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Category Archives: Workplace Wellness Articles

Workplace Wellness : Longevity, Preparing for Wisdom Years Longevity and rejuvenation: Our birthright! Written by Dr Arien van der Merwe MBChB FRSPH MISMA Medical doctor and author specialising in holistic, integrative medicine, stress management and workplace wellness. More information: www.drarien.co.za/timelessdna The wellness needs of mature employees, from age 50 to infinitum, is where the current read more…

Stress less holiday tips Try to eat healthy on your holiday, lots of fruits, vegetables, nuts and seeds, smoothies, fresh water and herbal teas to drink. Most people stop taking their supplements during the holidays when you should continue your normal ritual. Eat a balanced diet and stick to your exercise program adapted to the holidays: read more…

Meaningful holidays Many of us often get the feeling that the December holidays could be more meaningful, with a little less emphasis on the material, don’t you agree? Have the holidays become too commercial for you? Making some simple changes, adding a few easy activities – for yourself, your family and friends – will ensure a read more…

International Workplace Wellness Course Facilitated by Dr Arien Date: 2 & 3 December 2014 Medical Practitioners from the National Assembly Abuja (Wellness Centre) in Nigeria, did a 2 Day Short Course in Workplace Wellness. Feedback: Murtala Abdulahi During the programme I learnt: How to set up a wellness clinic It is better to go for read more…

Workplace Wellness: Stress Written by Dr Arien van der Merwe MBChB FRSPH MISMA As consultant in workplace wellness for well over 17 years, I’m amazed that even now, relatively few companies implement at least some basic wellness interventions for their employees. After all, employees are any company’s most important assets! We live in a rapidly changing read more…

Sleep and Health One of the most important health benefits is sleeping 7 to 8 hours in darkness and quiet every night. Following your natural sleep-wake rhythm or circadian cycle, is one of the most important ways of keeping cortisol (the long term stress hormone) levels balanced during the day. Our body, including our mind, brain read more…

Mental Health: Depression, Anxiety and Stress Disorders in the Workplace Written by Dr Arien van der Merwe MBChB FRSPH MISMA Depression affects more than 100 million people worldwide, and in the year 2000, was the second leading cause of disability among individuals aged 15–44. The World Health Organization (WHO) projects that by 2020 depression will be second only read more…

Corporate Wellbeing Why Invest in Employee Wellbeing Written by Hein Schröder   Organisations are in the business of making a profit. Without making money, an organisation cannot be a sustainable entity. Without being sustainable, it cannot contribute to society and the world at large – planet earth faces many challenges and corporates has a responsibility to read more…

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