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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)…

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Holistic Approaches for Employees Coping with Cancer

Larissa Brass - in Cancer, Column

When Sandy Tracy was diagnosed with kidney cancer last year, the last people she felt like talking to about it were her co-workers. “I don’t like people feeling sorry for me,” she said. “I just wanted to go back to everything being OK. I just wanted…

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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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Global Challenges in Corporate Wellness – How to Turn Game Around

Wolf Kirsten - in Features

The 2014 ‘‘Global Survey on Health Promotion, Workplace Wellness and Productivity Strategies’’ by Buck Consultants underlines the daunting challenges to implementing a global corporate wellness program and raises doubts about whether or not an effective…

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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…

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The Labor-Management Healthcare Fund Retreat

Charles V. Vicario - in Others

We began the Labor-Management Healthcare Fund (LMHF) wellness program about four years ago. Our goal was to incorporate various retreats focused on different wellness initiatives; but we found few facilities that met our needs. We were introduced to the Biggest…

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The Bottom Line on Wellness

Sue Parks - in News & Insights

The Bottom Line The success of a wellness program, in terms of changed behavior and the bottom line, hinges on integrating all planning, activities and efforts into one vibrant, measurable initiative. A key requirement of this integration and the development…

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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…

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Corporate Wellness Is Personal Wellness: A Primer for Life and Healthy Living

Brad Cummins - in Worksite Wellness

Corporate Wellness Is Personal Wellness Corporate wellness and personal wellness are inseparable just as health insurance and life insurance are the same: Each complements the other, furthering the will to be the master of one's destiny, both physically and…

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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…

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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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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…