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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Live Inspired

June 13, 2016

Does living with purpose really inspire good health? After years of effort teaching health education, public health and wellness professionals are asking why people who have all the right information are still not making more healthful choices? It is becoming clear that well-being is so much more than health risk factors and metrics. People make…

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The Power of Positive

March 8, 2016

The ability to turn negative thoughts into positives can be a powerful tool for overcoming stress. It allows you to take control of your thoughts, beliefs and attitudes to influence the outcome in a more positive way. Make a commitment to yourself to control and practice positive self-talk. Practice turning negative thoughts into positives. (example:…

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Sleep Awareness Week

February 29, 2016

The National Sleep Foundation is celebrating it’s annual Sleep Awareness Week March 6- 13, to raise awareness for the health benefits of sleep and it’s importance to safety and productivity. Encourage your population to get better sleep for: -Healthy brain function and emotional well-being. -Immune support, healthy weight, healing and repair of the body. -Elevated…

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Improving Engagement

February 1, 2016

People tend to give their attention to what is stressing them in their day to day lives. It’s these stressors that can be one’s biggest hurdle to living a healthier lifestyle. So why are so many workplace wellness programs focused on physical health? Sure lots of companies are adopting the word well-being when describing their…

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What the FICO?

December 14, 2015

Almost half of Americans Don’t Know their Credit Score. That shouldn’t be a surprise when considering employee financial statistics like: 28 % have trouble meeting household expenses. 44% say they don’t have at least $2,000 in emergency savings. Employees stress over personal financial issues can affect their productivity, engagement and lead to illness and absence…

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