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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.

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 >

Reaching Employees (Literally) Where They Are

We have an expression in the well-being and fitness industry – “Reach employees where they are.” This means using multiple approaches and channels to engage your employees and keep your program constantly visible. But lately I’ve come to observe this expression taking on a more literal meaning as an increasing number of employees are working virtually. Technology Breaking Down Barriers … and Cube Space Technology helps make it seamless for today’s employees to work remotely from anywhere in the world—and research shows ... Read More >

10 ways leaders inspire employee well-being

What do employees value most in a health, well-being and fitness program? What prevents them from participating? We conducted research in order to answer those questions. Our findings show that culture matters when engaging employees in their health and well-being. In fact, 53 percent of employees feel that there are cultural barriers preventing them from fully engaging with a wellness program, including their employers’ lack of support for their participation. Our research also indicated that employee health choices and emotions are ... Read More >

Health coaches offer the right kind of butting in

I put smoking behind me more than 20 years ago, stubbing out a bummed cigarette and deciding I would never again smoke another. And I haven’t, but I’ve been tempted. Despite everything I know. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) notes that cigarette smoking is the leading cause of preventable disease and death in the United States, accounting for more than 480,000 deaths every year, or 1 of every 5 deaths. But those figures don’t necessarily motivate the millions ... Read More >

Use wellness champions to help spread the health

Looking to increase employee participation and boost engagement in your wellness program? Build a network of wellness champions to help ensure your wellness program is successfully implemented and continues fostering a culture of health and wellness at your site. Wellness champions are company employees who, in addition to their day jobs, help build awareness and increase engagement of your wellness programs. Our research shows that almost 75 percent of employees say a personal touch is important in their health, wellness ... Read More >

Research: 70 percent of medical cost savings comes from employees using health coaches

The latest buzz in the world of corporate wellness has been focused primarily on technology—from sport watches and health monitors to fitness apps and sleep trackers. Companies are rightfully seeking ways to integrate these new technologies into their wellness programs, hoping to drive stronger employee participation and engagement. Even though we’re hopeful, we know there is no surefire approach when it comes to supporting our employees’ health and well-being, which is comprised of physical, social, emotional, financial and environmental dimensions. And ... Read More >

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