I was very pleased to speak recently with Aaron Arkin of Evolution Sleep. Aaron shared some very important information about how the way we spend our time during the day can affect our sleep at night.
It is intuitive that a good night's sleep is important to our well-being during the day. However, how to get a good night's sleep is not always so clear. Many of us are unknowingly sabotaging our ability to fall asleep, and stay asleep, throughout the night with our common daily activities. Here, Aaron shares 3 helpful tips to ensure your daytime behaviour is preparing you for a good night's sleep.
Turning off our phones and getting regular exercise are habits that we can all aim to incorporate into our lives. Avoiding sitting, on the other hand, can be difficult, especially if we're working in a role that requires us to be at a desk for many hours a day. There are options, however, and many creative ways to stay productive, even while taking a break from sitting. Not only is it good for your health, it is also good for your sleep.
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It is widely known that incorporating wellness practices into your workplace can not only lead to happier and healthier employees, but also more productive employees. This is because when people are healthier, they need fewer sick days and are better able to focus on work while they’re in the office, rather than feeling ill or having chronic aches and pains. All in all, employees feel better and the company saves money. Makes sense, right?
Okay, this information is all well and good (pun intended), but how does a company actually create a culture of wellness at work? What are some practical tips that an organization can implement in order to make wellness a clear priority? To help you get started down the right path, we’ve put together six tips to help you integrate wellness into the workplace today.
What are some of the things that you do to unwind at the end of the day? For many of us, leisure activities like reading or watching a favourite Netflix show spring to mind. You’ve been at the office all day, your brain is feeling tired and you just want to do something relatively mindless to relax. We get it!
The problem here is not with the activities themselves, but there is a problem with the sedentary behaviour that they promote. If you’ve been sitting all day at your desk at work only to come home and sit some more in the evening, those sedentary hours can add up quickly and make a big difference in your overall health.
With that in mind, we’ve put together a few tips and tricks on how to make some of these leisure activities more movement-friendly. This way, when you’re feeling like you need some downtime with one of these pastimes, you can do so guilt-free.
#SelfCareSunday has definitely become a trending sensation on Instagram in recent years, with people all over the Internet posting about spa days and special treatments come the weekend. But who says self-care has to be a massive undertaking, and who says it should happen only one day a week?
Here at Fitneff, we think self-care is important every day of the week. So, for this week’s blog we thought we would put together a weekly schedule of self-care practices that you can do to make sure you’re giving yourself what you need to be at your best. But self-care shouldn’t just be written about – it should be done! So I, your friendly Fitneff marketing coordinator, decided to put the schedule to work last week and I’ll share with you my experience with each activity.