Three employees having a conversation at work.

What Does Wellness Mean for Companies Today?

Nancy C. Blough - in News & Insights

The cumulative effect of year-after-year increases has produced record-high costs for employers, employees and retirees.

A smiling, engaged woman riding a stationary bike at the gym.

Successfully Engaging Employees in Wellness Programs

Annmarie Fini - in Worksite Wellness

Health and wellness professionals consistently report that motivating individuals to participate in a workplace wellness program is the biggest challenge they face.

The Science Behind the Benefits of Moderate Exercise

Corporate Wellness Magazine - in Worksite Wellness

I always suggest something like what we do at my own workplace. We encourage very small breaks (which can add up!).

A happy woman, meditating in a field, throwing flowers into the air.

Employers: Promote Employee Health for a Happier, More Productive Workforce

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana - in Worksite Wellness

Health issues consistently make headlines these days, from Americans’ struggles with obesity to increasing rates of diseases such as diabetes.

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The Rock Stars of Wellness Present at the Corporate Wellness Conference

Jonathan Edelheit, JD - in Editorial

I can’t tell you how excited I am at all of the rock star speakers that are coming to present at the Corporate Wellness Conference September 20-22nd 2010 in Los Angeles

A pair of hands holding several medication packages, all of different colors and sizes.

Medication Compliance Is a Top Concern for Employers

Dan Leonard - in Economics

Some 54% of Americans don’t take their medicines or follow a treatment plan as prescribed by their health care provider.

This piggy bank is not very good at containing money...

Prevention: A Key to Cost-Containment

Leah A. Tiller - in Economics

Healthcare costs are spiraling out of control. Consider the following facts presented by Towers Perrin in a 2009 Healthcare Cost Survey:

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Health: The Productivity Factor

Andrew Stephenson - in Worksite Wellness

We've heard that health can improve a worker's productivity by improving their physical capacity. But to be more accurate, improved health can improve a worker's ability to be more productive. Productivity is largely a factor of an employee's desire to work.

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Moving the Wellness Needle, Compressing the Trend Curve

Joe Torella - in News & Insights

Critics of the new federal healthcare reform (HCR) provisions assert that the law is largely a move toward increased cost and higher taxes to cover the cost. HCR is a reality one must embrace, rather than simply criticize.

These tips can take your normal meeting to a fun, productive healthy meeting.

Suggestions and Resources for Healthy Meetings at your Worksite

Our physical and social environments can have a major impact on our health and safety. Many employees spend most of their waking hours in the workplace and those surroundings can influence choices to eat well and be active on a daily basis.

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Become More Optimistic to Improve Health and Success

Jacquelyn Ferguson, M.S. - in Focused

Is the glass of your life half-empty or half-full? Your answer may influence your professional and personal success and your mental and physical health, possibly even which diseases you develop.

Happy employees doing a trust exercise, evidence of lasting trust and cultural change.

How to Make Behavior Change Last

Michael J. White - in News & Insights

One in five of American adults smoke. Half of the smoking population tries and fails to quit each year. Two thirds of us are overweight or obese and 95% of our diet plans fail. The medical community tells us that 70% of premature death and aging is lifestyle-related…