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Corporate health and wellness

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    6 things your employer should have learned from 2020

    What have the events of 2020 taught employers around the world about how to look after their employees better?

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    Meeting the needs of tomorrow’s workforce

    How businesses can adapt their health care benefits to meet the health and well-being demands of the new workforce

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Workforce engagement best practice

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      Corporate wellness and workplace wellness trends 2021

      Our experts’ predictions for corporate wellness and workplace wellness in 2021 and beyond.

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      COVID-19 vs mental health: How businesses can help employees win

      As many employers have less face-to-face contact with their staff, how can they reprioritise mental health, and what strategies can be put in place to tackle stress, anxiety and depression?

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      What do your employees really think of your workplace wellness benefits?

      New research shows that employees are engaging with corporate wellness and workplace health benefits more than ever — but there is still work to be done to increase engagement

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      9 steps to creating an effective health and wellness benefits strategy for 2021 and beyond

      Guidance on how organisations can improve corporate wellness benefits, communication and maximise engagement and impact.

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      Tackling technology overload: How to implement tech-turn-off best practice in the workplace

      A guide to help employers manage the pros and cons of digital technology in and around the workplace — so employees avoid the stresses of ‘always-on’ technology use, while benefiting from its many advantages.

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      29 wellness program ideas to improve employee health for 2020 and beyond

      Ideas for wellness programs for organisations who are keen to keep their employees happy, healthy and productive.

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Healthy festivities

  • Young woman under the weather covered in a blanket and drinking hot tea Young woman under the weather covered in a blanket and drinking hot tea

    Protecting workforces from seasonal illness in 2020 and 2021

    A guide to how employers can protect their staff against seasonal illnesses both in the office and when working remotely.

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    How to help employees survive and thrive during the festive season

    Balancing work and holiday celebrations while on a different continent than family and friends can be challenging. This article explores ways to help your workers meet this challenge.

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    8 ways to thrive this festive season

    Your guide to achieving emotional and physical balance this holiday season.

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Diabetes

  • Adult male using a lancet to check blood sugar Adult male using a lancet to check blood sugar

    An employer’s guide to diabetes and the workplace

    The impact of this increasingly prevalent global condition and what organizations can do to help their staff avoid or manage it — including 8 diabetes prevention and support strategies to consider.

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  • Woman looking at an apple while holding a plate of pastries Woman looking at an apple while holding a plate of pastries

    Diabetic diet: superfoods and foods to avoid

    A guide on building a diabetic diet focusing on superfoods to eat and what to avoid.

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Cancer

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    Cancer prevention in the workplace

    How organisations can help workers prevent and detect cancer.

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    How to support someone with cancer

    A practical guide to supporting a loved one with cancer, from what to say to help with appointments.

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    A factual list of cancer-causing foods and cancer-fighting foods

    A guide on how to eat mindfully, understanding the carcinogenic or anti-carcinogenic properties of various foods.

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Flu and seasonal illness

  • Medical professional giving a female a flu shot in her left arm Medical professional giving a female a flu shot in her left arm

    How flu vaccines and workplace hygiene can benefit you and your workers

    An employers’ guide to dealing with seasonal illnesses and how vaccination and workplace hygiene can help employee health and company productivity.

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    10 tips to prevent and manage flu and other seasonal viruses

    An expat’s guide to avoiding seasonal illnesses and current bugs and viruses going around.

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Meditation

  • Businessman meditating under a tree in an office building Businessman meditating under a tree in an office building

    Mindfulness and meditation: 9 stress-management strategies to consider in the workplace

    How mindfulness and meditation improve workplace culture and business outcomes, and how employers can implement and support it

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    A step-by-step guide to meditation at work

    Use these 13 meditation techniques to tackle stress, improve focus and improve your productivity at work.

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    9 fun mindfulness exercises for expat children you can do today!

    Mindfulness can be a great way to help expat kids reduce relocation anxiety and these exercises will make mindfulness easier to practise

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Nutrition

  • Co-workers talking over a healthy lunch in the office cafeteria Co-workers talking over a healthy lunch in the office cafeteria

    11 healthy eating workplace strategies for well-being savvy organisations

    Poor employee nutrition is taking its toll on staff, health care costs and company productivity, but there are ways to support a healthy eating culture in the workplace.

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  • Red-headed woman with glasses eating salad at her desk while listening to music Red-headed woman with glasses eating salad at her desk while listening to music

    How to eat healthy at work: 7 healthy eating tips for the office

    Improve your mood and productivity at work with these tips, from smart snacks and hydration to forward planning and mindful eating.

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  • Japanese businesswoman eating takoyaki in the dotonbori in Osaka, Japan. Japanese businesswoman eating takoyaki in the dotonbori in Osaka, Japan.

    Eating healthy while travelling for business

    Ensure you get the right nutrition when you’re travelling for business with advice from preparation and navigating hotel buffets to useful apps and tackling tiredness.

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Travel health

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    Why holidays are good for business and employee well-being

    Holidays aren't just enjoyable, they play an important part in employee health and well-being. This article details the impact of over-work and explains how employers can help employees maximise the health and well-being benefits of their holidays.

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  • Couple smiling at each other while eating salad at an outdoor cafe Couple smiling at each other while eating salad at an outdoor cafe

    Healthy holiday tips: Advice to help you get fitter and healthier on holiday

    Comprehensive health advice for your holiday to help you stay fit and well and come back refreshed and reinvigorated

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Lower Back Pain

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    Tackling musculoskeletal disorders and low back pain in the workplace

    Low back pain and musculoskeletal disorders can have a big impact on a business’ bottom line. This article will help you support your staff’s health with guidance on desk positions, ergonomics and easy preventative exercises.

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    Strengthen your back: 12 easy exercises for lower back pain

    What is low back pain and how can you strengthen your back to avoid it and the pain of its symptoms? Follow these daily exercises to strengthen your back and avoid lower back pain.

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Sleep

  • Young co-workers taking a selfie during a staff meeting Young co-workers taking a selfie during a staff meeting

    Promoting good sleep habits to help improve your workers’ and your company’s health

    Why is sleep so important to general and mental health? And how can employers promote good sleep to support employee wellness and productivity?

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  • African-American man stretching and yawning as he awakens African-American man stretching and yawning as he awakens

    10 tips for better, healthier sleep

    Follow these 10 simple steps to build a healthier sleep pattern — from foods to exercise, sunlight to naps — because healthy sleep is as important to your health and well-being as a good diet and physical activity

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Heart Disease

  • Man in severe chest pain clutching his chest Man in severe chest pain clutching his chest

    How reducing workplace stress could help prevent heart attacks

    Employers can do a great deal to support the heart health of their expat employees. Read our comprehensive employer’s guide to managing expat stress, mental health support, check-ins and wellness programs to ensure your international teams maintain a healthy heart.

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  • Caucasian male and Asian female jogging on Barcelona Beach in Barcelona, Spain Caucasian male and Asian female jogging on Barcelona Beach in Barcelona, Spain

    6 ways to improve heart health

    Follow our 6-step expat guide to building good heart health with advice on diet, check-ups, getting active, lowering stress and creating a support network.

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Fitness

  • Businesswoman carrying yoga mat and sneakers while talking on cell phone Businesswoman carrying yoga mat and sneakers while talking on cell phone

    How companies are helping improve their performance by improving their workers' fitness

    Find out how the businesses of today are improving productivity and staff happiness through workplace fitness initiatives and wellness programmes in the workplace.

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    Physical fitness improves mental health

    Get these simple and easy exercises and habits into your working day to enjoy the positive benefits to mental health that workday fitness can bring.

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