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Find the latest insights and real-world examples from our corporate wellness experts.

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Find the latest insights and real-world examples from our corporate wellness experts.

Improve employee health risk behavior with health coaching

Health coaching can play a pivotal role in your well-being program to support a culture of health and move employee participants along the path to wellness. When designed with the participant in mind, a coaching program provides a personalized and practical approach to meet the needs of each individual in your employee population. Whether you want employees to build healthier behaviors, or help them manage a chronic condition, a health coach can help design an approach to fit their lifestyles and ... Read More >

Support your “industry athletes” with movement efficiency solutions

Whether you are aged 8 or 88, everyone needs to move—and everyone can benefit from moving smarter, healthier and more efficiently. Movement, as we know, matters, and many of us are unaware of muscular imbalances that can lead to pain, injury and decreased movement functionality. At HealthFitness, our partnership with Fusionetics® enables us to deliver effective solutions to prevent and reduce injuries, decrease pain and optimize employee health. Initially designed for elite athletes, Fusionetics is a web-based platform and app designed ... Read More >

4 tips to get tech employees engaged in worksite wellness

4 tips to get tech employees engaged in worksite wellness

Technology employees, like many office workers, are challenged with high stress and long hours, putting them at risk for the “sitting disease”—or sitting all day at their desk—resulting in increased risk for poor health and disease. The typical reason we hear tech employees give for not engaging in workplace well-being: They perceive it takes too much time. While common threads exist between tech employees and office workers—there are some areas where they diverge. To best engage this population, ... Read More >

Help employees stress less and focus on what matters most

In today’s crazy-busy, constantly engaged world, stress is a given. Not only is stress top of mind for employees—it’s starting to impact their health. And remember that unfortunately, stress doesn’t always let up during summer—a time associated with fun activities and a more leisurely pace. Just because kids are at summer camp and vacations are in full swing doesn’t mean employees are any less stressed. Decreased immune system, digestive issues and migraines are known effects of unmanaged ... Read More >

The not so sweet truth about the impact of sugar on employee health

The average American consumes about 22 teaspoons of added sugar each day—in other words, nearly 330 calories with no nutritional value. This is substantially higher than the American Heart Association’s recommended daily consumption of added sugar: no more than 6 teaspoons (100 calories) of added sugar a day for women; no more than 9 teaspoons (150 calories) for men. What does this mean during the hot summer months when we are more likely ... Read More >

Help employees create a personalized journey to health and well-being

The best experiences are often the most personal ones. Buying a pair of new running shoes online, for example, is an easy and convenient transaction. But getting help from a “live” salesperson who is a seasoned marathoner, who listened to you describe your running habits and past injuries, and then suggested a product; well, that’s a deeper, more personal, and impactful interaction. We recently conducted research on wellness program participation and found that technology, although crucially important, is only one piece of ... Read More >

6 powerful ways worksite well-being helps employees cope with change

Restructuring, merging, downsizing: No matter what you call it, these are just a few of the ways companies can change over several months, weeks—or even overnight. As an employer, you know that change is inevitable and helping employees to stay focused, engaged and manage stress is a real challenge. And while you may not have control over all the elements that lead to change within your organization, you can control what type of support your employees have available to help them cope with these ... Read More >

Get with the program: Insights into program impacts on behavioral risk migration

My job of growing healthy populations starts with building healthy lifestyles among people we work with. All well-being program participants are individuals with different backgrounds, experiences, needs and challenges. A well-being journey is different for everyone; there is no “right” path to improved health. And regardless of the path, participation is crucial. People + Programs = Participation In order to be effective well-being stewards, we need to understand the rapidly-changing needs of individuals. Our research found that for almost 75 percent ... Read More >

Movement matters: Help employees prevent injury, decrease pain and speed recovery

During an average work day, many of us perform tasks in a wide variety of fields—both inside and outside the workplace—that could put our health and welfare at risk. While our jobs may seem harmless and safe, workplace injuries can and do happen anywhere. On-the-job injuries result in pain and suffering, as well as heavy financial losses for millions of workers and employers. Consider the facts: According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, nearly 3 million on-the-job ... Read More >

Get moving or get lifting? New research compares population trends for aerobic activity and resistance training

Get more physical. We hear the message multiple times a day, through multiple channels and it seems to be working. According to the National Health Interview Survey, we are witnessing an increase in physical activity. This is great news for all of us in the health and well-being industry. But it also begs the question: Which type of physical activity is most impactful for your employee population—aerobic activity or resistance training? To answer this question my team ... Read More >

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