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Why It’s Bad For Your Health To Have An Unhealthy Work-Life Balance

Posted on Work/Life Balance | May 16, 2014 |

By guest contributor Nicole Robins

It is no secret that most people lead extremely busy lives these days. In fact, it is often hard to find people that don’t stay behind at work or bring their work home with them on a regular basis!

One case in point is a relative of mine, she consistently brought her work home with her, even though she started an hour early and left an hour later than she was supposed to each night!

Some people might think that she was rather slow at her work if she had to do this, but, in fact, she often had to do two or even three people’s jobs at her workplace!

She recently had a baby, and even though she is meant to be on maternity leave looking after her newborn baby, her workplace is still hassling her with questions that they already know the answers to!

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Fake It ‘Til You Make It: Being a Morning Person

Posted on Balanced Lifestyle | April 29, 2014 |

By guest author Adrienne Erin

We all know those people; the ones who wake up bright eyed and bushy tailed, ready to take on the world at 6 or even 5 A.M. with or without that cup of coffee. According to recent research, people who wake up early are not only more pleasant to interact with, but they also have more self-satisfaction, happiness and better overall health than their peers who snooze their mornings away. This makes sense when you consider that people, who are early birds by nature, are actually in sync with the time schedules the working world requires of us.

So yes, although it would be wonderful to live in a world like the Jetsons’ and have a hyperloop that takes us from home to work almost instantly, there are still things you can do to make yourself a more productive morning person. If you want to have more pep in your step in the A.M., here are some:

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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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