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Best Apps to Help You Move More at Work and Stay Healthy

In Health, Work by Alicia S. Hyatte, MSW, LCSW, CIHC0 Comments

Have you ever been at work and glanced at the time; you then realize that half the day is over and you haven’t moved not once since sitting at your desk that morning? Or maybe you work from home and get so engrossed in your tasks that you hardly move all day. Could apps that help you move more at work be the answer to staying healthy? This is all too common nowadays in our fast-paced (and sedentary) office settings. Employees are often chained to the desk working on projects or taking one phone call after another. Being sedentary is a prescription for a myriad of health problems. Inactivity for long stretches of time has been linked to diabetes, cardiovascular …

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How to Reduce Anxiety at Work According to Research

In Health, Work by Alicia S. Hyatte, MSW, LCSW, CIHC0 Comments

Work-related anxiety can show up for various reasons. Maybe you have a new job, got a recent promotion, or were hit with a slew of new responsibilities that have you feeling frazzled. Or maybe you have a major project that everyone on the team is working on and you feel overwhelmed with the volume of work. These are times when you need to step up your self-care regimen to reduce anxiety at work. Whatever the source or reason, you’re feeling stressed and overwhelmed. And if you’re like most it’s hard to separate work stress from other areas of your life which are now being affected too. If you’ve been getting headaches, having trouble sleeping, working through lunch, or feeling anxious …

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Easy Ways to Start Improving Your Health Today

In Health by Alicia S. Hyatte, MSW, LCSW, CIHC0 Comments

For most of us, getting healthy doesn’t require a complete life overhaul. All it really takes is to make small tweaks in our daily routines to establish better health. When you focus on one or two areas at a time, you will learn how to start improving your health now. The list below is not complete by any means, but it’s here to give you a starting place for making healthier choices to improve your health. Start making changes in one area, and when you have it mastered – add something new to your routine. Over time, you’ll see the small changes adding up to make a big difference in your life. How to Start Improving Your Health Today Replace …

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Best Hobbies for Stress Relief After a Busy Day at Work

In Health, Work by Alicia S. Hyatte, MSW, LCSW, CIHC0 Comments

Stress is something we all experience. With our increasingly busy culture and demands of everyday life, it’s important to set aside time to manage stress. While we usually think of the weekends as a time to wind down and relax, it’s important to make relaxation a part of your everyday routine, especially after a busy day at work. And having a stress-relieving hobby is a great way to do this! While there are many hobbies to choose from, the hobbies gathered below are those that help relieve stress and can also be done right from the comfort of your home. Try these hobbies for stress relief that are easy to do at home after a busy day at work.   Hobbies for Stress …

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Sitting All Day at Work May be Ruining Your Health

In Health, Work by Alicia S. Hyatte, MSW, LCSW, CIHC0 Comments

Being inactive can be one of your biggest health risks. If you live a sedentary lifestyle your chance of developing certain chronic health conditions are elevated.  The less you sit at a desk or computer all day, or lay around in general, the greater chance you have of living a healthy life. It’s normal for those of us working a full-time job to work in settings where sitting is the norm. You may have an office or cubicle, a desk, and a chair. The expectation of most workplaces is that you put in your eight hours per day from your workstation.  This means you are probably doing a lot of sitting. And while you may be “comfortable” at work, the …