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Workplace Health

Are Those Responsible for Employee Health Appropriately Trained to Make the Right Decisions?

Dr. Derek Yach | Posted 09.10.2014 | Business
Dr. Derek Yach

The cost of health insurance in the U.S. is clearly a concern for employers. In 2010, American employers spent a total of $560.9 billion for group health insurance, an increase of approximately 67 percent over the past 10 years.

Stop Bragging About How Much Vacation You've Stockpiled

Alison A. Quirk | Posted 08.23.2014 | Business
Alison A. Quirk

For everyone out there who hoards vacation days until it's too late to use them, and then brags about it in the office, I say "Stop the madness!" You're promoting a dangerous urban legend.

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.

10 Food Hacks For Workplace Wellness

Michael F. Jacobson | Posted 06.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Michael F. Jacobson

We hope to use this toolkit to convince HR directors, caterers, hotel chains, event planners, and some of our gracious bosses that it's easy to put together a satisfying and delicious meal or snack that won't undermine the health of their employees and guests.

Why You Shouldn't Feel Guilty For Taking A Work Break

Tasha Eurich, Ph.D. | Posted 01.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Tasha Eurich, Ph.D.

Working too much makes us stupider, unhappier, unhealthier and less successful. Let's break this down, shall we?

Want To Unwind And Be More Productive? Here's What Your Boss Could Be Doing To Help

Posted 11.12.2013 | Healthy Living

Many of us spend a large chunk of time at work. But some companies are realizing that employees are most productive when they actually have time to un...

Poor Diet, Tobacco Use and Lack of Physical Activity Taking Toll on Nation's Health

Dr. Derek Yach | Posted 09.14.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Derek Yach

There is strength in numbers, and we are working with corporations, associations, federal, state, and local government to identify multi-stakeholder solutions that will address the issues facing our nation's health in bold and transformative ways.

Design for a User-Friendly and Human-Centered Workplace

Jethro Heiko | Posted 05.15.2013 | Healthy Living
Jethro Heiko

There is a need for a new way of working, one that is designed for the end-user, the worker, the human. It is not just about adding wellness programs to unhealthy work -- it is about designing work so that it is itself healthy.

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?

10 Happiest Cities For Workers

The Huffington Post | Posted 01.14.2013 | Business

If you're unhappy at work, it might be time to move to Ohio. That's because Dayton, Ohio, is the happiest city in the country for workers, accordi...

Creating a Health-Promoting Work Environment

Timi Gustafson, R.D. | Posted 12.31.2012 | Healthy Living
Timi Gustafson, R.D.

More and more companies are enrolling their workforce in health and wellness programs to cut staggering health care costs, reduce absenteeism and foster productivity as well as morale and loyalty, according to several studies on recent changes in employer-based health care policies.

Sit Less, Stand More: Your Health Depends On It

Leslie Spry, M.D., FACP | Posted 12.04.2012 | Healthy Living
Leslie Spry, M.D., FACP

Where do you fall on the sitting spectrum? This study classified low levels of sitting time as under three hours a day, moderate levels of sitting time as three to eight hours, and high levels of sitting as more than eight hours of sitting each day.

Ingenious Standing Desks Made By Our Readers [PHOTOS]

Posted 09.03.2012 | Healthy Living

Earlier this summer we published a post called Why I Love My Standing Desk by HuffPost staffer Chris Spurlock, in which he extolled the virtues of his...

5 Tips to Boost Your Metabolism at Work

Marie Pasinski, M.D. | Posted 09.26.2012 | Healthy Living
Marie Pasinski, M.D.

According to a recent study, brief periods of activity appear to boost your metabolism and combat the negative effects of prolonged sitting. Here are five easy ways to incorporate more activity into your workday.

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.

Alicia Ciccone

The Cost Of Unhealthy Employees: $153 Billion In Lost Productivity

HuffingtonPost.com | Alicia Ciccone | Posted 12.17.2011 | Small Business

A new Gallup poll estimates that unhealthy workers cost businesses $153 billion a year in lost productivity. Nearly 110,000 full-time employees we...

Is It Healthy To Take Your Pets To Work?

Posted 10.13.2011 | Healthy Living

Animals usually conjure up images and feelings of joy (unless, of course, you have a severe allergy to them). We’ve all peeked at those cute animal ...

How To Not Flip Out At Work (VIDEO)

CBS | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

With the risk of layoffs, stiff competition and high expectations for productivity, today's workplace can be very stressful. Tony Schwartz's book,...

Don't Be the JetBlue Flight Attendant: How to Avoid Workplace Drama

Edward Muzio | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Edward Muzio

This is the stuff good TV is made of. Unfortunately, it's not the stuff good workplaces are made of.

Psychologically Unhealthy Management Should Be a Human Rights Violation

Douglas LaBier | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Douglas LaBier

Today, the impact of an unhealthy workplace environment on the employee is estimated to cost American companies $300 billion a year in poor performance, absenteeism and health costs.