Employee Health and Wellness
Eat Right. Stay Fit. Work Safe. Live Well.
Welcome to Rainbow Schools' Employee Health and Wellness section!
Personal wellness is an essential part of leading a healthy and abundant lifestyle. Making healthy lifestyle choices, such as eating right, staying fit and working safely, enhances our physical, mental and emotional well-being.
All of us in Rainbow Schools encourage you to make more positive choices when it comes to personal wellness. To guide you to better health, we have filled this section with nutrition, fitness, workplace and lifestyle-related topics, tips and resources.
If you would like to share your healthy ideas with other employees, please email
us your suggestions. Enjoy!
20 Ways to Lead a Healthier Lifestyle
Whether at home or at work, you can boost your health and overall wellness in many ways:
Eat regularly. Your body needs energy all day long.
Visit your family doctor, dentist and other health professionals regularly. Don't be afraid to ask questions concerning your health.
Limit the amount of time you spend watching television or surfing the Internet. Enjoy the outdoors for a change.
Learn to read labels and ingredient lists very carefully. Shop smarter and eat better.
Add a little exercise to your daily routine. Regular physical activity boosts your metabolism, energizes your system and contributes to a healthy, balanced lifestyle.
Drink the recommended 8 to 10 glasses of water daily.
Laugh a little! Research shows that laughing provides many health benefits, including tension relief, prevention of insomnia and depression.
Eat plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables as well as whole grain products and high-protein foods.
Manage everyday stress by using a relaxation technique that works for you.
Use a pedometer to count your steps. Challenge yourself by adding more steps every day.
Spice-up your meals by eating a variety of healthy foods from Canada's Food Guide to Healthy Eating
Take a long walk and take in the fresh air.
Make healthy lifestyle choices. Avoid smoking and drinking excessive alcoholic or caffeinated products.
Take time for yourself once in a while. Read a good book, enjoy a delicious meal or meditate to your favorite music.
Get a sufficient amount of sleep at night. There's no such thing as making up for lost sleep!
Thoroughly brush and floss your teeth daily. Dental health is key to your overall well-being.
Learn more about time management.
Build healthy and supportive relationships with your family, friends and co-workers. Social support improves physical, mental and emotional health.
Start small and go big! People generally respond better to small, simple changes to their diet and lifestyle.
Write a personalized health plan and stick to it! Your plan could include: limiting high-fat foods, walking during workday breaks and taking 30 minutes for yourself every day.