Tag Archive | Stress Management

Mini Beach Vacation at Your Own Desk

Do you feel down, worn out, tired, or just plain old blahh?  If this is you then here are a couple of helpful ways to revitalize your body and mind from the comforts of your own workspace. 🙂

The first is Passive Progressive Relaxation This is a process in which you progressively target different muscles throughout your body to calm your self down and clear your mind. This technique can be used laying down or even sitting in a chair! Perfect for those days where you just feel like you are ready to explode. Attached below is a copy of a couple relaxation scripts, all you have to do is either read them to yourself slowly and calmly or you can record yourself saying the script and then play it back whenever you feel the need to relax and distress. The best part about Passive Progressive Relaxation is that you can use it almost anywhere at anytime as long as you have 10-15 minutes of free time.

Another relaxation technique you can try is a Beach Visualization Relaxation, this technique is very similar to Passive Progressive Relaxation except that you are visualizing yourself at a beach!  So if you are even in the need of a quick vacation away form work but just can’t find the time, have no worries for this will take you to paradise and back in under half an hour.  Keep in mind that both of these techniques can be used outside of the office. If you ever find yourself or your partner can’t sleep at night try one of these out before bed and you’ll be amazed at the wonders it will lead to…you’ll be wishing you discovered these gems a long time ago!

For more relaxation scripts and other relaxation skills be sure to check out Inner Health Studios

1 Day Until the Inter-Hospital Health Challenge Begins!!

flowersIf you are a UHN staff or volunteer please join our hospital in the Inter-Hospital Health Challenge!

There is only 1 day until the Inter-Hospital Health Challenge officially starts.

Join our hospital in the Inter-Hospital Health Challenge!

Join us on the front lawn of Sick Kids Hospital (555 University Ave) on May 1st from 12:15-1PM for fun light exercises & stretching – Prizes will be awarded! Remember to wear YELLOW for the UHN!!

Sign up by May 1st, 2013 and be entered into a draw to WIN one of three 30 minute massages with an RMT.

For more information now, please visit the challenge website at http://www.ihhc2013.com.

Don’t forget to also sign up for the 30X30 Nature Challenge!! What a great way for IHHC participants to earn points during the month of May for being active and reducing stress actively in Nature. Please sign up here: http://30×30.davidsuzuki.org/
30x30 nature challenge 2013

Registration for the 2013 Inter-Hospital Health Challenge has opened!!

IHHC 2013This FUN challenge takes place from May 1st – May 31st, 2013.

The Inter-hospital health challenge is fun, it’s exciting and it’s going to get you moving. With the warmer weather upon us, May is a perfect time to renew your commitment to healthy living. Tracking your points online, your team will be competing against other teams and other hospitals to see who can log the most points in May. You can earn points for being active, staying hydrated, eating well and participating in stress reducing activities. And you can win fantastic prizes!! The David Suzuki Foundation has organized Canada’s 30×30 Nature Challenge to enhance employee health and well-being. This challenge also occurs in May and we are encouraging staff to spend 30 minutes a day outside in nature. Since IHHC participants will be earning points for being active and reducing stress, why not do your activities outdoors and enjoy the many benefits of nature.

You will be supported by this website and receive weekly motivation from your team mates and local administrators. You can earn points for being active, eating your fruits and vegetables, staying hydrated and reducing your stress. Real time standings are available on the website! Teams can earn bonus points in specific categories by sharing their stories online.

Join our hospital in the Inter-Hospital Health Challenge!
For more information now, please visit the challenge website at http://www.ihhc2013.com.