Top Three Workplace Wellbeing Articles - Week of May 14, 2018

May 18 2018 / by Mari Ryan

news 48268157_m_123rf.jpgEach week I read a number of workplace wellbeing articles from various online resources. Here are my top three picks from this week. I have added my comments about each article and would like to hear what you think too.

This week's theme is women's health in celebration of Women's Health Week. See my blog, Women's Health Why Employers Should Care. Don't miss my expert interview with Mache Seibel, MDone of America’s leading voices on women’s wellness and menopause. 

Celebrate National Women's Health Week by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (

In celebration of Women's Health Week which begins on Mother's Day each year, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reminds women to make health a priority. The article provides steps for women to take to live safe and healthy lives. 

My comments: This is valuable content for your wellbeing initiatives. Include it in communications and programming about recommended screenings, preventive care, physical activity, nutrition, mental health and general healthy habits. There are many links to resources.

National Women's Health Week: What Steps Can You Take for Better Health? by the Office on Women's Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (

This quick read provides women a great tool. Simply click on the button corresponding to your age group (from 20's through 90's) and learn what you can do to be as healthy as you can be. 

My comments:  This is a useful self care tool. It's the perfect addition to your communications about women's health anytime of year.

Dying to Deliver: The Race to Prevent Sudden Death of New Mothers by Erin Brady, Dr. Jennifer Ashton, Eamon McNiff, Lauren Effron (ABC News)

This ABC nightline news segment addresses the rise in U.S. maternal mortality, the causes and the steps to be taken to prevent it. The American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology is defining best practices for improving the safety and standards for pregnancy and postpartum care. According to the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 60 percent of maternal mortality is potentially preventable. 

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My comments: I chose this segment because it brings to light critical issues in women's heath that need to be addressed including improving the quality of care during pregnancy, during childbirth and throughout the first year after delivery. There is much that can be done.

Mari Ryan, MBA, MHP, CWP is a workplace wellbeing strategist, professional speaker and consultant. For more information visit Visit our YouTube channel Follow on Twitter @advwellness_us


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Mari Ryan is the CEO/founder of AdvancingWellness and is a recognized expert in the field of workplace well-being strategy.