Archive for the “Best Practices” Category

52 Minutes On, 17 Minutes Off

Posted on September 6th, 2015 by Seth Nickinson

The next in our series about productivity and breaks. As first reported in The Muse last year, and picked up by such reputable outlets as The Atlantic and Fast Company magazines, a recent study was conducted of office workers using DeskTime, a productivity app. DeskTime tracks employees’ computer use, and peeked into its own data to study […]

Workplace Wellness Policies

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 […]

Wellness TV

Posted on February 20th, 2015 by Seth Nickinson

While there are lots of great exercise and stretching videos out there, we really haven’t seen many good overview of workplace wellness. So we made our own.    Healthy for Life “Workplace Wellness” April, 2013 from TV Santa Barbara on Vimeo.  Una Vida Saludable “Manteniendo Una Buena Salud en Su Empleo”  for related posts, check out our “Activate […]

Healthier Company Picnic

Posted on February 18th, 2015 by Seth Nickinson

Many organizations, especially those trying to build a positive culture with strong camaraderie, celebrate via some sort of annual picnic. They are often festive and a chance to “let our hair down.” But they can also be laden with unhealthy food and alcohol. One of our Project ACT participants, Chumash, showed how you can make small […]

10% Happier – ABC News Anchor Dan Harris Discovers Meditation

Posted on February 2nd, 2015 by Seth Nickinson

Dan Harris is a prominent TV newsman. He was named co-anchor of ABC News’ “Nightline” in October 2013 and is also co-anchor of the weekend edition of “Good Morning America,” a position he has held since October 2010.  Recently, and as a result of unexpected personal circumstances, he has become a a very vocal champion of […]