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Corporate health and wellness

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Aetna's goal has always been to put those who use our services at the centre of everything we do. That's how we help build healthier communities. One of the ways we benefit our customers and their employees is by providing them with wellness strategies and resources that drive health care costs down and workforce health, happiness and productivity up. 

Over the course of 2019, we will be exploring topics ranging from fitness, heart health and mental health to diabetes, sleep and more. We have reviewed research, talked with experts and brought together the latest thinking to help our customers set up their in-house health and wellness initiatives, and employees embrace fitness as part of their everyday life. On these pages, employers will find articles on the benefits of incorporating specific health and wellness activities into their corporate culture, along with curated opinions on how to make that happen. Inspirational information for employees is also available, focussing on the activities and behaviours people can adopt every day to help them reach their best health. 

Small changes can have a big impact. Find out how below. 

Cancer

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Fit For Duty: 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

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Fit For Duty: 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

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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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Fit For Duty: 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

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Fit For Duty: 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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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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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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Fit For Duty: 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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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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Fit For Duty: 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

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Fit for Duty: 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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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

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Fit for Duty: 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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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

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. 

Read about the mental and physical benefits of fitness

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.

Get the workday workout tips here

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