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Travelers in a busy airport.

Corporate Wellness Out of Town – What to do with Employees Who Travel

Kristine Mullen - in Features, Others

Because many of its 344 employees are constantly on the road, working on projects across the Southeast, arol Swanson thought their health was imperative. So, the human resources manager at Winter Construction began searching for a wellness program to supplement…

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 the food stores.”  These eating behavior platitudes seem harmless, because anything that encourages people…

A piggy bank getting an exam

Investing in a Culture of Healthy Eating

Natasha Léger - in Worksite Wellness

Americans spend approximately half of their waking hours at work. While employers may suggest that the majority of these individuals are healthy, the data indicates otherwise. These “healthy” individuals are at risk of being diagnosed with a medical illness…

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…

A man working on a laptop waiting for the bus

Creating a Corporate Travel Culture of Healthy Eating

Natasha Léger - in Others

With rising rates of cancer, cardiovascular disease, obesity and diabetes, come higher healthcare costs for employers. As a result, corporate wellness services have become a $2 billion industry[i]. Corporate business travel, on the other hand, is a $274 billion…

A healrhty heart made of fruit and vegetables

Interactive Awareness: A Corporate Example of Bringing Awareness to Nourishment

Kerry Alison Wekelo - in Others

How do you guide personal awareness in today’s world of constant streams of information coming to us in all forms? The Internet has given us the gift of searching through the abundance of information to find answers to any question we have; from how to heal…

Cutting nutritional and healthy fruit and vegetables for a salad

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.

Weighing health vs. costs

Employer Wellness Programs: Are They Worth the Money?

Vince Han - in Economics

As HR executives and wellness directors navigate the rapidly developing employer-sponsored wellness landscape, a common plea from C-level management is for more clarity around ROI (Return on Investment). For every dollar spent to support employee wellness,…

Vegetables defeating the junk food maze

What to Do When Your Office is a Junk Food Maze?

Sean Kelly - in Focused

We spend roughly a third of our lives at work. How we eat and behave at work can have a lasting impact on our lives. By making a concerted effort to eat healthier at work, many people can change their lives. Workplaces are helping with this by setting up healthy…

A healthy lunch with fruit, vegetables and whole grains.

Improving Health – One Lunch at a Time

Tammy Pelstring - in Others

Eating healty is a crucial part of living a healthy lifestyle. Eating a healthy lunch at work is often overlooked duing the work day. Creating a healthy packed lunch is easy. With creative engagement, and participation from the workforce, having your employees…

Employee wellness programs can face problems with a culturally diverse workforce

A Failure to Communicate: How Cultural Incompetence Leaves Many Wellness Programs Incomplete

Rod Sims - in Worksite Wellness

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, by 2015 racial and ethnic minorities will comprise 41.5 percent of the work force (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2008).

Eating fruit at your desk is healthy snack.

Making Healthy Choices Is As Close As Your Desk Drawer

Jennifer Patel - in Others

Making healthy choices can be difficult, especially in the workplace. We are all familiar with the frosting covered cakes at employee birthday celebrations,

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