A wellness program in the workplace can be a huge cost saver to your company. Here are a couple of ideas you can benefit from. First off you will need to creating a wellness team in the workplace. This specialty team will meet, organize and plan information session and healthy activities for the company to participate in. These health ambassadors will work to improve the health of the overall company.
Healthy happy employees are productive focused people. Here are some quick tips that you can use to help get your program off the ground.
1. In order for your program to be successful you must have the CEO, managers and supervisors support.
2. Contact local professionals to come into your workplace and provide 30 minute lunch and learn seminars. (Consider having an Acupuncture practitioner, Chiropractor, Massage therapist or Naturopath)
3. Start holding meetings outside in the nice weather, fresh air is both rejuvenating and promotes mental clarity.
4. Dedicate an area for a bulletin board where the wellness team can post healthy life style articles from newspapers and magazines.
5. Organize to have a massage therapist come into the workplace and offer seated chair massage. This is the single greatest form of reducing stress and tension and is loved by all. http://bit.ly/hrY1Lw contact me for special details on how you may qualify for this special service for FREE…….
For more information on how to get your wellness program started, please feel free to give me a call.
David E Chung
ph# (416) 435-7965
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Simple but effective way to get the most done in the shortest amount of time.
Say you have “stuff” that needs to be done.
#1. Write out the list so you can clearly see what you need to do.
#2. Give yourself a time limit in which you are allowing yourself to get it done.
Use an egg timer or stopwatch on your iphone/ blackberry. Access an estimated time frame in which you think it will take to complete the task. Example: Going over your monthly expenses and organizing your receipts/ bills.
30 minutes sounds reasonable. Set your clock and get to it. Most times you will see that giving yourself a time limit will keep you focused on the single task and keep your mind from wondering.
This simple method will help you eliminate wasted time and keep you focused. After the 30 minutes is completed move on to something else. Even if you have to come back to it later. At least the bulk of it is completed.
You will be surprised to see how much you will be able to get done once you start learning how much you can get done in a such a short time.
David .E Chung
The 2 minute stress management technique we can all do.
Take 2 minutes out of your busy life to close your eyes, sit up straight and slowly breathe in through your nose and out through your mouth. Make every attempt to keep the rhythm slow, smooth and steady. Repeat the process 10 times. You can do this simple breathing exercise as many times a day as you like. Once you have completed your 10 breathes before opening your eyes, rub your hands together quickly to warm them up and place them over your eyes and massage them in a circular motion. Then slowly open……
This simple technique can help you clear both emotional and mental stress. It can help calm your nerves by giving your conscious mind a much needed little 2 minute vacation. Try it for a week…..and the week after.
Headaches are commonly a result of high stress, catching a cold, staying up to late or indulging in alcohol or nutrient deficient foods. Headaches are experienced by the greater population and sadly accepted as a normal thing. I have had people in the office say they have “regular daily headaches”. Some of the possible causes of headaches can be from chronic sinus problems, muscle tension, eyestrain, clenching the jaw, mental, emotional, physical stress a virus or maybe even allergies.
My head hurts everywhere I touch, even my neck feels stiff and achy………
Do you have a difficult time focusing at work, is the pain overwhelming?
Headaches can be experienced at the front of the head, the temples, the back of the head near the neck or the top of the head. The location, duration and experience is unique to everyone but the pain is always described as the same. There are a plethora of contributing factors that can be cause headaches during the day or in the evening both while active or at rest. In complicated cases like migraines or neurological headaches, the headaches may be accompanied by sensitivity to light or sound, nausea and vomiting.
Chinese medicine ie. acupuncture views pain as being the body’s signal that there is a blockage of energy that is stagnating in the meridians. Some of the causes of the stagnation include developing a cold, depression, or a trauma that throws the energy out of balance as a result of physical injury. Our strategy to helping alleviate this concern is to search for imbalances or areas of dysfunction. We then can deliver targeted therapies like acupuncture, acupressure massage for pain relief, nutritional information and maybe even tai chi/ meditation exercises to reduce stress.
If you are someone suffering from headaches, acupuncture may be something that can help you.
If you would like more information please consider coming into the office for a free consultation.