• Studies have shown that we are sitting a minimum of 6 out of 8 hours in a typical workday. Our bodies were simply not designed to sit for that long. Most of us know we should be less sedentary at work. But there are a lot of impediments to actually getting up from your desk and getting a little exercise. Not least of these is the awkwardness of being the person doing squats in the middle of the office.

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  • A vacation with no contact to pending work duties seems a thing of that past. In a recent survey by Randstad Canada, 60% of men, and 45% of women felt pressured to remain available by phone or email while taking their planned vacations.

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  • Staff Meeting. Those two words do not commonly stir up any positive emotions or thoughts, especially in the summertime. More likely contemplations such as ‘why now’, ‘how long is this going to take’, and ‘this will make me late for my next appointment’ are some of the typical office-friendly views employees have on the topic.

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  • The Canadian economy lost 6,400 jobs in June as a strong gain in full-time employment failed to fully offset losses in part-time jobs, Statistics Canada said Friday. The unemployment rate held steady at 6.8 per cent.

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  • Almost two-thirds of an adults waking hours are spent at work. A healthy workplace makes great business sense. Healthy employees mean less employee turnover, health benefit costs, and lost productivity. This alone is a great incentive for employers to take a look at what they currently offer for their employees and see how they can improve their offerings.

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