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Staying Safe from Toxins in the Workplace

Rachel Lynch - in Worksite Wellness

Establishing a secure and safe work environment is imperative to a productive and fulfilled workforce. Wellness programs that encourage employees to engage in physical activity help to establish good work-life balance, but what if it’s the physical workspace…

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

Emily Watts - in Worksite Wellness

Are you a small business manager looking forward to boosting your company productivity? If you are, you have landed on the right page. Here you will get to know some working tips and ideas that will help increase the productivity and health culture of your…

A woman using a smartphone

An Invisible Enemy with Visible Effects: Electromagnetic Fields

Michael Shaw - in Worksite Wellness

By promoting mobility and making wellness a priority, companies may in fact be worsening the health of their workers by giving them—and encouraging them to use—mobile devices. This is not an example of bad intentions but the unintentional result of forces…

How to Set Up a Healthy Workstation

Gracie Sanders - in Worksite Wellness

Previously here on Corporate Wellness Magazine, we discussed how prolonged sitting can lead to various health conditions. The immediate effects of this include weight gain and high blood pressure, which are risk factors that contribute to chronic illnesses…

Coworkers eating lunch together

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

Leanna Lilly, MS, PHR, CCWS - in Worksite Wellness

Creating a culture of well-being within an organization is a big job and takes time, money and support. Recently, I was introduced to a new concept from the not-for-profit world, “Pledge the Practice, Pass the Policy.” The idea is simple: pledge to act…

A women fighting depression at work

Visual Acuity: About an Acute Threat to Vision

Micheal D. Shaw - in Worksite Wellness

Eyestrain is a strain on wellness in general and corporate wellness in particular. How we work, continually in front of screens––from computers to phones to tablets––is cause for concern. One such concern is myopia, often called nearsightedness, in…

Leaders, Employee Well-Being Starts with You

Rebecca Johnson - in Worksite Wellness

Whether your company is considering wellness initiatives or has a solid program already in motion, the most important thing you can do for your employees’ well-being is to focus on your organization’s culture. Health fairs, onsite yoga and healthier food…

The Cost of Employee Fitness: Do Financial Incentives Make Cents?

Victor Tringali, MS, CSCS, *D - in Worksite Wellness

Physical activity is associated with improved health and can help mitigate or delay the onset of many diseases, including types of cancer, coronary artery disease, high cholesterol, hypertension, and osteoarthritis while improving quality of life in healthy…

Office Design and its Impact on Employee Health and Productivity

Workers spend much of their time in the workplace, typing out memos and documents on the computer, analyzing data, attending meetings, and speaking with clients. How the office space is designed has a huge impact on the health of workers. Office design is…

Is Certification the New University?

A career in corporate health and wellness is fast becoming attractive and vital in corporate health. Currently, students taking up courses in health and wellbeing have found that such certificates earn them as much money, respect, and promotion as those who…

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…

What’s Ahead in Wellness for 2018? Last Year’s Trends Offer Some Answers

To get a sense of what to expect on the employee health and wellness front in 2018, it’s useful to look back on the trends that were gaining momentum last year. To better understand those trends, Optum surveyed 240 human resource professionals in large companies…

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