For Your Wellbeing
Benovate aims to transform how we interact with health care and redefine “good health.” We believe in an individualized and holistic approach including physical, emotional, social and financial.
For Benovate members, our blog features topics to encourage transformation though managing the ups and downs of life. For our partners, we include discussions on health engagement and ideas to fix a broken health system. We’re building an approach that works for every entity and every person. Join us along the way.
With the growth of technology, we are constantly being bombarded with more products and trends that can be impossible to keep up with. One of the most simplistic, innovative ways to monitor health is wearable fitness trackers.
Healthy employees usually make better employees for a few reasons. For starters, many employees are still going to work when they are not feeling their best. Simply think about how it feels to be ill or have a sore back, carpal tunnel, or any other ailment. It’s not fun, right? It’s harder to concentrate on projects and tedious tasks when there’s a constant ache in your body.
Mother’s Day kicks off Women’s Health Week every May. This week is designed to not only raise awareness for different health issues, but also inspire women to take action. For many of us (all genders included), we know what we need to do to become healthier...we just don’t do it for a variety of reasons. Take a moment to think about what your reasons are and the how to overcome them. Remember that it is never too early or late to work toward being your best self!
Mid-May brings many things. Flowers are blooming, warmer weather is in store, and it’s time to start planning summer events and trips. Before you do that, don’t forget to make a plan for Mother’s Day-- a day where the term can be as subjective as we please to honor the ladies who raised us.
Since 1949, May has been observed as mental health month, which highlights a different theme each year. Mental Health America believes mental health is a critical part of overall wellness and has created a series of materials to help individuals and organizations with the 2017 theme: Risky Business. And no, they’re not referring to the Tom Cruise movie.
With summer right around the corner, outdoor activities and days filled with sun are also on their way. Are you doing enough to protect your skin from the much-needed sunlight? Let’s go back to the basics…
This is going to sound counter-intuitive, but hear us out: allowing employees to work for other organizations will make them better employees.
Springtime is a period of regeneration for all living things. As perennial plants and trees begin to wake up from a long cold winter, our minds and bodies do the same. In some places, like Benovate’s Minnesota residence, the changing of the seasons is especially apparent. In others, the change may not be as harsh, but regardless of where you are at, the changing of the seasons can have an effect on everyone, internally and externally.
Minnesota winters might be notoriously rough, but at least they serve to make the other seasons look amazing in comparison. Spring is the natural comparison. We’ve spent all winter cooped up in a white, austere setting. It’s only natural that the first signs of spring--flower buds, tufts of green in lawn, earlier sunrises/later sunsets--tend to also awaken our inner sense of wanderlust.
Stress is a major component to health in the modern world. This isn’t to say that people in medieval times or the Roaring Twenties weren’t stressed; it’s just that we are now able to see how it can contribute to illnesses like depression, stomach disorders, headaches, and more. April is Stress Awareness Month. Learning how stress works--what triggers it and how to combat it--is key to being able to move through it effectively.