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Walking at Lunchtime Buffers Against Workplace Stress

Taking a lunchtime walk provides employees with a much-needed afternoon mood boost. A team of researchers led by psychological scientist Cecilie Thøgersen-Ntoumani of Curtin University in Australia made use of a specially designed cell phone app to gauge the changes in people’s mood in the moment, in an attempt to get a more accurate picture of how exercise influences mood throughout the workday. Analysis of…

Overwork / Underwork – Two Sides of Male Depression

Overwork and Underwork; two sides of worthlessness in male depression. How insistence on social connections can break through. The case of overwork Al commented: “I have never been a guy who can just take time off without feeling wrong and guilty. So I work 70 hours or more a week. It is killing me, I think, but what in the world would I do with the time…

Flexible Workplaces Promote Better Health Behaviour and Well-Being

A flexible workplace initiative improved employees’ health behavior and well-being, including a rise in the amount and quality of sleep and better health management, according to a new study by University of Minnesota sociology professors Erin Kelly and Phyllis Moen, which appears in the December issue of the Journal of Health and Social Behavior. The key findings show that employees participating in the flexible workplace initiative…