7 things to help increase workplace (or family!) health & wellness

Carebook is lucky enough to have a nutritionist with workplace health experience on who sets up our team challenges at work. Josée Thibodeau has put together a few specific things that every organization can do to help their staff be healthier. This works for a family, too! Josée strongly believes that building a healthy culture is the most important thing... Read More

How to set up healthy team challenges at work

Carebook’s nutritionist and wellness expert shares how to help kick-start a healthy team challenge. Workplace challenges can: Raise awareness around specific health and wellness practices Provide education and knowledge that wouldn’t otherwise be addressed Foster social support and competition and collaboration—both are important behavior change techniques that can increase participation Cultivate a healthier team culture by increasing morale and relationships... Read More

No Sugar Coating—Part 2!

The Carebook Team’s 30 Day Sugar-Free Challenge! How a shared goal made our team healthier and stronger. After a solo sugar experiment where I gave up sugar for 30 days, some Carebook team members encouraged me to write about it. (Admittedly, it felt a bit weird to share my highly personal sugar addiction and the journey I went on to shake... Read More

10 tips for improved health and wellness at home and work

What if you engage with your health and wellness everywhere you go? A lot of us have bought into the “work hard, play hard” philosophy—essentially cutting our work selves off from our real-life selves. But when we spend tens of thousands of hours during our lifetime at work, why aren’t we looking to bring good, healthy life practices into our... Read More

Make goals you can crush in 2018!

Do it all! Dream big!  We’ve all got great, big, shiny intentions. And that’s not a bad thing. But we’ve also got real life happening—sometimes things like sick kids, broken cars, meetings that run late, and not-so-stellar sleeps can alter our very best plans. So, when we’ve got good intentions clashing with real life, how do we set ourselves up... Read More

Tiny Habits go a Long Way!

This Ted Talk with habit formation expert BJ Fogg focuses on how one small habit can start a chain reaction of monumental change. BJ Fogg, PhD directs the Behavior Design Lab at Stanford University and creates groundbreaking models and methods for changing human behavior. What does his research say? We don’t need to take giant leaps to achieve our goals.... Read More

The Work Stress Impact

Mental health matters In the 2017 Mental Health America Report Mind the Workplace, over 17,000 employees across 19 industries from the U.S. were surveyed about the impact of workplace stress. 35% of people “always” miss 3-5 days/mo because of workplace stress 65% of people said they were distracted 30+ hours/wk due to a hostile work environment 77% of people are thinking about... Read More

Is your workplace helping to lower the risk of diabetes?

November is National Diabetes Awareness Month. According to the World Health Organization, the number of adults living with diabetes has almost quadrupled since 1980 to 422 million. Since work is such a bit part of our lives, (you'll spend approximately 92,000 hours of your life at work!) there are some ways your organization can support health and wellbeing—especially to decrease the... Read More