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Workplace Wellness Programs

How to Change Your Office -- and Your Life -- for the Better

Lauren Coles | Posted 01.27.2016 | Healthy Living
Lauren Coles

Gone are the days when annual health fairs for blood pressure checkups were enough. Today's definition of wellness encompasses body, mind and emotions, and companies are beginning to notice.

At Work, (Re)discover Your Talents With the Help of These 5 Pointers

Florence Hardy | Posted 01.25.2016 | Business
Florence Hardy

Toward which activities are you naturally drawn? For example: you like to read... What? When? Why?

6 Ways to Spice Up Your Wellness Program

Alan Kohll | Posted 01.06.2016 | Business
Alan Kohll

Let's face it. Everything can get boring from time to time. The best way to avoid that lull in your employee wellness program is by intentionally making your program fresh and exciting. Here are some strategies to use for an exciting wellness program.

10 Essential Characteristics of a Wellness Coordinator

Alan Kohll | Posted 11.11.2015 | Business
Alan Kohll

Everyone does the job differently, and that's just fine. If you're going to manage your company's wellness program well, though, it'll help to work on these ten characteristics.

Flu Shots as a Corporate Wellness Strategy

Alan Kohll | Posted 09.24.2015 | Business
Alan Kohll

As flu season quickly approaches, it's important to consider your business's role. Not only do corporate flu shots and employee wellness complement one another, but a flu shot clinic can be an absolute asset to any corporate wellness program.

Does Participation or Engagement Drive Success in Corporate Wellness?

Alan Kohll | Posted 07.22.2015 | Business
Alan Kohll

When it comes to your employee wellness program, participation and engagement are not the same thing. It's important to distinguish between the two because the first might boost numbers, but the second will ultimately determine your success.

Jonathan Cohn

Obama Is Smack In The Middle Of A Brewing Fight Over Workplace Wellness | Jonathan Cohn | Posted 03.17.2015 | Politics

If you work for a big company that offers you health insurance, chances are that your employer has asked you to take part in some kind of "workplace w...

Obamacare Provision Is Hurting Workers Who Don't Join Wellness Programs

Reuters | Posted 01.14.2015 | Business

"Wellness-or-else is the trend."

Your Company's Biometric Data Is In... Now What? How Corporate Wellness Programs Pay for Themselves

Jeff Hyman | Posted 12.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Jeff Hyman

They already know that their wellness programs are paying dividends that will only get better over time. It's time for all companies large and small to make the investment, as it's one of the best things you can do for your company and for your employees.

The Workplace Revolution: Adding Company Culture to the Mix

Josh Stevens | Posted 08.10.2014 | Business
Josh Stevens

As more companies create inspired, innovative and hands-on environments, the demand for additional workplace benefits in the form of flexible hours, onsite daycare options and expanded healthcare provisions grows.

Jillian Berman

CVS Sued Over Controversial Wellness Program | Jillian Berman | Posted 03.20.2014 | Business

A CVS employee is suing the pharmacy chain over its controversial health-screening program. CVS cashier Roberta Watterson claims the company made ...

Could Yoga Be the Secret to Motivating Millennials?

Michael Anthony Fernandez | Posted 05.06.2014 | Business
Michael Anthony Fernandez

Would you ever think that Courtney Love would be the inspiration for restructuring an entire office culture -- which included building a yoga studio in our new office? Well, she was, and this is what happened.

4 Incentives Obamacare Provides Small Businesses

Avi Sinensky | Posted 05.06.2014 | Small Business
Avi Sinensky

While it is true that the dominant provisions of the ACA (particularly, the Employer Mandate) apply only to "large" employers with more than 50 employees, there are still several provisions that affect all employers, including small businesses with 50 employees or fewer.

WATCH: The Ultimate WORKout

The Huffington Post | Emily Thomas | Posted 01.25.2014 | Healthy Living

After a grueling day at the office, a post-work gym session can make you feel like a Titan -- all those feel-good endorphins, that surge of energy and...

Jillian Berman

The Controversial Way This Company Got Its Workers In The Gym | Jillian Berman | Posted 09.05.2013 | Business

As a software engineer, Caleb Taylor knows all too well that coders aren’t exactly known for their commitment to physical fitness. “Engineers aren...

Jillian Berman

Your Employer Could Help You Lose Weight. That's Good News For You, And For Them | Jillian Berman | Posted 08.15.2013 | Business

Jacinda Jones had a hard time losing weight. At more than 350 pounds, the 32-year-old insurance claims specialist in Bowling Green, Ky. said she’d t...

New Rules and Research Mark a Coming of Age for Workplace Health

Dr. Derek Yach | Posted 08.07.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Derek Yach

For CEOs this presents an opportunity to re-examine and elevate the standards for workplace programs, choosing the ones based on science-based evidence of measurable impact.

Report Reveals Surprising Truth About Workplace Wellness Programs

Reuters | Posted 07.25.2013 | Business

By Sharon Begley NEW YORK, May 24 (Reuters) - A long-awaited report on workplace wellness programs, which has still not been publicly ...

Value of Employee Wellness Programs

Kenneth Thorpe | Posted 05.18.2013 | Healthy Living
Kenneth Thorpe

We believe it would be unfortunate if the idea that employee wellness programs bring no return on investment took hold and became conventional wisdom. These initiatives are critical weapons in the ongoing war against chronic disease.

Corporate Wellness Programs Are a Secure Investment (Part 4)

Melissa Nordin | Posted 05.13.2013 | Business
Melissa Nordin

The phrase "an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure" is definitely being put to the test in today's health and fitness marketplace. One of the reasons for the hesitation is this: Is there a measurable and quantifiable ROI in corporate fitness and wellness programs?

Christina Wilkie

Smokers And Obese Could Lose Out In Health Care Reform | Christina Wilkie | Posted 06.29.2012 | Business

A little-discussed ramification of Thursday's landmark Supreme Court health care decision is that it could make things harder for the nation's heavies...

Health Happens in the Workplace: Employee Wellness Program to Improve Lives and Save Money

Robert Ross | Posted 07.15.2012 | Healthy Living
Robert Ross

We know health happens in the workplace, and there is plenty of research now telling us that savings happen with prevention.

National Public Health Week 2012: Toward a Healthier Nation

Susan Blumenthal, M.D. | Posted 04.06.2012 | Healthy Living
Susan Blumenthal, M.D.

This National Public Health Week is a great time to begin moving toward a more active lifestyle. Social responsibility with programs like the National Plan for Physical Activity and the Let's Move Campaign are critical to improving public health.

Workplace Wellness: Secret Ingredient to Fighting NCDs Based on Report Released at Davos

Perry Yeatman | Posted 03.27.2012 | Healthy Living
Perry Yeatman

Those "cushy" desk jobs, while nice to have, especially during this time of sustained high unemployment, may be slowly doing us in.

Emma Gray

Workplace Wellness Programs: Bringing Preventive Care Into The Office | Emma Gray | Posted 08.09.2011 | Healthy Living

“Work” and “wellness” are not often used in the same sentence. For many Americans, preventive health care is completely disconnected from ...