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Why You Should Avoid the Yo-Yo Diet

Statistics show that more than half of the U.S. adult population wants to lose weight. Unfortunately, many of these people take the wrong approach to weight loss by engaging in something known as "yo-yo dieting." This involves dieting for a little while, followed by reverting back to your old unhealthy eating habits, and then dieting [...]

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The Dos and Don'ts of Construction Safety

Construction workers have higher rates of injuries than workers in most other industries. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), more than 150,000 construction workers are injured each year in the United States. Whether it's commercial or residential construction, this job doesn't come without risks -- and unfortunately, there's no way to completely avoid [...]

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Study: Mediterranean Diet Associated With Lower Risk of Heart Disease

Want to lower your risk of heart disease? Along with regular exercise, following the Mediterranean diet may help. According to a new study published in the medical journal JAMA Network Open, people who follow the Mediterranean diet are 25% less likely to develop heart disease than their counterparts.About the StudyFor the study, researchers form the [...]

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What Is Ergonomics in the Workplace and Why Does It Matter?

Ergonomics has become a hot topic among employers in recent years. Defined as the process of designing a workplace to meet the unique demands and needs of the worker, it plays an important role in fostering successful businesses. Unfortunately, some employers are still confused regarding what exactly ergonomics is and how it can benefit their [...]

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Study: Heart Disease Affects Work Productivity and Income

Heart disease remains the leading cause of death in the United States. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), about one in four of all deaths involve heart disease. But while heart disease can certainly take a toll on your health, it can affect other aspects of your life, including your job. [...]

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6 Ways to Lower the Risk of Slip-and-Fall Accidents at Work

Did you know that slip-and-fall accidents are the leading cause of work-related injury? According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), they even account for roughly 5 percent of all work fatalities among women and 11 percent among men. As an employer, it's your responsibility to protect workers from injury -- and that includes slip-and-fall [...]

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5 Safety Tips to Protect Against Bodily Injury When Exercising

Exercising on a regular basis is one of the most important things you can do for your health. Among other things, it burns fat, builds muscle, regulates blood pressure and improves stamina. Studies have even shown that physically active people are less likely to develop heart disease and diabetes than their sedentary counterparts. But if [...]

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Sedentary Lifestyles Place 1.4 Billion People at Risk for Chronic Disease

How much time do you spend sitting in an average day? According to one report, the average U.S. adult sits for a staggering 13 hours a day. Whether you're riding in a car, lounging in front of the TV or even working -- assuming you have an office job -- you are probably sitting. And [...]

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OSHA to Impose Higher Penalties for Safety Violations

With the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's (OSHA's) new penalties in effect, U.S. employers must be extra cautious to avoid safety violations. Otherwise, they could face hefty fines. OSHA regularly imposes fines on businesses that fail to comply with its safety standards. As of Jan. 23, 2019, however, businesses can expect to pay more for [...]

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Study: Almost Half of Americans Have Heart Disease

A new study has found that almost half of U.S. adults have heart disease. Published in the medical journal Circulation, the study revealed that 48% of men and women in the United States suffer from heart disease. Heart disease has been the leading cause of death -- not only in the United States but throughout [...]

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