Employee Wellness Blog

Why Do We Choose Positivity For Our Biometric Screenings?

Posted by Becky Squiers on Thu, Jul 30, 2015

We strive for positivity in all of our health and wellness events. We want to give your employees an experience that’s inspiring, memorable and not at all scary.

There are a few main reasons we outright focus on positivity at our events.

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How to Have a Healthy Workday

Posted by Becky Squiers on Mon, Jul 27, 2015

Not every day is the same, but they all can be healthy. Individual healthy habits are what stack up to a healthy lifestyle. Find out which healthy habits you enjoy, and plug those in to your workday.

Here’s what our ideal healthy workday would look like. Obviously feel free to adjust to your own personal schedule, but use this as a guide to fit healthy habits into your regular work schedule.

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Tips for Hosting a Successful Employee Flu Shot Clinic

Posted by Becky Squiers on Thu, Jul 23, 2015

Flu season is just around the corner. Whether you’ve gotten your flu shot clinic scheduled or not, it’s still important to plan ahead and try to host the most successful clinic possible.

And that’s where we come in.

We’ve put together a simple guide to help you truly get the most out of your flu shot clinic this fall. You can download the free guide for the latest tips and tricks for hosting a corporate flu clinic.

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Hosting Your Very Own Corporate Wellness Challenge

Posted by Becky Squiers on Mon, Jul 20, 2015

You might have noticed the wellness challenge we participated in last month. Challenges like our #IAmHealthy 30-day Challenge are an excellent way to spice up your wellness program.

Challenges are a great wellness activity because:

  • They can help you climb out of a rut in your program
  • They can be used to celebrate a special event or milestone
  • They provide some momentum after your program launch
  • They instill a sense of friendly competition which increases engagement

Depending on your company culture, there are a million different challenges you can integrate into your corporate wellness program.

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Have You Done a Mid-Year Checkup for Your Wellness Program?

Posted by Becky Squiers on Thu, Jul 16, 2015

We are already halfway through the year. Can you believe it?! Time sure does fly.

This time of year is perfect to do some evaluation of your wellness program. It’s important to keep an eye on your program to make sure things are going well. Checking up on the program can also help you:

  • Gauge interest
  • Measure participation and engagement
  • Come up with new ideas
  • Simplify your program (if need be)
  • Identify any hot-button issues
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Should You Simplify Your Corporate Wellness Program?

Posted by Becky Squiers on Mon, Jul 13, 2015

If we’re being honest, wellness—and life—can get pretty complicated. The concept is pretty simple, but with the connectedness of our world today, it can quickly spiral out of control.

Wellness portals have emerged as an excellent tool for tracking progress and managing incentives. Now that we have easy-to-use fitness trackers and smartphone apps, though, almost everything can be recorded.

We can gather real-time health information with little to no effort, which means you can tap into all of that information as you plan your wellness program. It’s so easy to build in every possible metric to your program.

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10 Essential Characteristics of a Wellness Coordinator

Posted by Becky Squiers on Thu, Jul 09, 2015

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.

1. Persuasive

Wellness can be tricky because it essentially involves selling something to your coworkers. It’s different, though, because you aren’t selling a product or service. You’re selling a concept. And, you have to make that concept applicable and appealing to employees at all levels of your company.

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Tips to Pack a Healthy Lunch for Work

Posted by Becky Squiers on Mon, Jul 06, 2015

Packing your lunch can be such a great option when you’re making steps towards a healthier lifestyle. It can also save you money and even taste better too.

It can be surprisingly easy to get in the habit of packing a healthy lunch for work. If you’re more of a recipe-follower, feel free to check out our Pinterest board for some great healthy lunch menus. If you prefer to stay on the more general side, that’s ok too! Either way, remember these tips for a smooth, stress-free lunch.

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How to Personalize Your Employee Wellness Program

Posted by Becky Squiers on Thu, Jul 02, 2015

Personalization is important in all aspects of business. Nobody wants to feel like ‘just another statistic.’ This personal touch extends into your wellness program, as well.

It’s important to personalize your program for a few reasons.

First, it will improve your engagement because it’ll make the program more interesting to your employees. They’ll see things that appeal to them and be itching to get involved.

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6 Ways to Keep Your Wellness Program Exciting

Posted by Becky Squiers on Mon, Jun 29, 2015

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 if your wellness program needs a little excitement. 

1. Plan New Events

It’s very easy to fall into the trap of organizing the same events over and over again. While things like company walks are great, they can be overused. Integrate some of the tried and true classics like biometric screenings or flu shots with more innovative wellness events. For example, have a dance party or scavenger hunt around the office building. 

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