UHA Worksite Wellness

Is the Cure Worse than the Disease? Here’s What You Need to Know About Drug Side Effects

Written by Howard Lee on May 15, 2014. Posted in Healthcare

We think it’s laughable at the end of drug commercials when the voice over narration speed-reads through what sounds like hundreds of different side effects. Laughable or terrifying or confusing. Why do so many necessary, sometimes life-saving medications cause side effects? Why, if doctors can...

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You’ve Probably Experienced This Serious Health Risk. Don’t Shrug It Off

Written by Kim Soares on May 06, 2014. Posted in Healthcare

We all know the feeling of stress or anxiety keeping us awake at night. But did you know that prolonged insomnia can actually lead to mental health disorders like anxiety and depression? In a cyclical progression stress can cause insomnia, which can lead to deeper mental health issues and more...

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The Grim Truth About Granola – and What to Snack On Instead

Written by Erica Kolcz on May 01, 2014. Posted in Healthy Eating

We know what you’re thinking: “Granola is healthy!” Though we hate to be the bearers of bad news, trail mix does not belong at your desk - it belongs on the trails.

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Soda, Smoothies & Juice: Yummy or Crummy? (Part 2)

Written by Erica Kolcz on April 17, 2014. Posted in Healthy Eating

Welcome back to part two of our series demystifying office workers on the benefits and risks of our typical beverages. While staying hydrated and enjoying something flavourful can help you through the work day, many of the drinks we examine are rife with sugars, high in calories, or otherwise...

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What’s In Your Cup? Separating Fact From Fiction On Your Favorite Drinks (Part 1)

Written by Howard Lee on April 16, 2014. Posted in Healthy Eating

It can be hard enough to get out of bed on Monday morning, let alone to forgo your favourite creamy lattes. But what you absent-mindedly sip all day at the office can have a host of unexpected side effects that may be affecting your health, your moods and even the way you work. Below is part one...

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