Corporate Wellness Program Strategy: 3 Ways HR Teams Can Recommit to Their Employees This Fall

by Kasey Stewart, UB Team Member and Yoga Instructor

As we welcome September and the change of seasons, it is clear that we are heading into a fall like none other. How are you pivoting your employee wellness strategy to compensate?

Of course, there are still many unknowns that may pose challenges for your company, but what can your corporate wellness program strategy look like despite these unknowns? This transitional time is a great moment to acknowledge what is possible, given the circumstances.

Here are a few tips to help you prioritize employee wellness this fall:
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4 Ways Yoga Can Help You Feel More Connected in Your Life

The word “yoga” is a Sanskrit word meaning to yolk, unite, or connect – and it’s not a wonder so many people have begun turning to yoga in recent years, since this definition names the primary benefit that many yoga practitioners experience.

It was predicted several years ago that something like 55 million people worldwide would be practicing yoga by 2020. A significant portion of that growth has occurred in the last decade alone. According to a Yoga Alliance study, there are over 36 million active yogis in America. Between 2012-2016, the number of Americans practicing rose from roughly 20 million to 37 million, raising the participation rate by around 50% over those 4 years. People are practicing in settings from studios to on-site corporate wellness spaces, to even their living rooms, especially here in the age of Covid. Read more

4 Tips to For Simpler Living in the “New Normal”

4 Tips For Simpler Living in the “New Normal”

As we settle further into what has been dubbed “the new normal”, with finances tight or uncertain for many, the wisdom of simple living is once again rising to the top of our collective awareness.

Regardless of the state of the world, we already know that embracing a simpler life can contribute positively to one’s sense of well-being. In fact, a recent study found that living a simple, minimalist lifestyle is often correlates with a sense of autonomy, competence, mental space, awareness, and positive emotions. And the good news is, you can start right where you are. There are no prerequisites and the definition of success is relative.

If you find yourself seeking a greater sense of clarity and ease during this uncertain time, here are 4 areas where you might look to simplify:

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5 Tips to Help You Embrace the “Pandemic Pause”

5 Tips to Help You Embrace the “Pandemic Pause”

The Covid-19 pandemic has put many aspects of life as we know it at a stand-still and required us to quickly adapt to a change in routines. Many people are finding themselves with more time on their hands, while others may continue to have a full slate of obligations to fulfill related to work and family. Perhaps you are still trying to figure out what self-care looks like for you in this “new normal”. Fortunately, there are many ways to stay connected with the 8 dimensions of well-being, even while navigating this challenging time.

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The 8 Dimensions of Well-Being & How to Stay Connected with them at Work

The 8 Dimensions of Well-Being & How to Stay Connected with them at Work

“Well-being” – it’s a somewhat ubiquitous term that describes the state of being characterized by one’s overall degree of health, prosperity, and contentment. Often preceded by an even more universally understood term, “health”, well-being is about making adjustments to your routines that allow you to live life to its fullest capacity. It’s about cultivating positive self-regard and making conscious choices, not only for ourselves, but also for the benefit of others and the world we live in.

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Restorative Yoga for Winter Wellness

Restorative Yoga for Winter Wellness

As we move head-on into the holidays, it’s not uncommon to hear colleagues, friends (and even ourselves!) talk about a heightened experience of busy-ness.

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