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Healthy Workplace

What if we came back around to something simple? Our goal needs to be to eat real food for what it does for our energy, immune function, and cellular function. The gym should be seen as one of many tools to build strength and get exercise.
On April 29, 2015, I entered the Dragons' Den at the CBC studios in downtown Toronto, armed with my business pitch and my two fellow knights, to fight for a business idea I had invested in for the last eight years, with two million dollars and the dream of making a difference in the lives of desk jockeys everywhere.
Workplace wellness is the battle ground for the downward spiral of health in our nation. If employers want their employees present and contributing, they need to take a proactive step to open lines of communication. If you reading this want to change your health, your life, and be full of energy it will take finding a workplace that allows small changes.
Fundamentals are strangely something in this world that we glaze over. The basics, the building blocks, the ground work that will create a project or building that is unshakable. Yet, we put very little time and effort into mastering those fundamentals. We need to build a workforce that is supported in these five fundamentals.
To make a workplace healthy people need to actually commit. It needs to be a learning environment and it needs to be a place where employees can ask questions about health and get solid information. The goal is to get workplaces thinking healthy. To do that I want you to take your home to work.
Does your organization have a wellness program? I'll bet you do - in some form or another. Most organizations do -- or at least they say they do. Chances are good that your wellness program, no matter how elaborate or simple, is not delivering the outcomes you had hoped. There are 3 key reasons for that:
"I am too busy. I work too many hours. I am literally chained to my desk," — you've probably heard these excuses for not