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Metabolic Syndrome is an under treated condition in corporate wellness programs.

Managing Metabolic Syndrome is a Delicious Boost to ROI

by Alison Acerra R.D. - in Others

When I made my way west after graduate school and arrived as a nutrition consultant at a high profile Silicon Valley tech company, I was stunned to discover that for such an educated, seemingly well-informed workforce, rates of Metabolic Syndrome (MetS)…

A doctor taking a patients blood pressure.

Low in Risk for CVD in the Coming Ten Years? That Might Not Be True.

Morgan C. Wang - in Column

For those who care about your employees’ health, there are two known major risk calculators the ACC/AHA risk calculator and the Framingham risk calculator, unfortunately they may not perform as well as previously thought. Recently an article [1] pointed…

Michele Obama and Sam Kass at a health food demonstration

Wellness: America’s Commander-in-Chef Can Take Heat in Kitchen

Corporate Wellness Magazine - in Features

Nutritionists will be the first to say that healthy workers who eat the right foods are likely to increase their energy levels, improve their immune systems and perform better on the job. Now think of the heat in the kitchen, then, that Sam Kass walks into…

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 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…

Using a medicine ball as a chair to engage the core, part of a culture of health.

4 Tips to Improve Company Health Culture

Sean Gallivan - in Worksite Wellness

Healthcare is a $2.8 trillion a year industry in the United States, which is the highest spend per country in the world, but the U.S. is by no means the healthiest. In order to create a healthier nation and put those dollars to making a difference in society,…

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…

A woman eating an apple at the office

Adapt and Adopt: Translating a Healthy Culture into a Corporate Culture of Health

Dr. Will Clower - in Worksite Wellness

Principles apply across condition. One principle for any business is that it is easier to adapt an existing successful business model than to reinvent the wheel and hope it turns out as well as the thing that already works. In other words, “find success…

A woman making a healthy food choice

Weight Loss Programs – Shed the Pounds and Save Some Money

Jeff Hyman - in Economics

There aren’t many companies that couldn’t use an extra million dollars. If you run a company with a thousand employees, that’s how much you could be saving by instituting a corporate wellness program for your employees. Studies show that two-thirds of…

An engaged employee biking to work.

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

A stressed out couple surrounded by moving boxes

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

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.