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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How to Host a Virtual Step Challenge

A simple way to stay sane, healthy and connected

Whether your work life has changed or not, most all of us are under additional stress these days. Often, stepping away for a bit is the best way to refocus. Active SWV’s Workplace Wellness program has received several requests to help create Virtual Step Challenges as a way for co-workers to stay sane, healthy, and connected. So we decided to put together this little ...

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Community of the Month: Helen, WV

As a new feature to our monthly newsletter, we will be highlighting a small coal-impacted community with the intent of introducing their residents and neighbors to the Active SWV mission of improving health through physical activity. Our nation once depended on the hard work of these communities to power the industrial revolution and we cannot forget their importance. And if, in the process, we can identify potential volunteer Community Captains in these ...

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Overcome Your “Buts” to Physical Activity

We know physical activity is good for us. We’ve seen the studies showing physical activity is a natural mood booster. We know it can prevent heart disease, diabetes, and other chronic illness. So, why aren’t we more physically active?

Well, because our lives are busy, and we have a tendency to put our wellness needs last.

If you chose to read this article, you’ve probably completed at least one of these sentiments before. You may even have a whole list of go-to ...

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Active SWV Graduates 5 More [email protected] Sites. Will you be in the next class?

Did you know Active Southern West Virginia has a whole program dedicated to bringing wellness to workplaces? Yep, and at no cost. Active SWV offers training, resources, and technical assistance to help create your workplace wellness program.

Active SWV’s free CDC [email protected] training helps employers prioritize your health.

In fact, ...

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