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May 4, 2021 | Personal Health, Uncategorized

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In May, PRM’s Online Training Videos through FirstNet Learning, are focused on your health. We hope you will view the (4) videos entitled:  “The Three Biggest Myths about Smoking”, “Diabetes Risk”, “Maintaining a Strong and Healthy Back” and “Techniques to Manage Stress”, and your feedback is always welcome!

As important as staying healthy is, our very busy lives give us all the excuses we need  to not find time to exercise, or the motivation to cook and eat healthier meals, but we may just be positioned now to do better ! 

Living through the pandemic over the last year, might have been the slap in the face we needed.  Most of us spent more time cooking and eating at home instead of going to restaurants. We had to abandoned going to gyms or other indoor exercise programs and we were challenged to figure out other ways to exercise.

The silver lining of the last year might be a total transformation in your idea of what truly is important. Your own health should be at the top of that list. 

Our physical, emotional, and mental health has a direct correlation to our work life and job performance, and conversely, work-related problems can affect our physical, emotional, and mental health.

Employees that work in unhealthy work environments, tend to gain more weight, have more healthcare appointments, and have higher rates of absenteeism. Stress from work can also impact your family life, mental health, and even increase your risk for chronic illnesses.

A healthy work environment is good for your health. The happiest employees tend to have good interpersonal relationships,  are committed to the organization, and derive a sense of meaning, purpose, and satisfaction from their jobs. A happier employee is a less stressful one (and hopefully a healthier one too).

In the days ahead, we will return to a new normal, but what will that look like for you?  Will you return to old habits of grabbing fast food on the run and not making time to exercise? With the many challenges ahead this year, making time for our health is one we can take on today, even it just a little bit each day- every little bit counts!

Michele Faulkner, Sr. Loss Prevention Consultant

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