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Manufacturing Wellness

Manufacturing Wellness

By laura timbrook
New Season Coming Oct 4th!
There is a 60% increase for a shift working employee to develop diabetes, and in 2007 WHO listed shift work as a probable human carcinogen. Yet, the corporate health and wellness industry doesn't focus on improving the health and wellness of our shift working professionals. Laura is setting to disrupt the industry and to create a more inclusive conversation to improve the health and wellness of our shift working professionals.
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Healthy Meals on the Road

Manufacturing Wellness

Sugar and the health crisis
We have been focusing on sugar education and running sugar shocker demonstrations and workshops yet our rate of diabetes keeps increasing. In this episode, we are discussing actionable solutions to help improve our health. Research for this episode :
July 19, 2021
Healthy Meals on the Road
This episode is for my road warriors and truckers. Simple tips to eating healthier while on the road.
June 14, 2021
Diabetes in the Workforce
This week we are discussing diabetes in the workforce and what employers can do to help support their employees.
May 17, 2021
It Works, Employee Wellness with Rue Patel
In this episode we speak with Rue Patel about how an effective wellness program helped GM. To learn more about Rue visit:
April 26, 2021
Lunch Break Dangers of Skipping Meals
Over the last few years, I have noticed a really big trend that I didn't really see in other industries as I do in Manufacturing. In this episode, we talk about employees skipping meals the effects it has on their overall health safety, and productivity. Are you eating your lunch? Relevant articles:
April 19, 2021
Clash of Trades a interview with Project MFG
Do you have a son or daughter going to a trade school after college? ProjectMFG is launching a new YouTube competition show called Clash of Trades to highlight those students in becoming skilled trade professionals. Join us this week as I am talking with Ray Dick and Tammy Broaddus from Project MFG and who it's so important to celebrate and promote our skilled trade professionals. For more information check out or  Make sure to register to watch Clash of Trades at YouTube Channel  -
April 12, 2021
Stress in the workplace
In this episode, we are discussing stress and how to handle stress in the workplace. Stress management is a hot topic and we are talking all about how stress affects us both physically and mentally. Associated links for this episode:
April 05, 2021
Purpose, Relationships and the future for Women with Mavens of Manufacturing
Mavens of Manufacturing is our guest today and we are talking about several important topics when it comes to the industry such as attracting new generations, understanding the purpose, and how we can better support our women in manufacturing. This episode is all about getting back to the simple forms of wellness and creating our purpose and supporting better relationships within our workforce. To learn more about Mavens of Manufacturing watch them on YouTube
March 29, 2021
Leadership with a Wellness Approach
When you think of leadership do you think of wellness? No. You should and in this weeks episode we are discussing why wellness matters in leadership
March 22, 2021
Virtual Health Event Ideas
Ideas on offering virtual health and wellness events to employees
March 15, 2021
Health Events for the Male Population
Do you have a large male population and wanting to create an employee wellness event? Employee wellness is becoming increasingly popular however most events are designed towards a female corporate employee, so how can we create an event that our male population will attend. Listen to discover 3 simple tips that help attract your employees into a health or wellness event. 
March 08, 2021
Employee Health and Leadership Connection
In this episode, we are talking about the connection between employee health and the impacts on leadership.
February 22, 2021
How was your day today?
How many times have you ever asked your employees, How was your day today? Well, this is exactly the conversation you need to be having with your employees. In today's episode, I am speaking with Rebecca Lundin from Celpax about their device that helps monitor how your employees are doing so that you can improve your organization. To learn more about Celpax visit
February 15, 2021
Nature to Build Resiliency
Discussing simple tips on how your workforce can build resiliency with Connor Moriarty from Reset Outdoors. You will be shocked by how simple and fun it can be! For more information about Connor or to get in touch with Reset Outdoors visit
February 01, 2021
Promoting a Healthier Workforce
In today's episode, I discuss 3 simple tips to help promote a healthier workforce.
January 25, 2021
Empathetic Leadership
Simple tips to implement empathetic leadership.
January 18, 2021
Building Resilience in the Workforce
In this week's episode, we are focusing on three simple tips for building resilience in the workforce.
January 11, 2021
2021 Trends in Employee Wellness
Discover my predictions for employee wellness within the manufacturing industry for 2021.
January 04, 2021
Tips for Stress Management
Welcome to week 3 of the three-week workplace wellness series. This week we are discussing my top tips for handling stress and avoiding burn-out. As part of the Workplace Wellness Series, this podcast also has an accompanying YouTube video and download. To access visit
December 28, 2020
Top Tips for a Healthier Diet
Welcome to week 2 of the three-week workplace wellness series. This week we are discussing my top 3 diet/nutrition tips for a healthier workforce.  As part of the Workplace Wellness Series, this podcast also has an accompanying YouTube video and download. To access visit
December 21, 2020
Sleep Tips for Late Night Shift Workers
This is the first video in our 3-week Workplace Wellness Series. In this episode, I am discussing three simple tips to help improve sleep for your 2nd and 3rd shift employees.   Over the next 3 weeks, each Monday a new topic will be release (podcast, YouTube video, and downloadable flyer) to help your employees tackle some of the top health concerns in the manufacturing industry. Each week there will be a podcast, video (YouTube), and a downloadable flyer ( to be displayed in a break or locker rooms. The video or podcast is short ~5 mins so it would be great to share during your safety debriefing prior to the shift.
December 15, 2020
Do Wellness Programs Work?
Do you know the most common question Googled when it comes to employee wellness? It is  "Do employee wellness programs work" and in today's episode we are answering that exact question, do they work and managing expectations.
December 07, 2020
Purpose and Employee Engagement
Discover how purpose increases employee engagement.
November 30, 2020
NBHWC Health Coaches Improving Employee Wellness with Leigh-Ann Webster
In this episode, we talk to Leigh-Ann Webster the Executive Director of the National Board for Health and Wellness Coaching on what makes board certified health coaches so amazing for increasing the effectiveness with employee wellness programs. For more information on the NBHWC visit
November 23, 2020
Employee Engagement During Depressive Times
This is a rough time for many people so how can we create a more engaged workforce given the depressive climate. In this week's episode, we discuss how we can simply engage our employees and create an engaged and healthier workforce.
November 16, 2020
3 Tips for an Effective Wellness Program
In today's episode, I talk about 3 tips for making sure you have an effective wellness program.  Today also kicks off the Employee Retention Summit for Manufactures, if you are not registered you have time to visit for your free ticket.
November 09, 2020
Why Wellness in Manufacturing
In today's episode, I share with you an interview Lisa Ryan did with me talking about why wellness within manufacturing. This coming Monday, Nov 9th starts the Employee Retention Summit for Manufacturing this is a 3-day event with over 25 industry-leading speakers focused on organizations keeping their top talent.  To get your free ticket to the summit visit and click on the Employee Retention Summit graphic or visit:
November 04, 2020
Laughter and Well-Being
Discover how laughter can help increase well-being and also improve your productivity and retention To register for the Manufacturing Industry Employee Retention Summit or would like to learn more click here 
October 26, 2020
Diversity and Team Building with Shanna Kabatznick
In this episode, I talk with the Queen on Connecting Shanna Kabatnick on her experience and expertise on diversity and how to create stronger teams. For more information about Shanna visit
October 19, 2020
Nutrition and Productivity
In today's episode, we discuss the importance of proper nutrition for optimal productivity.
October 12, 2020
Standing vs. Moving
In this episode, we talk about the difference between standing vs moving, simple movements that can help keep our manufacturing workforces joints healthier when they are on our feet all day.  Also, we discuss the importance of getting our bodies moving and simple ideas when an hour at the gym isn't realistic.
October 05, 2020
West Coast Industrial Solution Magazine with Tara Sweeney
In this episode with talk with Tara Sweeney from Plant to Processing Magazine( formerly West Coast Industrial Solution Magazine). We talk about how this magazine publication helps with agricultural and manufacturing industries to improve and address safety and compliance. I even share a fairly embarrassing story about a time I visited the Central Valley California area and my discovery of a windmill. Join us in today's discussion and share in a laugh or two. For more information about the publication visit
September 28, 2020
Supporting Women, Interview with Allison Grealis from Women in Manufacturing
When we talk about well-being purpose plays an important role. Women are an essential part of the manufacturing workforce and the WiM (Women in Manufacturing) association is there for support. Listen to learn more about WiM and all the amazing resources they offer. To learn more about WiM, how to get involved, or learn more about the amazing resources visit
September 21, 2020
Wellness Initiatives Amid COVID
 Pre-COVID many organizations were already focusing on wellness initiatives but now with work from home policies and social distancing they have put been put on hold. Now is the time we really need to be focusing on wellness. In today's episode, we learn why we need to really focus on wellness and how we can be creative and start building a wellness culture.
September 11, 2020
Sleep with Dr.Romie
Have you caught yourself saying "I'll sleep when I am dead"? Sleep is vital to our health and we really need to be focusing on sleep instead of pushing it off. Listen to today's episode and discover why sleep is so important and a few tips for our 2nd and 3rd shift workers for better well-being and sleep.
September 04, 2020
Gratitude in the Workplace with Lisa Ryan
Today we are speaking with Lisa Ryan and learning simple tips of gratitude and how they can be used in the workplace to increase employee well-being and improve your organization as a whole.
August 31, 2020
Core Principals of Well-Being and Why Manufacturing.
In this episode, I discuss the core principals of well-being and learn why I decided to focus solely on the manufacturing industry,
August 31, 2020
Manufacturing Wellness Trailer
Discover what the Manufacturing Wellness Podcast is all about. For more information visit
August 25, 2020