Ergonomic Advice

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5 Ways Motion Causes Low Back Pain

Moving in different motions is something that our bodies are always doing, and unfortunately our backs seem to take the brunt of these different motions.

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Precautions for Safe Cycling

Prevention is better and cheaper than cure they say. Cycling can be so interesting, so much so that one would want to cycle all time.

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Business Ideas for Teen Entrepreneur

Many teens start out their career making money from cleaning their room and completing chores. But teens now days have the availability to start a business from their home and become entrepreneurs from a young age. In this article, there are a few business ideas for your teen entrepreneur, and tips to help them stay productive and healthy.When choosing which business is for them, teens should consider their talents, interests, passions and ideas. What might be a good fit for one teen, may not work for another. Don’t be afraid to pursue ideas that are more outside of the box than others. They can learn how to monetize the ideas they have, and provide

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Why is it Important to See a Physical Therapist for Injuries?

Many people will suffer from sore muscles, pulled muscles, or broken bones throughout their lifetime. A physical therapist is a great asset to have during those times of need. A physical therapist can help.You to avoid further problems and make a full recovery from physical injuries. Have peace of mind by getting help from a physical therapist today.

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Can't Relax from Work? Five Ways to Help You Unwind Easily

Most people are caught in a period of seemingly never-ending tasks and can't seem to escape. This could be severely dangerous for their productivity and output.

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I’m Ambitious and I Want to Show it, But What About My Time?

Whether you work at an office or other workplace, or you work at home, balancing your work ambition and your personal time can be a challenge.  Yes, you need to do what you have to do in order to reach your professional goals, but you can’t stop caring for your own personal needs.  

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How To Find A Remote Job

The remote workplace system isn’t the right solution for every company, so when you start your journey to working remote, there are a few things to ask and keep in mind.

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Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction: Strategies for Pain Relief

If your back has been hurting lately after sitting at your desk for hours, it could be because of a malfunction of your sacroiliac (SI) joint. Getting and staying active will eventually help tame your SI joint pain. Here are some effective sacroiliac joint dysfunction exercises. Try investing in a standing desk converter.

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Treatment of Pain in the Jaw Joint and TMJ

TMJ, a health condition which is medically known as Temporomandibular Joint Syndrome is a common condition, but only a victim will understand the gravity of the pain that is associated with the condition.

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8 Bad Computer Habits You Need to Break and Why You Should

“We had no computers when we were your age.”

Undeniably, computer systems have played a significant role in what have achieved such growth. Every organization needs computers today, no matter how small the operations are.

But the reality is that technology, according to Simon Sinek, has made millennials more and more entitled. Of course, that is a more psychological interpretation of how technology has affected us.

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Can PC Gaming Be the Answer to Improve Mental Health?

How do you perceive the topic of PC gaming and mental health? Understandably, the answer might depend on whether you are a gamer or not. Yet, the research might surprise you on how there is a beneficial connection between the two! 

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4 Strategies for Single Parents Working from Home

If you’re a single parent working from home, you need strategies to help you be as productive as possible.  A daily plan, an organized home office, and the right tools to boost your organization and productivity, such as a standing desk, can improve your work and family life.

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Managing employees who are smarter than you

You just started a new Supervisor position, and your sitting in a meeting, and someone asks you a question and your scrambling for an answer. Then, one of your new employees speaks up and answers the question and you shrink back in your seat. When you start a new role and manage employees who have more experience than you do, it can be natural to feel inferior. However, there are ways to grow the work relationship so your able to retain employees when changes in management happens.

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Work Happier & Healthier with FlexiSpot Workspace Total Solutions

As great as working from home is, it does get overwhelming sometimes in literally every aspect of it. It is 2019, and we prefer smart work to hard work, and hence the creation of our value electric adjustable desk.

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Text Neck Syndrome and It's Treatments

Bad posture when using technology for long period of time leads to neck pain which is called “text neck”. An ergonomically friendly desk set up would include having a chair, monitor, and keyboard set up in a way that they allow the body, neck, and head to be aligned in a natural upright position. 

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Tips to be more productive from your home office

Getting more productivity out of working from your home office space comes with a lot of smart work. Those tips listed above are just a few of how to jump-start and sustain your productivity while you work from home; but they should at least set you on the right path

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'Systems Thinking' Fires Up Your Brain's Ability to Problem-Solve

No matter whether your goal is to become a successful team or take your business towards higher profitability, it is imperative to define your vision and share it with everyone in the organization. The system is more likely to break down if people let go of the bigger picture. However, if everyone involved understands the shared vision, it becomes easier to not only identify the problems but also to make necessary changes and improve for better

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How to Make Your Gaming Computer Setup Awesome

For game enthusiasts and professional streamers alike, their gaming setup is their paradise. Since then, millennials have developed a sense of aesthetics and are making their dimly lit computer gaming zone look cool and sophisticated. Here are some ways and tips to help you turn your gaming setup into an ergonomic center.

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Sedentary Lifestyle Can Accelerate the Aging Process

A sedentary lifestyle has been linked to an increased risk of a plethora of age-related ailments, including but not limited to obesity, diabetes, heart attack, osteoporosis, and certain cancers. Even worse is twice the risk of premature death that comes with leading a sedentary lifestyle for two decades. 

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How to Free Up Time to Focus on What Matters Most

Could you use more free time in your life?  With these simple tricks, you may have more time than you realize to focus on your life vision.

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Massage for Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar fasciitis is one of the most common causes of complaints someone may have for pain in their heel. There is a variety of things that can be done to help plantar fasciitis, all of which can be done at home and are easy to implement.

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5 Ways to Organize Your Home Office

Investing some time into organizing your home office can save you time (and hair) in the long run.  It may seem like an overwhelming task to tackle, but if you create a plan that incorporates five basic steps, you can transform your office into a more productive and more attractive space.

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How To Cope With Gout

Anyone suffering from gout knows how terrible the symptoms can be. A full blown gout attack can leave you almost paralyzed. In order to prevent this from happening, try making a few changes in your lifestyle as a starting point to dealing with your condition. Little changes can make a huge difference! 

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How To Celebrate Halloween At Work

Halloween is one of the most beloved of all seasonal holidays, second only to Christmas in terms of consumer spending. Celebrating Halloween at work can create a joyful atmosphere and bring employees together to have fun and show their creative side. Since Halloween isn’t associated with any one religion, it is an inclusive celebration for any office.

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Why Programmers and Coders Need FlexiSpot Standing Desk

Our bodies are not designed to sit for extended periods. Using a standing desk at work offers health benefits that go a long way. Consider integrating an adjustable standing desk like the “FlexiSpot” into your workplace to enjoy a more active, happier, healthier and productive life.

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Do You Know Snapping Hip Syndrome?

Snapping hip syndrome can also be called Coxa Saltans. This is a very common condition especially in females, but it can happen in both genders and any age.

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Travel Incentive Programs To Help Reach Organizational Goals

If your company had an travel reward incentive, would your loyalty to the company and engagement in projects increase? Ours would too. This article talks about the benefits of a travel incentive program, and how companies use it to have higher staff retention and to encourage employee engagement.

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Does Weight Loss Help Joint Pain and Symptoms of Arthritis?

Weight loss and exercise can significantly improve arthritis join pain.  Plus, it’s never too late to get started to improve your quality of life. 

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Autumn Anxiety: Why You May Feel More Stressed This Season

Do you know what autumn anxiety is? Most people don't. Autumn anxiety is the feelings of depression and/or anxiousness that come along with the approach of the autumn season. Things such as the end of summer, staying inside, and the start of school can trigger this autumn anxiety. This article will also touch on a few helpful hints about how you can help cope with it.

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What To Do If You Recieve a Warning At Work

It is never easy to receive a warning at work. React calmly, resolve your issues in a timely manner, and your work situation should improve. Just in case, however, you may want to start a job search and update your resume, so you are well prepared.

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Burnt Out With A Prolonged Spell Of Work? Here Is How To Express You Are Overwhelmed To Your Boss

Do you feel like you are squeezing yourself? For the sake of delivering projects on time, meeting deadlines, and making everything happen at work, you are burning midnight oil. You might feel lost, perplexed, and stuck. Finding a way out in this situation seems like the most difficult task of your life. 

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Got a Bruised Spine Feeling? 5 Potential Causes

If you've wondered, "Why does my spine feel bruised?," you might be surprised to learn there may be several reasons for this symptom.

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How To Maintain A Balance Between Being A Friend And A Boss

Boundaries need to be put in place for variety of reasons. If you are a boss, it's all about balance when it concerns becoming friends with your workers. Be an equivalently good mentor to all your workers and show understanding. Being trusting and understanding, supportive, honest, and not being a toxic leader are some ways on how to balance between being a friend and a boss.

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Early Treatments for Lower Back Pain

Lower back pain is a very common complaint among patients of all ages.When you have back pain, it is worthwhile to figure out what is the reasoning you have back pain so then you are able to know what needs to actually be modified for early treatment.

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Work Smarter, Not Harder

What do people mean when they use the phrase “work smarter, not harder”? Usually, they mean that you should make your work process more efficient by decreasing the time and effort it takes to complete a task. Here are some tips and tricks to help you perfect the process of working smarter...not harder.

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Programmers:Stand Up For Your Body!

FlexiSpot’s Electric Height Adjustable Desk allows programmers and gamers to stand while using the computer. Sitting down for hours on end each day is proven to increase the likelihood of various chronic health problems.

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Reasons For Diversity On Team Building

It is confirmed that more various organizations are often more creative and innovative .Having multiple teams helps you strengthen your brand's image, boosts profits, and maintain top talent. Diversity and inclusion in the workplace is now an essential consideration in the past few years. The rationale behind it is because the culture has moved globally.

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Occipital Neuralgia: What It Is and How to Treat It

Occipital neuralgia can be frustrating.  With a little education and proper treatment recovery is fully plausible. 

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Internal communication with a young population

Is your population growing with millennials and are you unsure how to communicate effectively with them? Are you afraid of staff turnover because your young population is unhappy with seeing follow through? Do you see low productivity in your young population? 

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Does Cracking Your Knuckles Cause Arthritis?

Does cracking your knuckles cause arthritis? Let's look at the facts and fiction of popping your knuckles.

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How To Manage Office Chaos

We all face the challenge of keeping things orderly and well run, but office chaos can creep in unexpectedly and cause loss of profit for your business and high staff turnover. Learn a few ways to try and cut down on the chaos when it seems to be running your office. 

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Is A Fasting Diet Safe?

If you have ever wondered about the benefits and safety of a fasting diet, you need to read this article. Get all the information you need to make a a smart decision about fasting diets.

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What You Need To Know About Procrastination

Procrastination is a problem experienced by millions of individuals. It is extremely easy for some folks to simply put off what could be done today until another time. They have to do with what you feel and what you're faced with. And you can change that.

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6 Health Rumors Demystified: The Truth Behind the Fiction

In this article, we demystify 6 common health rumors that you regularly see. We give you the best facts possible surrounding these rumors, so that you know the truth

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Clean Your Desk In Three Easy Steps

This details how you can quickly organize your desk to create a professional and inviting workspace in three easy steps during your downtime. We provide tips and tricks on how to clean, inventory, and consolidate everything on your desk from pens to sticky notes.

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Time Management at Work

Time management has been an important aspect of work since the Industrial Revolution. Tips for managing time at work include doing a time audit, making to-do lists, setting a timer, group similar tasks, and don’t multitask. Attention and energy management are also alternatives, effective ways to manage time at work.

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The Benefits of Using a Smart Workstation

Working at a desk may be inevitable.  Being sedentary and unhealthy are optional when you use a Smart Workstation.  It allows more movement to immediately improve your quality of life.

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Things To Know About Shoulder Impingement

Shoulder impingement is; a prevalent purpose of shoulder pain, where a ligament inside your shoulder coats or captures on nearby muscle and bone as you hoist your armThe shoulder consists of three bones: the upper arm bone (humerus), the shoulder blade (scapula), and the collarbone (clavicle). The arm is held in your shoulder joint by your rotator cuff. Causes of shoulder impingement; Bursitis, Tendonitis. How shoulder impingement can be diagnosed, the symptoms, and how they can be treated.

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The Difference Between Acute and Chronic Stress

Stress has a real impact on our bodies but can stress cause a heart attack? Here's what the research says

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Things that you should NEVER Lend or Share

It is okay to be nice to your friends and relatives, but there are some items you should never lend to even the most beloved people in your life. The reason you should not lend makeup items, headphones, deodorants etc. is that they can cause you to transfer dangerous diseases, germs, and viruses.
All in all, lending some personal items can cause plenty of skin disorders and infections. The given list will help you maintain personal hygiene and protect you from germs and bacteria.

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Daily Life of a Workaholic

Most people like to get off of work on time and rejoice about their days off...but what about those people who live to work? Here are their stories. If you're a workaholic or know a workaholic, maybe you can relate.

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How to Create a Customer-Centric Culture

Customer-centricity is commonly thought-about as a subjective topic that can't be defined in clear words. However, it has long-term financial and branding advantages that are well documented. By creating this a part of your worker's appraisal and reward system and making your higher management staff lead by example, you'll be on your way to making a very customer-centric organization.

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Fasting Diets and Your Health: Is it Safe?

Fasting is defined as a period of time without ingesting all or some food or drinks usually over a 24-72 hour time period. This new fasting method, called intermittent fasting, can be a healthy way to improve your health and well-being. The new approach to fasting has resulted in six different types of fasting diets for different goals and lifestyles.

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The New FlexiSpot Smart Workstation: Relieve Pain While Boosting Productivity

Learn about the features and perks of the FlexiSpot EM6S Smart Workstation that create the ideal mix of productivity, style and spine health.

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Building Trust between HR and Managers

Do you ever wonder why employees aren’t reaching out to HR for issues that are happening? Does your organization continue to have high staff turnover and low staff productivity? Read on to find out how to build trust in HR with your employees and managers, and how this can help improve staff productivity and retain employees.

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Sexual Harassment in the Workplace: What Can You Do?

Although Sexual harassment in the workplace is not a new phenomenon, in the age of #MeToo it has become a hotbed of discussion online and in the media.

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Some Health Myths to Debunk

Health myths are passed from one generation to another generation without any scientific backing. Myth-busting is important to help you live a hearty life.

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Arthritis and Humid Weather: Why Do Your Joints Pain?

You swear your joints pain can predict the weather. Is there a link between arthritis and humid weather? Here's about how weathers can affect your joints pain.

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The Inspirational Story of A Lone Woman

The inspirational story of a young woman who battles depression and loneliness and has to find a way to start a new life despite being lonely

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4 Common Causes of Shoulder Pain Between Shoulder Blades

The shoulders have to shoulder a lot of daily bodily movements. Shoulder pain might be something obvious like an injury or something like an underlying disease.

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Do You Have the Millionaire Mindset?

So, you want to be a millionaire? Last year there were 250,000 newly minted millionaires in the United States. There are as many paths to becoming a millionaire as there are millionaires. The Internet offers countless programs and boundless opportunities to reach that goal. Financial self-help books take up entire aisles of the bookstore.But what about the people who have already become millionaires? What are the traits they share? Can you cultivate these traits in your own life and set off on the path to financial success?Let’s look at the millionaire mindset, at the ten key traits shared by millionaires all over the world.

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Health Rumors You Seriously Need to Stop Believing

This article draws your attention to some common myths about health in general, especially in connection with life within your workplace. You will be offered reasoning in order to show you why some information floating around is quite far from the truth.

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What You Need To Know About ASMR

Autonomous sensory meridian response (ASMR), generally auto Sensory Meridian Response, is an experience characterized by a static-like or tingling sensation on the skin that usually begins on the scalp and moves down the rear of the neck and higher spine. Its most ordinarily triggered by specific sensory system or visual stimuli, and less normally by intentional attention control.You may have experienced ASMR before while not even realizing it. The sound of raindrops pattering on a leaf, having your hair combed, somebody reading you a story... all these things may probably trigger ASMR. ASMR became additional widely known and has been growing in popularity since 2007, It continues to grow in popularity as additional and a lot of YouTubers create ASMR videos.

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Self-Improvement: How To Boost Motivation In Working Toward Your Goals

Self-improvement takes drive, focus, and motivation. What tips can you use to boost motivation in working toward your goals? This article will break down those tips for improvement, motivation, and what steps to take to increase both of those skills within yourself.

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What Do You Consider To Be The Single Most Important Quality Of A Leader? Why?

From decades of information and knowledge, we all know that it's impossible in practice to isolate one quality from alternative qualities. The qualities of an individual are entangled in complicated ways in which we all know that quality may be represented as most significant in the abstract. However, this importance doesn't translate any validity into leadership training. Earlier, organizations would hire those leaders who had relevant management expertise. Today, they're willing to position their bets on leaders who bring entirely different skill sets to the table and use those to assist the organization to navigate the apace turbulent business atmosphere.

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I Bit My Lip So Hard It Bled

Every employee has been frustrated with work before. 40 hours a week, 9 to 5 each day, totally bored with life and lacking fulfillment. Stuck on the hamster wheel of life. The repetition has made many cry. Want to make a change or quit your job? Here are some stories of people just like you.

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4 Small Business Success Stories for New Entrepreneurs

Running a small business is interesting in that it can be both a lonely and fraternal experience.Let's take a close look at four insightful small business success stories and some of the remarkable lessons they provide to those of us who are willing to learn from the key decisions and sacrifices others have made in order to grow their business. 

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The Link Between Bad Posture and Back Pain

Back pain is a common problem and bad posture is often the cause. Most of the time pain related to posture is brought on by repetitive activities, strain, and tension. Improving our alignment helps the body work more easily and is an effective back pain treatment approach.

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Have You Ever Cried at Work?

Work can be the cause of many people's stress and anxiety; if not the cause, it's usually a factor in aforementioned stress and anxiety. Therefore, it may be more normal than you think to fight back tears after making one too many mistakes at your desk or to just let go and let tears fall during a quick bathroom or lunch break. In this article, we have compiled a few work-related anecdotes that you may be able to relate to.

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The Grueling Work to Success of A Start-up Company Employee

A start-up company employee tries to get promoted by maintaining a high quality of work and showing dedication in the face of adversity.

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Improving Staff Retention & Turnover

Do you look at your turnover rates and wonder what the problem is? Are your teams in constant react mode because employees keep quitting? Is your culture suffering because top performers are leaving your start up? You’re not alone if you’ve ever wondered what can be done to decrease your turnover and increase staff engagement & retention. We will look at a few reasons as to why employees are leaving, and what your organization can do about it.

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5 Successful Entrepreneurs Who Started With No Experience But Made Sure They Got It

Some entrepreneurs become successful only after doing well in another career: Maybe they mastered work as a consultant or an executive officer and used the skills they acquired to build their own enterprise.

5 success stories of entrepreneurs who started with no experience but made sure they got it

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Managing Employee’s Health and Wellness – A Better Way

Employee wellness programs that target preventing illnesses instead of early detection after problems arise are now possible. Stress is a major contributing factor to chronic illnesses that can be alleviated through stress management training. An added benefit of stress reduction is improved sleep quality because psychological stress contributes significantly to insomnia. Healthier employees means a healthier business.

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Creating a Self-Care Routine for Work

Self-care isn't something you do only during your off-hours on evenings and weekends. You can incorporate self-care activities at work too. Here's how.

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Can Stress Cause a Heart Attack?

Stress has a real impact on our bodies but can stress cause a heart attack? Here's what the research says.

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Arthritis and Humid Weather: Why Do Your Joints Ache?

You swear your joints can predict the weather. Is there a link between arthritis and humid weather? Here's why your joints are weather-sensitive.

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4 Common Causes of Pain Between Shoulder Blades

Pardon the pun, but your shoulders tend to "shoulder" a lot of responsibilities. They help you lift, lower, turn, twist and move your upper torso in all directions — and it's in large part thanks to the muscles between the shoulders and the shoulder blades.

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3 Signs of Cervical Radiculopathy

What causes pins and needles in your shoulder, arm, or hand? The problem might be cervical radiculopathy, a pinched nerve in your neck.

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A Guide for Employees Living With Chronic Pain

Many Americans live with health issues, including managing chronic pain at work. Living with chronic pain is a challenge, but it can be overcome. 

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Strategies for Quitting Bad Health Habits

Changing your worst habits is a challenge. Let's find new ways to change bad health habits today. 

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A Primer to Therapy: How to Choose a Therapist Who Is Right for You

Lately, you've been struggling, and you don't know how to choose a therapist. Here's a guide and an explanation of different therapy models to consider. 

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Top Talent Acquisition Strategies to Find the Best Employees

Recruitment shouldn’t be all about filling an available vacancy but it also involves getting the right candidates that will achieve organizational goals and business objectives. The process of talent acquisition should be an integral part of the organization's long term strategy.

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How Does Metabolism Work?

What is metabolism, exactly? Can you actually boost it? 

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Why Is Organizational Culture Important?

It could be that you are an entrepreneur who just recently launched a business, or you are a business owner seeking to make the best for your business. Certain things need to be understood and should become inherent for your business to thrive beyond your imagination. One of such things is organizational culture. 

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IBS at Work: How to Work When You've Got to Go

Struggling with IBS at work, and the gastrointestinal pain and intense urge to use the bathroom that comes along with it, causes undue anxiety and stress. 

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The Health Benefits of Pet Ownership

Can having a dog or other type of pet actually help you stay healthy? Studies have shown that the health benefits of owning a pet are plentiful. 

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A Guide to Setting Up a Gym in the Workplace

Exercise at the office has its benefits. Here are the best practices to setting up a gym in the workplace that workers will want to use. 

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What Are the Early Signs of MS?

The early signs of MS occur between the ages of 20 and 40 years old. Do you know what to look for? 

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How to Create Privacy in an Open Plan Office

Open offices are the new trend for businesses. Here's how to offer your workers privacy in the workplace when productivity matters most. 

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Why You Get Upper Back Pain After Running

Running is great for your cardiovascular fitness. However, if you run improperly, you may experience upper back pain after running. 

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Four Different Types of Anxiety and How to Treat Them

Although there are many different types of anxiety, they can all make life more difficult. This guide will help you better understand and treat anxiety. 

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The Benefits of Foods High in Probiotics

Are probiotics good for you? In the world of supplements versus foods high in probiotics, you definitely want the latter. Here's why. 

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7 Motivational Games for Employees

Workstations, as the name implies, is meant for work, but frankly working all time doesn't guarantee the best of the result. Hence, a need for integration between work and play. 

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How to Improve Emloyee Retention Rate

About one-third of employees will quit in the first 6 months of getting a new job while 35% of employees are planning their leave if they do not get a pay increase within 12 months. Hence almost 80% of corporate leaders’ view employee retention as a critical issue.

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Group Self-Care Activities for the Workplace

Self-care is typically considered a solo activity, but self-care activities for groups can be a fulfilling addition to your workplace. 

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Paleo Rules: The Science Behind the Diet

There's a very strong chance that, at some point, you've heard some mention of something called the paleo diet. What is the paleo diet? 

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Cumulative Trauma Disorder (and How to Prevent It)

Cumulative trauma disorder happens any time you overuse a muscle, and poor form in sports can make it worse. Listen to your body and follow these steps. 

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Solutions for the Three Most Common Workout Mistakes

There are many challenges when it comes to deciding how to work out properly. What are some common mistakes and how can you fix them? 

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5 Exercises to Help Strengthen Your Back

Back strengthening exercises can help reduce or eliminate back pain. 

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DDPY: Yoga for Those With Limited Mobility

When it comes to selecting yoga for people with disabilities, a relatively new style called DDP Yoga has quickly been gaining popularity. What is DDP yoga?

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HR Coordinators! Pop Quiz: What Is Mental Health First Aid?

Mental health first aid in the workplace is an essential best practice for organizations seeking to increase productivity while reducing healthcare costs. 

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The Pros and Cons of Outsourcing HR

Carefully weigh the pros and cons of outsourcing HR functions. The cost savings and scalability are tempting, but balance with preserving service quality. 

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Catch Some Z's: Eucalyptus Oil Benefits (and Other Oils to Try)

Lavender, vetiver, valerian, frankincense and eucalyptus oil benefits promote a healthy night of sleep. Are you getting all the rest you need? 

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Gender Inequality In the Workplace: How to Attain Gender Parity

Why is there still a gender inequality in the workplace, and what can employers do to change this in their organizations? 

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Callused Feet? Here's What You Need to Know

You shouldn't have to hide your feet or feel embarrassed because of calluses. Prevent them, treat them and learn when to see a podiatrist with these tips. 

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Recognizing Employee Depression in the Workplace

The chances are high that one of your staff is suffering from employee depression in the workplace. Do you know how to help? 

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3 Habits That Can Lead to Anterior Head Syndrome

Anterior head syndrome can be a pain in the neck. Here's why three common habits may be to blame, and how to nip them in the bud, fast. 

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Workplace Pollution and 4 Ways to Improve Indoor Air Quality

Employers must consider how to improve indoor air quality in office conditions because workplace pollution can be detrimental to employees' health. Pollutants can trigger asthma, headaches and other unpleasant symptoms for those who are susceptible.

By addressing some of the common components of workplace pollution, employers can help improve quality of life for their employees.

Workplace Pollution and Its Impacts on the Workforce

Employees are often concerned about workplace air quality. For example:

  • Temperatures are too hot or too cold.
  • Air ventilation is too drafty or too stale.
  • Humidity is too high.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration, or OSHA, explains that poor air quality can cause a variety of health issues if not properly addressed. For instance, warm and humid environments can create mold. As the American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) explains, many studies show that poorly ventilated workspaces can increase cold and flu germs. The repercussions of these outcomes are obvious: Workers are more likely to be sick or be affected by the poor air quality inside the office environment.

Preventing Poor Air Quality Issues

OSHA requires employers to provide safe environments free of known hazards. Luckily, the AIHA, OSHA and EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) all offer suggestions for how to improve indoor air quality in office conditions. The list below includes some of the common elements of a healthy work environment:

  1. Clean regularly. Vacuuming and cleaning work surfaces on a regular basis can keep mold spores and dust from building up over time. T