Are You Allergic to Your Workplace?

Woman sneezingSpring is in the air, which means it’s peak season for asthma and allergy sufferers, of which there are many. In fact, according to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America – which has designated May as National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month – asthma affects more than 25-million Americans, and over 50-million Americans contend with a variety of allergies. Continue reading

Job Burnout: How to Spot It and Take Action

depressed employeeJob burnout is a special type of job stress — a state of physical, emotional or mental exhaustion combined with doubts about your competence and the value of your work. If you think you might be experiencing job burnout, take a closer look at the phenomenon. What you learn may help you face the problem and take action before job burnout affects your health. Continue reading

Protect Your Eyes From the Sun

Mother and daughter on vacationWith summer making its official debut on June 21, now is a good time to spread the word that the sun – a fundamental, life-fueling force – also poses a serious threat to the health of your eyes. While skin-cancer awareness has increased significantly in recent years, the average person is largely unaware that the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays can permanently damage one’s eyes. Continue reading

Working When You Have Arthritis

170219748_5-cmyk-elArthritis often is associated with aging, and – although it’s true that the incidence of arthritis increases as people get older – individuals across the age spectrum contend with this condition. In fact, nearly 53-million adults – as well as 300,000 children – have some type of arthritis. Given its prevalence, it’s not surprising to learn that arthritis is the leading cause of disability in America.

 

In addition to many other health-related observances, May is Arthritis Awareness Month, and there’s much to learn about this disease that impacts so many. Continue reading

Mental Health and the Workplace

MHM2015 B4Stage4 Twitter Profile PicMay is Mental Health Month. Sponsored by Mental Health America (MHA), the theme for this year’s observance is “B4Stage4.” According to MHA, mental-health concerns are no different from any other physical health concerns. They should be thought about and treated the same way – long before they reach Stage 4. Continue reading

Mental Health in Children: an Important Part of Overall Health

kids tug-of-warIn the United States, four-million children and teens suffer from a serious mental-health disorder. However, in any given year, only 20 percent are identified and receive mental-health services. Early intervention is key to curbing these disturbing statistics, and May 7 – which is National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day – is an ideal time to increase awareness about these crucial issues. Continue reading

Encouraging Commuting Makes Sound Business Sense

flyer-small2015If you’re a business owner, giving thought to how your employees make their way to and from work likely ranks low on your priority list. Business owners are equally likely, however, to become quite interested in the subject of smart commuting when they learn that such practices will:

 

  • boost their bottom line;
  • increase employee productivity and improve their health.

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The Eyes Have It, Especially as You Age

old lady_Eye docUnlike fine wine, our eyesight decidedly does not improve with age. In fact, precisely the opposite occurs. Here are the basics on how your eyes age, and what you need to do to take care of them.

 

In your 40s

If you’re age 40 or above, chances are good that you’ve experienced this phenomenon firsthand. That’s because – on average – most people start noticing changes in their vision in their early to mid-40s. Continue reading

Smart Business Owners Keep Their Admins Happy

hisp_woman_callcenter-CMYKThey can be thought of as a business’s human hard drive – the keepers of a company’s most crucial information – the go-to search engine for organizational answers. And – like a computer’s hard drive – if these individuals aren’t functioning at full capacity, it’s bad for business. Continue reading