Seven Tips for Promoting a Healthy Spring

Matthew Szenderski, Health Management Specialist, Keenan - in Features

Believe it or not, it’s already the month of May! Now’s the time to get moving as we transition seasons. Here are seven hints to help you “spring into wellness” and the activities of summer. Wake early to exercise. The mornings are warming up, and…

Complying with the EEOC’s Mental Health Requirements in the Workplace

Corporate Wellness Magazine - in Others

Until recently, mental and behavioral health has been a societal stigma, especially in the workplace. However, it is becoming increasingly hard to overlook when charges of discrimination based on mental health conditions are on the rise. According to preliminary…

Virtual Reality Graded Exposure Therapy: The Paradigm Shift That Can Change Our Mental Reality

Corporate Wellness Magazine - in Mental Health

Imagine curing severe social anxiety, PTSD, or even agoraphobia not with medication or traditional psychotherapy—but with something as simple as a video game. Sounds crazy, right? Think again! It’s called Virtual reality graded exposure therapy (VRGET),…

How Employers Manage Persons with Addictions

Jenny Jenkins - in Mental Health

According to the US Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) it is estimated that 76 percent of people with drug and alcohol problems are employed.  Given this statistic, it is imperative…

Why Small Businesses Should Offer Voluntary Benefits

Joe Quintana - in Others

Small business owners are continually faced with the perennial question of how to stay competitive with their larger counterparts. In every aspect of running a business, from pricing, to quality, to distribution, staying competitive can seem like a David and…

Crystal Alchemy Sound Healing

Professor Jeralyn Glass - in Mental Health

Sound Healing has become a mainstream ‘buzzword’ as more people experience the benefits of the use of frequency and vibration in their search for wellness. As our lifestyles continue on the fast track and pressures for people of all ages are rapidly accelerating,…

Office Design and its Impact on Employee Health and Productivity

Workers spend much of their time in the workplace, typing out memos and documents on the computer, analyzing data, attending meetings, and speaking with clients. How the office space is designed has a huge impact on the health of workers. Office design is…

April’s Move More Month: How to Hit Your Stride

Dr. Sam Ho, chief medical officer, UnitedHealthcare - in Features

As winter gives way to spring, some of us may be emerging from a state of “seasonal sedentary syndrome.” With National Walking Day (April 4) and April’s Move More Month, it’s time to lace-up those sneakers and start finding your stride. Studies have…

Putting Wellness Training to Work – A Case Study with Sapoznik

The connection between healthy employees and company performance have long been a factor for employers to seek well-being programs for their employees. There are some that have intrinsically woven the well-being program into the culture of their company philosophy…

A Noisy Workplace Raises Risk of Heart Disease

Corporate Wellness Magazine - in Column

Nobel Prize Winner Robert Koch said in 1910 that “One day man will have to fight noise as fiercely as cholera and pest” and studies are beginning to prove this statement right. A study recently released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention…

Workplace Mental Wellness and Intrapersonal Skills: A Case for a Proactive Approach

Chad Palmer - in Mental Health

The current misconception is that mental health and mental illness is the same thing, this needs to be addressed. In order to have good mental health, we need to perform activities that support mental wellness. Mental wellness can be achieved through practical…

Proactive Ways Employers Can Address the Opioid Crisis in the Workplace

Maricha Ellis - in Focused

If you think our nation’s opioid epidemic could never affect your workplace, think again. More than 70 percent of U.S. employers report feeling a direct impact of prescription drug misuse in their workplaces, according to a survey by the National Safety…

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