Author: Abhinav Krishna

Workplace Exercise Files: Lean Interventions That Promote Fitness At Work

Corporate fitness programs can bring a bevy of benefits to employers and employees, galvanizing a culture of health and encouraging employees to embrace wellness at the workplace. Research indicates that wellness initiatives exhibit the best results when they are emblazoned into a company’s ethos and helmed by senior leadership. Frequent communication, a focused spotlight on wellness and a consistent wellness program are some of the initiatives that can be led by managers. In 2009, a review of 28 studies that assessed the effects of physical activity at the workplace revealed that holistic corporate health and wellness programs pivoting on...

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Piling Your Plate Can Affect Your Productivity

Ever considered how your lunch could affect your performance after gorging? It’s a curious thought – the possibility of certain foods affecting the way you work. But it’s one rooted in science and proven too. Several studies have already spotlighted the link between food and wellbeing, health and longevity. With contemporary diets including more and more refined foods, the nutritional value of meals is on a steady decline. The outcome? Conditions like heart disease, obesity, hypertension, and lifestyle-linked disorders. More significantly, an unhealthy diet can take a toll on mental health, causing fatigue, mood swings, stress, reduced energy levels,...

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5 Golden Steps to a Long-Term Financial Plan

#TheFinancialWellnessSeries A solid financial plan can be your guiding light to prudent spending, intelligent saving and sound investment. Luckily, a customised plan to your needs doesn’t have to be a monumental task. With the following five steps, you can create a personalized plan that reflects your earnings, growth potential and long-term goals. Step 1. Budget Your Cash Flows Most of us don’t consciously make a note of our expenses every time we take a trip to the grocery store or grab a snack at the local eatery. A fluid approach to expense management can lead to cracks in your...

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Mental Health Issues at Workplace are an Emerging Trend: Managing is the key

It’s remarkable how behavioural patterns at the workplace have a bearing on productivity, performance and professional relationships. A 2017 report by the World Health Organization revealed that depression, anxiety, and other mental health conditions affect over 57 million people in India (that’s almost 20% of the total number worldwide). With workplace stressors on the rise, there is an ostensible correlation between extreme stress and poor mental health, as evidenced by a 2016 survey of 30 Indian companies that reported 46% of employees suffering from extreme stress. Even worse, those employees who were classified as high-risk admitted to having considered...

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How My New Heart Gave Me a Second Chance at Life

This World Heart Day, guest writer Ankit Maheshwari looks back on his battle with childhood heart disease. Ankit Maheshwari is a serial entrepreneur, heart disease survivor, and philanthropist, based in New Delhi. He has been on the OurHealthMate platform since 2015. In this story, he recalls how his life’s trajectory changed when he was given three years to live at the tender age of three – and how he came out stronger from experience. I was born with a chronic heart disease called cardiomyopathy, a condition that impairs heart function, eventually leading to heart failure. By the time I...

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