Wellbeing Content To Shift Perspective

July 5, 2017

Google the word health and there is no limit to the number of hits for articles, topics and information. So, the question becomes, with all this health and wellness content available, why don’t we see more behavior change? Despite all the “5 a Day Campaigns” and health information readily available, according to the World Health…

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The Safety Wellness Connection

June 7, 2017

Wellness and Safety Departments have an abundance of shared goals, but are only now starting to bridge the gap to support each others initiatives. Injuries and illnesses impact workers, their families and the productivity and bottom line of the organizations they work for. So why don’t employee wellness and safety programs go hand-in-hand in most…

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2018 Health and Wellness Calendar

April 24, 2017

Health and wellness programs struggle with how to promote well-being and engage employees in wellness. There are simple strategies to get and keep employees inspired, but none as powerful as communication. Email is the main mode of delivering messages in organizations and has led to email overload.  A health and wellness calendar can be your most…

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Wellness Technology

Wellness Technology; Tools or Miracles? Technology has taken center stage for wellness in recent years. Devices can track individual’s physical activity, websites can reward healthy behaviors and messages can be filtered with push notifications based on health risk or demographics. So, as technology and tools get “smarter” why aren’t people getting healthier? While technology can…

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Who Cares About Wellness?

April 1, 2017

Workplace wellness is full of rewards, reimbursements, discounts and other incentives, but what’s really the point? Employers want their workers healthier so they are productive and to keep health care costs down. Health plans want to reduce claims, but what do employees want? Not long ago, I met a young lady on the beach. We…

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Health Where the Heart Is

January 29, 2017

February is heart health month, but how can you communicate healthy heart information to your population so that it’s meaningful to them and the ones they love? Start by sharing messages that will create an emotional reaction to get their attention and give them a Healthy Valentine Card to give.  Start by asking what WOULDN’T…

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Short-Lived Resolutions

January 3, 2017

“This is the year!” I’ve got to lose 20 pounds and keep it off”. If this sounds familiar, then New Year’s is here and it’s time for resolutions to be made and broken.  Resolutions are sadly short-lived. Why is it that so many people who strongly want a change for themselves give up after only…

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Healthier Holiday Remakes

November 28, 2016

As we all know, the holidays come with a lot of celebrating and sweet treats. Luckily, there are some easy ways to make cakes, cookies, and pastries a bit healthier. Here are some simple changes you can make to your recipes to ensure they are just a bit healthier: If a recipe calls for 7…

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Cost of Tired Workers

October 24, 2016

Sleep is probably one of the easiest things that a workplace well-being program can address to improve health and productivity. Many companies want to raise their competitiveness and increase profits through productivity and efficiency of their workforce. Instead, corporate culture has long rewarded the employee that comes in early and stays late. A tired staff…

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Take Aways from the 8th Annual EHBC

September 29, 2016

Wellness conferences used to be like seasons, but in the last 5 years, they all seemed to start feeling like the movie Groundhog Day (more of the same)! Then I went to the the 8th Annual EHBC Wellness Conference in Washington, DC. What an experience! I was at the 1st annual in Hollywood, FL and the…

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