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Personal Wellness and Companionship: Healthy and Fun Courtship

Michael D. Shaw - in Others

Personal wellness is, as I will never tire of writing, indispensable to corporate wellness. That sense of health – and happiness – often starts with dating or companionship, where the emotional support of a friend or future loved one is as restorative…

Advancing Corporate Wellness by Achieving Personal Wellness: The Journey of a Single Seed to the Shelf of Science and Commerce

Michael Shaw - in Others

As I am wont to remind readers, corporate wellness is impossible without personal wellness: It requires an understanding of and a commitment to science and technology, beginning with increased awareness of the journey of a single seed to the shelf – the…

How to Stay Fit While Travelling

Sloane Davis - in Others

I always tell my clients that the goal should be to maintain, not gain while away.  And while I am an advocate for living life and enjoying all that is has to offer, going on vacation shouldn’t become a free for all to throw in the towel when it comes to…

Promoting Wellness by Reforming the Way we Store and Protect Food

Michael Shaw - in Others

If we want to promote personal wellness – if want to have a healthier and more active citizenry – we should look at those things that fight for valuable shelf space in closets, cupboards, kitchens, attics, basements and garages. We should look at ways…

Engaging the Aging Workforce Through Targeted Health Promotion Programming

Joseph Giandonato, and Victor Tringali - in Others

It is certainly no secret that our nation's workforce, a cohort that represents 63 percent of the US population, is getting older. In 2010, US Census Bureau projected that one-third of the workforce will be age 50 or older by the year 2016. And while scores…

young businessman has backache sitting at work with a laptop

Are You Sitting Comfortably?

Josh Wildeman - in Others

The sedentary bug has been touted as ‘the new smoking’, but what exactly does that mean for HR and wellness executives in modern office-based businesses? The first thing to be clear on is that sedentary behavior (sitting) is not the same as being physically…

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Creating Effective Benefits Communication

Marcia Otto - in Others

Digital technology has transformed most aspects of employees’ day-to-day lives – and workplace benefits programs are no exception. Yet while it’s easy to think technology has displaced live communication, the reality is, technology acts as a complement…

Stress & Gastrointestinal Systems: The Unsexy Truth

Zach Younce - in Others

The gastrointestinal system is a fancy word for the gut and I will frequently use GI to reference this throughout the article. The gut has multiple parts including the stomach, the small intestine, and the large intestine. These are the three principal areas…

employee discussing prostate cancer with their doctor.

Testing Employees for Prostate Cancer

Many screening vendors propose testing for prostate cancer, using the prostate-specific antigen, or PSA, test. (There is another way to check for prostate cancer, but I can't describe it in a family publication like Corporate Wellness. Plus I don't want to…

Ten Myths about Employee Weight Loss Programs

Al Lewis, CEO, www.quizzify.com - in Others, Weight-Loss

Much of what we think we know about corporate weight loss programs is wrong. Yet weight is the #1 source of fines and incentives for outcomes-based programs. And any program, or any employee in the program, is considered successful when weight declines, however…

Sleep Awareness Week

Celebrate Sleep Awareness Week!

Amy Bair - in Others

Sleep. We all need it. We all crave it. Seems to be such an elusive thing for so many though. That’s why the National Sleep Foundation (NSF) has declared April 23-29, 2017 National Sleep Awareness Week. This public awareness campaign promotes and educates…

The Employee Health and Wellness Program Code of Conduct

Al Lewis - in Others, Worksite Wellness

Many employers assume that their wellness vendors will not harm their employees. Yet there have been myriad examples of exactly that. Employees are harmed every time vendors flout clinical guidelines, as they are wont to do. (Most vendors don’t even disclose…