Monthly Archives: April 2014

Managing workplace absenteeism

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Recently, there has been a great deal of attention given to the problem of workplace absenteeism. According to the most recent information from Statistics Canada, the average Canadian worker was away from work for the equivalent of almost two weeks in a year.

To read more on this topic, please visit Kim Siddall’s latest Benefits Canada article here.

Energize your life…

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Many people feel stressed due to factors such as not having enough time in the day to complete tasks, lack of energy due to poor nutrition, etc.  It is possible to energize your life and relieve stress with simple lifestyle changes.  Try some of the following strategies:

Manage Stress

When stress is managed well, the mind and body are both able to function in a healthier way.  One technique is to concentrate on your breathing, inhaling with slow, deep breaths through your nose and exhaling through your month.  Imagine calmness entering your body and tension leaving your body with every breath.