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The Merriam-Webster dictionary, defines vitality as energy and strength; the peculiarity which distinguishes living from non-living.  Vitality is the unseen energy that enlivens us and is the foundation of our well-being.  Without vitality we would cease to exist. Just as we need to regularly eat, drink, sleep and be social to maintain our physical and emotional well being, we...
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The Story Behind High Fructose Corn Syrup This story goes back to the US Great Depression in the 1930’s. The American government passed a farm bill that subsidized products like corn to help farmers stay in business while providing cheap grains to the starving American people.  Many farmers converted other crops to corn to take advantage of this subsidy....
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Well Street recently sat down with Lynne Lyon, HR Manager at Epson Canada, to learn about what’s fuelling their wellness strategy and what Epson is doing to engage a diverse multi-generational workforce. From the importance of cultivating emotional resilience, to focusing on prevention strategies, Lynne explains what’s worked at Epson and the importance of leadership support to drive success. Client: Lynne Lyon, HR Manager, Epson Canada  What would you say is...
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Most people know that doing yoga has several health benefits and we quite often read about the importance of having a consistent yoga practice. Our choices are abundant: We could join a yoga studio, attend a class at the gym we already have a membership with, join in on the Corporate Yoga class our office offers or start up...
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A 5 Step Plan on How To Fix It! The CDC (Centres for Disease Control) recently released some shocking data that may shed some light on the growing health crises of obesity and diabetes in the US and across North America.    They found that US employees consume 1300 calories per week from food obtained from the workplace and that 70% of...
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We often talk about the dangers of prolonged sitting, and encourage finding ways to tackle the sedentary lifestyle many office workers experience. A 2015 study from University of Toronto found that sitting for more than 8-12 hrs/day increases disease risk – even if you exercise. They found that although exercise can decrease your risk of disease, it doesn’t completely...
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“I’m Here” –  Advice for Riding The Waves of Overwhelm. I reached a point in my life where I decided I really needed to learn how to cope with feeling overwhelmed.  I was becoming so tired of having wonderful times of balance completely swept away by the busyness of my life.  It was as if I was an unwilling...
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What we eat can impact our risk of depression and have a dramatic impact on our overall wellbeing. Check out these great tips for a healthy mind and body.Eat nuts and seeds every day – these are a rare source of vitamin E, an antioxidant that promotes circulation and repairing brain tissue. Remember folic acid (Folate) – people deficient in...
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Interview with Karen Kelusky at Ferrero Canada and Well Street on Creating a Great Place to Work & Driving Employee Engagement Through Wellness Programs. WS = What are the business goals driving your wellness strategy? KK = Our goal is to create a great place to work and to drive employee engagement, as a means of retaining and recruiting talent.  In a nutshell,...
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Optimize your brain power and leverage your mindset to make positive and sustainable changes: 1. SET INTENTIONS, NOT GOALS  Most people have an ingrained connotation for the word ‘goal’ – a point you score in a sports match such as soccer or hockey that will determine a win or a loss for you and your team. Typically goals are associated with...
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