Want to Eat Well at Work? Active SWV Can Help

Physical activity is our favorite thing at Active SWV, but as we all know, there’s no single silver bullet for overall wellness. That’s why we occasionally dive into the world of nutrition. In the Active SWV Workplace Wellness program, we see workplaces requesting education ...

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Active SWV To Offer Free Lifestyle Management Online Classes

Individuals in West Virginia are invited to participate in preventing type 2 diabetes with the PreventT2 lifestyle change program offered by Active Southern West Virginia. Guided by trained lifestyle coaches, groups of participants learn the skills they need to make lasting changes such as losing a modest amount of weight, being more physically active, and managing stress.

PreventT2 is part of the National Diabetes Prevention ...

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September Participant of the Month – Dane Gaiser

Congratulations, Dane Gaiser, for being Active SWV’s Participant of the Month! Last month, Dane joined Active SWV’s Fayetteville Running Group. We love his energy and dedication to staying physically active. Whether the temps hit the mid 90s or the rain is dumping, you can ...

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The Most Customizable Wellness Challenge Ever

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We love a classic one-month step challenge. We really do. So much so, that we wrote a whole how-to guide for hosting them. We love a step challenge in part because it’s widely accessible; it can appeal to most of your employees.

But why stop at most? If you’re passionate about your wellness program, you want to see it reach all your employees. Enter the Accountability Challenge. The Accountability Challenge is customized to every single participant by ...

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Workplace Wellness for ALL

The concept of workplace wellness has been around for decades, and while nothing in the name insinuates wellness is only for certain work types, many still associate workplace wellness with white collar jobs.

As a result of Covid-19, the U.S. has highlighted who is considered essential workers. Many are those working physically demanding, low wage, and/or blue-collar jobs. Consider sanitation, manufacturing, agriculture, box stores, and fast food establishments as just a few examples. These workplaces are a great lens to see ...

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Community of the Month: Ansted, WV

Congratulations, Ansted, WV for being August’s Community of the Month.

Ansted is located along the Midland Trail on Route 60, overlooking the scenic New River Gorge. Ansted’s history is deeply rooted in the coal industry, but today Ansted may be best known as a tourism destination. Over the years, the town has seen many businesses close, and like so many former coal towns, is no longer quite the bustling epicenter it once was. However, with remote working capabilities on the rise, ...

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How to Recognize Compassion Fatigue

If you’ve felt irritable, down, or unmotivated, you may be experiencing compassion fatigue. If you look at your social media feed and feel stressed or exhausted afterwards, you might be experiencing compassion fatigue. Compassion Fatigue is not new. But during this time of global pandemic and social revolution, its affecting many more of us without us even realizing it.

Here we’ll explore compassion fatigue at the workplace, and at home. We’ll also take a closer look at why and how employers ...

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June Virtual Participant of the Month- Stephanie Hill

Stephanie Hill Active SWV Virtual Participant of the Month

Before Covid-19, Stephanie Hill was attending the REFIT at Central Headstart in Beckley 2-3 days a week for the last year and a half. Active SWV Community Captains have tried new and inventive ways to keep participants engaged during this ...

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Will Work-From-Home Be the New Norm?

As we enter another month of the global pandemic, most of us are eagerly waiting to see what the new normal will be. For the workplace, many experts and employers predict the biggest change we’ll see is a growing acceptance of remote work. Even though remote work and flexible schedules have been cited as desirable among the working class for decades, very few employers have offered the option until now.

Why we haven’t seen more remote work sooner?

Fear-based management ...

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