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Live Well, Work Well – December 2016
AAP Releases Updated Safe Sleep Guidelines
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recently released new guidelines designed to help reduce the risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) and other types of sleep-related infant deaths, which are also known as sudden unexpected infant deaths (SUIDs). SIDS is the leading cause of death among infants between 1 month and 1 year of age, with 90 percent of SIDS cases occurring before an infant is 6 months old.
The new report suggests that:
For more information, visit the AAP’s website.
The Connection Between Office Camaraderie and Your Health
Getting along with your co-workers can make the task of going to work more enjoyable and, according to recent research, can actually improve your health.
The Society for Personality and Social Psychology analyzed 58 studies of more than 19,000 people from different parts of the world and published its findings in the Personality and Social Psychology Review, an academic journal. The report also explains that when individuals identify and are invested in relationships with their colleagues, workplace productivity increases, employee morale increases and burnout levels decrease.
If you have not already done so, consider taking steps toward building professional, positive relationships with your co-workers. Use the following tips to develop positive relationships with your colleagues:
1 Tbsp. olive oil
2 medium-sized onions, chopped
2 medium-sized carrots, chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 cup canned tomato puree
5 cups low-sodium chicken or vegetable broth
4 cups cooked winter squash
1 ½ Tbsp. dried oregano
1 ½ Tbsp. dried basil
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Reduce Your Holiday Stress
The holidays can bring joy, but they can also bring stress. Whether you are worried about money, gift-giving or finding enough time to get everything done, using the following coping mechanisms can help you manage and reduce your holiday stress.