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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)…

Nucor Steel's weight loss program had employees changing their mind on food and sleep..

Nucor Steel Medical Weight-Loss Program

Nucor Steel, a Fortune 300 company and the largest manufacturer of recycled steel in the United States, embodies a culture that can be summarized by a…

A woman surrounded by vegetables punching a Big Mac

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…

Using calipers to determine body fat

Body Fat or BMI: The Employer’s Dilemma

Obesity is a common condition and is increasing in prevalence in the United States and globally.  Obesity is defined as a state of excess adipose tissue and is associated with hypertension, type 2 diabetes, stroke, coronary artery disease, dyslipidemia, musculoskeletal…

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 treadmill desk

Sit Up and Take Notice: Office Exercise Equipment Should Not Be Taken Lightly

Jonathan Edelheit, JD - in Features, Others

Sitting Ducks for Poor Health Is finding time to keep in shape a job in itself? Then, you might be a sitting duck for poor health. After all, experts advise at least 30 minutes of moderate physical activity most days of the week to maintain good health, and…

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 sign showing the corner of wellness and illness

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…

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…

A doctor looking at a mole

Battling Cancerous Information: The Facts About Skin Cancer and a Culture of Wellness

Michael D. Shaw - in Others

Of the many things that make corporate wellness a priority, few are as critical as the need for transparency and unbiased reporting. That is, if companies seek to educate employees about the respective benefits or risks of this or that product – if they…

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 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…