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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

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

Holiday Memories & Chili Recipe Sure to bring joy to your Comm Center

Posted by Eric Parks on Dec 24, 2015 11:09:00 AM

Holiday_Memeories.jpgAs a child, like most, my favorite Holiday was Christmas! I always looked forward to running into my parent’s room Christmas morning to let them know that Santa had arrived. At times, we woke them up so early that my Mom and Dad would tell my sister and I to go back to bed. I guess 3 am was a little early for them. And yes, I do remember sitting in bed from 3 to 7 am wide awake in anticipation and those four hours literally felt like eternity!

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Topics: Human Interest, Recipes

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

The Perfect Christmas Gift for a 911 Dispatcher

Posted by Kathleen Babcook on Dec 14, 2015 10:56:24 AM

CHRISTMAS_2.jpgGiving gifts to public safety and 911 this holiday season? Here are some cleaver and fun ideas to get you in the holiday gift giving mood. Selecting a gift for someone can be tough so I’ve come up with, what I think are, four common categories of persons’ in the 911 dispatch world and what he/she might like.

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Topics: Human Interest

Thankfulness at work? What Are You Grateful For?

Posted by Kathleen Babcook on Nov 24, 2015 2:20:06 PM

Thanksgiving_Turkey_PNG_Clipart.pngWith Thanksgiving all around us, we are called to be thankful and grateful. We all have things we are grateful for in our personal lives, but what about work? So I started thinking what here at Xybix am I thankful for? Some are the traditional things to be thankful for and others are a bit of a stretch. But either way, I figured I’d share my list with you, in hopes that you too can find something to be grateful for in your lives either at work or at home. As hard as I tried, I can’t rank these in any particular order, here are the things I am thankful for:

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Topics: Human Interest

4 Ways to Improve Morale in a 911 Dispatch Center Over the Holidays

Posted by Kathleen Babcook on Nov 6, 2015 10:39:41 AM

4 Ways to Improve Morale in the Dispatch Center over the HolidaysMotivation and overall morale in the dispatch center are difficult to maintain and with the encroaching holidays, one thing is for certain, 911 dispatchers are called to be at the top of their game. Holidays can be a very busy time for 911; burnout, sickness and just genuine lack of motivation can be huge problems causing 911 centers everywhere to struggle. Nothing can replace giving up time with family or friends over the holidays. So, what can you do to help motivate and maybe inspire your dispatchers this holiday season?

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Topics: Health, Treadmill and Bike Desks, Human Interest, Morale

Healthy Halloween Treat Ideas for 911 Comm Centers and Offices

Posted by Kathleen Babcook on Oct 16, 2015 11:22:08 AM

Treats are pretty common around a 911 Comm Center or any office during the Halloween season.  So I thought, maybe we could add a healthy spin to the treats we all know we will eat. Bringing healthy ideas and initiatives to your next office pot luck or event gathering doesn’t have to be scary. It can be fun and rewarding for both you and your co-workers. Here are three phases to a creepy plan of bringing better health into a workplace near you.

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Topics: Health, Human Interest

Quick Mason Jar Meal Ideas for 911 Dispatchers

Posted by Kathleen Babcook on Sep 15, 2015 10:43:34 AM

Petitelefant.jpgI don’t know about you, but, love the idea of packing a healthy meal on the go! So why not pack a mason jar? This antiquated food vessel makes for quick and easy grab and go. The best part is, you don’t have to worry about forgetting any of the ingredients and its leak proof! (Because I SPILL EVERYTHING (no seriously)). There are so many healthy ideas from salads to soups, quiches, desserts. What I really wanted to know was, how. How...? How do I do that?

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Topics: Health, Human Interest

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