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The Biting Impact of Employee Food Choices on Your Bottom Line

Rosie Gonzalez - in Column

A quick search for “best diet” brings 3.5 million results on YouTube and 447,000 results on Google. At the top of the Google search, U.S. News recently posted a “Best Diets” review, giving the DASH Diet a number one rating. Yet, when it comes to diet—defined…

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The Hearts Given Away on Valentine’s Day Should be Healthy (and Insured)

Valentine’s Day is almost here, and romantics throughout the nation have hearts and flowers on their minds. Perhaps it’s only appropriate that February is also National Heart Health Month and a great time to start taking steps to be heart healthy. According…

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Wellness and Convenience: Personal Accessories That Further Good Health

Lewis Fein - in Worksite Wellness

Corporate wellness is, as I never fail to remind readers, an exercise in education. It is an effort to inform workers about issues of critical importance, topics rife with innovation and impressive results. Nowhere is that point more relevant, and nowhere…

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Employers Make Costly Healthcare Mistakes Every Day

Most readers will find it hard to believe that a vast majority of employers are costing themselves millions of dollars every year. That is to say that they are totally on board with conventional medicine’s approach to addressing our crisis of chronic disease…

Natural medicine

Smart Prevention — Spend a Little, Save a Lot

Steve Mister - in Economics

Note to reader: This article is based on information from a Frost & Sullivan economic analysis, “Smart Prevention—Healthcare Cost Savings Resulting from the Targeted Use of Dietary Supplements.” The report was funded through a grant from the CRN…

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Three Styles of Communication that Will Keep Your Employees Engaged in your Wellness Program

Jill Shah - in Worksite Wellness

With the rise of the chronic diseases like obesity and heart disease, and the increasing cost of employer health insurance claims

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Establishing and Sustaining a Culture of Corporate Wellness by Alleviating the Stress of Moving

Kevin Guz - in Others

Corporate wellness is a noble and necessary undertaking, which involves recognizing - and alleviating - the key sources of stress

Employees examining health data to determine if their wellness program is effective.

Does Corporate Wellness Work? A Global Perspective on Workplace Health Promotion

Wolf Kirsten - in Worksite Wellness

A recent editorial in the American Journal of Health Promotion by Michael O’Donnell titled Does Workplace Health Promotion Work or Not?

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The Growing Gap Between Nutritional Promise and Behavior

Charles Bens, PhD. - in Economics

The gap between personal nutritional behavior and what scientists say can be achieved with better nutrition is growing faster than the national debt. There is scant evidence that many people are adopting truly healthy diets, as can be seen by some recent statistics.

These tips will get your employees as engaged as these people!

Eight Tips for Increasing Wellness Program Engagement

Dave Monahan - in Worksite Wellness

While it may seem straightforward to get employees to be active physically for only about 30 minutes a day, the fact that nearly two-thirds of Americans don’t achieve this speaks to the need to find new, creative solutions. When program providers and employers…

Wellness is more than health, it is happiness

Wellness is Not Just about Health!

Rajeev Mudumba - in Worksite Wellness

With President Obama winning his second innings at the White House, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), and its implementations are back in focus.

Telemedicine is a growing trend, letting people speak to a doctor anywhere.

The Future of Wellness Is Here: Managing Chronic Disease via Interactive Health and Wellness Education

Sidney Slover - in Focused

Chronic diseases – such as heart disease, stroke, cancer, diabetes and arthritis – are among the most