Advice for Wellbeing
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12 Healthy Habits by Mayo Clinic Professionals

Mayo Clinic professionals created a program with 12 habits for a healthier and happier life. The idea was to help people adopt new healthy habits "at their own pace, when it fits into their schedule, and at a level of participation that fits their lifestyle" – as they say, themselves.

We are very proud to say that the 12 habits were presented at both of our Symposia this year – in Ljubljana and in New Delhi – by Prof. Dr. Kerry Olsen. The experiences he had with the program were very inspiring. We'd like to share the 12 healthy habits with you and as the new year is just around the corner, you can pick one to start with and then continue with each every month.

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How to Be Happy at Work – 5 Simple Rules

Happiness is a goal every one of us would like to reach. As simple as it seems to be happy in our private life, we easily get overwhelmed by the stressful tasks at work. How to keep the positive attitude and lust for life despite the issues waiting for us at work?

Because, we are not supposed to hate what we do for living. It benefits us, our colleagues, and the organization, when we enjoy our occupancy and are happy at doing our job. There are many ways of improving your mood at work, and this piece of advice offers 5 of very easy and useful tips that you can start practicing right now.

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Happy Employees for Successful Business

Workplace well-being and its effect on employee productivity have been researched a lot lately. But it's not only about health and safety. It is also about working conditions that allow employees to be happy.

In 2012 the first country in the world Bhutan adopted so called gross national happiness instead of gross domestic product as their main development indicator. Consciousness about workplace well-being is increasing among country and company leaders. Thus many have started to measure it and are doing their best to provide healthy and happy private and working environment in order to increase productivity and support successful business.

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Bad Habits that We Pick Up at Work

We spend approximately one third of our adult life at work. Thus it is common to pick up habits there and unfortunately not only the good ones.

While we are doing our best to meet the workplace requirements we often forget about our own well-being. But our commitment to work and top performance should not blind us from seeing the negative consequences of neglecting our own health. If you keep reading, you will find the most common bad habits formed at one's workplace and maybe realize that you have picked up some, too.

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Avoid Traps of Sedentary Work and Lifestyle

Through history, a humans' lifestyle has changed a lot. For example, let's take a look at the habits of UK citizens for the past 50 years. Research reveals that on average the time spent in physical activity dropped from about 220 MET-hours to approximately 150 MET-hours per week. On the other hand the number of hours spent sedentary in one week increased from approximately 30 to over 50.

At the same time the consumption of food high in calories increased on average. And here comes the first health problem, caused by sedentary lifestyle – being overweight or even obesity.

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