Building A Health-Conscious Culture At Work


The saying, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure,” is attributed to Benjamin Franklin, an author and inventor who lived in the 1700s. While Franklin was referring to having a fire-fighting force available, his words also have meaning when discussing the modern workplace.

Being sick is often a double-edged sword, especially for the working poor. Someone too ill to work may be contagious and spread disease, and they likely will not be in top mental or physical condition. However, the working poor may not receive paid time off, so no hours worked equates to no wages earned. For those living paycheck to paycheck, even a few hours of shortage isn’t an option.

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How To (Actually) Make Exercise A Habit

A person in a pink tank top stretches with her hands overhead on the boardwalk of a beach. It can be difficult to make working out a habit, but you can definitely make it happen.

A lot of fitness professionals will tell you that if you only work out occasionally, it’s not a “real” workout because it’s not part of a consistent program. However, every single workout benefits your body in very real ways, including boosting your mood and improving mental focus. So how do you make exercise a habit?

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We don’t need gyms to reopen. We never really needed them in the first place.

Some surveys have suggested that, contrary to expectations, gym closures and lockdowns have prompted previously inactive people to move more.

The absence of gyms has broadened our idea of what “exercise” means and, in some ways, made it more accessible to people who previously recoiled at the word.

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