The Front Desk

Low Back Pain Is Linked To Poor Work/Life Balance, Here’s How Employers Can Help
Work-related demands are often cited as a cause of low back pain, but the intersection of work and family life is less frequently discussed. As working remotely continues to be the reality for many organizations, it is important to understand how working from home aggravates low back pain, and what employers can do to help.
August 31, 2021
Regular Aerobic Exercise May Increase Empathy By Increasing Oxytocin
As the pandemic rages on, we need empathy more than ever. Can we train for it? Find out what the latest research says about regular exercise and empathy.
August 31, 2021
Listening To What Millennials Want Is The Blueprint To Changing Company Culture
Millennials have been criticized for being less committed to their work than older generations, but this is not an accurate assessment. The truth is that millennials are equally as invested in their jobs, they simply have different expectations of how work should factor into their lives.
August 18, 2021
How To Burn Calories And Raise Your Heart Rate While Walking
Walking is the most convenient workout there is. You can do it literally anywhere with no equipment and minimal risk of injury, perfect for people of all ages and fitness levels. But just because walking is an accessible exercise doesn’t automatically mean it’s easy. Walking can be a powerful workout with major health benefits, if you have the right techniques.
August 18, 2021
Make Time for Exercise During the Workday to Keep Employees Happy and Healthy
The modern workplace is changing. The pandemic has necessitated a reevaluation of priorities and investment in employee wellness programs that meet the needs of the moment. As many offices transition to a hybrid work environment, this is perhaps the perfect time to reimagine how the workday is structured. Employers should consider building time for exercise into the workday for happier, healthier employees.
August 6, 2021
The Number One Thing Millennials Want From Their Employers
Nearly half (46%) of full-time employees in the United States are millennials and Gen Z. Understanding their wants and needs is essential to building a healthy and productive workplace. Naturally, the younger generation has different values and expects their employer to adapt to the changing social climate.
August 3, 2021
All Bodies Respond to Exercise Differently, According to Research
Humans are social creatures, we can’t help but compare ourselves to those around us. We have a tendency to measure our own progress based on how well we perceive others to be progressing, an impulse that is only amplified by social media. But this compulsion to compare can become particularly destructive when we think about our physical fitness. We may become discouraged when a popular exercise class, a highly recommended training schedule, or a viral workout (the TikTok ‘Ab Dance’, for example) does not produce the results we want.
August 3, 2021
Employers Are Investing More In Mental Health Programs Than Ever Before
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, employers are prioritizing mental health resources for employees, according to the American Psychological Association’s 2021 Trends Report. The immense toll that the pandemic took on our collective mental health has been well-documented. Two-thirds of employees report that their mental health suffered during the pandemic and negatively impacted their work performance, according to a 2020 survey. At least 40% of employees say they are struggling with burnout.
July 23, 2021
Breathwalking Is The Best Way to Boost Energy and Calm Anxiety
Breathwalking is a form of meditation in motion originating from the ancient Kundalini Yoga practice. The benefits of breathwalking are plenty. Breathwalking increases energy levels, improves mood and mental clarity, and inspires feelings of connectedness between your body and the earth. Similar to other yoga practices, breathwalking revitalizes the body, mind, and spirit to relieve stress. However, while contemporary yoga classes may be intimidating or unappealing to some, anyone can get into breathwalking.
July 22, 2021
Exercise Protects Cognitive Functioning For Employees Working From Home
There is an abundance of research demonstrating that a sedentary lifestyle has a negative impact on our overall health. Prolonged periods of sitting increase the risk of developing type II diabetes, cardiovascular disease, musculoskeletal disorders, and even some cancers. However, less is known about how a sedentary lifestyle affects our psychological well being, cognition in particular. The negative consequences of sitting at a desk all day should be carefully considered, especially now, as many employees continue to work from home.
July 20, 2021
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