The new wellness rules of 2017

The New Rules of Wellness – Keeping Your Whole Organization Healthy in the New Year

Pam Mortenson - in Worksite Wellness

When you think “wellness,” the first thing that typically comes to mind is diet and exercise. While these are important components of wellness, it’s important to expand this focus more broadly. Wellness has come a long way in recent years, evolving to…

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Promoting Wellness Among an Aging Workforce

by Victor Tringali, MS, CSCS & Joseph Giandonato, MBA, MS, CSCS - in Worksite Wellness

A perfect storm of an aging workforce - a healthcare network which is growing increasingly more difficult to navigate, and ever-changing policies and…

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Please Pass the (Shea) Butter: Skincare, Personal Care and Corporate Wellness

Lewis Fein - in Others

There is an overriding lesson about corporate wellness, which starts with an emphasis on personal health and individual empowerment. That process involves…

Stick to Your New Year’s Resolution Day

3 Tips in Honor of Stick to Your New Year’s Resolution Day

Daniel Pyne - in Others

We all make New Year’s Resolutions. I know I do. It’s at this point of the year where resolutions start to fizzle out; after two weeks, the enthusiasm to change has run out.  To help with this, January 12 has been designated Stick to Your New Year’s…

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The Study of Wellness and the Science of Success: Inspiring Change

Michael D. Shaw - in Others

Of the many questions that concern health and wellness, from what it is to how to maintain it, from how to measure it to what it means to forgo it, one query matters most: How do you create a culture of wellness, where there is the inspiration to change, and…

Self-care at the window.

Preventive Healthcare: Shifting the Self-Care Paradigm

Charles Bens, Ph.D. - in Focused

The existing healthcare system is based on the treatment of symptoms, even though 80 percent of illness is preventable. That means simply that individuals and their doctors are doing precious little to prevent disease, even though they could. This has led…

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Making 2017 the Year of Your Health

Daniel Pyne - in Weight-Loss

Three years ago to the day (January 3, 2014) I began my own health and wellness journey. At the time, I weighed just shy of 230 lbs. (about 60 lbs. overweight for someone my height). I was a smoker. I drank 3 to 4 cans of soda a day. I was a mess and felt…

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Resolution Revolution – Selfishness, Self-indulgence and Acceptance

Paula Sirois - in Editorial

I invite you to join me on selfish, self-indulgent and thoroughly life-affirming New Year’s resolutions this year. I invite you to accept who you are, what you like, what you don't, and how you really want to live. If you're ready, like me, to come out from…

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Preparedness against Mosquito-Borne Illnesses: Confronting this Challenge

Micah Ali - in News & Insights

For all the worry about mosquito-borne illnesses, including Zika and West Nile Virus, it would be a mistake to consider the former a problem for the State of Florida alone, while treating the latter as a phenomenon exclusive to the East Coast in general. Put…

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Addressing Holiday Stress and its Impact at Work

Norbert “Bert” Alicea - in Mental Health

The holidays are supposed to be a time of joy and excitement, but for many employees, it can also be a difficult season for any number of reasons. For some, the extra pressure of facing looming year-end deadlines during a shortened work month, combined with…

Can Blue Light Make You Sick?

Can Blue Light Make You Sick?

Nathan Walz - in Technology

One of the most overlooked health risks in today’s world is chronic exposure to blue light. This can lead to diabetes, obesity, depression and other modern day diseases. Blue light actually looks white to the naked eye. It is emitted from screens on smartphones,…

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American Express Increases Family Benefits for U.S. Employees

Daniel Pyne - in Others

New and expecting parents at American Express (AmEx) had reason to celebrate today when the financial-services company announced a generous expansion of their family benefits. Beginning January 1, 2017, full-time and part-time employees who have worked at…