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Sitting Kills: How to Have a Healthier Workday

Posted on Work/Life Balance | March 31, 2014 |

By guest author Adrienne Erin

Between smoking cigarettes, overeating, alcohol use and even going to tanning salons, there are plenty of habits that lead to chronic illness, diseases and overall poor health. Now we can add sitting for prolonged periods to the list of habits that can attribute to poor health. Countless studies have shown that periods of time spent sitting as little as three hours daily can lead to serious health problems and even death.

If you’re one of the millions of Americans whose work involves a desk, a computer screen and lots of time spent being sedentary, it’s time for a wake-up call and a change. Continue reading to find out why sitting is such a harmful habit, and the steps you can take to have a healthier workday.

How Sitting Kills

Daily sitting sessions aren’t as harmless as they may seem, and come with a host of serious health problems including chronic disease, mental-health problems and even death. What’s worse, these health issues caused by excessive sitting can’t be counteracted by regular exercise, as the damage is too deep to repair.

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Finding Balance at Your Workplace

Posted on Work/Life Balance | March 24, 2014 |

By guest author Jessica Sochesky

There is a lot of information out there about finding the right work-life balance, but there are so many different definitions of what that balance should look like. The one that is gaining popularity and becoming more practical for anyone to achieve is incorporating fitness and a healthy lifestyle into the workplace.

From a few simple adjustments in your day-to-day routine to major changes in corporate infrastructure, incorporating health and wellness into your work life is now more attainable than ever. Corporate wellness plans and daily workplace exercise are growing in popularity and availability. You can have it all without sacrificing health and fitness or career success. Refer to this list to help you create a healthier workplace today and a healthier you tomorrow.

Practice daily exercise and healthy eating at your desk

It may seem like a silly idea, but exercising at your desk is the perfect way to fit a little extra fitness into your daily routine. Practice some desk exercises, like squats and leg extensions, while you work.

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4 Steps to Be Happy with Your Career

Posted on Work/Life Balance | March 10, 2014 |

By guest author Nadine Swayne

You wake up, get your morning coffee and stand by the kitchen sink, breathing a big sigh, thinking, “I really don’t like my job!” Having the right balance in life and work can hold the key to your happiness. However, many of today’s individuals are weighed down with a host of obligations, along with work, that includes family, children, marriage and giving back to the community. Committing yourself to the right career choice is equally important and can help turn your drudgery into something that you’re passionate about.

Step 1. Achieve Balance

Making ends meet in today’s tough economy has proven especially challenging for most people. Ensuring that a family is properly cared for can take a toll and leave you with little time for other pursuits.
However, achieving the best balance can come together when you have a career that instills and cultivates your passion. Imagine getting up for work every morning and loving what you do. The contentment can also carry over into your family life and relationships.

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Make the Most of Your Personality at Work and at Home

Posted on Balanced Mind and Soul, Work/Life Balance | March 3, 2014 |

By guest author Adrienne Erin

There are a lot of stereotypes when it comes to introversion and extroversion, the personality traits that tend to define us and assign us certain behaviors and characteristics. We’ve all heard that introverts tend to be quieter and more guarded, whereas extroverts are more social and open with others. You may be surprised to learn that many of us have qualities of both personality types. People who have qualities of both introverts and extroverts are called ambiverts, and being a mix of both is more common than you might think.

Whether you are an introvert, extrovert or ambivert, you can learn to make the most of your best qualities in all aspects of your life, from work to relationships. Here’s how to be the best you that you can be and use your personality’s best qualities to be successful in everything you do.

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7 Daily Habits to Make More Time For Relationships

Posted on Balanced Relationships | February 24, 2014 |

By guest author Dorothy Hunter

Busy people think they don’t have time to eat. They also think that they have no time to sleep. If they can’t even eat or sleep, they definitely don’t have time for nurturing their relationships. It’s across the board, too. It’s not just between married couples but even between a parent and a child and even among friends.

When time is too short, it’s often the relationship that suffer. But it should never be like that. Because behind all the glitz and success, it’s the people who stay beside you that matter the most. Certainly, you don’t want to be called an absentee parent or a workaholic girlfriend, don’t you?

Enriching relationships doesn’t start and end with forming one. It’s a continuous process that needs to grow. It’s the one investment that definitely won’t go to waste. So while you still have relationships to keep, it’s important to find time for them. You’ll be surprised at how easy it is with the following daily habits:

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