5 big problems caused by AARP v. EEOC…and one huge solution

Al Lewis - in Others, Worksite Wellness

By now, you are probably familiar with the December federal court decision in AARP v. EEOC. To recap the holding: as of January 2019, the adjective “voluntary,” when applied to clinically oriented wellness programs (such as screenings and health risk assessments),…

How Can HR Help the #MeToo Movement?

Jenny Dodson - in News

In light of the revelations coming from the #MeToo movement, many businesses and corporations are working to improve their sexual harassment policies. Sexual harassment of any kind causes a hostile work environment, jeopardizes the victim's emotional and mental…

How Genomic Testing & Personalized Medicine Support Wellness

Joe R. Veltmann PhD, FAAIM, DCCN and Roberta L. Kline MD, FACOG - in Genomics

You may have noticed the terms personalized medicine, individualized or personalized dietary plans, nutrigenomics, and precision medicine cropping up in the news, at professional conferences, or even among conversations with family and coworkers. All these…

Wellness Programs in 2018 – Clear as Mud

Susan M, Nash, Partner, Winston & Strawn, LLP - in Others

Since 2016, employers that offered wellness programs to their employees have had to juggle two sets of conflicting and confusing rules: The Affordable Care Act (ACA) on the one hand, and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Genetic Information…

Why You Should Focus on Financial Well-being in the Workplace

Henry Albrecht - in Others

Traditional views of wellness focus on cutting health costs, increasing physical activity and proper nutrition. But tracking steps, joining an exercise class and eating healthy lunches are just part of holistic well-being. When I say well-being, I’m referring…

7 Personal Steps to Being Extraordinary in 2018

Jenny Dodson - in Worksite Wellness

The Corporate Health & Wellness Association wants you to know that we think about you every day. From how we develop our content strategies to how we build our education and training programs. To help you start 2018 off on the right foot, we put together…

Is Functional Medicine Here to Stay?

By Dr. Charles Bens - in Focused

Introduction Not only is Functional Medicine here to stay, it is poised to be the centerpiece in one of the most significant shifts in the health and medical paradigm in the past one hundred years. For anyone who has been paying attention, there has been a…

Identifying and Correcting Wellness’s Big Mistakes

Dr. Charles Bens - in Features

Every day, wellness and corporate decision-makers are making huge mistakes regarding employee health, and they don’t even know it.  Over 90 percent of these mistakes are not errors of commission, but errors of omission.  The following are some classic…

Four Ways Technology Can Help you Transition from Wellness to Well-being

Jonathan Edelheit, JD - in Technology

The corporate wellness industry has been undergoing a quiet revolution. What started as encouraging employees to walk more and watch what they eat have transformed into programs that seek to help employees across all aspects of their lives, from their health…

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What’s the Buzz With Sound Therapy?

Corporate Wellness Magazine - in Others

Edger Cayce said, “The medicine of the future will be music and sound.” While this may sound a little strange, we are witnessing this prediction becoming increasingly more relevant by the day. We have all experienced the healing power of music in our lives…

Stand Up For Your Health – Sitting Is the New Smoking!

Danielle Keenan, Health Management Specialist, Keenan - in Worksite Wellness

OK, the word is out! Researchers and wellness experts continue to note that sitting for prolonged, uninterrupted periods of time is associated with an increased risk of multiple adverse health conditions. And these risks can be on a par with those attributed…

Show Some Backbone: How You Can Support Spine Health in the Workplace

Michael D. Shaw - in Worksite Wellness

Humans have monkey spines. While we swiftly evolved sophisticated hands and enormous brains, our backs never caught up to our upright stance. Thus, we still boast the s-curved spine of beasts that walk on four legs, and thus, we are all exceedingly susceptible…