Entries by Jaty

Taking Care of Business & Our Mental Health

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 […]

Well Street Launches New Workplace Nutrition Program

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.  […]

Workplace Wellness Is Catching on, US National Public Opinion Poll Shows

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 […]

ROI of workplace wellness programmes goes beyond ‘mere dollars saved’

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 […]

January 2013 Well Street Journal – Personal Wellness Edition

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 […]

January 2013 Edition of Well Street Journal

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 […]

Busting Bad Habits

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 […]

"Special Wellness Luncheon" Don't Miss It! December 19th

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 […]

Transcontinental Media Runs Detox Program as Part of "Healthy You" Wellness Initiative

Transcontinental Media, Canada’s largest and most established and respected publishing company, has even more to brag about – they care about their employee’s health and wellness and it shows. For the last 3 years The Transcontinental Health and Wellness Team have come up with some pretty creative wellness initiatives for their employees. The Wellness Team […]

5 Tips to Communicate Workplace Wellness

Wellness programs can be a great solution to boost morale, ignite productivity and help companies save money in terms of health care costs, worker compensation claims and reduced absenteeism. With information overload in the workplace, messaging can get lost. Effective worksite wellness communication requires frequent contact through multiple communications channels. Here a few effective communication […]