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The spring edition of the Well Street Journal Personal is here.  A compliment to the original Well Street Journal, which focused on workplace wellness, the Personal Wellness version is about your personal wellness and is geared towards every individual who is interested in their own health and wellness – both employees and employers. This past winter found a lot...
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Coming out of a long and dark winter, this spring’s edition of the Well Street Journal focuses on stress and mental health in the workplace. New in this issue is the “Client’s Corner” with feedback from this spring’s  Healthy Detox Program from clients which include Samsung and the National Ballet of Canada. If you are on our mailing list, you...
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Mental health issues affect all Canadian workplaces, and the cost of doing nothing – both in personal and economic terms – is substantial. 7 million Canadians will experience a mental health problem in the next 12 months 500,000 people are absent from work each day for mental health reasons 1 in 3 workplace disability claims are related to mental illness $51 billion...
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In celebration of Nutrition Month in March, Well Street is proud to announce the launch of a new group workplace wellness program focusing exclusively on building good eating habits – the “Healthy Nutrition Program.” The program was inspired by feedback from clients who had employees go through Well Street’s Healthy Detox and Healthy Weight Programs.  The employees’ feedback showed...
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A recent survey for HR Professionals polled by the Public Health Institute showed the leading reasons for adopting workplace wellness programs were to improve workers’ health, lower health care costs, improve worker productivity and morale, and reduce absenteeism. 85 percent of employers that have the programs were interested in expanding or improving them over the next three years. 69 percent...
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UK-based website WSB (Workplace Savings and Benefits) summarizes a recent report from the Workplace Wellness Alliance, which gathered data from almost 2 million employees spanning 125 countries around the world. Key points: Diseases related to dietary behaviours (e.g., obesity, diabetes) are associated with reduced productivity, increased absenteeism, and higher medical bills Corporate medical costs can be up to a third higher...
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We are excited to launch our first edition of the Well Street Journal Personal Wellness.  A compliment to the original Well Street Journal, which focused on workplace wellness, the Personal Wellness version is about your personal wellness and is geared towards every individual who is interested in their own health and wellness – both employees and employers. In this...
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The newest edition of the Well Street Journal, our quarterly newsletter, is hot off the press. In this issue, we give you: 6 Tips for Building Wellness At Work 10 Ideas to Support Your Employees’ New Years Resolutions Detoxing to Kick Start Good Health in the New Year A summary of a Globe & Mail article about how wellness programs can cut...
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It’s that time of year again for new years resolutions and promises to “Be Better” . For most of us, bad habits have crept into our lives and kicking them is tough. Habits are formed through repetition and when enjoyable events trigger the brain’s “reward” centers setting up harmful habits, such as overeating, smoking, excess TV or excessive...
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Well Street is pleased to announce our 3rd Annual Complimentary Lunch & Learn “10 Tips For Eating Over the Holidays”. Presented by Jaty Tam, ND What will you learn? Discover fantastic tips on how your mind and body works with the food you eat! Stay trim and joyful this season. Join us on: Wednesday December 19th 2012 at NOON Well...
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