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Mar

17

To sit or stand?

I’m standing while I write this post, actually I’ve been standing at my desk all day, writing, on the phone, emailing and researching. Why am I standing? Well it appears, and the evidence is mounting, that standing while you work is much better for your health.  The idea has been around for a few years […]

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Aug

19

Wellness @ Work

Wellness at work, what does that mean? As this is a blog about wellness I do have a definition: Wellness is taking control of self and learning to make choices towards a more balanced and healthy existence, towards a more fulfilling life physically, psychologically, spiritually, socially, environmentally, intellectually and occupationally to create the best chance […]

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Jan

21

A case for massage and meditation in the workplace

Recently I asked a business owner friend if they have implemented any wellness practices for staff in their office. She thought for a while and then reflected her frustration that the staff did not utilize the wellness benefit.  I was intrigued at this response.  Through my work in researching workplace wellness, I’d suggest that most […]

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Jan

14

What is Wellness?

While the idea of ‘Wellness’ is obviously quite distinct from the concept of mainstream health, it is interesting that as yet no fixed definition or theory exists for Wellness.  Yet this is not to be viewed as a bad thing.  The wide use of the term Wellness results in different meanings, for different groups, in […]

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Jan

01

Here we are…the start!

Welcome to the Ingredients of Wellness. When I first mentioned the name of this blog to a friend the first thing that came to mind for her was that it may be about cooking wholesome food.  Well that’s not such a bad first impression, but that’s not all I intend for this blog.  Sure we will […]

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