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Wearable Devices are Here to Stay

Healther Egan Sussman - in Column, Wearable Devices

More than a decade ago, “dual-use” devices (meaning, one device used for both work and personal reasons) began creeping into workplaces around the globe. Some employees insisted on bringing their fancy new smart phones from home to replace the company-issued…

Navigating the maze of wearable device challenges for fitness programs

Game Plan: Making Wearable Devices Part of Corporate Wellness Ecosystem

Anthony Knierim - in Case Study, Column, Features

When many modern companies discuss corporate wellness, they really mean wearable devices and apps. It’s no secret that fitness tracking gadgets — Fitbit, Garmin, Jawbone, and others — or,wearable devices that can measure steps and other forms of exercise;…

An athletic woman using a wearable device

Will Fitness Trackers Like The Apple Watch Revolutionise Corporate Wellness?

Paul Otote - in Column

Almost every employer understands the benefits of engaging employees in wellness. These benefits include a potential saving of £1600 ($2461.60) per employee per year from the reductions in absenteeism and presenteeism[i]. In spite of this, a new study revealed…

Corproate wellness is at the crossroad of work/life balance

Corporate Wellness Is No Longer Health Jargon

Jonathan Edelheit, JD - in Editorial

Welcome to the inaugural print edition of Corporate Wellness Magazine. For six years now, Corporate Wellness Magazine has been the signature online publication for the Corporate Health & Wellness Association and a reliable resource for news, innovations…

A business woman at work sitting on a medicine ball

Hip to be Fit – A ‘How-To’ Guide for Developing Corporate Fitness Programs

Erica A. Rooney - in Features, Others

"According to a survey by Fidelity Investments® and the National Business Group on Health, employers plan to spend an average of $594 per employee on wellness-based incentives within their healthcare programs this year; marking an increase of  15  percent…

A high tech stethoscope

High Tech or High Touch … Why not Both?

Chris Ciatto - in News & Insights

High Tech or High Touch … Why not Both?   Ponder these questions for a moment: Would you like to improve employee engagement in your health and well-being programs? Are you trying to build a culture of health? Is your office environment a barrier to…

Making a maze simple

Wellness with Simplicity: Promoting ‘Pronounceable Health’

Merry Richon - in Worksite Wellness

As medicine becomes more complex, and as some novelists become secular sages, heralding the arrival of their writings-made-real – in this world of quantum mechanics, mathematical biology, nanotechnology and the prophetic end of cancer, AIDS and diabetes…

The evolution of corporate wellness and worksite fitness programs

The Evolving Nature of Worksite Wellness: Contingent Incentives Move to the Leading Edge

Dr. William H West - in Economics

For over three decades, U.S. employers have made a significant investment in worksite wellness. Progressive CEOs have championed wellness as a foundational value of their corporate culture. Wellness program directors have deployed health risk questionnaires,…

A woman with wearable device using a medicine ball

Watch your Step – Smart Watches and other Wearables for Health & Fitness

Corporate Wellness Magazine - in News & Insights

I had a dream last night that my wife gave me a wristwatch for my birthday. It’s a combination, phone, television, music library, day planner, remote control for all my appliances and lights, a camera, calculator, personal shopper, dictionary, game console,…

A woman at her work desk eating a healthy meal.

The Five Benefits of Workplace Fitness Culture

Tricia Drevits - in Worksite Wellness

Americans are on the job more than workers in many countries are. According to a 2013 study by the International Labor Organization, 85.8 percent of American men and 66.5 percent of American women work more than 40 hours per week. We work 137 more hours per…

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.

These are the five steps to better wellness programs.

Five Crucial Steps to Successful, Profitable Workplace Wellness

Greg Justice, MA - in Worksite Wellness

It all starts with you. Human nature is to follow by example. Any program your company introduces is only as effective as the endorsement, value, and action that top level management places in it