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Step on Work Stress with a Lunchtime Walk

Taking a walk on your lunch break can immediately lift your mood and help you cope with stress at work, the New York Times reports -- a good message for bosses as well as workers. The University of Birmingham led study followed normally sedentary ...

Working the Overnight Really Might Be Killing You

The more years you work night shifts, the higher your risk of cardiovascular disease and cancer if you are a woman, a new study suggests. Reuters reports that a long-term study on nurses found that those who worked rotating night shifts for six ...

Will Your Company Wield a Wellness Carrot or Stick?

About two-thirds of companies with workplace wellness programs offer incentives to get employees to participant, but one of four hits workers with financial penalties if they don't take part, according to a survey by the National Business Group on ...

Why You Should Be Nice to Your Bus Driver

Public-transit workers like bus drivers have among the highest rates of depression when sorted by occupation, the Atlantic reported Dec. 22. Other professions with higher-than-average depression rates include: real estate social work ma...

Americans Work More Than They Sleep

Americans work an hour more than they sleep on an average day and many typically fall short of getting recommended amounts of sleep, the Atlantic reported Dec. 16. The American Time Use Survey found that 30 U.S. workers get about six hours of ...

Your Kids Aren’t Making Enough Money to Save

Median wages for workers ages 24-37 have declined in every occupational category except healthcare since the current recession began in 2007, the Atlantic reported Dec. 3. The same is largely true for workers ages 18-24. Real wages have ...

Overweight Women Suffer in the Workplace

Overweight women earn significantly less than normal-weight women regardless of factors like education, Time magazine reported Nov. 28. Research shows that women classified as "very thin" earned $22,000 more per year than the average, while "very ...

How to Be a Bit Healthier at Work

So much for the 40-hour work week: federal data shows that the average American spends 8.7 hours at work each weekday, and that's often time spent sitting down. NerdWallet reported Dec. 1 on some ways to make your time on the clock a little health...

Warning Signs of Overwork

Chances are your boss won't tell you when you're working too much, and often it's hard to make the diagnosis for yourself, too. Men's Health reported Nov. 23 on five signs that you may be overworked, including: You feel guilty while engaging in ...

How to Create a Mindful Workplace

Mindfulness can yield happiness in the workplace; here's seven tips from Entrepreneur magazine on how to get employees more "in the moment" and create a healthier, more balanced work environment: make mindfulness part of the office routine by ...