Just as the school season starts in September, flu season starts for all Albertans in October. And, just to clarify, when I say “flu” in this blog, I mean the nasty influenza virus—the respiratory infection that can knock you out for the count. Unfortunately, school environments are a setting where influenza is quickly spread due to the virus’ ability to be passed along to others through droplets…»
This week I was driving back to the office from a Body Composition set up meeting with one of our amazing school jurisdictions and it left me thinking about the ways individual health assessments can complement larger group health initiatives—yes, it was a long drive! The line can seem a bit grey when planning a health initiative at the group level. It’s easy to mistake an individual program or…»
Have you ever started a project or made a to-do list that left you feeling overwhelmed and not sure where to start? I have. This feeling is usually followed by me fist shaking and wailing (dramatically to myself) “Complexity breeds despair!” You too? Great—I suspected I wasn’t the only one. Over time, and with support and advice from my mentors, I’ve figured out that there are a number…»
A professor stood before his class and had some items in front of him. When class began he quietly picked up a large empty jar and proceeded to fill it with rocks. He then asked the students if the jar was full. They agreed that it was. So the professor then picked up a box of pebbles and poured them into the jar. He shook the jar lightly. The pebbles, of course, rolled into the open areas between…»
The Sandbox is the product of a grand collaboration among our many partners, school employee wellness champions in Alberta and countless others. As a wellness champion you, along with your colleagues, will influence the extent to which it grows and succeeds. Watch the video blog to see why we built, of all things, a Sandbox for grown-ups and how you can get what you need to take this site and your…»
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