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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…

The Need for Workplace Wellness and Stress Management Training   While full time in a corporate wellness environment, Dr Arien van der Merwe focused her research and program development on stress and wellness challenges as she had experienced in the workplace on a day-to-day basis. The statistics gained from an interactive Internet based stress management program, with read more…

HR Future Mag: The Heart of the Workplace Results of a recent study published in the British Medical Journal show that work stress is associated with double the risk of death from heart disease. In promoting cardiovascular health, the traditional advice has always been for people to stop smoking, limit alcohol intake, eat less fat, and 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 Ways to wellness (some of the most popular wellness programs / interventions companies and individuals can use): Stress solutions: Practical stress management tools and techniques, as well as stress courses Work-life balance Management of chronic lifestyle diseases: e.g. ischaemic heart disease, hypertension, high cholesterol, depression, HIV/Aids, chronic obstructive lung disease, diabetes mellitus Positive mental read more…

The Ripple Effect of Leading by Example As a modern day leader, ask yourself: do I have a meaningful influence on the world around me, what legacy am I leaving my children, community and future generations? Written by Dr Arien van der Merwe MBChB FRSPH MISMA   Over the next 10 to 15 years, the 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…

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