The Plan2Play Pulse

News and insights promoting mental and physical wellness.

Negative Effects of Loneliness on Health

How Loneliness Affects Health We have all heard of and experienced bouts of loneliness, but did you realize loneliness can affect our health?  And do we really know what loneliness is?  I know what you are thinking, “I know when I am lonely, and you do too.” But there is a clinical definition of loneliness, …

Why is Employee Engagement So Important?

About Engagement Employee engagement is dependent on the connection between the staff and the organization. When employees feel passionate about their jobs and are committed to their company, because the level of effort they give, goes above and beyond the minimum required.   On the contrary, disengaged employees will do the bare minimum at work and are …

Get Connected with Your Community!

Getting Connected by doing Activities New to the area or maybe you just want to meet new people and get connected to the community. The truth is that engaging in activities in your area is the easiest and most enjoyable way to do just that. When you focus on activities that interest you, you’re sure …

Make Exercise Fun and Reap the Benefits

Fun Exercise has Greater Benefits We all know about the health benefits of exercise, but did you know that if exercise is fun, the greater the benefits? It’s true! Just think about it. If you don’t like exercise and view it as a chore, then there’s a very good chance that you’re not going to …

8 Tips for Creating an Effective Employee Wellness Program

How to Create an Effective Wellness Program? Many factors go into creating an effective employee wellness program. The best ones focus on promoting healthy behaviors and an over-complicated program will only decrease participation. So what makes an employee wellness program successful for both the company and the employees? Let’s explore the success factors! 1. Easy …

9 Ways to Live a Healthier and Happier Life

Health and Happiness What if I told you that you definitely can increase your health and happiness? Would you do it? Especially if it was simple to do, had no negative side effects and didn’t cost you anything? Yes! There are simple things we can do to increase our happiness which, consequently, will have a …

Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace

Diversity and Inclusion No doubt, you’ve heard the words Diversity and Inclusion a lot lately. And for good reason! Diversity and inclusion are essential for a healthy working environment and a better world. In this article, we’re going to discuss them. How they interact. And why they don’t always go together. Like with any buzz …

Real Life Activities Benefit the Workplace

Real Life Activities More than ever before, businesses are getting their employees out of the office to interact in real life activities. The reasoning and research behind this are pretty solid. We spend too much time with electronic social interaction. Therefore, not enough time in the real world! Amazingly real life activities stimulate the brain, …

Office Space…Is It Killing You?

Office Space “Didn’t you get the memo?” Your office space could be detrimental to your health, seriously.  And it isn’t just spending eight hours a day. It is being confined in a building with fluorescent light, mercurial temperature, uncomfortable chairs and “office politics” that you have to carefully maneuver like a minefield.  But there are …

What Employees Want from their Workplace

What Employees Want Today, more than ever, employee retention is a must if you’re going to get the most out of your business. With so many opportunities out there, it’s easy to lose top employees when you don’t take the time to value them, respect them, and give them the benefits that they need. In …

Is Diversity Good for Business?

Diverse Workplace While workplace diversity may sound like the latest buzzword, it should be a major goal for every company as it can boost their reputation as well as their productivity. A diverse workforce can immediately introduce a number of benefits to businesses, promoting a number of high-level goals. A diverse workplace boasts people of …

Benefits of Sports – Beyond the Physical

Social and Mental Health Benefits of Sport We all know that the benefits of playing sports at any age are wonderful for physical fitness, but did you also know that playing sports can benefit many aspects of your life? It’s true! Consider what you stand to gain from learning about teamwork, following the rules and …