Entries by Karina

Surviving Back-to-school Season With Corporate Wellness Programs

This back-to-school season will be different for many parents and their children. With the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, many school boards in North America have shifted their curriculums to accommodate teachers and students. Although some school boards have introduced stricter measures compared to others, this school year will certainly be different with social distancing being enforced, and some students opting to move forward with online learning instead of in-person classes.

The Benefits of Wellness Programs In The Workplace

For millions of Canadians, going to work is an integral part of life. Whether it is part-time or full-time, the hours spent at work by Canadians take up quite a significant amount of time each week. According to Statistics Canada, the average amount of hours spent by part-time and full-time employees at work comes to about 37 hours per week. To put that into perspective, there are 168 hours in a week, and adults spend almost one fifth of their week being at work.

Reintroducing Employees Back to the Workplace After Quarantine

Although a lot of the industries that recently reopened are subject to following the same guidelines in order to promote health and safety in the workplace, the context of this blog post will focus on supporting employees in an office setting, and what considerations employers should take to ensure the wellbeing of their employees. It is important to note that these three tips can certainly be applied to other industries.

How to be self-care superstar… and boost your mood, health and rock it at work

SELF-CARE IS… Self-care is any activity that we do with the purpose of taking care of our physical, mental, and emotional health. Self-care activities refuel your tank so you can have more to give, to yourself, to your loved ones, to your home, to your life, to your work. Your self-care should not be something you have to force yourself to do, but rather something that you enjoy doing and look forward to, knowing that you will feel better as a result of doing it.

Interview with Dr. Melissa Piercell

Dr. Melissa Piercell is one of Well Street’s top facilitators. She manages a full-time practice while taking care of her three young boys who are all under seven years old. Despite her busy life, Melissa always has bounds of energy and vitality. We spoke to her about her top wellness tips and her take on naturopathic approaches in the workplace. Here’s what she had to say…

Health Hack – The Power Of Avocado

March is National Nutrition Month!  Find the power of nutrition this month, with weekly health hacks from Well Street’s Medical Director, Jaty Tam’s ND. The avocado.  This fruit is now well known as a superfood for good reason.  Here’s a highlight of what makes the avocado a nutritional powerhouse: Healthy monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats Why it […]

How to Thrive Under Stress

Everywhere you turn stress is touted as the bad guy.  Stress can not only impact your overall mood, increasing your risk for depression and anxiety, and your physical wellbeing, contributing to heart disease, high blood pressure, and diabetes,[i]but can also influence job performance, job safety, absenteeism, and disability. One in four Canadian employees will take […]

How To Get Over The Post-Holiday Blues

Many people feel blue after the holiday season and have a post-holiday hangover when January arrives. A combination of many factors can trigger the problem, including family anxieties, financial concerns, the lingering flu season, the continuing winter season, and unsettled routines with the ups and downs of holiday socializing. There are also many people who […]