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Have a great weekend!  

July Employee Well-Being Programs are here!

Where has the month of June gone? I’m sure I’m not the only one who is asking that question. It’s been a busy month and July looks like it will be too! Here is the July Well-Being Programs Schedule! July 10 Chair Yoga (VCU HR and VCU Recreational Sports) Join us for the perfect relaxing […]

Why Work Gossip is Bad For You, and How to Stop Doing It

Partaking in office chatter can be tempting, but experts say it could also be stressing you out, and contributing to a toxic company culture. By  Rebecca Muller, Assistant Editor at Thrive Global In any workplace, it’s normal to hear occasional gossip floating around, and partaking in the chatter can be tempting. But oftentimes, office gossip can also stress […]

Exercise Intensity: How to measure it

Get the most from your workouts by knowing how to gauge your exercise intensity – read below! And learn about Fitness Myths busted Thursday, June 27th at 12 noon! Fitness Myths, BUSTED!  presented by American Family Fitness (all who register and attend will be entered into a prize drawing for an AFF gift pack!) What’s […]

Destress in a Garden this Monday

This Monday, destress by exploring a garden or park near you! It can benefit your mind, body, and soul. Take a stroll through a park on your way to work, enjoy your lunch hour in a garden near your office, or sit on a lawn for an outdoor evening concert or movie. Use this Monday […]

Friday Funny!

  Have a great weekend! And don’t forget to take time for yourself and laugh!    

Learn more about boosting metabolism and maintaining a healthy weight!

Ever wondered why it seems one person can eat anything they want and not gain a pound, while another person’s every indulgence shows up on the scale? It?s because of differences in metabolism, muscle mass and physical activity. Metabolism is the body’s process of converting food into energy that we need to survive and function […]

Good news! Heart attacks are less frequent and less deadly than 20 years ago!

Research we’re watching! Fewer older adults are having heart attacks, and more are surviving them, according to a study published March 15 in JAMA Network Open. Researchers analyzed data from more than 4.3 million people ages 65 and older who had suffered heart attacks over a 20-year period beginning in 1995. Back then, 20% of […]

DeStress Monday

Happy New Week! When you’re feeling stressed, the last thing you want to do is invite more tension. However, one great way to relieve tension is to immediately follow it with relaxation. This is how progressive muscle relaxation works. It’s a method used for stress reduction that asks you to focus on specific muscle groups, […]

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