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Lady Gaga posing for Vanity Fair

Going Gaga for our Best Self – Warrior Women in Wellness Award

This article is the second in a series examining the impact of women in the wellness world. You can find the first article here. Singing the National Anthem at the 2016 Super Bowl is Lady Gaga’s well-deserved accolade to young women whose star wattage rests…

Worksite wellness gets a leg up from standing desks.

Why Do We Sit for so Long? An Ergonomic Designer Takes the Sitting Disease to Task

Corporate Wellness Magazine - in Corporate Wellness Interviews

As ergonomic thought leaders tailor their products and services to the growing needs of employers seeking answers to employee back pain from sitting all day, they hope to do more than mass market their wares—they want to help people regain a sense of…

A man standing on a scale

The Biggest Losers Might be Your Employees

Rebecca Johnson - in Worksite Wellness

Much earlier in my health promotion career, I helped an employer create a “biggest loser” style weight-loss contest at work. Back then, I didn’t know nearly as much as I do now about the complexities of body weight, how ineffective weight loss programs…

A checkup for financial wellness

Why Employers Should Pay Attention to the Financial Wellness of their Employees

Josh Verne - in Economics

Financial stress could be an invisible shackle hampering the productivity of your employees. Stacks of research clearly show that happy, stress-free employees are the most productive. It is in an employer’s best interest to cultivate a positive workplace…

A carton of cigarettes full of rolled $1 bills

You Are Paying More for Smoking Employees Than You Think

Elana Magen - in Economics

With the New Year ahead, many smokers are going to make ditching the nasty habit of smoking a resolution as they hope for a healthier year ahead, and that’s more than great – it’s life changing! As a 25-year ex-smoker, (celebrating my 5-year anniversary…

A woman at her work desk eating a healthy meal.

The Five Benefits of Workplace Fitness Culture

Tricia Drevits - in Worksite Wellness

Americans are on the job more than workers in many countries are. According to a 2013 study by the International Labor Organization, 85.8 percent of American men and 66.5 percent of American women work more than 40 hours per week. We work 137 more hours per…

A man jogging through the country side

Engaging Wellness for your Organization

Mark Roberts - in Others

The big buzz in employee health care for the past two years has been, and continues to be, wellness.

Employees examining health data to determine if their wellness program is effective.

Does Corporate Wellness Work? A Global Perspective on Workplace Health Promotion

Wolf Kirsten - in Worksite Wellness

A recent editorial in the American Journal of Health Promotion by Michael O’Donnell titled Does Workplace Health Promotion Work or Not?

Employee eating and talking on the phone from his desk.

Get Up From Your Desk. Sitting is Lethal!

Kim Snider - in Others

We sit. And we sit a lot. We sit in front of the TV. We sit at our desks. We sit in the car. And that’s not good.

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…

These tips will get your employees as engaged as these people!

Eight Tips for Increasing Wellness Program Engagement

Dave Monahan - in Worksite Wellness

While it may seem straightforward to get employees to be active physically for only about 30 minutes a day, the fact that nearly two-thirds of Americans don’t achieve this speaks to the need to find new, creative solutions. When program providers and employers…

These are the five steps to better wellness programs.

Five Crucial Steps to Successful, Profitable Workplace Wellness

Greg Justice, MA - in Worksite Wellness

It all starts with you. Human nature is to follow by example. Any program your company introduces is only as effective as the endorsement, value, and action that top level management places in it