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…

Is Certification the New University?

A career in corporate health and wellness is fast becoming attractive and vital in corporate health. Currently, students taking up courses in health and wellbeing have found that such certificates earn them as much money, respect, and promotion as those who…

A Key Component of Corporate Wellness Programs: Food Wellness

Workplace could, sometimes, be a difficult place to really eat well, as employees are in a constant hurry to meet deadlines, engage new clients, send out emails, secure contracts, and send off proposals. Adults in the US spend a lot of their waking hours in…

What’s Ahead in Wellness for 2018? Last Year’s Trends Offer Some Answers

To get a sense of what to expect on the employee health and wellness front in 2018, it’s useful to look back on the trends that were gaining momentum last year. To better understand those trends, Optum surveyed 240 human resource professionals in large companies…

Meditation and Mindfulness for Better Overall Health

By Danielle Keenan, Health Management Specialist, Keenan First of all, what’s the difference between mindfulness and meditation? They’re closely related but slightly different. Meditation can be viewed as a way to clear the mind, let go, and achieve peace…

AARP Vetoes the DOLs Proposal on Association Health Plans

The American Association of Retired Persons (AARP), in a letter to the secretary of the US Department of Labor, has slammed the proposed rule by the Department of Labor to allow more small businesses to come together and offer association health plans (AHP).…

Culinary Genomics: Conversing with Your Genes

Roberta L. Kline, MD FACOG and Joe R. Veltmann, FAAIM DCCN - in Cancer, Diabetes, Genomics, Mental Health, News & Insights

Here is a little-known fun fact:  the food we consume at each meal “talks” with our genes. Yes, as improbable as it seems—a vibrant “conversation” occurs every time you eat or drink.  While it has been known for centuries that food can be healing…

Nonsolicitation Agreements: A Limit to Employee Post-Employment Interactions

Social media has become not only an avenue for communication and meeting new contacts but also a marketplace where employers meet customers and prospective employees. It is common for an employee who takes on a new job with a competitor to keep in touch with…

Can Tech Help Manage Mental Health in the Workplace?

A human being is only as healthy as his or her mind is, and mental illness is a rather silent, slowly developing health problem that significantly reduces employee health and productivity. Employers are gradually beginning to see how vital managing employee…

Getting to the Heart of Employee Wellness and Health

February is the American Heart Month or the heart health awareness month, sponsored by the American Heart Association. The month of February is dedicated to heart health as a reminder to employers to pause and reflect on how heart healthy their employees are.…

How to implement technology into your employee wellness plan

Tryggvi Thorgeirsson, M.D., MPH - in Focused

Corporate wellness programs are growing steadily, and many companies are betting they will keep their costs under control. But how employers utilize technology to fit their workforces’ needs is a critical success factor. Wellness is rapidly evolving and…

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