Well Street Blog

Effective well-being in the workplace is a global concern, and employees are becoming more vocal about their health issues and needs. Disengagement, burnout, digital overload, lack of sleep and mounting anxieties are having a profound impact on employee performance. Recent research from the Mental Health Commission of Canada, found more than a third (34 per cent) of Canadians cite workplace...
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Great advice from Dr. Alexia, on how Meditation does not have to be a struggle. Here are four valuable perspective gems that can help you experience ease with meditation. Give them a try and see what happens. 1. Meditation is an Experience Our experiences are all encompassing. Essentially being present and attentive with what is here. My eyes may be closed or...
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GET THE FACTS…. You are contagious 1-2 days before you start showing symptoms and up to a week after You can spread it to others up to 6 feet away. Flu viruses in droplets (like from a sneeze) can live in the air for hours Flu viruses in droplets survive even longer in colder temperatures Flu viruses can live on hard objects for...
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The flu vaccine causes the flu The flu vaccine does not cause the flu because it is the inactivated virus in the vaccine.  If you get the flu after getting the flu shot, it’s likely that you were exposed to the flu virus either shortly before or shortly after getting the shot.  It takes up to 2 weeks for...
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Mindfulness is a practice of increasing your awareness of the present, of living in the “here and now”.  It can help you become more grounded and focused.  It can enable you to appreciate and enjoy life, and find peace, serenity, and calm.  Mindfulness takes you out of your head and into the present-tense of being here. There are so...
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It’s time to put away our “summer indulgences” attitude and put on our “thinking healthier” mindset. Whether you’re getting back on track for the fall or prepping the kids for the new school year, this is the perfect time to get back into healthy eating.  One of the most important ways to do that is to know how to...
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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’s Client Director, Donna Henderson, 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...
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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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