Employee Wellness Blog

How to Handle a Flu Outbreak at Work

Posted by Becky Squiers on Mon, Sep 26, 2016

Your office space is the definition of close quarters. Everyone is in the same space, sharing equipment and generally spending their days together.

That means when one person gets sick, it won’t be long until everyone else has caught the bug too. In a matter of days, you could have an office epidemic on your hands.

If you start to notice an outbreak of the flu—or any illness, for that matter—there are some things you can do to make sure you’re still able to do business efficiently out of your office.

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Host a Healthy Tailgate as Part of Your Wellness Program

Posted by Becky Squiers on Thu, Sep 22, 2016

Happy fall, y’all! Crisp, cool weather is back. And along with it, all of our favorite fall activities. Being a Nebraska-based company, we love our football. But we know we’re not the only ones! For so many people, fall means football season.

For a lot of those people, football season means tailgate season. There’s nothing like gathering with loved ones to eat great food and enjoy awesome weather before cheering on your favorite team.

You can keep your employee wellness program relevant by choosing wellness activities that tie into the things people enjoy each season. Tailgating is already on everyone’s minds. So jump on in and host a healthy tailgate.

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6 Simple Steps for an Instant Positive Pick-Me-Up

Posted by Becky Squiers on Mon, Sep 19, 2016

If you’re anything like us, you know that positivity makes all the difference in living a healthy, happy life. Having a positive attitude is an important part of being your best self.

Sometimes, though, you can feel the negativity just creeping in. Whether it’s bad weather, frustrating co-workers or plans that have gone awry—you can’t always help an automatic negative outlook. And it can be super hard to know just what you need to snap out of it.

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The Perfect Storm of Flu Season Complacency

Posted by Becky Squiers on Thu, Sep 15, 2016

When it comes to staying healthy during flu season, people are generally super complacent. They don’t take action. And many people don’t think it’s very important.

Why is that? Why are people so willing to take their chances against the flu, rather than taking some steps to prevent it?

Well there isn’t just one answer. In fact, flu season has a lot of different factors that can lead to complacency and inaction. It’s basically a perfect storm.

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How Your Work Relationships Impact Your Health

Posted by Becky Squiers on Mon, Sep 12, 2016

You spend a majority of your waking hours at work—which means you spend a majority of your waking hours with your coworkers. It should come as no surprise, then, that all those hours together can impact your health.

The relationships you have at work can really improve your health. On the other hand, they can also really harm your health. Both are true in lots of different ways.

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Don’t Force Your Employees to Come to Work Sick

Posted by Becky Squiers on Thu, Sep 08, 2016

Flu season is quickly approaching. Now is as good a time as ever to talk about your corporate policy on taking sick days.

If you don’t have a policy for sick days, you need to make one! Whether your policy is new or old, it’s important you spend some time communicating it to your employees. Make sure they understand exactly what the rules are as we head into high-risk seasons like flu season.

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Making the Leap: Helping Your Employees Overcome the Fear of Getting Started

Posted by Becky Squiers on Thu, Sep 01, 2016

The hardest part of any lifestyle change is getting started. The scariest step is the first step. It can be intimidating because you don’t know what’s going to happen.

Will you succeed with flying colors? Will you stumble all the way to the top? Will you fall flat on your face? Those are the questions you have to overcome to get started.

When it comes to employee wellness, a strong first step can make all the difference. Taking the first step towards a healthy lifestyle with confidence and determination can set you up for a strong, steady health journey. It can be an excellent foundation.

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Here’s Why You Should Know the Health Status of Your Workforce

Posted by Becky Squiers on Mon, Aug 29, 2016

Most biometric screenings culminate in some type of aggregate wellness report indicating the health status of your workforce. That aggregate report can be so valuable for your company—if you use it right.

Unfortunately, not every company uses their aggregate report correctly. Some companies don’t use it at all. Other companies don’t even host biometric screenings because they’re convinced the data won’t help them or that it’s none of their business.

And that’s a huge missed opportunity.

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The Flu vs. The Flu Shot: Which Side Will You Pick this Flu Season?

Posted by Becky Squiers on Thu, Aug 25, 2016

Every year, there are two opposing sides that emerge during flu season. There are people who support the flu shot. And then there are people who don’t—so basically they support the flu.

We think it’s about time you picked a side. To make that a little easier—and to help you choose the right side—we’ve put together a brand new ebook. You can download it here to learn more before choosing your side.

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Getting Back to the Basics of Employee Wellness

Posted by Becky Squiers on Mon, Aug 22, 2016

Today, it seems like health trends and fads spread faster than we can actually think about them. Before you can look at the details, the latest diet has swept across your Facebook and Pinterest pages. As a result, health fads can become a widespread practice before anyone has even stopped to think about whether or not they work—and in some cases whether or not they’re safe.

That’s because some of the health trends that sweep our nation are hard to think about. Some are confusing and complex. They can even be a little manipulative at times. And they’re all cluttered with emotional cues and calls-to-action that seem appealing, but also easy.

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