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Workplace wellness works!

Posted by Dr. Susan on September 3, 2009

Research is now showing that companies that utilize wellness programs can save anywhere fromf $3 to $15 for every $1 they spend on wellness! In addition, aside from savings and productivity, great wellness programs will attract better employees and increase morale. Important factors in a great program include targeting: smoking cessation, stress reduction, nutrition, early detection/weight management, workplace safety and disease management.

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Help others get a job w/out getting burned yourself

Posted by Dr. Susan on June 7, 2009

It’s important to give your time, advice and support to those out of work, but many people are being asked for help several times a week or even a day. You need to find a way to help supportively, but without hurting yourself.

This NY Times piece gives solid advice for how to help without compromising yourself, including my suggestions for how to make sure you don’t let yourself become emotionally drained, but still do your best to help as many people as possible

On the other side, if you’re the networker, looking for a job, there’s a way to do it so that you get what you need without alienating those who are helping. You’ll find advice in this piece for how to do that too!

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Stay Healthy after losing your job

Posted by Dr. Susan on May 5, 2009

Losing your job might be the toughest experience you’ve ever had and you’re likely to want to climb into bed, eat junk food and watch TV! But, this won’t help you find another job. In fact, staying healthy will not only keep your body looking and feeling good–it will help you at interviews, by keeping your mind sharper too. Check out this article for some easy, inexpensive, practical tips to keep yourself from getting into a big slump!

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Calmer, less stressed–you’re less likely to get Alzheimer’s…really!

Posted by Dr. Susan on January 22, 2009

More and more research reinforces the idea that there is a strong relationship between your emotional and your physical health. Here is one more study that proves this point! The researchers looking at a group of aging folks found that those who were less stressed, calmer, and more go with the flow, were less likely to develop Alzheimers than those who were more stressed and neurotic.

It goes without say that brain changes don’t begin when you get your AARP card! No matter what your age, learning how to manage stress effectively–both at work and at home–is critical. Studies have shown impacts of stress on breast cancer, the heart and many other aspects of health. This is one more example.

Begin now! Take steps to change your life so that both your emotional and physical life are healthier.

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