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Creating a Wellness Challenge

Posted on May 12th, 2015 by Seth Nickinson

One perennially popular workplace wellness activity is a fitness, movement, or weight loss challenge. This type of activity has several things going for it: it’s time-bound, it’s exciting, it’s a way to engage people not typically involved, it’s highly visible, and it requires participants to do something healthy. One thing we at Project ACT really like […]

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3 Minute Breathing Space Meditation

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Posted on April 24th, 2015 by Seth Nickinson

Need a quick relaxer? Try this. It’s a handy meditation taken from the book Mindfulness: Finding Peace in a Frantic World. Let a tea bag steep while you do this, and your day will surely be on its way to looking up! You may want to start by doing the practice alongside the guided audio track. Once […]

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Workplace Wellness Policies

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Posted on April 23rd, 2015 by Seth Nickinson

We haven’t written a lot about policy at Project ACT, because we believe action speaks louder than words. That said, setting some core policies is a great way to reinforce the personal behaviors and shared practices we are trying to adopt. Start Here Go through this simple and clear CDC Policy Checklist, and get some […]

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Consumer Reports Cheat Sheet: What to Buy Organic

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Posted on April 21st, 2015 by Seth Nickinson

Consumer Reports is a well-respected American organization and publication. It is nearly 80 years old, operates as a non-profit, and accepts no advertising money. Turns out, this venerated mainstream group comes out way in favor of organic fruits and vegetables as a basic choice. That’s for health, the environment, and people who grow your food. “We’re […]

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Acupressure to Ease Your Day

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Posted on April 21st, 2015 by Seth Nickinson

At Project ACT, we are big believers in taking care of your body during the workday. We recently talked about stress-relieving massages you can do on yourself. That’s on top of stretching at your workstation, desk yoga, and moving meetings. Here, we go into a bit more detail about a specific technique that can really help combat tension: […]

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