Health and Wellness

  1. Why Remote Workers Should Practice Yoga at Home

    Why Remote Workers Should Practice Yoga at Home

    One of the pitfalls of remote working is that you can easily fall into the trap of a sedentary lifestyle. As veteran telecommuters can attest, the couch has a very strong allure, as does the fridge.

    Unfortunately, a lack of physical activity can leave you feeling lethargic, making it tough to stay motivated and focused. Thankfully, a regular dose of work from home yoga can not only boost your health, but also your mood…improvements which can directly translate to an increase in productivity, performance, and overall job satisfaction.

    Not convinced? Here’s a breakdown of the productivity and health benefits of yoga and why you should give it a try.

    Benefits of Home Office Yoga

     1. Yoga Can Help Mitigate Back and Neck Pain

    Yoga’s series of core strengthening exercises, combined with its gentle twists and stretches, can work wonders for sore backs and necks. It also promotes healthy

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  2. Stressed? Practice Mindfulness Working From Home

    Stressed? Practice Mindfulness Working From Home

    Due to the multitude of stressors surrounding the COVID-19 epidemic, a lot of professionals have turned to mindfulness as a means to reduce anxiety and maintain productivity.

    Luxor is very lucky to have on staff an expert in mindfulness meditation: Associate ERP Analyst Sophia Rosa.

    Prior to the COVID-19 epidemic, Sophia was leading mindfulness exercises in our office. Now that we’re remote, Sophia moved her weekly session to a virtual meeting which we find very helpful. 

    Thinking that you, too, might benefit from incorporating mindfulness at work, we sat down (virtually, of course) with Sophia so she could share her thoughts on how people working from home can harness the power of mindfulness to help stay focused and engaged.

    Practicing Mindfulness at Work

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  3. Lower Your Employee Healthcare Costs Through Smart Office Design

    Lower Your Employee Healthcare Costs Through Smart Office Design

    Between tariffs, fuel prices, and the rising cost of goods and services, it’s arguably more expensive than ever to run a company.

    But the most notable challenge to businesses large and small is the ever-increasing cost of employer-sponsored health insurance.

    According to the Henry J Kaiser Family Foundation, the average US employer’s yearly health insurance contribution has risen to almost $5,000 per employee, and almost $14,000 per family. If that’s not disconcerting enough, Entrepreneur Magazine wrote that this 50% premium increase over a 10-year period shows no signs of slowing down.

    It’s important to note that these figures merely represent a nationwide average. As a business leader or HR professional, you know that if your company sees a spike in insurance claims among your employees, you will likely pay much more than the national average.

    And the costs don’t end with

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  4. 5 Office Design Trends that are Reshaping Workplaces

    5 Office Design Trends that are Reshaping Workplaces

    In order to compete in a global market, the American workforce continues to grow more tech-savvy, data-driven, and analytical.

    Future forward companies, meanwhile, continually seek new and innovative ways to optimize the efficiency and effectiveness of their employees. Naturally, in addition to upgrades in processes and digital productivity tools, the modern office has undergone some significant evolutions.

    For any company seeking to increase market share, keeping pace with these trends is vital for a number of reasons. First, the top talent in any given profession is likely to place a strong emphasis on workplace environment when considering employers. Second, a workplace environment that fosters wellbeing, creativity, and productivity can help a company bring out the best in their employees.

    What are these trends? Here are five examples:

    • Reduction of Noise and Distractions

    It’s been a

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