July 2018 Wellness Challenge

July 2018 Wellness Challenge

Happy summer, everyone! At Wondrous Wellness, we like to say that wellness is a helluva lot more than dieting and exercising! We take a more comprehensive approach to health and wellness by referencing the 8 Dimensions of Wellness. We know that everyone could improve one or more areas of their lives. That's why we created the July 2018 Wellness Challenge.

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Wellness Around the Web

Wellness Around the Web

As you've probably noticed by now, this blog is centered around the 8 Dimensions of Wellness, a framework to help you think through all the aspects of your life that need to be working well to be a happy, healthy individual. In this new series, "Wellness Around the Web," I'll be sharing links to things that give me ideas and inspiration to work on each of these dimensions in my everyday life. 

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Do Workplace Wellness Programs Work?

Do Workplace Wellness Programs Work?

Do workplace wellness programs really work? According to a recent Bloomberg Business article, the answer is no. The article cited evidence from the Illinois Workplace Wellness Study which investigated the effects of workplace wellness programs on employee medical spending, productivity and overall well-being. The study looked at 4,834 employees - 1,534 were assigned to the control group and 3,300 were offered an opportunity to participate in the iThrive Program. Researchers state that they did not find "significant causal effects of treatment on total medical expenditures, health behaviors, employee productivity, or self-reported health status in the first year."  Am I surprised by the findings of this particular study? No and here's why. 

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Time Blocking: Take Control of Your To-Do List

Time Blocking: Take Control of Your To-Do List

I've always prided myself on being an extremely efficient worker. But ever since I started a new job in October, I've noticed a pretty significant change. Lately, I've been starting a project, getting distracted, sending an email, taking a phone call, starting another project, getting distracted again… Needless to say, I don't get anything done, and I'm exhausted by the end of the workday. I finally made a change, in hopes I would gain more control of my workday

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