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Jenna Mears

Well-Being

Expanding Your Wellness Program: Financial Well-Being

April 11, 2018

When you think about wellness programs in the workplace, do you think of physical activity, health screenings, or lowering health insurance costs? While all of these things are very important, well-being includes so much more than physical health; it also includes financial, social, and mental health. In a three part blog series, I will be taking a deeper dive into why employers should offer a more holistic wellness program approach to include financial, social, and mental well-being.

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How Sleep Affects Your Health and Performance

September 12, 2017

Sleep, rest, relaxation. All words with one similar meaning: Giving your body a chance to reset. It’s also one thing we can’t get enough of in our busy lives. In fact, sleep is often the first thing we give up when we’re busy with work, school, and parenting responsibilities. According to the National Sleep Foundation, the average adult, age 25-64, needs 7-9 hours of sleep per night. But are you aware of how sleep, or lack thereof, affects your health and work performance?

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So You Want to Start a Wellness Committee...

January 18, 2017

With a new year comes new goals at home and in the workplace! Many of you are likely thinking about how you can be more active and even improve how your employees can be more active and engaged in 2017. But it can’t be a one-man job—it truly takes a village! That is why a wellness committee is a very important tool to have when thinking about your workplace wellness program.

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Staying Healthy On the Road

October 12, 2016

With the nature of today’s workplace, many of us experience some kind of business travel every now and then, and some are even constantly on the go. Whether it’s you or your employees, someone is hitting the road. Frequent travel can wreak havoc on a person’s health—the sedentary transportation, high-calorie takeout foods, and mental exhaustion are all damaging.

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Expanding Your Wellness Program: Mental Well-Being

July 5, 2016

Mental wellness is often talked about in the workplace, and poor mental wellness is paired with a loss in productivity of your employees. But how do you connect the dots from poor mental wellness to good mental wellness? In the third and final part of my blog series, I will be exploring why mental health is important in the workplace and how to go about making it a part of your well-being initiatives.

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