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Healthcare Costs
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Curbing Employer Healthcare Costs

The rapidly increasing cost of healthcare is already stressing employees; many are having to abandon treatments as care they have hitherto received have driven them into huge financial debts. While experts project that healthcare spendings could double in the next few years, employers can curb this trend through an effective root cause analysis of this burden and adopting cost-control strategies to insulate their workers and businesses.

Personalization
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Personalized Wellbeing: Corporate Wellness the Right Way

Now more than ever, employees are taking their well-being and health more seriously, and this has become a major determinant of organizational success. Employers need to revisit the corporate wellness architecture and fix these deficits. In the long run, offering employees a more personalized and holistic approach to wellbeing not only achieves the set health indicators for their workforce but also saves organizations lots of money.

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A Literate Workforce for a Healthy Workplace

Literacy begets confidence, just as promoting a culture of literacy begets a confident workforce. If a workplace hinders confidence, if workers have no confidence in themselves or no confidants in whom they may confide, wellness is unattainable.

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Utilizing Virtual Workshops within Hybrid Workplace Environments

In a world where the modern workplace is being redefined, there is no better time to try something new and better integrate practices that help boost your employees’ well-being. Virtual workshops are a perfect way to foster a more sustainable work environment and ensure your teams are engaged, connected, and communicating—even if they’re not all in one place.

Wellness Leaders
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Visionary View on the Future of Wellness

One thing most industry players agree on is that Wellness and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI or EDI, depending on where in the world you are located) are forevermore intertwined. Ultimately, as humans, we need to first respect the dignity of every human being for them to thrive

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“Corporate Wellness Should Not be a Fringe Benefit, But a Necessity in the Workplace” - Shawna Bowen, CCWS Graduate

Shawna Bowen MA., CCWS, NBC-HWC, ACE, a recent graduate of the Certified Corporate Wellness Specialist Program

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“Creating wellness programs is bigger than health fairs and presentations” - CCWS Program Graduate Valerie N. Pogue

Corporate Wellness Magazine recently sat with one of the graduates of the Certified Corporate Wellness Specialist Programs on her thoughts about the recent shifts in the corporate wellness industry

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The Future of Corporate Wellness: An Interview with Corporate Certified Wellness Specialist Program Graduate Michael Brantley

The Corporate Wellness Magazine recently sat with Michael Brantley, a graduate of the program to share insights on the current trends in corporate wellness and what to expect in the future.

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The Future of Corporate Wellness: An Interview with Graduates of the Corporate Certified Wellness Specialist Program

The Corporate Wellness Magazine sat with a recent graduate of the Corporate Certified Wellness Specialist program, Michelle Lauren.

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“Wellness Programs Need to be Data-Driven and Measurable” - CCWS Graduate, Susan Van Hoosen Discusses the Future of Wellness with Corporate Wellness Magazine

CWM recently met with one of the graduates of the program, Susan Van Hoosen, to discuss the seismic shift disrupting the corporate wellness industry and what the future holds.

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Corporate Wellness Magazine Talks Wellness Disruptions with Mary Toland Shaw, CCWS Graduate and Leading Health Coach

In this interview, CWM speaks with Mary Toland Shaw, a leading health coach and a recent graduate of the CCWS about the future of corporate wellness.

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Workplace Wellness and Your Employees: An Interview with CCWS Graduate Kendra Julien, MPH

Corporate Wellness Magazine sat down with one of the recent graduates of the program, Kendra Julien to discuss the ongoing transformation in the corporate wellness space.

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CCWS Graduate Kamilah Exum Shares Insights into How Corporate Wellness Programs must evolve in the New Normal

In this interview, Corporate Wellness Magazine talks with Kamilah Exum, Principal Consultant of Exum Consulting and a graduate of the CCWS Program, discussing the current trends in the corporate wellness industry and the massive shift the space is currently experiencing.

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“The Industry Needs to Push Boundaries” - Corporate Certified Wellness Specialist Program Graduate, Sahara Rose De Vore, on Corporate Wellness

To thrive in the new era of work, employers and managers need to build the requisite skills and resilience to cater to the growing health, wellness, and safety needs of their employees. The Corporate Health and Wellness Association designed the Certified Corporate Wellness Specialist (CCWS) Program, to provide these skills and the resources needed for building effective wellness initiatives. This pioneering employee benefits and wellness course contains best practices from leading employers such as LinkedIn, PepsiCo, Delta Air Lines, Gallagher, and more. The Corporate Wellness Magazine sat down with a recent graduate of the CCWS program, Sahara Rose De Vore, to learn how she has benefited from the course. Sahara is a wellness travel coach and CEO and Founder of Sahara Rose Travels, LLC

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“Both In-person and Virtual Learning Have their Roles” - Corporate Certified Wellness Specialist Program Graduate, Carol Battle

The Corporate Wellness Magazine sat with a recent graduate of the CCWS program, Carol R. Battle to talk about current trends in corporate wellness and how the specialist course has redefined her perspective on workplace wellness. Carol works for the State of North Carolina as the Health/Wellness, Recognition, and Awards Manager.

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5 Steps to Good Decision Making

Every day we make some choices and decisions, some are easy and at times, some of them can be extremely difficult. Easy decisions include what to wear or eat, difficult decisions include a deeper level of thinking like what career path to choose.

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Workplace Wellness Challenges - Fun, Effective, and Free!

Workplace wellness challenges are the activities that engage people in becoming happier, healthier and energetic at work. The purpose of the challenges is to encourage healthier lifestyle behaviors.

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Prioritizing Employees in the New Normal

Just as coronavirus restrictions seemed to be easing up in early 2021, the American workforce faced severe disruption from what has now become known as 'The Great Resignation.' Millions of workers across the country quit their jobs and are not looking back. For most of these workers, it is time to say goodbye to their employers and to the conventional work model that has drained them for years. According to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, resignation numbers in November 2021 hit a record high of 4.5 million people, a considerable increase from the pre-pandemic level of 3.5 million people in April 2020. The reasons are the same across the board: employees are demotivated, dissatisfied, and disgruntled by how the conventional work model has made them pawns in the corporate space, growing businesses and improving the profitability of their organizations at the expense of their well-being and health.‍

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Big Data and the Future of Health Analytics

One of the most prominent changes in healthcare has been the advent of a digital revolution in the industry. In what has been described as the "Uberization" of healthcare, key players have attempted to leverage the rapid developments in technology to disrupt patient care delivery and gain a competitive advantage. Healthcare systems and providers have now adopted electronic health records, remote monitoring systems, telemedicine, and other technologies to transform patient care. This transformation has seen health data extensively stored, shared, accessed, analyzed, and used in digital platforms, including wearable devices, smartphone apps, medical devices, and AI-driven models. Consequently, this shift has provided healthcare systems and other stakeholders access to a digital universe with large volumes of useful information that is integral to driving topline results and improving healthcare outcomes.

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The Future of Corporate Wellness: An Interview with Certified Corporate Wellness Specialist Program Graduate Dr. Federico Gallegos

Now more than ever, employees are driving a paradigm shift in the workplace, demanding greater priority for safety and wellness. This will be a key determinant of a thriving business In the post-pandemic era of work. However, integrating wellness into your organizational culture requires specialized skills and training to take the proper steps. The Certified Corporate Wellness Specialist (CCWS) Program, designed by the Corporate Health and Wellness Association, offers this and more, providing up-to-date training and skills in corporate wellness strategies in line with global best practices.

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The Future of Corporate Wellness: An Interview with Certified Corporate Wellness Specialist Program Graduate Chris MacKoul

The Certified Corporate Wellness Specialist (CCWS) Program, designed by the Corporate Health and Wellness Association, is a pioneering employee benefits and wellness course containing best practices from leading employers such as LinkedIn, PepsiCo, Delta Air Lines, Gallagher, and more. The Corporate Wellness Magazine sat down with a recent graduate of the CCWS program, Chris MacKoul, to learn how he has benefited from the course. Chris is a Program Manager at Lulafit, a wellness and wellness amenities service.

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Q&A With Super Bowl MVP Julian Edelman on Why AKLOS Health Is the Most Complete Physical Therapy Solution for Your Employees

At this year's Healthcare Revolution, Super Bowl LIII MVP, Julian Edelman, discussed the importance of properly treating musculoskeletal (MSK) disorders and how to manage the blend of virtual and in-person physical therapy for maximum efficacy. Read on below to learn how to approach MSK like an NFL champion.Question: We’re seeing an enormous focus on musculoskeletal (“MSK”) solutions in the employer healthcare space, given the costs associated with pain conditions. You have a well-document history of various injuries and pain conditions that all required rehabilitation. Do you think it’s important to have convenient access to MSK care, and do you have any advice for employers looking to implement an MSK solution?

Diabetes
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When the Pandemic Becomes Endemic: How Precision Health Helps Retain Employees Amidst the Great Resignation

As your company executes on 2022 objectives, you – like many HR leaders – may find yourself asking: What can I do to improve employee retention? In the midst of the Great Resignation, it's a vital question. Over 4 million employees have been quitting their jobs per month. With COVID becoming endemic and continuing to affect stress and burnout, it's more important than ever to let employees know they're valued. According to the Wall Street Journal, "The shift by workers into new jobs and careers is prompting employers to raise wages and offer promotions to keep hold of talent." Beyond these go-to solutions for employers to bolster their workforce—what other creative strategies can you use in 2022 to help show employees you really care?

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Can Artificial Intelligence Provide a Human Touch?

With DayTwo, the answer is yes. What role can an algorithm play in giving you advice about your health? Can a computer program play the part of a diabetes coach? DayTwo's precision health solution was recently featured in a New York Times article exploring the role of artificial intelligence (AI) in the growing world of personalized nutrition. In the article, author Sandeep Ravindran notes that a host of apps are offering AI-based nutrition solutions. "Instead of a traditional diet, which often has a set list of 'good' and 'bad' foods," he writes, "these programs are more like personal assistants that help someone quickly make healthy food choices. They are based on research showing that bodies each react differently to the same foods, and the healthiest choices are likely to be unique to each individual." What does this personal AI assistance look like exactly? At DayTwo, our registered (human) dietitians are using the information provided by AI (developed with the world's largest microbiome dataset) to empower people to make better decisions about which foods or food combinations will lead to fewer spikes in blood sugar. The algorithm behind the DayTwo app uses microbiome profiling to predict how each person's blood sugar will respond to certain foods. Instead of another one-size-fits-all fad diet, the personalization based on an individual's microbiome enables customized food recommendations.

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South Korea, a Medical Tourism Service Leader Pioneering the Future of Medicine

South Korea (or simply Korea) is an IT leader that excels in the digital era of the 21st century. Simultaneously, the country has benefited from Hallyu (a Korean wave), an explosion in the global popularity of Korea across all industries, including fashion, food, and, entertainment such as K-pop and K-drama. Furthermore, Korea has emerged as a medical tourism powerhouse, setting off medical Hallyu, showing its strong capacity to be a global medical leader. With state-of-the-art medical equipment, smart IT-based medical technologies, smart hospitals, and innovative treatments, Korea has become a hotspot for doctors. Professional medical tour agencies registered with the Ministry of Health and Welfare provide reliable medical tour services, ranging from airport pickups to hospitalizations, treatments, surgeries, and tours. Plus, the Korean government runs an international medical tour coordinator license program to raise the satisfaction levels of medical tourists.

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Why Inclusive Benefits Should be the Cornerstone of Your Workplace Wellness Strategy

2021 was the year of The Great Resignation. A record-breaking 47.4 million people voluntarily left their jobs, and the numbers for 2022 are showing little relief for companies in their search to retain talent. Burnout has been cited as the number one reason employees are leaving their jobs, and it has presented itself as a hurdle that companies and HR leaders are facing, with 44% of employees saying that they are more burned out on the job. Burnout can affect not only workplace happiness and satisfaction but also have serious long-term consequences on individual health, leading to poor sleep and ultimately higher risks of heart disease, diabetes, and stroke, as well as anxiety and depression.

Organizational Resiliency
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Well-being and Safety: The New Drivers of Workplace Success

The coronavirus pandemic has undoubtedly led to one of the biggest shake-ups in the corporate world in the last few decades. The workplace has been hit by endless cycles of closures and re-openings, restrictions on indoor capacity and operations, and other disruptions that have altered business in more ways than one. But, with the world gradually returning to normal, employers have met new realities in the workplace, with major paradigm shifts that are redefining business. 

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What the Future Holds for Virtual Care for Businesses: An Interview with Mercer's Kate Brown

In a captivating episode of the Edelheit Experience podcast, Chairman and Co-founder of Global Healthcare Resources, Jonathan Edelheit, sat with Kate Brown, head of Mercer's Center for Health Innovation, to discuss the latest trends and disruptive innovations in the employer-sponsored healthcare space.Kate Brown is an expert in managing and improving employee population health through corporate wellness initiatives and also holds a master's degree in kinesiology and a Certified Employee Benefit Specialist (CEBS) designation. She is also a speaker at this year's Healthcare Revolution conference, the nation's largest event for self-funded employer healthcare, benefits, and well-being. Register for free to learn how the top employers in the country are working their way to the conference's 3 moonshots:1) Reduce employer healthcare and benefits costs by 25% by 2025.2) Reimagine engagement and well-being.3) Provide 40% of healthcare services virtually and through technology by 2025.

Chronic Condition Management
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6 Things You Should Know About Chronic Condition Management

Chronic condition management is a broad term that encompasses benefit programs to help people manage or reduce symptoms and control disease progression. According to the CDC, 6 in 10 Americans live with at least one chronic condition, with 40 percent of US adults having two or more conditions. Chronic conditions are the leading causes of death and disability, as well as a leading driver of health care costs. Chronic condition management helps people live happier, healthier lives while preventing unnecessary healthcare utilization.

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Insights Into Healthcare, Benefits, and Well-being with Healthcare Revolution 2022 Speaker Rosa Novo

Rosa Novo is the Employee Benefits Director at Miami-Dade County Public Schools, the 4th largest school board in America. She is the administrator of the District's self-insured healthcare plan, which provides coverage to 71,000 individuals at a value of $360 million. She has been creating strategic health and wellness programs for the school district for 31 years. Her wellness focus is to increase awareness of both benefits and personal health status while establishing and maintaining a workplace that encourages environmental and social support for a healthy lifestyle.

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Telemedicine: Exploring the Next Frontier of Healthcare

Digital healthcare has been a slowly growing area of healthcare since the dawn of the millennium. There had been clusters of virtual care services across the world, but the model had been largely resisted by healthcare providers who believed in the conventional model of healthcare. Then the pandemic struck and redefined the norm. In the wake of the pandemic, there has been mass adoption of virtual healthcare. The coronavirus restrictions led to limited access to healthcare via traditional hospital visits, and stakeholders had to leverage digital innovations. This led to the rapid adoption of telemedicine platforms for most non-emergency care services.

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Heather Saunders Talks Workplace Pandemic Preparedness and Employee Safety with Corporate Wellness Magazine

Business owners must take this as a wake-up call to rethink employee safety as a continuous workplace project, not just about today or this pandemic, but arming the workplace with concrete steps to mitigating even future pandemics. 

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Infusing More “Wellness” into Workplace Events

It is time for employers to walk the talk, enough of seminars and conferences only talking about workplace wellness initiatives; employees now want to see it being actively integrated into all aspects of work as this factor has become the key determinant of success for any business. 

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It’s Time to Get Real About Care Delivery

Innovations in care delivery are improving evidence-based practice with transformational technologies that build upon the trusted doctor-patient relationship. Designed to empower providers to deliver high-value, personalized care, and evidence-based improvement, the result fosters better patient and provider experiences by meeting patients where they are on their journey. Ultimately, this significantly reduces the total cost of care and accelerates organizational performance.

Human Capital
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Rethinking your Human Capital

An ill-equipped, unhealthy, and dissatisfied workforce reflects on the quality of your organization; so to improve your company's overall success, pay close attention to your human capital

Employee Engagement
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It's Time to Re-recruit Your Employees

The pandemic has led to a paradigm shift in the corporate world. There are now more job positions but fewer employees to fill in these vacancies, no thanks to a great awakening by employees following many years of enduring a dysfunctional work culture. Now, HR leaders must identify and address the needs of employees to re-recruit them or get swallowed up in the Great Resignation.

COVID-19 and the workplace
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Global Healthcare Accreditation (GHA) Launches GHA For Business and Issues Organizational Resiliency Guidelines Amidst Omicron and Emerging Variants

Global Healthcare Accreditation (GHA) today launches GHA For Business, a dynamic framework and virtual accreditation program focused on organizations prioritizing the safety, health, and well-being of employees, customers, and guests.

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Unraveling the Great Resignation

There’s always a once-in-a-generation opportunity to redefine how we live, and the Great Resignation has presented one. The mass exodus of workers is driven by many factors, but one central theme: deficiencies in workplace culture. Therefore, businesses that respond appropriately to this paradigm shift will be the ones that will thrive in the post-pandemic era

COVID-19 and the workplace
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The Gold Standard of Accreditations for Employee Safety, Health, & Well-being

Anxious about contracting the illness, employees are faced with a pervasive need to avoid all potential sources of the virus, one of which may be the workplace. Now many business leaders are concerned – will workers quit when you force them to return to the office?

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Medical Travel Growth in South Korea and Strategies for the Future

South Korea is one of the most beautiful tourist destinations in the world, drawing visitors and holidaymakers from around the world to experience breathtaking views of the Seoraksan National Park, the Seoul tower, or just to enjoy a quiet, spiritual walk in the ancient mountain top temples at the heart of the capital city.

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How Fertility Benefits can Support your Diversity & Inclusion Efforts

With so many companies focused on diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) initiatives, it’s critical to consider how your fertility benefit can support employees of all gender identities, LGBTQ+ employees, and single intending parents.

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The Ice Bucket Challenge Two Years Later

You remember the peculiar trend of 2014 where people dumping buckets of ice water over their heads on social media. The "Ice Bucket Challenge" was a viral fundraising and awareness campaign for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) disease.

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Redefining Wellness and Transforming Retirement: Good Health and Active Living Abroad

Corporate wellness should encourage a new definition of retirement and extend it to employees who are part of the same fraternity. The duty each company owes its workers, which will make wellness a sustainable lifestyle for future retirees and their families.

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Low Health Literacy Leads to Increased Healthcare Costs

Most patients only understand and retain about half of what a provider tells them, and do not feel comfortable to clarify. Almost 90 million people in the U.S. lack the basic skills or proficiency necessary to understand and use health information as reported.

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The Importance of Incentives for Your Employee Financial Wellness Program

Financial wellness program provides freedom from financial crunch as well as success for the company and workers together. More than 80% of the companies have already implemented while the rest 20% of companies are planning to do in the near future.

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Chipotle Mexican Grill - A Study in Sustainable Wellness

Chipotle wanted to develop a wellness program to change company culture and it garnered dismal employee participation and engagement. Chipotle had wanted to build a culture of wellness that matched its menu, a program having belief and value.

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

Hypertension, obesity, and overweight which harm worker health and productivity are considered an epidemic in the U.S. Almost 30% of the adults are hypertensive, one-third are obese, and almost one-third are overweight.

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Health Hazards of Chronic Stress and Ways to Beat it

Chronic stress is linked with increased risk of high blood pressure, heart disease, and other potentially serious conditions. It decreases the ability to fight infections, and worsen some existing conditions such as asthma and digestive problems.

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Could Incentives be Harming Your Health Culture?

Everyone wants a better culture of health and 68 percent CFO's strongly agreed to improve health culture was the company's goal. For many, culture is abstract, a presence felt, and culture boils down to social influence and group expectations.

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Feed Me. Navigating the Calorie Jungle at the Restaurant

The wednesday morning often brings bagel and considered donut day, it comes with overeating, too many carbs and a bit of guilt. Offices have definitely cut back on what they are providing for their staff, what is still lurking in the kitchn and how we make it healthier.

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Running a Wellness and Health Management Program? Where's Your Certification?

If employers are going to make multiple yearly investments, senior leaders can not afford to waste time or dollar on programs. Employers also need to know that their investment in wellness programs is being used to efficiently and effectively.

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The Weight Loss Game: Are Corporations Sending Mixed Signals To Employees?

If employees in your office are gaining weight, you might be part of the problem as they are eating carbohydrate-rich foods. The dish on a desk or counter filled with wrapped candies or mints can be the main reason for your weight gain.

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

Chronic diseases including heart disease, stroke, cancer, diabetes, and arthritis are costly yet preventable of all health problems. That's why chronic disease prevention and health promotion programs have become a strategic imperative for hospitals.

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Interview with a Wellness Manager, Sapoznik Insurance

A consultant needs to develop a relationship with their client, wellness vendor, health insurer, and product provider. Planning activities in advance, setting lofty goals and preparing a marketing strategy to engage employees for each employer-client.

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Five Trends Shaping Health and Wellness at the Workplace

Corporate wellness programs are a recent mega-trend impacting businesses of all sizes enhancing work experience. The pursuit of innovative ways to keep employees engaged in wellness programs is more important than ever before.

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Global Challenges in Corporate Wellness - How to Turn Game Around

A global survey on workplace wellness underlines daunting challenges to implementing a global corporate wellness program. Of all the deaths worldwide, 63% stem from NCDs, many attributed to the 2.1 billion who are obese or overweight.

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Five Crucial Steps to Successful, Profitable Workplace Wellness

The first step to profitable workplace wellness starts with the CEO as the human nature is to follow anything by example. Other include business and employment needs, opportunity, action-oriented fitness and nutrition, clear goals and plan of actions.

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Advocate Health Care "Health to Wealth" Leadership Award Profile

To bring the best resources and education available in the corporate space, CWM has identified the leaders in the industry. We will be providing Q&A's with these leaders, who were awarded for their achievements at the Annual Employer healthcare Conference.

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Beyond Insurance: Significant Wellness Discounts for Your Employees

To improve employee health and overall well-being, you are most likely reviewing the costs, features and benefits of wellness programs. Recent studies in Canada and the United States report that 80% of illnesses and diseases are preventable.

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How to Break Free From Living in the Age of Benefits Past

For companies to remain strong, they need to invest in health insurance options to ensure the employees are fit for today. Staying on top of the latest benefits is important and employers these days are becoming the "employers of choice."

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When Teachers are Healthy, Students do Better

From boardroom to the classroom, Metro Nashville Public Schools have learned and implemented game-changing lessons. Perhaps even more noteworthy is the correlation between teachers health to student achievement.

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Improve Employee Engagement with an Integrated Approach to Well-being

With a rise in healthcare costs, organizations are seeking strategies to help improve the health of their workforce. Despite having a number of benefits and programs, many employers still face challenges engaging employees to take steps towards better health.

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How Facebook Empowers Workplace Wellness with 'Smart' Vending Machines

It is no secret that healthier and more engaged employees are more effective at the workplace as compared to their peers. Engaged employees experience even higher performance outcomes when physical wellness programming is added to the mix.

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The Biggest Losers Might be Your Employees

Earlier in my health promotion career, I helped an employer create a 'biggest loser' style weight-loss contest at work. Even without that empirical knowledge, I felt uneasy about my role in that program, and about all of the similar weight loss contests.

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Making the Case for Normal

With its middle American charm and an award for being one of the top ten towns in the midwest for millennials to work. But, normal still experience the same pains and stresses of rising healthcare costs for its government employees just like a big city like New York.

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Fighting Diabetes with Knowledge and Action: A Plan for Corporate Wellness

Almost 10% of the U.S. population is suffering from any of the two forms of diabetes and they are considered sick. Other diseases include heart diseases, cancer, and strokes are also prevalent and we are in the midst of a public health crisis.

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Is Eating Breakfast Important For Health? Maybe Not So Much...

Breakfast is considered as the most important meal of the day, though some food manufacturers deny that but various studies support this claim. Researchers have studied mostly the immediate effects of eating breakfast compared to skipping them.

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5 Basic Ingredients for Effective Leadership

The basic ideology of leadership is how well you are able to connect with people, irrespective of your educational background. Some traits like listen and follow up, taking actions on little things, being genuine and accessible helps make good leader.

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Mindful Eating - Shifting the Focus from Weight to Well-being

Despite the significant time, energy, and money spent by employers on weight-focused programs, little sustainable change has been shown to date. Studies have proven that weight loss program does not create lasting changes in weight or health.

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Passive-aggressive Behavior Destroys Relationships

Too much of stress in life comes from interactions with colleagues, family, and friends who are less-than-direct. Particularly stress is being on the receiving end of a passive-aggressive person and passive-aggressive behavior in my opinion.

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American Express Increases Family Benefits for U.S. Employees

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.

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The 8 Best Strategies You Can Implement to Rescue Corporate Health Risks and Costs

If you like movies, then probably because they provide a temporary distraction from the stress of everyday life. Whether it is 50 First Dates or Groundhog Day, Hollywood has a recurring theme of characters reliving days because of poor choices.

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The Triumph of the Meritocracy: A Guide for Health and Wellness

It is not easy to promote corporate wellness without a guide that enables us to distinguish between experts and actual ones. It is difficult to encourage your employees to make good health a priority when you have no idea about the best caregivers.

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Signs Your Employee’s Alcohol and Drug Addiction is Impacting their Job Performance

Approximately 19.7 million Americans suffer from substance use disorder (SUD) and that an estimated 8.5 million American adults suffer from co-occurring substance use disorder and mental illness.

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Trying Wellness Versus Doing it

Many companies have tried implementing a wellness program in the past and are unsuccessful because of the variety in wellness programs. Earlier, many wellness programs consisted merely of a health screening and monthly newsletters that employees didn't read.

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Engaging the Aging Workforce Through Targeted Health Promotion Programming

An employee with more industry and real-world experience within the workplace confers a distinct competitive advantage. These individuals are evolved into subject matter experts or knowledge leaders by virtue of the time they have spent in their profession.

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Millennials and Career Coaching: A Match Made in Corporate Wellness Heaven

Yelp was openly shamed by an employee who said the company's meager wages coupled with the high cost of living stressed her. The young woman, who is part of the millennial generation, is receiving criticism for blasting her boss online.

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Personalization is 'Secret Sauce' for any Wellness Program

Personalization drives success across nearly every industry, right from the smartphone apps to luxury travels and many other things. Personalized products and services as per personal habits and goals or desires have a higher chance of getting successful.

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Looking Good and Feeling Well: The Goshly Approach to Corporate Wellness

It is an improbable idea and hard to convince people to buy health insurance or to enroll in an online course related to fitness. It is even harder to improve a worker's health, never mind improving workplace morale just by revamping the website.

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Interview with Dr. Julia Halberg, Director of Global Health, General Mills

Here is an exclusive interview with Dr. Julia Halberg, Director of Global Health, General Mills by Jonathan Edelheit. At General Mills, wellness is very important and our mission is 'Nourishing Lives' which centers on making lives healthier, easier and richer.

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It's Not Only About Dialysis: CKD Management - a New Paradigm

As the annual dialysis charges topping, it is easy to understand why programs that address dialysis have become popular. What's less understood is by the time one starts dialysis, the proverbial horse has already left the barn.

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Get Online and Get Healthy: How to become an effective "E-Patient"

Becoming an e-patient provides access to managing own care, providing care for others and helping professionals improve the quality. Start the habit of looking healthy and search for medical issues on the web and join relevant online forum as per the disease.

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Becoming Supermarket Savvy

When not working, one of your many responsibilities is food shopping and that way you become more supermarket savvy. One of the easiest ways to avoid temptation is to avoid bringing high-fat sugar foods into your home in the first place.

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Corporate Wellness Conference & Certification

We are inviting some well-known figures to attend the CHWA's 4th annual Corporate Wellness Conference, Oct 24-26th. We are excited to confirm Phylis Borzi, Assistant Secretary for Employee benefits for the U.S. Department of Labor.

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If You Want Wellness, Teach Wellness

Presentations under the heading of corporate wellness often address stress management, smoking cessation, nutrition, and exercise. If you want wellness in your organization, teach wellness and this is something I found from the viewpoint usual way.

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How to Avoid Weight Gain as a Busy Professional

We all have 24-hours and how well we manage to accomplish important tasks in a day is the art of leading a healthy life. As a busy professional, you might typically find that you're juggling many priorities within limited hours.

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Employee Energy Risk Management

Every business runs by the most valuable asset known as CASH and a lot of energy is focused on the management of cash flow. Risks include currency, interest rate, commodity, credit, and system and the people responsible for the management is Employees.

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Proactive Health Care - Drugs Are Not the Answer

Modern Healthcare published an article by the Associated Press discussing the new heights reached by FDA. Strides in medical innovation are constantly made, but problems in the healthcare system remain.

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The Truth About Beauty Sleep

Although we don't generally think of sleep as a great time to get things done, our bodies do a tremendous amount of hard work. Far from being something non-productive that takes up our valuable time, sleep is a vital biological function necessary to maintain health.

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The Company that Plays Together, Stays Together

We, at Actualize Consulting, offer at least one company-wide wellness challenge each year to keep the wellness program fresh and fun. In the past, our wellness challenges focused on nutrition and movement, which was perfect for the wellness gurus.

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How To Implement a Successful Employee Self Defense Training Program

It is indeed a good idea for a company to discuss their perceived needs with the self defense training service provider beforehand. Because of the trainer's experience, he or she may be able to reveal potential scenarios and situations.

Business of Well-being

The Case for Quality

Quality is an overused word in the healthcare circles, the term is taking on new meaning as the industry measure performance effectively. The CMS developed the Five Star Quality Rating System to hold insurance companies and health plans accountable.

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Corporate Wellness Magazine's editorial team is taking a survey regarding their magazine for you to answer. Upon successful completion of the 4 simple questions, you will be entitled to receive a $100 Amazon Gift Card.

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Wellness with Simplicity: Promoting 'Pronounceable Health'

As medicine becomes more complex, heralding the arrival of their writings made real, and there is a little room for a generalist. As technology emerges to actualize the missives of our greatest physicists, we needn't cede our most basic needs.

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Think & Be Well

This article shows the interactive process which incorporates the multiple intelligences and a greater sense of mind-body functioning. We enhance the vitality using our breath and create a new behavioral modification that serves as a reminder for results.

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Results Based Wellness Revealed Through Analytics

The prevalence of outcomes-based wellness programs in combination with incentives and disincentives are getting common. The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is encouraging employers to embrace these types of strategies for health management.

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3 Minutes at Gate 9

Lots of people want to ride with you in the limo, but what you want is someone who will take bus with you when the limo breaks down. Some of us even have "frenemies," those folks we pretend are our buddies but who live to make us feel miserable.

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Happiness At Work

The EHBC and corporate wellness magazine are committed to bringing you HR and benefits solutions that actually work. The statistics are rolling in and the research signals in the favor of adopting the corporate wellness programs.

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How a One Dollar Brush Changed Everything

On a whim, I bought a $1 collapsible brush-mirror for my kids the other day and my son picked the brush and turned into a hairstylist. There are many ways to stimulate the brain, see things differently and set forth the flow of ideas and creativity.

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How a Simple "Nudge" Could Increase Employee Wellness Engagement and Reduce Wellness Program Costs

To increase employee participation in health improvement programs, businesses have rapidly adopted financial incentives. Using gift cards, cash, tokens, prizes, premium reductions, and other creative tools, employers seduce employees.

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