Category Archives: stress

10 Worker Health Books That Aren’t Fiction

Summer’s here, and it’s time to unstrap the Fitbit and track some physical inactivity — the kind, for example, that takes place while reading. Pictured here is a pile of books that I’d recommend, or almost recommend, to wonky wellness professionals who have been at it for a while and are still searching. Since WordPress… Read More »

“Health Shapes Work and Work Shapes Health”

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, as well as the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and National Public Radio, may have given a boost last week to advocates of employee wellbeing. Here, I refer to what I consider authentic wellbeing — based on workers’ exposure to harmful job conditions and environments — not the store-bought imitation based on wellness websites, apps, incentives,… Read More »

Getting Axed Is Hazardous To Your Health

You look to your job not only for income and benefits, but also for purpose, social interaction, and daily routine. These influence your health, and the loss of them — or the threat of losing them — can suck the life right out of you. Every day, millions of Americans either look for work or… Read More »

Job Stress Is In Your Head. Literally.

Or… Half of What I Know About Employee Health I Learned from Concussion Concussion is a movie about employee health as much as it’s about anything. In the movie, the National Football League goes to great lengths to cover up the harm it allows to be inflicted on its players. The league is motivated by fear of liability and its… Read More »