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Working on Wellness: Simple Steps to Healthier, Happier Office Environments

by Adam Bonislawski
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Want to perk up your work life? Buy some plants.

It sounds simple, but a recent report by the University of Twente, VU Amsterdam and CBRE suggest it’s true. The study of 124 employees at CBRE’s Amsterdam office found that adding plants to the office floor boosted engagement in 76 percent of the workers surveyed. Happiness went up in 78 percent of employees, while feelings of healthiness improved in 65 percent.

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The Nation's Oldest Zen Monastery Opens its Doors Each Summer to Mindfulness Students
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As mindfulness grows in popularity throughout America and entrenches itself in the corporate culture of businesses large and small, an increasing number of people are looking for more conscious ways to recharge and refuel through spiritual retreats. 

The Snowball Effect of Healthy Offices

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Groundbreaking research conducted by the University of Twente and CBRE confirms the relationship between people’s working environment and their health, well-being and ability to perform.

Everyone has experienced them – those days at the office that never seem to end and when you just can’t seems to get any work done. But imagine if we all worked in an environment that fully supported our health and wellbeing; would that make us healthier? And would it make us perform better? The answer is ‘Yes’.

Las Vegas Sands Announces Winners of Spring Step Challenge

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Update:  Last month, Las Vegas Sands Team Members in Las Vegas participated in the Sands ECO360 Spring Step Up Challenge as detailed in a previous story published on the Sands Confidential blog. The voluntary, 4-week walking challenge was designed as an internal initiative to promote more daily walking, as well as to raise awareness about energy conservation and carbon footprint reduction.

Three Quality of Lifehacks for a Healthier You at Work

By: Quality of Lifehacks
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You might not think of your workplace as a health hazard, but the effects of sitting all day at the office, grabbing a handful of candy as you walk by your coworker’s desk every day, and not drinking enough water are just a few of the unhealthy habits that can take a toll on your health.  Here are three Quality of Lifehacks that can make for a healthier you in the workplace and a more productive workday.

Powerful Partnership: NRG Joins Forces with American Diabetes Association® to Enhance Employee Wellness

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We’re proud to announce a new philanthropic partnership with the American Diabetes Association (Association). A collaboration between positiveNRG and NRG’s Human Resources team, our partnership with the Association realizes the positiveNRG pillar of health and wellness with the goal of helping to both prevent and delay diabetes while improving the quality of life for those affected by the disease.

Duke Energy Awards $1.1 Million in Water Resources Fund Grants to Improve Local Water Quality

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  • 27 counties across North Carolina and South Carolina to benefit from supported projects
  • Investment is part of $10 million multiyear commitment to protect and improve the environment
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  • 27 counties across North Carolina and South Carolina to benefit from supported projects
  • Investment is part of $10 million multiyear commitment to protect and improve the environment

Novartis Foundation and Partners Launch Initiative to Tackle Hypertension and Its Root Causes in Low-Income Urban Communities

Better Hearts Better Cities is an initiative to improve cardiovascular health in low-income urban communities by addressing the prevention, management and control of hypertension
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  • Better Hearts Better Cities is a Novartis Foundation initiative to improve cardiovascular health in low-income urban communities by addressing the prevention, management and control of hypertension.
  • Non-communicable diseases (NCDs), including cardiovascular disease, are a growing health crisis with 75% of NCD deaths occurring in low- and middle-income countries; this is compounded by rapid urbanization.
  • The innovative approach is being tested on three continents: in Mongolia, Senegal, and Brazil.

Workplace Workouts: Stepping Off the Corporate Treadmill, and Onto a Real One

by Adam Bonislawski
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At outdoor gear company Patagonia, employees have been known to cut out of work to go surfing. Another very well-known tech giant scatters its campus with athletics fields to keep people moving. And at health care provider Kaiser Permanente, workers can use a bike-share program to move about the company’s campus or clear their heads with a trail ride.

LIVESTRONG Celebrates 20th Anniversary with Launch of Honor 5K/10K

Family-friendly walk or run pays tribute to cancer survivors
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AUSTIN, Texas, April 27, 2017 /3BL Media/ – In celebration of its 20th Anniversary, the LIVESTRONG Foundation – a global leader and pioneer in cancer patient survivorship – announced today the launch of The LIVESTRONG Honor 5k/10k, which will take place on September 17 in downtown Austin. Participants are encouraged to wear commemorative bibs featuring the name of a “Cancer Warrior” in honor of the brave, inspiring survivors of the life-threatening disease.

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