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3 Health and Wellness Trends You Need to Watch in 2017

Alexis Levine - in Others

Thanks to rapid improvements in technology the health and wellness industry is constantly evolving. Over the past few years, through the use of wellness portals and the accompanying technology, it has become much easier to accurately monitor one's health,…

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Corporate Wellness Magazine – The Best Way to Be Seen, Read and Talked About

Corporate Wellness Magazine - in Others

You know that our annual congress pulls in over 2,000 attendees every year and this year we’re already getting to standing room only capacity. And you know that every year we hand out thousands of our flagship print publication that features topics on the…

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How Thermal Comfort Can Impact Your Bottom Line

Rebecca Gicante - in Worksite Wellness

Last week, I decided to take a moment to sort through my closet. I leaned in and started shuffling the hangers from left to right so that I could identify each item. While doing this, I realized that clothes for every season were hanging in there. Short sleeved…

Leveraging data to improve health

How Leveraging Data Can Improve Well-being

Pam Mortenson - in Worksite Wellness

Data analytics has emerged and grown as a critical tool throughout the healthcare industry, and workplace health and benefits are no different. As workplace well-being programs continue to evolve, data analytics plays a key role in both shaping program development…

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Generation Z – The ‘Just Google-it’ Generation

Kim Bassett - in Others

Imagine growing up in a world where Google has always existed. Where Facebook is as much of a staple as Nickelodeon or the Johnny Carson Show. A world where terrorists and 9/11 are not only a reality but also a history lesson, told and explained to them like…

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Carrots, Sticks or Knowledge: Is Your Wellness Program Making the Right Choice?

Dr. Jeanine Joy - in Worksite Wellness

Is your organization using carrots or sticks in an effort to improve outcomes in your corporate wellness program? Do you understand what the research shows about offering carrots for outcomes people are already intrinsically motivated to accomplish? Intrinsic…

How Small Businesses Can Attract Employees Like a Large Employer

How Small Businesses Can Attract Employees Like a Large Employer

Michael Estep - in Voluntary Benefits

Small businesses accounted for 40 percent of new jobs over the past two decades1.  Now more than ever, small business owners face the challenge of competing with larger companies to attract and retain employees. Employees expect their employer to offer a…

How To Gracefully Handle Political Discussions At Work

How to Handle Political Discussions in the Office

Kerry Wekelo Elam - in Worksite Wellness

We are taught that we should not talk about politics or religion in the workplace; however, as our nation is faced with intense political divide and the media streaming negativity, it is only natural that political discussions are showing up at work again.…

Feed your Brain!

The Care and Feeding of the Brain

by Charles K. Bens, Ph.D. - in Focused

The brain is probably our most complicated and influential organ because it is the control center for virtually everything that happens in our body. Whether we are working, playing, eating or sleeping it is the brain that decides how well we perform and the…

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Is Eating Breakfast Important For Health? Maybe Not So Much…

Jonathan Dugas, PhD, Vitality Group - in Focused

The idea of breakfast being the most important meal of the day could have been cooked up by a food manufacturer—but regardless of its origins, many studies are used to support this claim. The caveat, however, is that examining the long-term health outcomes…

in a company whose structural basis is the 9 to 5 workday, managers are getting the short end of the stick.

Why Managers Should be Careful of the 9 to 5 Workday

Chris Hunting - in Worksite Wellness

As companies shift toward health and wellness in the workplace, many companies such as Wegmans and Colgate-Palmolive are adopting a more flexible approach to employee work hours. But in a company whose structural basis is the 9 to 5 workday, managers are getting…

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4 Reasons a Diverse Sales Team Will Boost Revenue

Eliot Burdett - in Focused

On International Women’s Day, it is worth examining how diversity in the workplace has been an issue since the civil war. In February 1869, a letter to the editor of the New York Times questioned why female government employees were not paid the same…