Resources

Below you will find links to expert-vetted resources that provide further information about ways to improve your health and well-being, both at work and at home.

Total Worker Health

Overview:

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health. (2017). Total Worker Health. Retrieved from https://www.cdc.gov/niosh/twh/totalhealth.html

 

Key Concepts:

NIOSH Webinar Series. (2014). Intervening for Work Stress: Work-life Stress and Total Worker Health Approaches. Retrieved from https://www.cdc.gov/niosh/twh/webinar.html

 

Sedentary Behavior

Sedentary Behavior and the Workplace:

Harvard Medical School. (2015). The downside of too much sitting. Retrieved from https://www.health.harvard.edu/staying-healthy/the-downside-of-too-much-sitting

 

Strategies:

Chosewood, C. & Franklin, C. C. (2012). NIOSH Takes a Stand. Retrieved from https://blogs.cdc.gov/niosh-science-blog/2012/12/05/sit-stand/

Oregon OSHA. (2014). Fact sheet: Sit-stand computer workstations. Retrieved from http://osha.oregon.gov/OSHAPubs/factsheets/fs56.pdf

 

Ergonomics and Injury

Ergonomics and the Workplace:

United States Department of Labor. Ergonomics. Retrieved from https://www.osha.gov/SLTC/ergonomics/

 

How to Set Up Workspace:

United States Department of Labor. Computer Workstations eTool. Retrieved from https://www.osha.gov/SLTC/etools/computerworkstations/index.html

Computer/Electronic Accommodations Program. Workplace Ergonomics Reference Guide 2nd Edition. Retrieved from http://cap.mil/Documents/CAP_Ergo_Guide.pdf

 

Desk Stretches:

Mayo Clinic. (2017). Desk stretches: Video collection. Retrieved from http://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/adult-health/in-depth/office-stretches/art-20046041?pg=2

 

Stress Management

Stress and the Workplace:

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health. (1999). Stress…at work. DHHS (NIOSH) Publication Number 99-101. Retrieved from https://www.cdc.gov/niosh/docs/99-101/

American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees. (2017). Shift Work. Retrieved from https://www.afscme.org/news/publications/workplace-health-and-safety/safe-jobs-now-a-guide-to-health-and-safety-in-the-workplace/chapter-11-workplace-violence-shift-work-and-stress/shift-work

 

Acute vs. Chronic Stress:

Center for Studies on Human Stress. (2017). Acute vs. chronic stress. Retrieved from http://humanstress.ca/stress/understand-your-stress/acute-vs-chronic-stress/

 

Strategies:
American Psychological Association. (2018). Coping with stress at work. Retrieved from http://www.apa.org/helpcenter/work-stress.aspx

McKinley Health Center. (2017). Relaxation Exercises. Retrieved from http://mckinley.illinois.edu/health-education/stress-management/relaxation-techniques/relaxation-exercises

 

Physical Activity

Physical Activity and the Workplace:

Center for Disease Control and Prevention. (2015). Physical Activity. Retrieved from https://www.cdc.gov/physicalactivity/basics/adults/index.htm

 

Benefits of Aerobic Exercise:

Mayo Clinic. (2017). Aerobic exercise: Top 10 reasons to get physical. Retrieved from https://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/fitness/in-depth/aerobic-exercise/art-20045541

Collins, R. (2016). Exercise, depression, and the brain. Retrieved from https://www.healthline.com/health/depression/exercise#1

 

Benefits of Strength Exercise:

Mayo Clinic. (2016). Strength training: Get stronger, leaner, healthier. Retrieved from https://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/fitness/in-depth/strength-training/art-20046670?pg=1

 

Benefits of Flexibility Exercise:

American Heart Association. (2015). Flexibility Exercise (Stretching). Retrieved from http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/HealthyLiving/PhysicalActivity/FitnessBasics/Flexibility-Exercise-Stretching_UCM_464002_Article.jsp#.WmIPv7Q-dE4

 

Strategies for Incorporating Exercise:

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2017). Overcoming Barriers to Physical Activity. Retrieved from https://www.cdc.gov/physicalactivity/basics/adding-pa/barriers.html

American Heart Association. (2014). Get Moving: Easy Tips to Get Active. Retrieved from http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/HealthyLiving/PhysicalActivity/GettingActive/Get-Moving-Easy-Tips-to-Get-Active_UCM_307978_Article.jsp#.Wl_UWpM-eMI

 

Sleep Hygiene

Quantity and Quality:

Center for Disease Control and Prevention. (2018). Sleep and sleep disorders. Retrieved from https://www.cdc.gov/sleep/index.html

 

Circadian Rhythms:

National Institute of General Medical Sciences. (2017). Circadian Rhythms. Retrieved from https://www.nigms.nih.gov/education/pages/Factsheet_CircadianRhythms.aspx

 

Natural Sleep Rhythms:

American Sleep Association. (2018). What is Sleep. Retrieved from https://www.sleepassociation.org/patients-general-public/what-is-sleep/

 

Sleep and Work:

UCLA Sleep Disorder Center. Coping with Shift Work. Retrieved from http://sleepcenter.ucla.edu/coping-with-shift-work

 

Strategies:
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2016). Tips for better sleep. Retrieved from ​​​​​https://www.cdc.gov/sleep/about_sleep/sleep_hygiene.html

Harvard Medical School. (2007). Twelve Simple Tips to Improve Your Sleep. Retrieved from http://healthysleep.med.harvard.edu/healthy/getting/overcoming/tips

 

Nutrition

General Dietary Information:

Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. (2018). The nutrition source. Retrieved from https://www.hsph.harvard.edu/nutritionsource/

World Health Organization. (2015). Healthy diet. Retrieved from http://www.who.int/mediacentre/factsheets/fs394/en/

 

Diet and the Workplace:

Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety. (2017). Healthy eating at work. Retrieved from https://www.ccohs.ca/oshanswers/psychosocial/healthyeating.html

 

Benefits of Healthy Eating:

Anderson, J. (2015). National Education Association. S.E.W. What? 10 benefits of healthy eating. Retrieved from http://healthyfutures.nea.org/s-e-w-what-10-benefits-of-healthy-eating/

 

Strategies:

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2017). Healthy food environments. Retrieved from https://www.cdc.gov/obesity/strategies/healthy-food-env.html

American Heart Association and American Stroke Association. (2015). Healthy Workplace Food and Beverage Toolkit. Retrieved from http://www.heart.org/idc/groups/heart-public/@wcm/@fc/documents/downloadable/ucm_465693.pdf

Center for Disease Control and Prevention. How to use fruits and vegetables to help manage your weight. Retrieved from https://www.cdc.gov/nccdphp/dnpa/nutrition/pdf/cdc_5-a-day.pdf