Well Street Blog

We all know exercise is important for good health.  But most do not realize how dangerous it is to be sedentary. Travis Saunders, a Ph.D. student and certified exercise physiologist at the Healthy Active Living and Obesity Research Group at Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario was interviewed for by Runners World: “Now a consistent body of emerging research suggests...
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75% of [Canadian] organizations are not confident that they have the knowledge of support to effectively address their mental health needs. – Sun Life-Buffett National Wellness Survey 2013 Many employers believe they have to trade-off productivity to help employees reduce stress loads.  The fear with high stress overload is employee burnout leading to sick leave, as well as the...
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TORONTO, January 10, 2014 – Well Street Health, (www.wellstr.com) a leading corporate wellness business, is pleased to announce the launch of the Natural Immune Boosting Clinics. The Natural Immune Boosting Clinics are available to companies across Canada and are aimed to compliment the Flu Vaccine by bolstering the immune system and natural defenses of the body. The Natural...
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Companies that build a culture of health by focusing on the well-being and safety of their workforce may yield greater value for their investors, according to a study published by the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM).  Full Story http://www.cos-mag.com/health-page/health-page-stories/3601-companies-with-a-culture-of-health-may-outperform-others-study.html ...
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Do you spend most of your day looking at a computer screen? Most office workers work at a computer, and many of us spend on non-working hours looking at other screens – television, tablet, e-Reader, phone, etc. If this is you, you are probably familiar with that tired feeling in your eyes, that dryness that can turn into red...
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According to Statistics Canada, only 24% of Canadians got the flu shot last year. Does this dwindling statistic mean we will see an uprising in absenteeism from flu illnesses? Not if you take action to be pro-active about flu prevention. Even when an employee gets the flu shot, the vaccine only includes 3 strains of the flu virus, which...
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According to a recent 2013 Sanofi Canada Healthcare Survey, more than two-thirds (69 per cent) of employees think their employers should do more to help prevent disease, illness and injury.  Employees are not alone on this front — 91% of the 106 employers surveyed agreed they should do more in the area of prevention. Forward thinking companies such as...
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It’s too early to tell how serious the flu outbreak will be this winter. But one thing is for certain, the flu season can have a significant impact on a company’s workforce. Every year, 10 to 25% of Canadians may contract the flu. Absences due to illness and employees coming to work sick can impact productivity as well...
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The fall is about new beginnings. The kids are back at school starting a new year, the air is crisp and clean and hope is in the air. We are able to look forward to new challenges, new opportunities and a fresh start. Fall is also the perfect opportunity to think about your goals and what you would...
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