How can workplaces effectively support mental health?

How can workplaces effectively support mental health?

Source: World Economic Forum With depression and anxiety estimated to cost the global economy over $1 trillion per year in lost productivity, policymakers and employers have long debated how workplaces can most effectively support mental health. Now, for the first time, WHO is publishing evidence-based guidelines which can start to answer this question. Workplaces can play an important role in mental health. Research from Edelman, across seven countries, found that 78% of employees trust their employers, making employers a potentially powerful source of support for mental health. Work can help protect and promote good mental health, but it can also contribute to potential harm. However, despite growing interest and investment in workplace mental health, […]

5 Pelvic Floor Exercises for Anyone and Everyone

5 Pelvic Floor Exercises for Anyone and Everyone

What it is | Function | Gender specifics | Finding your pelvic floor | Dysfunction | Too tight vs. too lax | Benefits of strengthening Exercises | When to get help | Bottom line Source: Healthline If you can’t sneeze, laugh, or cough without leaking a little urine, you’re not alone. Problems with the pelvic floor are common and can happen to anyone. The good news? Incorporating specific exercises (aka pelvic floor muscle training) into your overall fitness routine can help strengthen your pelvic floor muscles, as well as reduce the severity of symptoms of pelvic organ prolapse. Here’s an easy-to-understand guide to what the pelvic floor is, what it does, […]

Office Ergonomics And How It Affects Your Health

Office Ergonomics And How It Affects Your Health

Whether you go to an office every day or are one of the many people who now work from home, creating a workspace with an ergonomically correct desk, chair and computer monitor position can go a long way to prevent back, neck, wrist and shoulder pains formally known as work-related musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs). Source: Forbes Work-related MSDs can be prevented with the proper use of ergonomics, the practice of fitting a workspace to the individual. In fact, ergonomics can help increase productivity while reducing the risk of muscle fatigue and a number of work-related MSDs, according to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). Here’s what you need to know […]