Monthly Archives: April 2015

4 self-care tips when you’re feeling stressed

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man juggling technology toolsToday’s working world is much more demanding than it used to be. Workers typically have more responsibilities and less time to do them. We are constantly plugged in to technology; we always have access to our email and phone, and calendar. We can also be contacted by texts and instant messaging on top of everything else. This is in addition to other facts like office politics, dealing with coworkers and managers, and trying your best to do a good job. These are the worries that tend to engulf our days, every day, for years and years. Not to mention that when we get home there are …

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The ‘Unbonus’: two financial downsides to a work bonus

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The work bonus has been around a long time, over a century in fact, so could it be outdated for today’s average employee? Bonuses were meant to improve productivity and enhance compensation, but do they really? It may be time for employers to unshackle their employees, or for employees to ask to be ‘unbonused’ because: missing a bonus can cause serious financial hardship for the average Canadian, and the resulting stress seriously undermines the financial literacy many companies offer their employees through benefit plans and employee assistance programs.

Missing a bonus can cause financial stress

Most people manage regular fixed costs okay but get thrown off by unpredictable …

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Reducing confusion on nutrition labels

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Man making a saladIf you’ve ever been stuck mid-cereal aisle, eyebrows furrowed as you try to differentiate 3 nearly identical boxes, you know that understanding nutrition labels can save you a lot of time and confusion at the grocery store. Nutrition labels are helpful for comparing food products, checking for specific nutrients, and avoiding any foods to which you may be allergic or intolerant. At first glance nutrition labels are confusing, but with a few tips on how to read labels, you’ll be able to make quick and healthy choices at the bat of an eye!

Use the Nutrition Facts table, the ingredient list, and nutrition claims to make informed food …

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The secret to scheduling workouts when you’re swamped

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A couple working out togetherThe ability to prioritize tasks during the day is an important skill both for a successful career and for a balanced lifestyle. Interestingly, regular exercise has been shown to help individuals not only attain an appropriate work and home balance, but also lessen stress levels at work. As workouts are often missed when life gets busy, prioritizing your health and fitness goals and scheduling in your workouts are key. Understanding that exercise alleviates stress, improves work performance and productivity, and re-energizes and improves mood, all make the task even more worth prioritizing; notwithstanding all the physiological benefits that exercise is known to provide as well.

Therefore, instead of …

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