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Social Wellness

Social and Emotional Support and its Implications for Health
Maija Reblin and Bert N. Uchino

Current research is extending our understanding of social support’s influences on health. Many epidemiological studies have concentrated on further linking measures of social support to physical health outcomes.

Workplace Health Buddies
Stephen Greengrass

Learn how to use business social networking applications to create virtual networks of co-workers with similar health goals.

America’s Crisis of Disconnection Runs Deeper than Politics
Brene Brown

Self-sorting into liberal and conservative enclaves is tracking with rising rates of loneliness. Why, and at what cost?

Toastmasters is a productive, positive, and personal way to promote direct social interaction with colleagues, friends, and acquaintances. In today’s world where social media is about communicating via a screen, it is even more crucial for people to work on their verbal communication. Toastmasters allows a structured measurable way to improve one’s written and verbal communications. Contact: John Do if you are interested in attending Toastmasters Meetings in City Hall.

Mental health

Minding the workplace - How employee and managers can collaborate to improve mental health in the workplace.

MyMentalHealth.ca - Seeks to raise awareness about mental health including how to measure your mental health. The website includes information about mental health as well as links to resources throughout Alberta.

Self assessment tool - This online mental health check-up can help identify some symptoms of common mood disorders (such as anxiety, depression and bipolar disorder) to help you reflect on what you may be feeling or experiencing now so you can determine if further assessment is necessary.

Healthy living / mental health - This website includes information on topics such as coping with stress, depression, and Canada’s Food Guide.

MSI

Musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) resources and prevention - Information on musculoskeletal injuries, risk factors, common causes, prevention tips.

Back health - Focuses on back health, back pain basics, protecting your back, treatment, tools and strategies, staying active and FAQ’s .

As we age, the daily wear and tear on our bodies puts us at risk for back pain. Habitual activities like gardening, picking up a child, unloading the dishwasher or even coughing, can cause back pain.

Back pain is categorized by how long it lasts. Short-term back pain is called acute pain and long-term is referred to as chronic pain. Back pain is often in the muscles and ligaments that support the spine. It’s important to know what kinds of exertion, postures and lifestyle choices create too much strain on your back.

Risks of MSI’s - An educational guide for employees to understanding the risks associated with msi’s such as sprains, strains and other msi’s. Includes signs and symptoms, how to prevent msi’s and identifying risk factors.

A Guide for Employers - Preventing MSI’s at work.

Physical activity

Eat well and be active educational tool kit - Posters, activity plans, food and nutrition guide etc.

Physical activity get active tip sheets - For tips and information to help build physical activity into a healthy lifestyle.

Healthy families - Topics on getting started and the basics. Setting goals, physical activity tips, barriers, benefits, staying active, motivation and safety and injury prevention.

Uwalk - The site is focused on empowering people to be active through walking. Walk to decrease tension, improve your mood, keep energized etc. Great resources for yourself, team building, family, community etc.

Healthy living resources - The Canadian Diabetes Association's collection of healthy living resources will share the latest information to help you live well with diabetes.

Be active - To be active every day is a step towards better health and a healthy body weight. You don't have to do it all at once. Choose a variety of activities spread throughout the week. Start slowly and build up.

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