Fischer Angry Birds, the most downloaded game of all time, surfaced a…

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Woman Sleeping
Health, Lifestyle, Wellness

5 Tips for Better Sleep

When it comes to health and wellness, nutrition and exercise seem to get all the attention. But, as we’re trying our best to eat more fruits and veggies and move more, we should also be placing better sleep at the top of our health priority list. According to the Institute of Medicine, people running on poor sleep are more likely…

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April National Humor Month
Lifestyle, Work

Three Reasons We Should Laugh More at Work

Sarah Lange, the newest member of TOPS’ Outreach team, lends her voice to the Wellness Wednesday blog this week. Sarah has a passion for writing and wellness and is currently studying to become a certified yoga instructor. Three Reasons We Should Laugh More at Work by Sarah Lange Did you know that April is National Humor Month? While experts disagree…

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Lifestyle, Motivation, Weight Loss, Work

Tips for a Successful Weight-Loss Program

Are you thinking about starting a weight-loss program at your workplace? Or, perhaps you just wrapped up a weight-loss challenge and you’re wondering what to do next. Before you take the next step, check out these tips for running a successful weight-loss program at work: Designate a wellness/weight-management champion. This does not necessarily have to be someone in HR and…

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Fitness, Lifestyle, Work

Indoor Exercise Options

Do you have the pre-spring “blahs”? Technically, spring is only one week away but if you live in a chillier climate, winter can sometimes feel like it drags on for months. Help employees beat their blues with some workday indoor cardio! For me, nothing beats a nice midday walk outside, but, when the weather has other plans for you, it’s…

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Vision Boards
Lifestyle, Motivation

A Vision of Wellness for 2013

Workplace wellness activities don’t have to be limited to “Eat less. Move more. Repeat.” In fact, one way to help employees realize why they should want to make healthier choices in the first place is to have them create a vision board. A vision board represents what you want to achieve or who you want to be, typically using photos,…

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Heart Shaped Cukes
Lifestyle, Nutrition

Healthy Valentine’s Day Treats

Valentine’s Day is a sweet holiday. No, I’m not talking about the nice things your significant other does for you (and vice versa). I’m talking, of course, about the candy, heart-shaped cookies, and all things chocolate-covered. Doesn’t it seem that with most holidays, sweets get to steal the show? This Valentine’s Day, think about giving healthier foods some love with…

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Vending Machine
Lifestyle, Motivation, Nutrition

So Long, Vending Machine

It’s time to end this. You’re sweet and all, but I just don’t think this relationship is healthy. I feel good for a little while and then I feel guilty. Plus, my jeans aren’t fitting anymore. It’s not me, it’s you. Think of this as your “Dear John” letter to…the office vending machine. If 2013 is your year to “break-up”…

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