The forecasts are strong for the growth of the wearable device market but not everyone agrees that volume equates to value. Employers have sought wearables to as a means to improve the health of their employee population.
InMovement is making employers stand up and take note that no employee should have to choose between earning a living and living healthy. People are using reams of copy paper and making their own workstations.
Employee engagement is crucial to sustaining a strong wellness program and the initial goal is to reduce healthcare costs. As the goal has remained constant as the corporate wellness industry has grown over the last five years, other priorities have surfaced too.
Fitbit celebrates a banner year in 2015 when it raised $841 million and sold $1.8 billion worth of merchandise. It also made strides in entering the corporate wellness market with over 70 large employers like Target and Barclays purchased devices in bulk.
People are enamored today, with dreams of quitting their jobs, paying off their mortgages and putting away money. The truth, however, is that participating in a herd mentality by choosing to make a small investment for a large payoff.
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In this world of big data and data analytics, it is natural to see growing interest among corporate wellness managers. Of course, before you can leverage it, you need to have good data to leverage, and getting good data is a real challenge.
Whether you are wellness manager, corporate executive, the wisdom of education will thrive you anytime, anywhere. These principals will empower the industry and its inhabitants to grow in a healthy direction.
Watching the screens of a computer, smartphone, tablet, e-reader or video game, can cause sore issues in an individual's eyes. After four to six hours working on a computer as part of a regular job function, an employee's eyes may sting and require a break.
Employees in your finance department are not the same as employees in the call center, so treating them as such may result in missed opportunities. Utilizing consumer behavior to segment your employee population could pay dividends.
Energy is the physical or mental ability that allows an individual to do something with the human energy management. GSK was looking to do more than increase productivity and reduce health care costs and found energy management in actions.
When they met at Google's six-month incubator program in Palo Alto. physicians did not know that they would receive $10 million. I happen to be married to a spine and sports doctor and know how important biomechanics are.
Corporate Wellness magazine interviewed health insurer giant Humana about its goals of healthcare delivery. Humana CEO Bruce Broussard provides insight how the company plans to surpass its objectives and how all employees stay healthy.
When the Corporate Wellness Magazine staff received an opportunity to review a product that would enable to behave while working. Because we collectively sit all day at our desks unless we take turns at the standing desk or work together.
The growth within the wellness workplace from its earliest beginnings to the current state, on ROI could fill an entire book. CWM approached Dr. Dee Edington, about the history of wellness programs and what they have in common.
Wisconsin-based electrical contractors Faith Technologies counts on its"Wellness Chargers" in its company-wide wellness program. Also known as wellness champions, these wellness chargers act as the ambassadors for employees.
The workplace wellness field experienced a growing awareness of the influence of organizational culture on employee health. It is not enough to implement a wellness or well-being program without also attending to the health-related influences.
The recently released survey provides readers with a unique glimpse into how employers currently use and think about wearable devices. We are thrilled to offer a snapshot of the employer use of wearable devices right now.
May is Global Employee Health & Fitness Month, and with it comes the opportunity to introduce new ideas to make healthy easier. Ideal for small team meetings, walking meetings avoid the conference room chat and take your meeting on the move.
Sleep is as necessary as oxygen and water, but not everyone gets the sleep they need and it affects their productivity. It is a pillar of a healthy lifestyle and allows our bodies to regenerate to feel refreshed the next day.
The MTA, with the Atlantic School of Industry and Business, has developed the first Executive Market Intelligence course. The 2-day Executive Program is divided in one on-site day in Lisbon focusing on strategic marketing for healthcare units.
When it comes to celebrations or any festivals, we include food along with music, dancing and these continue for days. It is safe to say food brings people together and adds to the pleasure of the occasion and that's a very good and natural thing.
The Dominican Health Tourism Association will host the 3rd Annual International Health & Wellness Tourism Congress from September 1-3. The event will see high profile speakers from across North America and the Caribbean meet to discuss the current challenges.
As reported by Readwrite News, more employees are wearing health tracking devices in the workplace for improving productivity levels. A study confirmed that employees who wore wearable fitness trackers were 9% more productive overall.
In America, employees take their job seriously but they are not always fairly compensated for their time and effort. Owing to this, the U.S. Department of Labor created the Fair Labor Standards Act to prevent employees from being overworked and underpaid.
Wondering how to incorporate enjoyable exercise and good-natured competition into your current corporate wellness plan? With the Summer Olympics in full swing, now is the perfect time to rally your employees into participating in your company's own Olympics.
The Medical Tourism Association urges all travelers to review the location prior to travel any Zika prone destinations. This virus has an impact on medical travel in that travelers must be fully informed and take necessary Zika precautions.
Some wearable companies nearly die out from rival predation, so do these companies recover and flourish in the long run. Deep in the core of the successes and failures within the wearable technology industry lies the answer.
Fitbit- the maker of the popular wearable fitness tracker- released their third-quarter earnings showing 23% up in revenue. Surged 19 cents per share, but ten minutes later the company stock prices fell 30 percent resulting in almost $1 billion loss.
Deloitte's 2016 Consumer Priorities in Health Care Survey was recently released and it revealed some amazing opinions. Learning how consumers want to interact, and what they expect to receive from their healthcare, is important for everyone.
What if you come to know that most of the existing weight loss programs are not based on good science. One of the participants in a recent weight-loss webinar remarked that she had been trying to lose weight for over 20 years.
A national survey revealed that the cost of providing health benefits grew by 2.4% in 2016 to a total of $11,920. Earlier it was 3.8% in 2015 and this is considered as a near-record low for the cost of healthcare.
The CHRS certification provides human resources, insurance agents and brokers with the tool they need to ensure they are up to date. This knowledge provides designees with information that is invaluable to their company, and essential to career development.
The foundation of Intel corporation's wellness program is standing on pillars like Movement, Nutrition, Mindset, and Recovery. This is a real shift from relying on the biometric-based clinical type of wellness program to a lifestyle activity-based program.
Corporate Wellness Magazine spoke to Arianna Huffington to learn more about the importance of Sleep. We live in a golden age where sleep and dream play a vital role in our decision making, emotional intelligence, cognitive function, and creativity.
CWM interviewed Katy Keene, HR, for Crowley Maritime Corporation where she manages a team of 15 people across the U.S. Keene told CWM how the CCWS has influenced her professional life and those whom she works with in her organization.
Deloitte is a professional services firm employing more than 70,000 employees across 100 locations inside the U.S. Deloitte is focused on helping clients solve their toughest problems, like where employees need to be at their best.
Coffee is loved throughout the world and is considered a great remedy for reducing the chances of liver or uterine cancers. But there is a catch, like drinking hot beverages may actually lead to esophageal cancer and that's a big concern for coffee lovers.
Dr. Uche Odiatu has the passion to speak to hundreds at conferences worldwide and motivate them for their own health. Like others around me, I was fascinated by Dr. Odiatu's willingness to share a bit of his personal story.
Employers nationwide are implementing ways to improve their employee's health inside and outside of the cubicle. Some companies around the U.S. have implemented policies that encourage employees to bring their pets to work.
Behavioral change of an employee is what breeds a stronger return on investment that defines the success or failure of a program. Other parameters like value on investment, smiles of happy employees are what employers often use.
Almost all the corporate employees are familiar with the tern neck pain it mainly causes after prolong use of computer or mobile. These long hours hunched over cause muscle strain in the neck and spine.
During 1998, I ran my first full-marathon using a polar heart rate monitor tied to my chest which indicated my heart rate. Today, exercise success is dominated by how many steps a person counts and approximately 10,000 steps is a recommended goal.
Wellness wearables were a hot topic of conversation with the launch of samsung gear in the year 2013 with the idea of smartwatch. At the end of the year, Forbes Magazine declared 2014 to be the year of the wearable and they were close to the mark.
EHBC attendees had the opportunity to participate in a survey regarding use of wearables in the workplace. Over 300 human resource and wellness professionals responded giving CHWA a unique look at how employers are succeeding and falling.
Silicon Valley startup Nootrobox has a unique diet plan as part of their company culture, and the goal is not to lose weight. This practice is based on the idea of internment fasting and eating pattern cycling between periods of feasting and fasting.
With a professional history steeped in corporate and consumer loyalty programs, Chris Boyce landed at Virgin Pulse. Staff at Corporate Wellness Magazine that this saving-for-college concept was his brainchild in business school.
While healthcare has not been on the forefront that it has been in the previous two elections, it's in focus lately. America's 18-month election process will be behind us at long last but before we bid goodbye to the 2016 election, let's look at the plans both candidates have in.
Earlier an employee's relationship with their direct supervisor was found to be one of the most influential factors. However, this dynamic has changed and the same is highlighted by Jared Lindson- even big companies are much less hierarchial and less in execution.
If you catch yourself drooling while making your Black Friday shopping list, don't be surprised, says Dr. Kit Yarrow. Yarrow has researched shopping trends and focuses on the psychology behind Black Friday and Cyber Monday.
December 1, 2016, is celebrated as World AIDS Day, a day that gives the world an opportunity to unite and fight against HIV. With so many people living with HIV, it is difficult for the epidemic to not affect companies and workers.
According to reports, Fitbit will acquire their competitor Pebble for $34-40 million, indicating the fall in the wearable device market. Pebble is famous for their record-breaking Kickstarter campaigns totaling more than $30 million.
We all make new year's resolutions, I know I do and it's at this point of the year where resolution start to fizzle out. To help with this, January 12 has been designated stick to your new year's resolution day and we offer you general tips to help you achieve your goal.
The Holidays are an amazing time of year, but they can also be stressful, as there's the increasing intensity of work as the year ends. Adding to the intensity, the holidays are also a time that reminds us of people we have lost.
Some people love the holiday season, while others really don't and we are saying this after conducting a survey. Last year we sent out a survey to find out what about the holiday season employees don't like-partly for our own education.
It's common to confuse thirst for hunger and if you're trying to lose weight it's important to know the difference. Confusing these two powerful cravings may cause you to consume more calories than you need and prevent you weight loss goals.
American Express is offering new and expecting parents a reason to celebrate as it's providing family expansion benefits. Employees will be eligible for enhanced family benefits that cover fertility, adoption, or surrogacy.
For all the worry about mosquito-borne illnesses including Zika and West Nile Virus, it's a mistake to consider the former a problem. While treating the latter as a phenomenon exclusive to the East Coast in general.
Three years ago I began my own health and wellness journey, as I needed to make a change, but change is very difficult. The resolution included making a plan and strictly following it, have a cheat day once a week, don't go to the gym, use the buddy system.
Everyone keeps a new year resolution but very few keep them ignited, and as per reports only 8 percent of the people maintain them. Here are a few ideas to help the newly resolved jumpstart their 2017 goals and turn aspirations into realizations.
Employers assume that their wellness vendors will not harm their employees but there have been numerous examples of exactly that. Employees are harmed when vendors flout clinical guidelines to get less screening for obvious reason.
The annual congress pulls in over 2,000 attendees every year and this year we are already getting to standing room only capacity. Every year we release thousands of our flagship print that covers industry, trends, case studies, and expert commentary.
GHR's Christina Hunting sat down with four wellness professionals and their conversation stretched from fitness to incentives. They also highlighted why one size fits all wellness programs don't work while they offer their perspective and unique insights.
We all come across a hectic day at work, like big assignment due date soon and that's putting enough stress on your mind. Stress is the number one healthcare problem in the American workforce, and it affects the performance, happiness, and health.
Are you hitting the gym for a while and not seeing the results it means the workouts are not working for you. There is a higher chance that one or more of your bad habits you are incorporating into your daily exercise regime is sabotaging your workout.
The US Senate confirmed Dr. Scott Gottlieb as commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration in a decision along party lines. Dr. Gottlieb is a frequent speaker and consultant to many pharmaceutical companies and has served as advisors for renowned companies.
Drive, a book written by Daniel Pink illustrates that what motivates people, and why wellness incentives don't work. Most people love to learn things of interest to them, and you were giving them the opportunity and it has a little to do with the wellness.
The top 20 well-being professionals from various industries were honored at the Well-being 100® Awards Ceremony. Individuals are nominated from 27 categories and various cities across the US and abroad and are honored for their innovative approach.
After 50 years of arrival into the corporate workforce, women are still largely underrepresented at all workforce levels globally. As per reports, women's participation in the labor force globally has remained stagnant over the last two decades.
Implementation for the design of eco-friendly, energy-efficient and green construction projects has been gaining attention. Right from the construction of private homes, office buildings, to large building such as hospital complexes.
Having a good job improves an individual's health and overall attitude of employees towards life in various ways. Many people face significant stress in the workplace that it outweighs any possible benefits and even poses a threat to their health.
Mental health and physical health is equally important when it comes to wellbeing but insurers don't see it that way. Earlier many health insurance companies provided better coverage for physical illness than they did for mental health disorders.
Corporate lawyers give companies a reason which is more a matter of moral justice than a mandate from our judicial system. By immersing themselves in this process, lawyers prove that corporate wellness is a catchall for involvement by doctors, nutritionists.
Americans are well introduced with the term- low back pain and over 80 percent of people experience this once in their lifetime. Back pain causes much pain to the employer which also affects the productivity, increases the medical cost for the treatment.
As per the reports, women make on average 80 cents for every $1 a man earn which highlights the income gap. To minimize that gap, a number of states and municipalities have proposed legislation which bars employers from asking applicants about their salary.
You must have been to many boring conferences where people are trying to sell the products that you no longer require. These conferences provide networking, a good agenda, global reach, onsite certification, vibrant and exciting crowd and many more.
Industry professionals are discussing traits regarding the future of industry towards the shift from wellness to the wellbeing. Panelists further focus on the future of wellbeing and they would look trends to be on the lookout for and things to be done right.
When the employees are not engaged at work, means their performance and overall productivity as well as organization's plummets. When engaged, they go about their work with so much enthusiasm and commitment that get things done.
Going green is the best way to leaving a habitable planet for the next generation and this involves changing the paradigm in work. Our planet leave imprints on our planet and some of these activities may be harmful to the environment.
It's time to join JP Bewley, CEO of Big Cloud Analytics and catch him LIVE from the offices of the corporate health & wellness Association. A new tool to supercharge engagement in your wellness program with personalization.
There is never a good or easy time to start, you need to learn to live a healthy lifestyle which is what plans aim to do. In other words, start planning today and when it comes the time for vacation, you have the tools you need to maintain.
Corporate Wellness Magazine is pleased to introduce a new regular column to our magazine that we know you will find interesting. Experts and professionals from Wamberg Genomic Advisors (WGA) will publish monthly articles to help you better.
Aetna International focus on population health management that involves helping governments for better outcomes of patients. Though Aetna has a presence all over the world, they are strongly focusing on the MENA region to set up a public healthcare system.
Grokker publishes short health and well-being videos featuring activities like yoga, meditation, nutrition and more. Employer Healthcare & benefits congress, corporate wellness magazine had the opportunity to have a chat with the CEO of Grokker.
President Trump signed a memorandum ordering Secretary of Health and Human to declare America's opioid crisis, a public health emergency. A natural emergency is typically reserved for natural disasters, and the administration feel to declare it an emergency.
Healthcare Revolution Think Tank and Brain Exchange encourage attendees to put aside the difference and work together. It is done as a group to discuss the obstacles that their industry is facing and share secrets they have learned to overcome them.
Mysteries of empowering employees to spend their money on purchasing healthcare is how can they do without a knowledge of that. Most Americans are not doing things that can help them get the care they need at the lowest possible cost.
You have a job but your skills are outdated now and the younger staff coming onboard are equipped with a better one. You want to enhance your skills to mentor the new generation or you are a new entry candidate looking to create an impeccable impression.
To improve skills and knowledge, meet new people, reinforce professional network you need to take your career one step above. Organizations like CHWA, CCWS, CHRS, and CVBS seek to bring like-minded professionals together to pool their knowledge.
Modern working environment tend to alleviate the risk of back injury leading to pain in spine and other parts of the body. Unergonomic office chairs create undue pain and physically demanding jobs rarely teach proper walking, standing and lifting techniques.
Soon music and sound will cure diseases and we are witnessing this prediction more relevant by the day. We have all experienced the healing power of music in our lives before like after a stressful day at work or after hardcore training at the gym.
Managing a wellness program is not an easy game to handle and it becomes worse when the employees are spread across the globe. This obstacle is faced by AG whose associates are located in almost all continents managing a wellness program of such magnitude.
Healthcare startups from across the world had gathered in Los Angeles for the Employer Healthcare Benefits Congress. The event highlighted the innovative startups for funding who are working to bring a revolution in the healthcare ecosystem.
Aetna is committed to well-being and prevention programs that will help its employees reduce chances for chronic diseases. Efforts including the ways to reduce the risk of developing metabolic syndrome which impact the metabolic syndrome.
Use of tobacco at the workplace reduces productivity, increases health issues and bring economic burden in direct medical expenses. Employers are implementing policies and strategies to curb the use of tobacco in the workplace.
Discrimination on the basis of mental and behavioral health is on the rise and it is hard to overlook that stigma. Agencies are working for the victims of the discrimination who are denied employment and reasonable accommodations.
Earlier the cure for social anxiety, PTSD, or even agoraphobia was tedious and required a lot of medication and time to heal. With the implementation of telemedicine, there is an improvement in more lives as mental health treatments are easy to cure.
Employees spend plenty of their time in the office typing memos, analysing data, attending meetings, and speaking with clients. Few changes like repositioning the stairwells, light, air quality, collaboration spaces and ergonomic stations increases productivity.
There is a direct relationship between healthy employees and company performance and thus company stress on wellness programs. Increase in financial stability, the growth of organization, satisfaction and increase in productivity are some of the other perks.