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Let's talk about Seasonal Affective Disorder - Bell Let's Talk
It is estimated that between 2 and 6 per cent of Canadians suffer from SAD, with nearly 75 per cent of those affected being women, mostly in their 20s, 30s and 40s. Though SAD is most common during these ages, it can also occur in children, adolescents and the elderly.
Don't Get Ticked Off: Ticks and Lyme Disease Prevention
Lyme disease can be transmitted to humans if they are bitten by a tick that has previously fed off an infected animal.
CCOHS Launches E-Course on Marijuana and Workplace Impairment
With the federal legalization of recreational marijuana right around the corner, it’s more important than ever that employers understand the dangers of workplace impairment, particularly as it relates to marijuana usage.
The Staggering Cost of Workplace Bullying
Almost 40% of workers report having been bullied. Bullying can cause emotional and physical damage to employees; such damage often includes feelings of inadequacy and low self-esteem.
Health Effects of Working in the Cold
Workers exposed to extremely cold conditions are at risk of serious health problems, including hypothermia, frostbite, dehydration, and muscle injuries.
November is Fall Prevention Month
Approximately 215 older adults are hospitalized each day because of falls. Falls are a cause of serious injury in older adults and it's critical to learn ways to keep loved ones safe.
5 Ways to Eat Healthier At Work
Good nutrition is an essential part of a healthy lifestyle, and eating healthier can increase your productivity, lower the number of sick days you take and reduce your risk of being in an on-the-job accident.
Noise: The Not-So-Silent Workplace Hazard
Excessive workplace noise can cause hearing damage that is disabling and often permanent.
Heat Illnesses and How to Protect Employees
While it’s best not to work outside in high temperatures, the nature of certain jobs—like construction or landscaping—sometimes makes it unavoidable.
Prevent Text Neck
According to a recent report from The Spine Journal, surgeons are noticing an increase in patients with text neck - upper back and neck pain related to poor posture when using mobile devices.
Get The Facts About Lyme Disease
Lyme disease is widespread across Canada, but the highest risk of exposure is in wooded areas during spring and summer months.
7 Safety Tips for Bike Commuters
As the weather continues to warm up, more and more commuters will begin biking to work. Biking to work is not only a great source of exercise, but it can reduce a commuter's carbon footprint and help him or her save big on gas.
5 Ways to Prevent Digital Overload
The near-constant access to digital technology can be stress inducing, which could negatively impact your mental well-being. To ensure that you avoid digital overload, considering adopting these five beneficial practices.
Children's Health: Encourage Nutritious Eating for Nutrition Month
We all know that kids eat what is available. Because adults usually decide what food kids will eat, it's important to help them form healthy habits now to maintain a healthy weight and avoid future health problems. Small changes in the following key areas can make a huge difference.
Benefits of a Smoke-Free Workplace
According to a recent World Health Organization (WHO) study, smoking costs the global economy more than $1 trillion per year in health care costs and lost productivity. Furthermore, the number of tobacco-related deaths is projected to increase from 6 million to 8 million annually by 2030.
13 Wellness Initiatives to Promote Mental Health in the Workplace
Mental health is a state of well-being in which a person can cope with the normal stresses of life, be productive and contribute to the community. Good mental health is essential for functioning well as an individual and as part of a community. Addressing mental health and physical health together is key to overall health and wellness.
Five Ways to Reduce Holiday Stress
The holidays can bring joy, but they can also bring stress. Whether you're worried about money, gift-giving, or finding enough time to get everything done, the following coping mechanisms can help you manage and reduce your holiday stress.