Category By:- Well-Being

An Easy Guide to Health Screening Results

If you offer health screenings to your employees, you may receive your aggregate report after the screenings and wonder, “What do these results mean?” The data can be overwhelming, but understanding your company’s aggregate results can mold the next steps...
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Are You Discouraging Participation in Your Wellness Program?

Are you discouraging participation in your wellness program? It’s a disturbing thought, but one that should be considered. If you are seeing participation numbers dip, then it may be time to take an honest look at your wellness program and...
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Are Your Wellness Incentives Killing Intrinsic Motivation?

Until recently, wellness professionals wanted to believe that if we offer rewards for the behaviors we want to see, we will achieve the outcomes we desire. This rings true if the only result you want to see is participation in...
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Budget-Friendly Workplace Wellness Ideas

Do you have a tight budget for well-being at your organization? No problem! Contrary to popular belief, you don’t need unlimited resources to host an effective wellness program.If you’re looking for a place to start and know that you don’t...
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Building a Life, Not a Resume

Do you feel like you go through the same routine each week? Work out at the gym. Go grocery shopping. Do the laundry. Drop the kids off at soccer. Take this lengthy list of tasks and obligations, sprinkle in a...
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Embrace a New Way of Working and Leading

To say the pandemic has changed the American workplace would be an understatement. Each day, it re-shapes the way we work, operate, communicate, and collaborate. Meanwhile, other factors – the increased focus on racial justice, economic uncertainty, political instability, as...
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Encouraging Employee Engagement through Social Well-Being

When we think of well-being, we often think of physical wellness first. But social well-being is key to overall wellness and is of vital importance to employee engagement. According to a Gallup study, engagement and well-being are the two factors...
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Engagement and Well-Being: Are They the Same?

While looking through a media supplement brochure titled “Employee Well-Being” I noticed the word “engagement” was in the title of nearly every article inside.  It seems “engagement” is being used synonymously with “well-being”. So, is it the same?  Or, is...
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Expanding Your Wellness Program: Mental Well-Being

Mental wellness is often talked about in the workplace, and poor mental wellness is paired with a loss in productivity of your employees. But how do you connect the dots from poor mental wellness to good mental wellness? In the...
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Expanding Your Wellness Program: Social Well-Being

Social well-being is not often thought of when it comes to developing a workplace wellness program, and many find it hard to even define. In part two of my blog series, we’ll define social wellness and showcase a few ways...
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Four Best Practices for an "All-in" Wellness Strategy

  Employee wellness is elusive. Innovative employers like you are constantly searching for ways to attract talent through exceptional benefits, engage and retain your current employees, and reduce healthcare costs. To meet all of these critical needs simultaneously, you resolve...
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Four Healthy Habits with Big Payoffs for Health Care

November is a common time for health insurance Open Enrollment, as many benefit plans renew on January 1. Chances are you recently completed enrollment for your 2017 benefits (which I hope wasn’t too painful!). Throughout the process, you may have...
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Health Screening Options: The Pros and Cons

Do you currently offer health screenings to your employees? If not, is there a barrier that is holding you back? Health screenings are not one size fits all for companies; however, there are a variety of different screening options, each...
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Healthy Eating Tips to Fuel Your Work Day

It’s no secret that the typical American work day is challenging and crunched for time, which can easily lead to fast food lunches and vending machine snacks. Working in an office setting often means a constant supply of treats for...
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How Sleep Affects Your Health and Performance

Sleep, rest, relaxation. All words with one similar meaning: Giving your body a chance to reset. It’s also one thing we can’t get enough of in our busy lives. In fact, sleep is often the first thing we give up...
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How to Create Wellness Champions

Cultivating support for workplace wellness programs is no easy task. Although some of us (myself included) view this challenge as a solo mission, employee participation is paramount to program success—it simply cannot be done alone. Especially in larger organizations and/or...
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How to Support Employee Wellness for the Long Haul

Knowledge is power! At least that’s what we’re told. That knowing more gives us the power to make better decisions. However, the more we know, the less likely we are to act. Think about it. Doesn’t it feel contradictory? Let...
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How to Unplug from Work When You're on Vacation

Imagine yourself on vacation right now: You’re in your favorite spot, the weather is perfect, and you are with your favorite people. Whether you’ve planned the day to be filled with activities, or you’re just going with the flow, you’re...
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Is Unlimited PTO Right for Your Company?

Writing a vacation policy. Granting sick time. Crafting a parental leave policy. Should we give unlimited time off? While each statement or question may seem like a simple task, the truth is, all of these can quickly become complicated.There are...
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Preventive Care Saved My Life

If you could do something to save someone’s life, would you do it? What if it was your own? Whether you know it or not, you and your organization have the power to save lives. And trust me, it’s something...
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Seeking Out Work-Life Harmony

There is something special about this time of year . Perhaps it’s the fresh start or the opportunity to recalibrate goals. For many of my colleagues and friends this year, work-life harmony is at the top of the list. That’s...
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Seven Ways to Sneak Activity into Your Work Day

Do you ever find yourself working intently on a project and suddenly realize you’ve been sitting at your desk for two hours straight? You are not alone. Researchers have found that the average office worker sits for around 10 hours...
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Six Failures You Can Make Every Day

"I've missed more than 9,000 shots in my career. I've lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I've been trusted to take the game-winning shot and missed. I've failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is...
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So You Want to Start a Wellness Committee...

With a new year comes new goals at home and in the workplace! Many of you are likely thinking about how you can be more active and even improve how your employees can be more active and engaged in 2017....
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Staying Fit as a CEO: Living Well, Leading Well

Wellness in the workplace. As a CEO, you know it’s important, you can make the business case for it, and you want to do the right thing for your employees. But do you ever stop and think about what well-being...
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Staying Healthy On the Road

With the nature of today’s workplace, many of us experience some kind of business travel every now and then, and some are even constantly on the go. Whether it’s you or your employees, someone is hitting the road. Frequent travel...
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The Benefits of an Ergonomic Workplace

Admit it. When you get home after a full workday, you often  just want to lie on the couch. But you’re not alone! Many people feel worn out; not just mentally, but physically. On average, 95% of an office workers’...
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The Healthy Professional's New Year's Resolution

That time of year is here again: New Year’s resolutions. We’re all thinking about it: Gym memberships, weight loss, commitments to personal needs, the list can go on and on. But have you stopped to think about any professional goals...
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The Impact of Financial Stress on the Body

Benjamin Franklin once said "in this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes." I would venture to say that most of us are familiar with this, or some other iteration. Franklin’s words make it clear...
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The Wellness Data That Matters Most

Data, data, data. There’s a lot floating out there. And sometimes it’s hard to separate the good from the bad. When it comes down to it, health and wellness data should allow you to gain valuable insights, make decisions, and...
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Three Habits to Stay Committed to Your Goals with the OKR Method

Did you know, nearly 40% of people who set New Year’s resolutions gave up on them by the end of January? Let’s be honest. January is a tough month. It’s cold. It’s dark. And credit card companies are asking you...
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Thriving During COVID-19 While Social Distancing

Thriving during COVID-19 will take a shift in mindset, and that's tougher than we think—especially when we're afraid. Fear and anxiety can drive us to become very self-focused. The evidence from public health experts is clear. The threat from the...
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Top 10 Blogs from 2016

It's hard to believe 2017 is almost here! This year has been quite crazy with many surprising twists and turns.  Proposed changes to FLSA legislation. Insurance companies dropping out of the Individual Marketplace. Trump elected as president. The list could...
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Top 10 Blogs from 2017

At the close of each year, we enjoying taking a moment to reflect on what content resonated most deeply with employers. This year we saw employers placing more emphasis on their people strategy, thinking big picture about how to best...
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Top Platforms for Wellness Gamification

Gamification is transforming the world of employee wellness through the use of technology and personal wellness challenges. If you’re on board with trying out a gamification platform but need some tips on features and which ones would fit your population...
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Well-Being Delivered to Your Doorstep

Today’s world is packed full of rush hours, deadlines, and ever-buzzing phones, leaving us with what feels like no time to accomplish what we enjoy. This means preparing a healthy dinner might not even cross our minds. Taking the time...
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Wellness Program Regulations

Worksite wellness regulations read like alphabet soup. Historically, the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA) have each had guidelines for wellness programming...
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Workspace and Well-Being: How Space Affects Employee Health

It’s no secret that our physical environment impacts our mood and physical well-being. We walk less when there aren’t sidewalks or paths, we eat out more when we don’t have access to refrigerators or break rooms, and we feel less...
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Your Money Line: A Groundbreaking Tool for Employee Financial Wellness

The party was going so well, until a single question stopped the frivolity in its tracks: How tall is David Letterman? You don’t know who asked it, or why they asked it, but the question was asked, and the debate...
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