Here is how one company made a BIG difference in workplace culture, energy and health. Employees often skip lunch, pack an uninspiring lunch and eat it at their desk or stand in long lineups to buy something that may not be good for their health and to keep them performing their best at work. I…READ MORE
Poor Nutrition and Lifestyle Habits Lead to Lost Employee Productivity Robert, a CEO of an oil and gas company, learned from his human resources team that one of the biggest challenges for his employees was related to presenteeism (being present at work, but not performing optimally). After estimating bottom line costs associated with this, like…READ MORE
Good health is good for business: boost productivity by providing healthy meals at conferences and events
Imagine you are the presenter of an afternoon wellness seminar at a conference just after what was described in the event brochure as the sugar-fix break. The smorgasbord full of treats served at the break has left people dozy and unable to concentrate – an inevitable carb-coma state, since simple carbohydrate sugars spike in the…READ MORE
Healthier employees save corporations money in the long run By Andrea Holwegner BSc., RD The working world has become more stressed, and that is taking a toll on the health of Canadians. In the current recession, employees might be worried about job security and salary reductions or be expected to work longer hours or be…READ MORE
At this time of year, it’s natural to think about – and struggle to achieve – your wellness goals. This was definitely the case with a previous client of mine.
Cynthia was a baby boomer with two teenagers and a busy job in the oil and gas industry. Her goal was to lose the 25 pounds she had put on over the past two decades. Cynthia was discouraged that despite following many diets and trying to exercise, she could not seem to lose the weight for good.
Examining why people fail at something they want to achieve is often more beneficial than reviewing successes. Before setting your New Year’s resolution, consider these three reasons people fail, inspired by a 2008 article in Canadian Psychology written by Richard Koestner…READ MORE
One of the things they didn’t tell me when I became a registered dietitian was that for the rest of my life there would be people observing my nutrition habits.
The festive holiday season is certainly no exception, but at times it can feel like I am being followed by food paparazzi who are waiting to jump all over me when I eat something unexpected…
Figuring out food and how to balance your nutrition is a challenge, considering there is conflicting information wherever you turn. Sometimes with so many options, I think we complicate things more than we need to do. I vote for simplifying eating by starting with the following four concepts…READ MORE