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Help Make Your Office a Blue Zone, You’ll Live Longer

Jenny Dodson - in Worksite Wellness

Nick Buettner, in front of a crowd of business owners, professionals, faith-based organizations, government officials and citizens of the county, told those assembled about Blue Zones – areas in the world where individuals live longer and healthier lives.…

The Employee Health and Wellness Program Code of Conduct

Al Lewis - in Others, Worksite Wellness

Many employers assume that their wellness vendors will not harm their employees. Yet there have been myriad examples of exactly that. Employees are harmed every time vendors flout clinical guidelines, as they are wont to do. (Most vendors don’t even disclose…

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The Office Eeyore: How They Negatively Impact the Workplace

Rebecca Gicante - in Worksite Wellness

Weekday mornings start the same for many of us. The alarm buzzes, we reluctantly roll out of bed, and then prepare ourselves for the upcoming day. It’s a fairly regimented daily routine, which is necessary if we want to get to work, or elsewhere, on time.…

Thermal comfort in the office

How Thermal Comfort Can Impact Your Bottom Line

Rebecca Gicante - in Worksite Wellness

Last week, I decided to take a moment to sort through my closet. I leaned in and started shuffling the hangers from left to right so that I could identify each item. While doing this, I realized that clothes for every season were hanging in there. Short sleeved…

Leveraging data to improve health

How Leveraging Data Can Improve Well-being

Pam Mortenson - in Worksite Wellness

Data analytics has emerged and grown as a critical tool throughout the healthcare industry, and workplace health and benefits are no different. As workplace well-being programs continue to evolve, data analytics plays a key role in both shaping program development…

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Carrots, Sticks or Knowledge: Is Your Wellness Program Making the Right Choice?

Dr. Jeanine Joy - in Worksite Wellness

Is your organization using carrots or sticks in an effort to improve outcomes in your corporate wellness program? Do you understand what the research shows about offering carrots for outcomes people are already intrinsically motivated to accomplish? Intrinsic…

How To Gracefully Handle Political Discussions At Work

How to Handle Political Discussions in the Office

Kerry Wekelo Elam - in Worksite Wellness

We are taught that we should not talk about politics or religion in the workplace; however, as our nation is faced with intense political divide and the media streaming negativity, it is only natural that political discussions are showing up at work again.…

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Why Managers Should be Careful of the 9 to 5 Workday

Chris Hunting - in Worksite Wellness

As companies shift toward health and wellness in the workplace, many companies such as Wegmans and Colgate-Palmolive are adopting a more flexible approach to employee work hours. But in a company whose structural basis is the 9 to 5 workday, managers are getting…

Stress and Wellness

The Necessity of Stress and Wellness In the Workplace

Derek Kren - in Worksite Wellness

The workplace needs a counterbalance. Now, be careful not to confuse that with balance, “an even distribution of weight[...].” We’re talking about counterbalance “a weight that balances another weight” — not unlike the relationship between stress…

Caring as a Shared Value

Caring as a Shared Value: Caring for the Employees and for the Organization

Dee W. Edington & Olga Reupert - in Worksite Wellness

Why is Caring Important? Caring is an integral component of basic human life.  Individuals and groups of like-minded people understand and care for the values and situations of other individuals and groups.  In an organizational environment and culture,…

Financial Wellness Programs Attract Top Talent and Boost Productivity

Financial Wellness Attracts Top Talent and Boosts Productivity

Jeff Tulloch - in Worksite Wellness

This is a key finding from MetLife’s 14th Annual Employee Benefit Trends Study (EBTS) which found that just 46 percent of all employees expect their personal financial situation to get better in the next year, compared to over half (52 percent) in 2014. MetLife’s…

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Reassessing Your Wellness Programs to Create A Culture of Health

Seth Serxner, Ph.D., MPH - in Worksite Wellness

Would you rather have an employee who is distracted and lethargic, or who is engaged and accountable? The latter, of course. That, in a nutshell, is the business case for health and wellness programs and creating a culture of health. Employers we surveyed…