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.
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.
Singing the national anthem at the 2016 Super Bowl is Lady Gaga's well-deserved accolade to young women. What many people do not realize is how Lady Gaga's path toward health and wellness includes overcoming an eating disorder.
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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.
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.
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.
Sometimes it takes a pair of fresh eyes with a different perspective to see what's working and what's not. If corporate executives are not supporting the program based on how employees are managed, then the program does not have a chance for success.
As most employers know first-hand, the costs of providing health and wellness benefits to employees continues to spiral upward. We need to bridge this gap, we need a solution to help employees access the specialist who has the expertise to treat their conditions.
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.
A breadth of literature has clearly demonstrated the pivotal role of worksite wellness programs in improving health. When appropriately structured, wellness programs also offer lesser tangible, but undeniable benefits including recruitment and retention.
Assumptions about the progressive, information seeking, data-driven group-a population enmeshed in California'a yoga. If any cohort knew what needed to be done to maximize health and reduce risk for disease, surely it was this one.
As organizations look at their balance sheets this year, one area that will undoubtedly undergo intense scrutiny of employee benefits. It is a notoriously difficult item to manage due to the increasing cost and utilization of health care.
Publicly traded corporations disclose their employees' collective weights, cholesterol and glucose levels, and stress and depressions. The proposal is based on the notion that shareholders want to see how many overweight/obese employees work at a company.
April 15, or tax day, is here, and in the United States, that means today is the final day to file your taxes. As the growth of the internet has made the long lines at the post office that news stations loved to cover obsolete, that doesn't reduce stress.
Workplace wellness programs are more than a nice-to-have perk for employees and they should actively augment goals and values. Start with your corporate mission, how does it drive behaviors and beliefs in the office?
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.
Having been involved in worksite marketing, I have benefitted from strategic conversations with insurance professionals. An innovative solution to the retention problem exists, in fact, more than one solution is possible.
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.
Data breach and identity theft risks continue to plague large-scale businesses to nationwide retail and restaurant chains. Cyber thieves have set their sights on companies of every size and in every industry.
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.
Corporations have begun to increasingly implement employee wellness initiatives, in lieu of an increase in productivity. This notion of employee wellness should hold true from the point an employee is hired as it affects personally and professionally.
When we talk about health, we all live in different worlds and this may seem like a stretch but these worlds can be merely a block apart. It is clear that if we improve the communities we live in, we can improve our own personal health and wellness.
Recently EEOC released a final rule amending regulations and interpretations of implementing title I of the ADA. This new rule allows employers to offer " limited financial and other incentives" if the employee, in turn, answers "disability-related questions."
The success and sustainability of a business greatly hinge on the productivity and efficiency of its human capital. This is especially important in the business world since employees are patently charged with executing services.
Corporate wellness programs have been in existence in one form or the other since right after World War II. The healthcare reform efforts in the United States are even older, so how do these seemingly unrelated initiatives relate to each other.
After Philadelphia raised the tax on soda, attempts are made to implement that in more than 30 states and cities across the U.S. The tax levied at the beverage distributors could potentially raise the price of a six-pack of plastic bottles by $1.44.
Opioid abuse is a worsening crisis in the United States that affects everyone including the individual and their family. The CDC paints a stark picture of the current extent of the opioid crisis, showing approximately 2 million Americans abuse prescription.
The first Medical Marketing & Media Hall of Femme was held in New York, discussing human interaction in medical marketing. The focus of discussion was the use of data and its importance in creating lasting change in a population.
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.
With the tremendous growth of telemedicine, the AMA has decided to meet this week to decide whether or not to adopt the guidelines. The AMA has been working on ways to advise physicians the way to deal with and incorporate telemedicine into their practice.
You know that feeling of pride and support you get while cheering on our athletes during the Olympics. You want them to succeed not just for their country, but also for themselves, knowing how hard they've worked to get to that level of competition.
It is expensive to embrace a holistic approach to employee healthcare, not realizing such a program can lead to a loss of income. Just like the business, a product cannot be successful without considering all the right parts that make up the whole.
In wake of the confirmed cases of Zika virus in Miami, the CDC has issued safety alerts for individuals traveling in or near the district. Self-preventative measures are key to protecting oneself from exposure to the Zika virus.
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.
When deciding to accept a new job, almost 60% of all employees consider perks and benefits equally important as the salary offered. To attract the best talent, employers are working to meet the needs of their current and future employees.
At a press conference on Thursday, United States Attorney General, Loretta E. Lynch, restricted healthcare companies from merging. Last summer, Aetna announced its plan to carry out a merger with Humana, while Anthem decides to merge with Cigna.
Evidence shows that the health of women in the US lags behind that of men and that of comparable women in other high-income countries. Maternal and infant deaths have decreased in the last few decades, leading causes of death are due to chronic diseases.
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.
Generation Xers and Millennials have settled into their careers and make up the majority of the workforce. With as many as four generations working together in some companies, human resources professionals must find a new and innovative way.
Mental health problems such as depression, anxiety, substance abuse, and stress are common problems affecting individuals. In addition, they have a direct impact on workplaces through increased absenteeism, reduced productivity, and increased costs.
As the impact of financial stress has on employee productivity and well-being, employers are searching for wellness options. There is no doubt that employees need some assistance with their financial matters.
Towards 2020, all indicators point towards a rapid evolution of the U.S. workplace wellness industry for managing healthcare costs. The advances in related disciplines being leveraged optimally and creatively to provide maximum benefit.
Research has clearly shown that when employees feel valued and appreciated by their supervisor and colleagues, good things happen. The workplace community and the organization become healthier, being better able to achieve their mission and goals.
Exercise and physical activity play a crucial role not just in physical healthy but in mental health as well for a very long time. But why is it that some many employers are reluctant to give their employees time off to exercise.
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.
Corporate wellness is very much an issue of physical and technological mobility, with the latter inspiring more of the former. It concerns a comprehensive solution that enables users to monitor their fitness and nutrition, exercise regimes.
According to the AOA, the greatest fear of many people is the loss of their eyesight and loss of vision comes naturally with age. Age-related macular degeneration and Stargardt disease- a form of juvenile macular degeneration.
As an executive, salesman you are frequently up in the air and most of the time on work and remainder on vacation. Most of us have the intention to keep fit and healthy, we feel that things tend to get in the way due to commitments or self-ambition.
According to a survey, 41% of Americans are leaving their vacation days unused and various factors are responsible for this. Many believe no one else can do their job while others don't want to be perceived as replaceable and stay in the office.
The concept of corporate wellness has been around for decades and companies provide them to their employees for lowering cost. The components of most corporate wellness programs are well established and include biometric screenings and annual physicals.
The MTI reveals top destinations across the globe for patients seeking high-quality healthcare and value-added services. The US leads in regards to healthcare travel spending and market share, Asia also stands out with famous spots like Thailand, Singapore.
Most of us can relate to having a love-hate relationship with food at work, as when we forget lunch at home then it becomes a welcome sight. During the lunchtime, you sometimes have to face the internal battle with yourself of whether or not to eat your food.
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.
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.
The water cooler, the gathering spot where people make small talk, exchange pleasantries and opine about everything. That neutral territory may be a mainstay among workers, but the water within that cooler is something else entirely.entirely.
When you think of knitting, the first thing comes in mind is envision of sweet, gray-haired grandmother lovingly crafting. Or maybe you think of the young and beautiful Audrey Hepburn, knitting with red yarn in the 1961 romantic comedy.
Chronic pain is one of the most significant public health problems and is a major contributor to healthcare costs in the U.S. Opioids are the most commonly prescribed treatment for chronic pain but there are various risks associated with the consumption.
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.
A busy work schedule pile up other things and that happens to all of us, and suddenly the desk is full of a stack of papers. This unusual clutter can have an adverse effect on your productivity, and not just because you can't find anything.
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.
Aetna Inc. announced that as of 2017, it will cease selling individual insurance on state and government-run exchanges. This move is a blow against Obama's signature law, the Affordable Care Act or Obamacare as it is commonly known.
Researchers determined that participants who read for at least three and a half hours a week were 17% less likely to die. Statistically speaking, these percentages translate into a two-year increase in longevity for avid readers as compared to those who do not read at all.
Labels create a sense of order that most people either consciously or unconsciously follow, but not all labels accurately fit. A company that builds loyalty and engagement through employee-centered programs and tools believes that culture is one of the strongest advantages.
Corporate wellness is impossible without a workforce dedicated to personal wellness where there is a shared goal. That something involves reaching retirement in prime physical and fiscal strength so workers can be active to start in their newest chapter of life.
Sunscreen is highly publicized but by elimination, the body is prevented from absorbing the beneficial aspects of Vitamin D. Around 1 billion people are Vitamin D deficient and this has sparked the resurgence of the bone-weakening disease rickets.
Working parents contribute significantly to the U.S. workforce and its advancing economy but daycare is costly. Companies employ parents without offering them important options for balancing work and home life, such as worksite daycare.
Light bulbs make the roads safer for night travel, make it possible to read into the evening hours and provide us with Vitamin D. Well very few inventions have changed the way people live more than the light bulb.
One year after pronouncing the state of Borno, Nigeria polio-free, two new cases of polio have surfaced recently. The reason behind the emergence is Boko Haram who rendered the area inaccessible to vaccinators and other health professionals.
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.
Employers should know that wellness rewards are not necessary to engage employees in a corporate wellness program. Most worksite wellness programs aren't successful biometrics, assessments, and coaching are time-consuming and boring.
If you sit at a desk for the majority of your working day, then you're probably putting unwanted pressure on your spine. This pressure leads to poor posture and could have a detrimental effect on your health like poor blood circulation.
Office garden produces more than just corn and berries, it produces camaraderie and increased morale among employees. Companies such as Southwest Airlines, HP, Google are benefitting from an office garden as a part of its corporate wellness plan.
Stress continues to take a toll on workers, while a recent survey reveals that money is the top source of stress. In the world of healthcare, even doctors who are perceived to have financial security are not immune to the effects of workplace stress.
New York-based pharmaceutical company Pfizer purchased Medivation for $14 billion and later acquired AstraZeneca for $1.5 billion. Medivation produces Xtandi, a drug to treat metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC).
Two cases of Zika have been confirmed in Florida but the cases are not linked to any of the known Zika hotspots in Miami. Despite the concentrated efforts to eradicate Zika by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, the virus appears to be spreading.
The first wellness initiative in the workplace is weight management but individuals are questioning their efficacy. The relationship between weight and health indicates that the weight-focused approach to health does more harm than good.
Tennessee's largest plan will increase their insurance premium rates by an average of sixty-two percent. A major cause of the problem is that the market is smaller than originally projected, the CBO projected roughly 21 million Americans would be covered by insurance.
As a busy professional, you may think that adding exercise to your daily routine is about as easy as dodging traffic. Just one minute of high-intensity exercise, along with 10 minutes of low-intensity exercise is equal to spending an hour inside the gym.
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.
Kids are fond of candies and they are busy collecting it this Halloween urging their parents to play candy police. Things, like picking your favorite, switching to Halloween ghost, donate, hand out non-food items, helps control candy consumption.
According to JAMA Internal Medicine, the link between smoking and cancer deaths is notable in certain U.S. states. While study confirms that smoking is hazardous to one's health, it also shed light on some new information and statistics.
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 AARP has sued Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) over new workplace wellness regulations. The decision could have an impact on how the affordable care act influences wellness programs in the United States.
Pharmaceutical companies are once again defensive over the rising drug prices as they witnessed substantial increase. The reports cost increases come after months of bad publicity for the pharmaceutical industry that has faced many controversies.