2508, 2015

Invest in Your Own Wellness401K – Take a Walk

walking-shoesWith a pair of shoes and a road or a trail for walking or running, anyone can get active without spending a penny on a fitness class, a treadmill or a gym membership. Raising your heart rate does not have to lower the amount in your […]

1108, 2015

What is Sudden Cardiac Arrest? 

NOXFpk-3haQSudden cardiac arrest is the sudden, unexpected loss of heart function, breathing and consciousness. Sudden cardiac arrest usually results from an electrical disturbance in your heart that disrupts its pumping action, stopping blood flow to the rest of your body. Sudden cardiac arrest is different […]

2407, 2015

Are You Investing in Your Wellness401K?

InvestInYourHealthWe all know how important is is to save for retirement, many workers have the opportunity to invest in some form of retirement like a 401K. But what good is a nice retirement account if you haven’t invested in your health at the same time? All […]

2007, 2015

Healthy Lunch Idea

1390732946-1390732946Here is a quick easy way to double your return on effort when it comes to a “Healthy Lunch” : Go to a large supermarket like Meijer and park as far away from the store as possible. Then walk over to the produce department which is […]

803, 2015

Stress and Improving Overall Health in the Workplace

stress-e1370354386441Policy Considerations for Lowering Stress and Improving Overall Health in the Workplace:

  • Teleworking and flex-schedule policies
  • Job-sharing, phased retirement options
  • Healthy commuting supports and incentives
  • Smoke-free building and campuses
  • Healthy foods, healthy meetings and green/sustainable environments policies
  • Peer support and mentoring programs
  • Policies promoting volunteering and community service
  • Time off work for health promotion, […]
603, 2015

How to Eat Healthy

heart2At the heart of good health is good nutrition. Make smart, healthy choices to reduce your risk of heart disease and stroke.


  • Fruits and vegetables
  • Whole grains
  • Beans and legumes
  • Nuts and seeds
  • Fish (preferably oily fish high in omega-3 fatty acids), skinless poultry, and plant-based alternatives
  • Fat-free and low-fat dairy products
  • Healthier […]
2502, 2015

Eat Healthy and Enjoy It! healthy eating plan that helps you manage your weight includes a variety of foods you may not have considered. If “healthy eating” makes you think about the foods you can’t have, try refocusing on all the new foods you can eat—

  • Fresh fruits ― don’t think […]
1702, 2015

NASA Workforce Maintenance Program

nasaNational Aeronautical Space Agency (NASA), an executive Federal Agency dedicated to Space flight, highly values exploration. The Agency’s exploration success depends on employees’ detailed attention to the safety and health of the astronauts and their fellow Earth-bound employees. For decades NASA’s occupational health programs have maximized the opportunities […]

1002, 2015

How Many Heart Beats in a Lifetime?

heartbeatMy grand daughter asked me “How many times does a heart beat in a lifetime?” I said that’s a good question so let’s do the math. If we average 70 beats a minute x 60 minutes x 24 hours x 365 days x 100 years = […]

402, 2015

Business Case for Safety and Health

cost-risk-benefitEmployers that invest in workplace safety and health can expect to reduce fatalities, injuries, and illnesses. This will result in cost savings in a variety of areas, such as lowering workers’ compensation costs and medical expenses, avoiding OSHA penalties, and reducing costs to train replacement employees […]