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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Sample Notice for Employer Sponsored Wellness Programs

August 25, 2016

As of May 17, 2016, there are new rules under the American with Disabilities Act (ADA) that now requires employers that offer wellness programs that collect employee health information to provide a notice to employees informing them: What information will be collected. How it will be used. Who will receive it. What will be done…

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Is Your Wellness Program Like an Airport?

July 31, 2016

August 1, 2017 Let us explain what we mean. At an airport, passengers arrive, and then leave. Perhaps they grab a cup of coffee in between and enjoy it over a magazine. Ultimately, however, there isn’t much of a reason to attend an airport for purposes other than pickup and drop-off. The same can be…

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Zombie Wellness

July 26, 2016

Wonder what Zombies or Zombie Apocalypse has to do with worksite well-being? There is no end to the love for and popularity of zombies! It’s true of zombie films, TV shows, books and now WELLNESS CHALLENGES. The CDC knows that zombies = popularity and attention and that’s why they have a CDC Zombie Apocalypse and Preparedness…

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Well-Being, Health and Aging Workforce

July 20, 2016

Aging. We all work to slow it down, avoid it or reverse it, but there is no getting around it. Typically, aging is referred to as a period of declining physical health and cognitive decline, so no wonder there is such ambivalence about getting older.  People in the U.S. are living longer than ever before….

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Drink Up to Boost Summer Engagement

June 30, 2016

Many areas of the country have been experiencing extreme temperatures this summer. Just walking from the car to the air conditioned office requires the bodies cooling system of “sweating” to kick in. In summer many employees struggle to balance their daily office schedule with staying cool and summer fun. A recent study found that workplace productivity drops 20 percent during…

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