How to Get and Stay Well During Flu Season

sneezeAuthor: James Okuszka
Source: The Muse

When there are vitamin C packets scattered across your desk, you can’t remember the last time someone on your team wasn’t working from home, and you’ve already had to say “bless you” 15 times before 11 AM, it can only mean one thing—it’s flu season.

Working in an office filled with people makes it all too easy to get sick. And unless you plan to enclose yourself in a plastic bubble for the next few weeks, you won’t be able to avoid germs completely.

These 10 strategies will help you stay healthy for as long as possible, as well as help you handle work if you do get sick (because, it happens).

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Seven Tips to Stay Active at Work


Author: Adnan Manzoor
Source: LifeHack

Staying fit is important for a healthy and active life. Nowadays life has become so busy that it is not always possible to take time for a workout, but working out is important. For working people, it can be challenging to maintain a good working out routine to stay fit. When you spend so much of your time sitting at a desk you need to take out some time for exercising to stay active. Working long hours can be exhausting and it is possible to become lazy and lethargic. If you do not want to lose energy while working, then you need to follow some tips. Here are some of the tips for working people to stay active and fit despite their busy schedules.

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Hangry vs. Happy: How Food Affects Mood

lec-nutritionAuthor: Laura Clark
Source: Undercover Recruiter

The clock change is imminent, we can’t remember summer and the lure of the duvet feels stronger than ever, leaving us with no choice but to search ‘mood boosters’ on Google!

Mood is a tricky commodity. A low mood is influenced by so much; often fickle by nature it can come and go or creep up on us unexpectedly as we drag our heels and struggle to get through the day. Interestingly, all the EU nutrition and health claims submitted for approval around ‘mood boosting foods’ have not been authorised. Maybe this is because it is hard to quantify improved mood or single out a specific nutrient or compound capable of such a tall order.

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Technology Tuesday: October 11


Welcome to Technology Tuesday! Every week The Job Shop Blog will bring you our 5 top science and technology news stories from around the web.

This week: The age of vertical farming is upon us, A true cure for HIV, a genetics breakthrough that could help cure aggressive cancers, a step closer to an artificial brain, and a quantum powered robotic exoskeleton. Continue reading

Staying Active at Work, with Yoga


Author: Chris Thomson
Source: Undercover Recruiter

Staying active at work is a predicament that affects pretty much anyone who works in an office or at home. From an evolutionary point of view, we’re not really meant to be spending long portions of the day sitting down; we should be out foraging for food, killing animals and other activities that involve us being on our feet. But things change. And the fact of the matter is that a huge number of us now spend most of our working days sat staring into a computer screen. And, somewhat unsurprisingly, it’s not good for our health. Some may even call it a modern day epidemic.

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Technology Tuesday: August 16


Welcome to Technology Tuesday! Every week The Job Shop Blog will bring you our 5 top science and technology news stories from around the web.

This week: Growing new corneas to restore sight to the vision impaired, new “LiFi” method is 20 times faster setting records, clothes that “heal” themselves when torn, NASA selects the six prototypes that will take us into the future of deep space, and the gene responsible for Down Syndrome is identified. Continue reading

Weekend Planner: July 29


Friday’s here again!  Welcome to Weekend Planner, your weekend update on fun.

Every Friday we put together a list of the weekend events we think look most interesting and provide them here. Keep in mind there is always a lot more going on, and all it takes is a little digging to find something that will be the perfect activity for you.

Click on any of the event titles for a link to the event.

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