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4 exercises that can prevent (and relieve!) pain from computer slouching and more

What if there was a way to stop chronic pain in your body before it strikes? That’s the concept behind Vinh Pham’s new book, Sit Up Straight: Futureproof Your Body Against Chronic Pain with 12 Simple Movements. Pham, a physical therapist with over a decade of experience, shares a set of exercises aimed at helping to […]

October’s Well-Being Programs

Most programs continue to be virtual unless specified below! Register in Talent to receive webinar links __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Monday, October 3rd – 9 am to 4 pm Flu Immunization Clinic MCV Campus, School of Pharmacy Building 410 N. 12th Street, Room 129 Get more information at: https://hr.vcu.edu/current-employees/worklife/flu-clinics/ Tuesday, October 4th – 12 pm Run, Hide, Fight […]

Motivation Monday

Funny Friday

10 Questions to Ask Your Co-Workers Instead of “How Are You”?

Go deeper with these conversation starters. By Jordan Hutchinson, Associate Editor of Content Development at Thrive How often have you started a work conversation with, “How are you?” For many of us, this question is our go-to opener, likely to elicit the same responses: “Good,” “Hanging in there,” or maybe a comment about looking forward to the […]

The U.S. diet is deadly. Here are 7 ideas to get Americans eating healthier

The data are stark: the typical American diet is shortening the lives of many Americans. Diet-related deaths outrank deaths from smoking, and about half of U.S. deaths from heart disease – nearly 900 deaths a day – are linked to poor diet. The pandemic highlighted the problem, with much worse outcomes for people with obesity and other diet-related diseases. […]

7 Ways to Improve Your Mood

Motivation Monday

Funny Friday

Car Free Day

International Car-Free Day is celebrated on the 22nd of September to inspire motorists to drop their automobiles for just one day. Considered a fantastic opportunity to lower pollution from the air, International Car-Free Day promotes cycling and walking, as well as the protection of the environment as advantages. It gives a glimpse of what the […]

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