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Affordable Perks for Your Employees

If your company needs to tighten its belt, don’t force out your top talent in the process. Whether you’re a new business or one that has reached rocky waves, you’re likely looking for good and, more importantly, affordable perks to retain your top talent and attract strong workers. If your top talent is getting offers from better-financed rivals, your company could suffer a rapid loss of staff. The ultimate way to keep employees from bolting is to hire people who believe in your company’s mission, all the while rewarding them without breaking the bank. Here are a few low-cost perks you can offer. Let your employees work from home. Give employees the option to work from home one day a week. Employees who telecommute reported improvements in their stress, morale, and productivity. Encourage breaks. Set up a designated quiet room for employees to take 10-minute relaxation breaks. Employees will come back to their ... Read more

Easy Exercises to Improve Your Posture

Sitting up straight to improve your posture is half the battle – here are the exercises to help! A straight spine is essential to lifelong wellness, alongside eating right and exercising. Remember all the times that your parents and teachers told you to sit up straight? Well, they were onto something. Correct posture aligns everything in your body. Bones, muscles, ligaments, and tendons are all able to function optimally when you sit up or stand straight. A person who slumps or slouches may find that the habit affects their ability to digest food, have difficulty breathing, or experience aches and pains. Ouch. These poor habits create bigger physical problems, which is why it’s important to use these exercises that will stretch, loosen, and improve your posture! Planks When it comes to how to have good posture, a strong core is key. The classic plank is a good way to exercise all of the muscles ... Read more

Treat Your Aching Joints with These Foods

Fight pain, stiffness, and swelling with these nutrient-packed foods. You don’t have to be in your golden years to experience aches and pains in your joints. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimated that 30 percent of adults over 18 reported having joint pain within the past month. Even though there are many causes, joint pain can quickly spiral into arthritis. This umbrella term includes more than 100 conditions that cause joint pain, stiffness, and inflammation. Fortunately, you can treat your body with foods that will alleviate inflammation and the resulting pain, giving you a reliable way to make your joints healthier! The following foods can help keep those joints and tendons discomfort-free and flexible: Sweet peppers Citrus fruits Broccoli Cauliflower Brazil nuts Onions Leeks Cherries Green tea Ginger Butternut squash Mushrooms Pineapple Kiwi Papaya You should avoid the following foods when you have joint discomfort: Fried foods Sugar Grain-fed meats Alcohol Fast ... Read more

Check Out These Health Benefits of Listening to Music!

Turn on your favorite song and enjoy reading about how music improves your health. Music is a major part of our lives. The average person listens to it on a daily basis: from car rides home to intense workouts at the gym, or even soundtracks in films and TV programmes that we watch, music is everywhere! Not only does music bring us a sense of enjoyment, but it can actually improve our health! Not convinced? Read on! Music lifts your mood – It’s no secret that music prompts numerous brain changes linked to emotions and abstract decision making. The feel-good chemical dopamine is in involved in forming the feeling of happiness and joy! Music enhances running performance – If you go into a gym, more of than not, people will be listening to their music. Certain types of music can motivate you to run faster or even keep going if you’re ... Read more

Mother’s Day Gifts That She’ll Love!

Don’t forget - Mother’s Day is on May 8th, 2016! What do you buy for the woman who has done and will do anything in the world for you? This year, put some extra thought in for your mother and make her day with a special gift. With Mother’s Day around the corner (Sunday, May 8th), we’ve compiled a list of items that are are sure to put a smile on her face. And to our mothers, we just want to say, thank you! Under $50: Candle of a relaxing scent (think lavender, vanilla, fruits, fresh air) Yoga mat for when she needs to breathe out the day Mini heirloom utility watering can to brighten her day Kaleidoscope cosmetic case for her on-the-go beauty touch ups Madewell gold bangle to glam up each outfit Windswell vase for the lovely flowers you’ll pick up! Under $100: Sea Foam Wind Farm patterned throw Perfume – you can’t go wrong with Calvin Klein Eternity fragrance Pajama set ... Read more
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