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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)…

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…

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.

Smartphones and treadmill desks will be the wellness tools of the future.

Mobile and Online Technology: Bridging the Gap to Lasting Behavior Change

Dr. Robert Grant - in Worksite Wellness

In our increasingly wired technology, communication is enhanced. However, this technology can also be contributed to our nation's worsening health. It is possible to harness this weakness and turn into a strength. By using mobile and online technologies, you…

An employee at work with back pain

The Sitting Crisis

Chip Mills - in Others

America's work culture is one of sitting in front of a computer screen for hours everyday. The dangers of prolonged sitting are becoming more and more apparent. New trends in some workplaces are designed to combat this. The trend of standing desks not only…

Telemedicine is a growing trend, letting people speak to a doctor anywhere.

The Future of Wellness Is Here: Managing Chronic Disease via Interactive Health and Wellness Education

Sidney Slover - in Focused

Chronic diseases – such as heart disease, stroke, cancer, diabetes and arthritis – are among the most

The future of everything is online, why should wellness programs not be digital?

Digital Wellness Programs with Key Elements may be the Answer

Barb Reindl Pjevach - in Economics

The primary goal of any wellness program whether online, small or large group must be to create lasting changes to unhealthy behaviors that will prevent or delay the onset of chronic diseases such as cardiovascular,

A smiling man living a healthy lifestyle by eating a salad.

A Healthy Lifestyle Begins at Work

Nick Nicholson - in Worksite Wellness

A large portion of the day is spent at work. Whether employees are sitting behind a desk or out in the field

Stations like these can soon be in wellness program everywhere, making the tracking of health data simple.

Self-testing Workplace Health Stations: Reducing Health and Productivity Risks due to Hypertension and Obesity

John T. Kelly - in Worksite Wellness

Hypertension, obesity, and overweight, which harm worker health and productivity, are epidemic in the United States. Among adults in the United States, approximately 30% are hypertensive

A man in a flood, riding on a recliner chair holding an umbrella.

Lowering Stress and Anxiety for Shift Workers (and for others too!)

Betsy Connolly - in Worksite Wellness

Stress and anxiety are normal parts of life. Sometimes we all need a little angst to keep us going – to make the best presentation, ace the test or get the job offer. But over time

A businessman leading his team through a meeting.

Coaching Corporations in Tough Times

Tara Swart - in Economics

In the current financial climate, it is more important than ever to concentrate on staff motivation and the role of interventions such as coaching