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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…

A nurse holding a salad.

Eating a Good Diet is Not Good Enough

Charles Bens, PhD. - in Others

For years we have been told, “Make small changes in your diet,” and, “It’s okay to cheat sometimes,” or, “Just shop in the outer isles of…

A stethoscope on an explanation of benefits

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…

Secure smartphone apps are essential to trust in corporate wellness programs.

Building Secure Apps, Part Two: The Corporate Challenge

Andrew Hoog - in News & Insights

A recent article in Internet Retailer notes that US consumers will make $18.2 billion in purchases on their smart phones this year, an increase of 143% over 2011.  Currently, 58% of Americans own a smart phone and those numbers are on the increase and show…

A woman eating several packs of pills

Effective Disease Prevention Doesn’t Have to Be a Drag

Mike Payne - in News & Insights

Healthcare expenditure in the U.S. in 2014 is forecasted to be $3.8 trillion. Despite this staggering sum, three in every four Americans will die prematurely from a chronic disease - conditions that are related to lifestyle, habit or circumstance. The plain…

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Chronic Inflammation Heats Up Disease Risk

Melanie Jatsek - in Others

If you've ever accidentally touched a hot stove, you know all about inflammation. Your skin turns bright red, eventually blisters and the resulting pain lasts for what seems like eternity. Although it’s no walk in the park, this acute inflammatory response…

Fitness trackers and other wearable technology will be a crucial piece of the wellness puzzle

Fitness Trackers On Course To Become Fashionable Piece of Wellness Puzzle

Corporate Wellness Magazine - in Editorial

Don’t look now, but those devices clipped onto waistbands, wrapped around wrists or dropped in a pocket may be coming to a body part on you.

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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.

Obamacare's wellness regulations are in

A Review of the New Wellness Regulations: A Departure from Personal Responsibility & Accountability for Health

Lisa M. Holland - in News & Insights

As a result of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, wellness programs have received new regulations. This article outlines the changes made to these programs, and how to comply with the new law. These changes are to how programs operate, and how…

A plate of crispy chicken wings.

Portion Distortion

Celynn Erasmus - in Others

As portions have grown larger over the past decades, so have many populations over the globe

A line up of six tasty and healthy meals you can take to work and heat up in the microwave.

Ready, Steady, Go! The Pros and Cons of Prepackaged Meals

Celynn Erasmus - in Others

We all love a warm and hearty home-cooked dinner, but let’s face it: battling through rush hour traffic after