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A Winning Loss

Employee wellness programs are on the rise, with more than two-thirds of employers planning to expand their offerings in the next three to five years. But for those dollars to deliver results, employers must also rethink how they approach prevention, especially…

A Key Component of Corporate Wellness Programs: Food Wellness

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

Ten Myths about Employee Weight Loss Programs

Al Lewis, CEO, www.quizzify.com - in Others, Weight-Loss

Much of what we think we know about corporate weight loss programs is wrong. Yet weight is the #1 source of fines and incentives for outcomes-based programs. And any program, or any employee in the program, is considered successful when weight declines, however…

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Corporate Wellness Programs – What’s Working, What’s Not

Corporate Wellness Magazine - in News & Insights

Employee engagement is crucial to sustaining a strong wellness program. The initial goal of implementing a wellness program within an organization is to reduce healthcare costs. And while that goal has remained constant as the corporate wellness industry has…

Nucor Steel's weight loss program had employees changing their mind on food and sleep..

Nucor Steel Medical Weight-Loss Program

Nucor Steel, a Fortune 300 company and the largest manufacturer of recycled steel in the United States, embodies a culture that can be summarized by a decentralized management philosophy, performance-based compensation, customer service and quality, technical…

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The Biggest Losers Might be Your Employees

Rebecca Johnson - in Worksite Wellness

Much earlier in my health promotion career, I helped an employer create a “biggest loser” style weight-loss contest at work. Back then, I didn’t know nearly as much as I do now about the complexities of body weight, how ineffective weight loss programs…

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A Look at Incentives and How They Impact Motivation

Susan Zbikowski - in Economics

The use of financial incentives to encourage employee participation in health and wellness programs has grown steadily in recent years, and is now the norm. Included in this year’s Towers Watson/National Business Group on Health employer survey was the finding…

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High Tech or High Touch … Why not Both?

Chris Ciatto - in News & Insights

High Tech or High Touch … Why not Both?   Ponder these questions for a moment: Would you like to improve employee engagement in your health and well-being programs? Are you trying to build a culture of health? Is your office environment a barrier to…

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Weight Loss Programs – Shed the Pounds and Save Some Money

Jeff Hyman - in Economics

There aren’t many companies that couldn’t use an extra million dollars. If you run a company with a thousand employees, that’s how much you could be saving by instituting a corporate wellness program for your employees. Studies show that two-thirds of…

Wellness Programs under the ACA: What Employers Need to Know

Gary Cassidy - in News & Insights

Businesses clearly see the value in offering health and wellness plans. In fact, 80 percent of employers already offer health and wellness plans[i]. This begs an interesting question: If so many businesses see the value in these kinds of plans, why are only…

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Changing Lifestyles of Employees – Creating a Sense of Urgency

Charles Bens, PhD. - in Focused

Employers from coast to coast are facing a troubling problem, how to get their employees to adopt healthier lifestyles and behaviors.

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Changing Employee Lifestyles: Creating a Sense of Urgency

Charles Bens, PhD. - in Others

Employers from coast to coast have a common and a troubling problem; how to get employees to adopt healthier lifestyles and behaviors

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