It’s the start of a new year, and many often feel optimistic about a fresh new start! Although the holidays are over, this also means that the holiday cheer has also passed for some. Now that many are transitioning out of the festive spirit, the bleak new start of January can often be a challenging obstacle.
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December is here and the holiday season is in full swing! While this festive month is often referred to as the most wonderful time of the year, it is also one of the most stressful and overwhelming time periods for many adults. From gift-giving, family gatherings to financial concerns, these are some of the main reasons as to why the holiday season is more stressful than enjoyable for some people.
Staying physically active can be challenging for some individuals, but with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, it has made it much harder due to gyms and other athletic facilities being forced to close in some areas.
Autumn has officially landed in the northern hemisphere, and along with it, is the beginning of flu season. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), flu season begins at the start of fall and it lasts all throughout winter. On average, five to 20 percent of the U.S. population get the flu every year, according to WebMD.
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.
In this blog, we will explore four initiatives that companies are doing to prioritize the mental health of employees in the wake of COVID-19.
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.
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.
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.
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…