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Look for ways to increase your heart rate during your daily routine. Walk or cycle instead of taking the car or bus, or you can choose the stairs over the escalator or elevator. Small changes daily will jumpstart or maintain a healthy lifestyle. Read more »

Employers can expect annual savings of up to $3,700 per employee who successfully quits tobacco. There are over 98,000 smokers in Escambia and Santa Rosa County. Read more »

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Health, the Healthy Bottom Line, and Rose-Colored Glasses

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In 2014, the movement to increase wages for low-paid jobs continued, with companies such as ikea, gap, and starbucks moving on their own to raise their employees’ pay. they joined other businesses—costco being an oft-cited example—that have made this move already, and were joined by connecticut and seattle, which voted to raise their minimum wage while legislation in congress stalled. (This is an excerpt of a blog post by Fran Melmed of context communication consulting. The link to the full post is at the bottom.)

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March of Dimes encourages employers to support healthy moms and babies

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Premature birth happens too often. It affects the baby, the parents, and the workplace. The prematurity rate in Florida is staggering – one in nine babies is born before 37 weeks of pregnancy – and it is one of the highest in the country. According to the March of Dimes, nearly half a million babies are born too soon every year in the United States alone, and often face serious lifelong health problems. So what exactly is the impact of premature birth on business?

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