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The Cost of Employee Fitness: Do Financial Incentives Make Cents?

Victor Tringali, MS, CSCS, *D - in Worksite Wellness

Physical activity is associated with improved health and can help mitigate or delay the onset of many diseases, including types of cancer, coronary artery disease, high cholesterol, hypertension, and osteoarthritis while improving quality of life in healthy…

Office Design and its Impact on Employee Health and Productivity

Workers spend much of their time in the workplace, typing out memos and documents on the computer, analyzing data, attending meetings, and speaking with clients. How the office space is designed has a huge impact on the health of workers. Office design is…

Is Certification the New University?

A career in corporate health and wellness is fast becoming attractive and vital in corporate health. Currently, students taking up courses in health and wellbeing have found that such certificates earn them as much money, respect, and promotion as those who…

A Key Component of Corporate Wellness Programs: Food Wellness

Workplace could, sometimes, be a difficult place to really eat well, as employees are in a constant hurry to meet deadlines, engage new clients, send out emails, secure contracts, and send off proposals. Adults in the US spend a lot of their waking hours in…

What’s Ahead in Wellness for 2018? Last Year’s Trends Offer Some Answers

To get a sense of what to expect on the employee health and wellness front in 2018, it’s useful to look back on the trends that were gaining momentum last year. To better understand those trends, Optum surveyed 240 human resource professionals in large companies…

The 9 Factors That Create Engaged Employees

David Ashworth - in Worksite Wellness

An engaged employee is one who is dedicated to the company’s mission and enthusiastic about taking steps to fulfill that mission. An engaged workforce is more productive, offers better customer service and increases your profits. According to a recent Gallup…

Is Sitting in Your Office Really That Bad?

Deborah Read - in Worksite Wellness

What is YOUR total sedentary time on an average workday? Sedentary time includes sitting, reclining, and lying down outside of your nighttime/bedtime sleep, so this includes breakfast, commute, work, lunch, commute, dinner, and evening activities. Go ahead,…

How Successful is Your New Corporate Wellness Program?

Anna Mittag, VP Operations at LifeSpeak - in Worksite Wellness

If you implemented a workplace wellness initiative within the last few months, you’re probably itching to find out how effective it has been so far. You’ve got lots of questions, some of which can be answered with numbers, but many are more nuanced than…

5 big problems caused by AARP v. EEOC…and one huge solution

Al Lewis - in Worksite Wellness

By now, you are probably familiar with the December federal court decision in AARP v. EEOC. To recap the holding: as of January 2019, the adjective “voluntary,” when applied to clinically oriented wellness programs (such as screenings and health risk assessments),…

7 Personal Steps to Being Extraordinary in 2018

Jenny Dodson - in Worksite Wellness

The Corporate Health & Wellness Association wants you to know that we think about you every day. From how we develop our content strategies to how we build our education and training programs. To help you start 2018 off on the right foot, we put together…

Stand Up For Your Health – Sitting Is the New Smoking!

Danielle Keenan, Health Management Specialist, Keenan - in Worksite Wellness

OK, the word is out! Researchers and wellness experts continue to note that sitting for prolonged, uninterrupted periods of time is associated with an increased risk of multiple adverse health conditions. And these risks can be on a par with those attributed…

Show Some Backbone: How You Can Support Spine Health in the Workplace

Michael D. Shaw - in Worksite Wellness

Humans have monkey spines. While we swiftly evolved sophisticated hands and enormous brains, our backs never caught up to our upright stance. Thus, we still boast the s-curved spine of beasts that walk on four legs, and thus, we are all exceedingly susceptible…