workplace wellness

In a world with 24-7 accessibility, sometimes it's hard to unplug from your job. But too much stress at work can be bad for your overall health. This week on WRVO's health and wellness show “Take Care,” hosts Lorraine Rapp and Linda Lowen speak with social psychologist Ron Friedman about how to promote well being and boost productivity at the same time. Friedman is also the author of the book, "The Best Place to Work: The Art and Science of Creating an Extraordinary Workplace."

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The American Nurses Association reports 8 out of 10 nurses say they frequently work with joint or back pain. The nursing profession has the highest rate of on-the-job injuries of any other in the country. According to many the solution to both problems: more nurses on staff at hospitals.

"The nurses, in many ways, are the last line of defense against harm to patients," John James, founder of Patient Safety America. His organization campaigns to lower the number of injuries to patients in the hospital.

Stickley, Audi and Co. could be a poster child for workplace wellness. The 900 employees at the Manlius furniture making company lost a collective 2,600 pounds during its last round of a Biggest Loser contest, inspired by the popular TV show.