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Live Well 365 Newsletter

June 2020 Edition

  • 1to1Conversations
  • International Day of Yoga
  • Healthy recipe of the month

 

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Unlocking benefits with knowledge!

Navigating unprecedented circumstances is easier when you are armed with expert knowledge. In an overwhelming response to the financial webinar 'Money decisions - in uncertain times', 380 employees joined in to boost their grey matter on the world of finance. The webinar was held on June 18 & June 23, 2020 so that it could reach more people at their convenience! The informative webinar equipped employees with the knowledge of short term, emergency, and long-term savings. The session also covered types of investments and methods on how to save money through tax exemption.
Missed the webinar? We’ve got you covered!
Click here to view the video recording.

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Are you insured?

Understanding your insurance policy helps you reap its benefits to the fullest when necessary. To stay informed and aware of this year’s insurance policy, three webinars on ‘Insurance enrolment’ was held on three different dates and timing:

  • June 17, 2020 - 11:00 AM
  • June 22, 2020 - 3:00 PM
  • June 24, 2020 - 5:30 PM

As insurance is a vital aspect of protecting one’s future, pertinent questions were answered such as “What is the right insurance package for me and my family in the life stage I’m at?”. We had a great turn out of employees who actively participated in the session, leaving better informed of their insurance policies.
Click here to view the video recording if you missed the session!

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Nurture your relationships for growth.

Open conversations can bridge the gap between two people. 1to1 Conversations is a 4-week program to help you strengthen your communication skills and nourish your support systems. The program covers four major topics such as:

  1. How effective is your communication style?
    The way you approach people can determine your results. Find out how effective your current communication style is and discover methods to improve it.
  2. Removing barriers and building bridges in relationships.
    It is called a relation-SHIP for a reason. Strong relationships can help you glide over stormy seas with ease. Discover new ways to communicate and connect with your partners through this session.
  3. Improve your communication as a parent.
    Children often require a safe space to communicate their feelings. It is up to the parent to approach them with patience, understanding and care so that an easy rapport between parent and child can be built. Find the right way to connect with your kids with expert knowledge.
  4. Building better work relationships with effective communication.
    Good communication skills are vital for teams and colleagues to work together seamlessly. Discover how to boost your work relationships with effective communication skills.

    Click here to hear the expert speak on these topics!
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Yoga’tta get flexible!

Yoga is one of the best-known practices for mental, physical or spiritual wellness. Originating in India, its numerous health benefits propelled its popularity globally.

Since 2014, International Yoga Day has been celebrated annually on 21st June. This day was suggested because it’s the longest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere and has a special significance in many regions of the world.

Here are a few key benefits of yoga.

  1. Reduces stress – The breathing techniques and controlled poses in Yoga can decrease the secretion of cortisol, primarily known as the stress hormone. When used alone or with meditation, Yoga can promote relaxation and reduce anxiety and stress.
  2. Improves heart health: A study conducted by Indian, J Physiol Pharmacol in 2003, found that that the regular practice of Yoga reduced blood pressure in individuals above the age of 40. Lower blood pressure and stress levels can improve heart health and reduce risk factors for heart disease.
  3. May be a tool against depression – High levels of cortisol can influence the levels of serotonin in the body. As such, Yoga that focuses on the use of rhythmic breathing and meditation can improve the secretion of serotonin in the body and may help fight feelings of depression.
  4. Reduces chronic pain – Individuals with body pain or arthritis can seek relief from the regular practice of Yoga. It increases flexibility and strength in the body. Certain poses are gentle and can provide a much-needed stretch to the muscles without inflicting excessive strain on the body.
  5. Improves breathing – Pranayama or Yogic breathing consists of synchronization of breath with the Asanas but is also a set of breathing exercises that can be practiced on its own along with meditation. It aims to clear the emotional and physical obstacles in the body so that breathing is unhindered. Its technique of deep breathing can clear nasal passages and improve lung strength.

    One of the primary reasons behind Yoga’s growing popularity is its lack of equipment. Practicing Yoga is easy; all you need is a mat, comfy clothing and an online video and you’re ready to dive right in!