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Today is World Mental Health Day

From a young age, we’re conditioned to look for physical warning signs. If we feel a cold coming on or spot a rash, we schedule an appointment with a doctor to get it checked out. But we’re not nearly as attuned to warning signs when it comes to our mental health — and that has serious consequences on our […]

5 ways to outwit your appetite

You may have good intentions to limit your portions, but what happens when your appetite or cravings kick in? Your appetite is influenced by more than hunger. It’s also influenced by the sight of food, the ambience of the room, and what the people around you are eating. That’s why it’s important to pay attention […]

Some experts have already predicted a severe flu season so it’s time to take the proper health precautions and understand the best ways to protect against the virus.

Getting a flu shot is one of the best actions you can take to stay healthy. With that in mind, the COVA Care, COVA HealthAware and COVA HDHP health plans provide free flu shots (covered by the prescription drug benefit of your health plan) for eligible employees and their covered dependents. For your convenience, VCU […]

Motivational Monday!

Funny Friday!

Get Into Working Out

Join VCU HR and Anthem EAP TODAY in Cabell Library, Room 250 for Workday Workouts where we will learn the components of a well-rounded workout, eating well, and bring home some sample workouts you can do at your workstation everyday!

The Science Behind Workplace Pet Peeves — And How to Feel Less Annoyed With Your Co-Workers

No, you don’t have to resort to working from home. That co-worker who gabs loudly on her cell phone while you’re in the open cubicle next to her, desperately trying to focus. A colleague who thinks microwaving fish in the office kitchen is perfectly acceptable. An assistant who calls out sick every Friday. “Annoying behaviors […]

No Need to Lift Heavy Weights to Build Muscle, Study Finds

If you’re looking to build muscle but worry about overdoing it with the barbells, here is some encouraging news: Research shows that contrary to popular belief, lifting lighter weights for more reps can be just as effective as lifting heavier weights for fewer reps. For the study, published in the Journal of Applied Physiology, researchers from McMaster University followed 49 […]

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