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The Best Health Accessories to Stay Moving at your Dispatch Console

Posted by Ken Carson on Nov 2, 2016 3:24:48 PM

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Xybix has mentioned plenty of times throughout our blogs how incorporating movement while working at your dispatch console can help you burn more calories, improve your focus, and even lower your risk of developing certain ailments. The good news is that there is no shortage of tools on the market that are designed to get you up and moving at work. After evaluating quite a few of them, here are five of the best accessories and exercises to help you stay healthy. We will start with the easy and low-cost (FREE!) items and work our way up.

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Topics: Health, Human Interest, Accessories

5 Healthy Fall Treats and PotLuck Ideas for 911 Dispatch

Posted by Kathleen Babcook on Oct 21, 2016 11:41:44 AM

Fall is upon us, and while pumpkin spice is everywhere (literally everywhere), we are also starting to hunker down for the winter. Yes, I am a total “nester” as winter looms closer. Tis’ the season for indulging, sneaking all the good candies from your kids Halloween stash and the inevitable office pot luck. So, you’ve been good all summer, staying away from this or that, eating more veggies, and probably getting outside to watch a few sporting events, walk the dog, or even run in that charity 5K. WOW!

Enter the fall/pumpkin spice/pot luck season. No need to fret, you can still indulge in healthy delights that are both fun and creative.

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Topics: Health, Human Interest, Recipes

Add Movement To Your Day With These Exercises for 911 Dispatch

Posted by Maria Teruel on Jul 22, 2016 3:25:32 PM

Movement.jpgDuring the summer, most of us are guilty of loosening up the reigns on our diet and exercise plans. Kids are out of school and the weather is optimal, so who wouldn’t consider every other day to be a “cheat” day? Of course, the all-American summer is not complete without grilled meals, adult beverages, and tasty sweets, but when you’re back at the grind, maybe “the itis” is still lingering.

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Topics: Health, Height Adjustable Workstations

Health News: How much walking do you need to do to lose weight?

Posted by Kathleen Babcook on Mar 22, 2016 4:00:00 AM

Loseweight.jpgMany people I know use walking as a way to de-stress, burn energy and get moving. It’s a simple activity and you already know how to do it. Walking is easy on joints and requires little to no additional equipment. Recently, treadmills and bikes have been added to many 911 dispatch centers and the question arises, how much walking do you need to do to lose weight?

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Topics: Health, Treadmill and Bike Desks, Human Interest

Everyone Is Saying Sitting Is the New Smoking: Is it True?

Posted by Mike Graham on Mar 8, 2016 1:58:06 PM

Sitting_the_new_smoking.jpgWhy are health experts saying that sitting is the new smoking? Well, everyone knows the health effects of smoking, and the sooner everyone realizes that sitting can also be immensely harmful the better. Hopefully, you will jump out of your chair when you find out that:

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Topics: Health, Height Adjustable Workstations, Ergonomics

Food for Thought in 2016 from a Xybix Foodie

Posted by Heather Brown on Jan 29, 2016 8:44:12 AM

food.jpgThe struggle is real to eat healthy! This is especially true now that I've made my 2016 New Year's Resolutions, and intend on keeping them. I like comfort food that will not land on my rump! So I started to think of a few healthy ways that I am eating right for the new year. Being a foodie at heart and coming from the food industry prior to Xybix, I thought I could share a few dishes I enjoy and hope you will too:

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Topics: Health, Human Interest

How to Beat the Winter Blues, even if you're a 911 Dispatcher

Posted by Kathleen Babcook on Jan 8, 2016 11:33:12 AM

Winter_Blues.jpgWith the 2016 New Year upon us, many of us are thinking of ways to get healthier, be a better person, and achieve all those New Year’s Resolutions. For me, after the Holidays are over and the hustle and bustle has left, all the family has gone home, the decorations come down and I settle back into work, I can’t help but feel a bit…well, blue! I’m sure I’m not the only one. So, I started thinking what could a 911 dispatcher do to combat the “winter blues”? Here are a few ideas to motivate, inspire and kick “old man winter’s” butt into spring time:

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Topics: Health

How to Stay Upbeat During the Holidays in 911 Dispatch

Posted by Ken Carson on Dec 22, 2015 10:30:00 AM

Holiday_Spirit.jpgNot only is dispatching one tough job on you physically, but during the Holidays it can be especially difficult, when it seems like everyone else has time off, but not you. As dispatchers, you are still stuck working those long shifts and crappy hours no matter if Santa is coming or not. (Quick note, I am not a dispatcher nor could I do your job, but I have heard a lot of good ideas.) 

Here are a few ideas that could help give you a little boost this holiday season: 

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Topics: Health, Human Interest

Fight Extra Holiday Fluff with These 10 Simple & Healthy Activites

Posted by Andy Reetz on Dec 21, 2015 12:00:00 PM

Fat-Santa.jpgNow that we’re in the mid-swing of the holiday season a lot of us are dreading stepping on the scale. But there’s some good news; according to Doctor Deborah Balfanz the average American gains only one pound over the holidays. That averages out to about 100 calories per day over a month long period.

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Topics: Health, Human Interest

Got Funding? Make your Health Insurance Work for YOU!

Posted by Megan Lewis on Nov 13, 2015 4:58:58 PM

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We all know that funding for even the smallest of items can feel like it takes an act of Congress or the signatures of our Four Fathers. And, we all know that keeping employees motivated and positive is an additional struggle. So when you try and do something to boost morale, such as introduce health accessories (i.e. a treadmill or bike) into the workplace, it can often feel like you’re met with road block after road block. Fortunately, there may be a solution out there that can help curb the funding hurdle.

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Topics: Health

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