Breathing Exercises for Anxiety
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Breathing Exercises for Anxiety

When anxious, you tend to take rapid, shallow breaths from the chest. Chest breathing can result in increased heart rate, dizziness and muscle tension. During abdominal or diaphragmatic breathing, you instead take even deep breaths, which reduces the amount of work your body needs to do to breathe. If you’re feeling breathless because of anxiety,…

Why Exercise?
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Why Exercise?

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), about half of U.S. adults don’t get the physical activity they need to reduce their risk of and prevent chronic conditions. Moreover, getting enough physical activity can help prevent 1 in 10 premature deaths.  Why is exercise important? Research shows that those who are physically…

Results-Oriented Wellness Programs
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Results-Oriented Wellness Programs

When implemented successfully, workplace wellness programs can reduce health care costs, increase employee productivity and reduce absenteeism. While some wellness programs encourage participation, others are results-oriented, meaning employees are encouraged to meet certain health goals or metrics. At American Health & Wellness, health coaches and integrated nutritionists design wellness strategies tailored to meet the needs…

What the Delta Variant Means for Return-to-Work Mask Policies
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What the Delta Variant Means for Return-to-Work Mask Policies

With a growing percentage of the United States population fully vaccinated against COVID-19, many localities and, in turn, employers, have eased mask mandates and policies. However, due to the spread of an emerging variant of coronavirus known as Delta, these policies may still need updating, as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has…

The Time Is Now to Kick-start Open Enrollment Efforts
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The Time Is Now to Kick-start Open Enrollment Efforts

Over the course of the pandemic, many employees refrained from changing jobs due to high levels of uncertainty, along with mental and physical health issues. Now, as things return to normal, experts predict a massive wave of turnover in the second half of 2021. Open enrollment this year provides a fantastic opportunity for organizations to…

Understanding The Coronavirus Delta Variant
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Understanding The Coronavirus Delta Variant

The United States is experiencing a spike in COVID-19 cases, specifically in areas with low vaccination rates. A major reason for this spike is an emerging variant known as Delta, which was first seen in India in December 2020. The variant has quickly moved across the globe, and it is now circulating in the United…

Managing Re-Entry Anxiety Related to the COVID-19 Pandemic
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Managing Re-Entry Anxiety Related to the COVID-19 Pandemic

With the COVID-19 vaccine becoming much more widely available across the country, the topic of returning to in-person work, school and other activities is being discussed constantly. The reopening of the country, though, comes with some uncertainties and may lead to feelings of re-entry anxiety. What Is Re-entry Anxiety? Re-entry anxiety is an overall uneasiness…

PCORI Fee Amount Adjusted for 2021
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PCORI Fee Amount Adjusted for 2021

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) imposes a fee on health insurance issuers and self-insured plan sponsors in order to fund comparative effectiveness research. These fees are widely known as Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) fees, and were originally scheduled to expire for plan or policy years ending on or after Oct. 1, 2019. However, a…

Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness
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Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness

Alzheimer’s disease is often difficult to distinguish because the early signs closely resemble natural signs of aging. What is Alzheimer’s Disease? Alzheimer’s is a disease of the brain gradually destroying the ability to remember, reason, imagine and learn. The condition progresses over time. There are 100 billion nerve cells in the brain. Each of these…