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New research from the Texas A&M Health Science Center School of Public Health indicates that standing desks may boost worker productivity, in addition to previously known benefits including helping burn more calories and fight obesity.
New research from the Texas A&M Health Science Center School of Public Health indicates that standing desks may boost worker productivity, in addition to previously known benefits including helping burn more calories and fight obesity....More
Rosetta Stone Inc.’s 2016 Business Impact Survey reveals the importance of language training for millennial employees. The results showed that over half of millennial respondents say language training has improved their career prospects and positively affects employer perception. In addition, 80 percent of millennials noted improved confidence as a result of language training.
Rosetta Stone surveyed more than 5,400 corporate users of its language-learning product, representing more than 900 companies across the globe....More
Researchers from Canada have received the 2016 Liberty Mutual Award for their work assessing links between specific fitness and movement abilities of a group of elite task force police officers and subsequent back injuries.
Their scientific paper, “Can Fitness and Movement Quality Prevent Back Injury in Elite Task Force Police Officers? A 5-Year Longitudinal Study,” examined 53 elite police force members....More
Clarkson University Associate Professor of Physical Therapy & Physician Assistant Studies Ali Boolani and Oklahoma State University Associate Professor of Physical Education Timothy Baghurst wanted to see how aspiring physical educators might change their physical activity levels when they know they're being monitored....More
Engaged employees are more productive at work, according to a new study by health and performance experts Global Corporate Challenge (GCC). The GCC Insights report found the link after surveying 11,051 respondents in 63 countries. ...More
The American Academy of Dermatology estimates that more than 8,500 people in the U.S. are diagnosed with skin cancer every day. The most effective way for workers to protect themselves from contracting skin cancer is to practice sun safety when outdoors....More
One in 25 hospital patients contracts a potentially fatal infection during the course of their hospital care. This life-threatening epidemic demonstrates the need for improved infection control in healthcare facilities....More
The mantra, "better to be safe than sorry," couldn't be more applicable to workplace safety. While organizations plan for a multitude of potential scenarios that could threaten the safety of employees –ranging from health epidemics to natural disasters – they often overlook cardiac arrest....More