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Finding the Benefits of Meditation for Resilience

Earlier no one thought to bring meditation into a corporate environment, but these days, it has become the need of the hour. As stress is getting costlier, and the proven benefits of meditation for stress reduction, employers can't ignore that.

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H1N1 - Separating Fact from Fiction

Companies inside the U.S. are concerned about the implications that an H1N1 outbreak can have on their employees. Not only is this virus potentially life-threatening, but typically leaves people unable to function for several days, which loses productivity.

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Don't Get Worse

The American lifestyle and the natural progression of aging consistently show that the health for Americans is declining. As employers struggle with this reality, they search for measurable ways to reduce the trend.

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Cultural Stress: A Modern Threat to Health

Cultural stress is a new type of stress emerging out these days and is superimposed on the normal stresses of everyday life. Technology alone is not entirely to blame for cultural stress, but the 'freedom' to work anywhere, anytime adds up to it.

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Keeping Employees Engaged in Wellness Throughout the Year

Whether you are launching a workplace wellness program or are managing an existing one, it is important to stay focused. A health assessment is a great initial step for all-encompassing wellness program because it identifies key health factors.

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Corporate Wellness Conference in Los Angeles a Huge Success

The corporate wellness conference was a great opportunity to bring people with a common goal together for provoking dialog. Partnership and alliances were made that will further our mission of wellness for all achieve wellness and healthy life.

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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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The Science Behind the Benefits of Moderate Exercise

One key finding is that bouts of physical activity in 10-minute segments can help individuals achieve health benefits. The recent physical activity guidelines issued by the department are the most substantial piece of guidance that we can give Americans.

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Solving Employee Eldercare Challenges

If addressing productivity and management problems of employees is difficult, a new solution may knock your door. Americans are living longer than ever and the number is increasing steadily and the reasons might be childcare and healthcare responsibilities.

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Asthma and Wellness

Asthma is a chronic lung disease that inflames and narrows the airways, produces wheezing, chest tightness, shortness of breath. In the U.S. more than 22 million people are known to have asthma and nearly 6 million of them are children.

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Employers: Promote Employee Health for a Happier, More Productive Workforce

Health issues consistently make headlines these days, from Americans' struggling with obesity to increasing rates of diseases. As an employer, you probably already know that less healthy employees are more likely to miss work, be less productive.

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Employers Offering Wellness Programs and Incentives is on the Rise

Corporate wellness program is witnessing a boom as more and more employees are implementing wellness programs and providing incentives. As healthcare costs are rising, wellness programs seem to be the only ways to control the increasing healthcare cost.

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Companies Make Excuses, Just Like People Do

Corporate wellness programs have received a lot of attention over the last several years, in the absence of any substantive legislative change. Businesses reduce the overhead of health insurance, wellness programs are clearly the most promising solution.

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The Rock Stars of Wellness Present at the Corporate Wellness Conference

This year we are adding a focus on global wellness programs and we have several employers coming to speak on the occasion. We have also changed up the agendas and have a new structure of the conference.

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Lessons Learned from France Telecom: Stress in the Workplace

Recently CBS evening news aired a piece on France Telecom about the 26 deaths in an 18 month period due to immense stress. Employees of France Telecom have cited constant pressure to resign, impossible goals, frequent relocations, and chaotic organizations.

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Wellness Helps Conquer Recession Depression

During the falling economy, staggering unemployment rates and a major housing crisis, the nation's stress level is high. As per a research, 75% of adults feel significantly stressed with the top three stressors being money, work, and economy.

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P.O.P! Change your Perspective in the Workplace

Life is fantastic because in every situation, conversation, and interaction, we are able to learn lessons that etch a mark. Each incident reminds us who we are as an individual and dictates how we will make decisions as we progress in life.

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Jackson County's proACTIVE Wellness Initiative

pAWI is an initiative that includes local hospitals, public health department, school district, and area business for wellness programs. In the year 2009, the pAWI designed seven unique wellness programs for area businesses of committed employees.

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The Downside of Being Unwell and How a Corporate Wellness Program Can Help

The overall expenditure of ill health, in terms of premium and lost productivity goes up to $2800 per employee each year. Depression is the most severe diseases in terms of costing employer's sick time and lost productivity.

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Centenarians - Healthcare after the Age of 100

100 is a magical number and spending life for a century is nothing sort of a phenomenal achievement for anyone. America is witnessing a steady increase of centenarians as each year more and more people are blessed with a longer life.

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Back Pain in the Work Place

You need to keep changing position and tasks and move your body throughout as we aren't made to sit in one posture for long. Do what feel good and don't push yourself to contort your body into positions that are really painful.

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Health Reform Prompts Employers to get Creative with Wellness

The epic debate on healthcare raised plenty of controversy and confusion but one thing that people across both aisles seemed to agree on was the need for a renewed focus on wellness and prevention at the workplace, in schools and at home.

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Quality of Life in Worksite Wellness: What Matters?

Wellness programs have focused on targeted health areas such as smoking cessation, weight management, and physical activity. The percentage of overweight Americans has been steadily increasing for the past decade to near 75 percent.

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Interview with 3 Wellness Leaders on How to Keep Your Employees out of the Doctor's Office

If there is one golden advice for someone to avoid visiting the doctor, it would be a regular physical exercise. Clean and healthier diet is mandatory if you are willing to fight diseases caused by obesity like cardiovascular disease, diabetes, etc.

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What is Long-Term Care?

Long-term care often makes an image of nursing homes in our mind but the fact is nursing home has a little to do with that. Long-term includes custodial care and depends on who covers the cost and the role of long-term care insurance.

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Creating the Right Fitness Facility For Your Company, Part 2

The surveys regarding the wellness program of your company have come back and employees have responded positively. Now the next step is to kick the idea upstairs to those who control the finances and sell them on the necessity and desire within the company.

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How to Create and Nurture a Wellness Culture

To achieve important business objectives, employers finally started to understand that employee wellness needs attention. It is important to have healthy, happy and engaged employees to improve productivity and lower health care costs and enjoy potential benefits.

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Fostering Gender Equality and Diversity in the Workplace

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.

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Tips to Increase Your Employee Engagement at No Cost

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.

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Is Your Office Keeping Up with the Evolving Workplace?

A collaborative or open work environment may stoke creativity, improve communication and allow for better access to peers. We recognize that open workspaces may actually inhibit productivity because of the lack of privacy and quiet space.

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Corporate Wellness Disruptors Celebrated at the Well-being 100® Awards Ceremony

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.

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A Drug-Free Workplace Is a Place for Healthy Workers

Addiction has a diverse effect on the dignity of work and workers can do their job without the urge to imbibe alcohol. The drunkenness does not stop and the mania does not cease when a person arrives at the office, claiming 79,000 lives every year.

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Why You Should Make Your Local Hospital Your Partner in Wellness

As businesses struggled to contain healthcare costs, they have opted for health plans, wellness, and benefits consultants for solutions. Costs have continued to spiral out of control, on a parallel track with the rising incidence of chronic diseases.

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Understanding the Legal Rights of Working Cancer Survivors and Employees with Cancer: Part 1

About 40% of persons diagnosed with cancer each year are working-age adults. The survival rate for cancer continues to improve. Today there are more employees with cancer and cancer survivors in the workplace than ever before.‍

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A Systems Thinking Approach to "Collective Impact"; the Necessary Ingredients for a Paradigm Shift in Engaging Public Health Prevention and Corporate Wellness Programs

In this fast-moving world, technology, medicine, and science are advancing at a dizzying pace making lives better and healthier. Yet some social problems like obesity, substance abuse, underage drinking, drink and drive, bullying still remains unaddressed.

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How do Corporate Wellness Programs Work?

Wellness program run the gamut and the most inexpensive way may include only online information and the occasional newsletter. They may also offer online support for diet management, motivational tips for fitness.

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Using Technology for Increased Employee Engagement in Health and Fitness Programs

A person's lifestyle is a major factor in our chronic disease epidemic and accounts for 75 percent of the money spent per year. 65 percent of adults do not participate in regular, leisure-time physical activity.

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Workplace Wellness In Motion

Business in motion creates profits and stagnant businesses lose money, as employees in motion create thriving companies. Employers in motion provide environments that are profitable and conducive to optimum employee performance in business and life.

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The State of Workplace Wellness Around the Globe

Benefits of Health and Wellness programs are still seen by the majority of European employers as primarily efficiency-related. In Ireland, employees feel that health and wellness programs should be an almost mandatory part of the employer offerings.

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Senior Health and Superior Insight: A Formula for Wellness

Chronic disease is a source of emotional pain rather than physical discomfort when it plagues seniors. The condition smells bad, as it induces a visual and visibly negative-reaction among those in close proximity to a person with the disorder.

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Creating the Right Fitness Facility For Your Company - Part 1

A company can be identified by helping craft a good culture and implementing various programs to ease the process. It is not a burden for the company or any higher level employee but it helps to bring back some revenue into the corporate books.

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Employee Engagement: A Fresh Approach To A Critical Problem

Many businesses don't have a culture of engagement, as per the report almost 71% American employees were partially engaged. Engaged employees work with passion and feel a profound connection with their workplace and drive innovation.

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Why Chronic Stress can Make you Sick

The Human body needs some time to recover from one triggering event to the next or end up in a constant state of tension. It further increases the chances of getting physical, mental and emotional problems and that's where the need for stress workshop arises.

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Healthcare Legislation Promotes Incentives and Corporate Wellness

As of now, the US government is not interested in promoting corporate wellness among the employees across the nation. Obama administration is having a major focus on health and wellness and they are promoting this program at a lightning speed.

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The Price of Doing WELL

There are various methods of cost-cutting in business but they prefer to target the health care premium as their primary tool. But having a program designed with understanding of the employees' needs is the best way to get ROI of the wellness plan.

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The Tip of the Iceberg: How a Wellness Culture Can Prevent the Healthcare Crisis From Impacting your Company

Wellness is a goal which everyone wants to achieve but struggles to decide what it takes to make it a reality. There are various traits offering wellness along with product but people exactly not knowing what it takes to get healthcare wellness.

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Get Online and Get Healthy: How to Become an Effective E-Patient

Have you ever felt like you are sick and tired, showing a worrisome symptom, or have a hard time getting an appointment. All this can be answered just by turning to the internet and you can get an appointment, suggestion, and prescription anytime.

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The Burden Of Cardiovascular Disease - What Employers Need To Know And Do

Every business has a core group of people who believe in their mission and have the skills to manage it successfully. Every American business faces the approaching tidal wave of chronic disease as a consequence of the obesity crisis specifically diabetes.

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It Takes More Than a Pill: Finding New Strategies for Disease Prevention in Relation to Work Performance and Longevity

Disease is a type of evil and we need protection from this complex process and that benefits individual and society as a whole. Humans are affected by diseases for thousands of years, but after 1800s people really begin to understand the process to prevent.

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Lowering Stress and Anxiety for Shift Workers (and for others too!)

Stress and anxiety are the part and parcel of life and sometimes we all need it in a balanced amount to ace the hurdle of life. But a prolonged period of stress can lead to destructive body changes, depression and it may lead to heart diseases.

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Onto Death as We Part: The Impact of Divorce on Employee Wellness

As marriage brings happiness, divorce brings stress and that totally distracts the experience life presents us. Divorce further undermine employees well-being and leads to a loss in productivity, absenteeism and higher health insurance premiums healthcare costs.

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Revisiting Corporate Identity

Corporate identity is achieved by investing heavily and aggressively on advertisements and avoid spending on other departments. Attracting top talent means you will have to throw money at them, give them incentives, and provide them reasons to choose your firm.

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An Ounce of Prevention

Belief in the employee wellness program means if the employees are well and healthy, they will need fewer medical attention. Employers offering health insurance to their employees are more likely to realize the increasing cost of premiums.

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Techniques for Combating Stress

According to research, stress increases the risk of high blood pressure, heart disease, and other serious conditions. Strategies like planning time, stretch, relaxing eyes, music, sound sleep, positivity, walk more and enjoy whatever you do will reduce stress.

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Growing Corporate Wellness and Bringing the Industry Together

Corporate health and Wellness emerges as the fastest growing industry within the US and it gets fair press and attention. Right from large to small insurance companies in the country implemented some form of wellness programs for employers and dependents.

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Marketing Corporate Wellness Programs

The recession has a serious impact on the US healthcare marketplace and it changed the way employers offer health insurances. Employers are attracted to large budget cuts, large layoffs, and future expansion plans either canceled or slowed down.

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Give Your Muscles a Checkup!

All working people strive to work harder during the initial days so as to accumulate enough asset and experience for the future. Meanwhile, while using productivity we somehow compromise with our health and injuries surround us when the time to enjoy life.

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Staying Fit at the Office

Working has its own pros and cons but maintaining a high level of fitness while working is something generally not found. To minimize injuries and maximize productivity, employee fitness and good posture in the workplace are essential.

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Is "Safe Living" in Your Wellness Plan?

Being in a good health and living a lifestyle that promotes good health is termed as wellness by many people. Personal safety which means keeping yourself away from hurt, injury, or any loss may lead to mental or physical stress.

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The Meaning of Being Well

Companies implement wellness programs because of employees' health issues which further reduce healthcare costs significantly. It requires a lot of motivation to operate, screening health, plan and run a wellness program and encourage employees as well.

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The Cost of Stress on Everyday Lives

It doesn't matter whether we live in the physical, mental, social, economical, or spiritual world we encounter stress. Negative stress affects all our lives, business health or employee health. The way we handle those unique situations helps build personality.

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Stress for Success

FInding humor in anything is the best way of survival and it might help you survive the world's topsy-turvy world. Your reaction to the stress is significantly determined by the way you perceive it, either as a challenge or a threat to your health.

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Keeping Employees Moving Beyond the Incentives

Providing your employees with good incentives and opportunities may not be enough to inspire them to include exercise in their lifestyle. The results from wellness and fitness programs will fall short of their potential and will definitely lead to chronic disease.

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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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Making Worksite Wellness Work During a Zero Budget Time

Though it is difficult to take out worksite wellness approval from the CFO as the metrics are often non-profitable. Worksite Health Promotion Programs have gained popularity during the recent years and many 500 fortune companies are offering wellness programs.

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A Corporate Culture of Wellness

Corporate Culture of Wellness is the best thing an organization or a senior member can ever give to their employees. It provides peace of mind among employees and they largely devote themselves to the company and that ultimately improves business.

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9 Common Corporate Wellness Myths

To get the most profit out of their business, CEO must invest in health and corporate wellness of their employees. A few of the corporate myths like healthcare costs, corporate wellness takes too much time, money, participation doesn't boost healthcare cost.

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Workplace Wellness: Hot Topics for 2019 | 7 predictions for wellness innovation this year

To make people understand and achieve their well-being goals, one factor is harnessing the power of personalized secure data. The collection and interpretation of personal data has been a hot topic that has stirred serious debate recently.

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How Your Office is Making you Sick and Ways to Fix It

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) reports that many office buildings – new and renovated - in the United States may actually be making their occupants sick.

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New Data Reveals Nearly A Quarter of American Workers Have Used Alcohol or Drugs on the Job

The next time you consume any service, whether it’s filing your taxes, getting your brakes done or having your lunch maid, you may want to take a closer look at the employee doing it.

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The Cost of Pharmaceutical Products used by Shift Workers (and Others Too!)

The cost of pharmaceutical products skyrocketed with health costs and an increase in medication all over the US. While wellness should be the primary concern but households often not keep it on priority unless the family doesn't have employer health insurance.

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Put Wellness to Work

Using creative tools to excite interest on many levels, wellness programs can serve organizations of all sizes and cultures. You can choose components as unique, innovative and fun as the people who make up your organization.

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Increase Workplace Productivity The Right Way

To attract and retain top talent and to increase workplace productivity firms must invest in the health and Wellness Program. Happy and healthy employees are the biggest asset.

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10 Healthcare Best Practices for Self-Insured Employers

As a self-insured employer, you owe a strict fiduciary duty to your employees and their families to act in their best interest in the management and oversight of your organization’s health plan.

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Ideas for Going Green in the Workplace

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.

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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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Redefining Healthcare with Design of the Green Hospital

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.

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Seven Tips for Fun and Easy Fall Fitness!

Fall is considered the second busiest time for gyms, company-sponsored activities, and exercise facilities in the United States. The guidelines can help achieve personal fitness goals, and they can be incorporated into corporate wellness programs.

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Workplace Stress: A Silent Killer of Employee Health and Productivity

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.

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Certified for Safety: A New Standard of Wellness

Offices are provided certificates of safety, notifying workers of a building's compliance with various maintenance codes. The certificates are proof of compliance, but they do not prove workers are safe from its elevators running smoothly.

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Safe Workers and Smart Driving Habits: Models of Wellness

A safe workplace is the result of rights that protect workers and protections that benefit the most vulnerable workers. The people involved in road accidents rely on the healing hands of doctors and the helping hands of lawyers.

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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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Staying Safe from Toxins in the Workplace

Wellness programs encourage employees to engage in physical activity that helps to establish a good work-life balance. It means establishing a secure and safe work environment is imperative to a productive and fulfilled workforce.

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A Winning Loss

Employee wellness programs are on the rise and over 66% of the employers are expanding offerings in the next 3-5 years. Employers must also rethink how they approach prevention of weight management programs and their impact on chronic diseases.

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Crystal Sound as a Viable Healing Modality for those Struggling with Addiction

Crystal sound is a part of the series of Sound Healing and Vibrational Medicine and deals with effective use with addiction. The treatment center integrates music as their core value, to empower those suffering from addiction to take ownership.

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8 Tips to Help Keep Your Team Healthy: Boost Company Productivity and Team Fitness

Companies often look for various strategies to boost employee productivity, keep the team fit and maintain their health. Steps like health insurance, walking meetings, healthy snacks, safety equipment, physical activities, and corporate training increase wellness.

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9 Innovations that Suggest the Healthcare Revolution is Here

Digital Revolution in the healthcare industry aimed at bringing seamless facilities for patients and healthcare providers. Innovations like telemedicine, IoT, Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain, and robotics have revolutionized the healthcare sector.

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An Invisible Enemy with Visible Effects: Electromagnetic Fields

Mobiles and wireless gadgets have simplified our life but unfortunately, they bombard us with Electromagnetic forces. Companies believing in wellness must promote awareness and education to fight this invisible threat at the workplace.

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How to Set Up a Healthy Workstation

Corporate careers involve desk jobs, which bring a lot of health issues and affects productivity, wellness, and performance. Investment in chairs and desks, lighting, reviewing monitor height, and providing fitness tracker indicates healthy workstation.

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Help your Organization Avert Risk with Succession Planning

The unexpected departure of any high potential employee is bad for any organization and it often creates operational confusion. Investment in career planning, empowering the team, and preparing for the future helps minimize the risk.

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Effective Hiring Tips for Choosing the Right Candidate

Hiring is the most significant process and requires time, effort, resources and a lot of skills to get the right candidate. Factors like a precise job description, background check and implementing a trial period reduce the risk.

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Symbols of Health and Icons of Corporate Wellness

Symbols and Icons have the power to connect with viewers on an emotional level and creates a long-lasting impression in the mind. Wellness at the corporate level comes with a meaningful logo which communicates with the audience.

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Practice, Program, Policy: A step-wise approach to foster wellbeing at work

Small practices like laughter and stretch break, to ordering healthy food and drinks during meetings helps foster wellbeing. Various wellness programs and policies like a flexible schedule, wellness competition, dress code generates a strong impact.

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Visual Acuity: About an Acute Threat to Vision

Eyestrain at workplace arises due to the continuous work on computer, tablet and smartphone screens for a longer duration. According to a survey, 9.6 million citizens are suffering from myopia and the same will surge to 4.8 billion by 2050.

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The Legal Case for Corporate Wellness

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.

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Innovating Low Back Pain Management in the Workplace

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.

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