Employee Wellness Blog

8 Ways Positive Thinking Can Improve Employee Well-Being [Infographic]

Posted by Lisa Stovall on Mon, Oct 20, 2014

We’ve all heard the age-old question. Is your glass half full or half empty? Whichever you say helps to indicate if you're an optimist, or a pessimist. But being a positive thinker can impact your life (and your employees) more than you realize. Did you know that positive thinking can make you healthier? Numerous studies have shown that optimists are physically and psychologically healthier than pessimists.

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Tags: worksite wellness, wellness programs, corporate wellness, positivity

Stop Forcing Employees to Participate in Your Wellness Program

Posted by Jamie Bell on Fri, Oct 10, 2014

As a corporate wellness program provider, it probably seems slightly counterintuitive for us to suggest that you stop forcing employees to participate in your wellness program. In fact, the idea of "disincentivizing" employees is actually growing in popularity; an Aon Hewitt survey demonstrated that 53% of employers plan to begin implementing disincentives in the next 3-5 years. 

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Tags: worksite wellness, wellness programs, corporate wellness

How One Organization Boosted Employee Engagement by 45%

Posted by Jamie Bell on Tue, Oct 07, 2014

If you're reading this blog, we know that you're ready and willing to devote the time, energy and money that it takes to build a brilliant worksite wellness program. Here's the rub, though: out of all of the companies that have wellness programs, only 24% of employees are participating (according to a Gallup study). Less than a quarter. We know that's not enough; you want your entire workforce to be engaged in their work and enabled to be productive and successful, whether that's physically, financially and/or emotionally. 

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Tags: worksite wellness, corporate wellness, company culture, employee engagement

The Corporate Wellness Strategies of America's Top CEOs

Posted by Jamie Bell on Thu, Oct 02, 2014

While the debate about America’s health care system rages on in the public sector, the  business community has been privately pioneering some incredible examples of corporate wellness. Business leaders from Coca-Cola, Blue Cross and Blue Shield, Verizon and Walgreens are serving as a huge source of inspiration in the health industry, developing powerful policies and activities designed to support and improve the lives of their employees.

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Tags: worksite wellness, wellness programs, employee wellness

How to Avoid a Sore Arm After Your Workplace Flu Shot

Posted by Jamie Bell on Tue, Sep 30, 2014

Up to 64% of adults and children who receive the flu shot experience pain and/or soreness at the site of the injection, making it the most common side effect of the vaccine. Many patients unpleasantly describe it as feeling like they were "getting punched in the arm," and we understand that it can be a real discomfort for the one or two days it takes for the soreness to go away. Luckily, there are a few simple steps you can take to reduce or avoid this experience when you attend an on-site flu clinic this year

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Tags: onsite flu clinics, corporate flu shots, 2014 flu shots

5 Reasons Your Flu Shot "Didn't Work"

Posted by Jamie Bell on Thu, Sep 25, 2014

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What It's Like to Work At...Clif Bar

Posted by Jamie Bell on Tue, Sep 23, 2014

When you think of company culture, Clif Bar is one of the first places that comes to mind. The healthy snack and drink company has truly set the 'bar' for America's workplaces, from a robust wellness program to an incredible list of perks and benefits. 

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Tags: employee wellness, corporate wellness, company culture

How Do U.S. Corporate Wellness Programs Compare with the Rest of the World?

Posted by Jamie Bell on Fri, Sep 19, 2014

Health promotion and workplace wellness strategies stretch across the globe. Although the U.S. is home to most of the world's companies with corporate wellness programs, these initiatives continue to gain popularity among foreign businesses that are searching for ways to out-perform their competitors. The goals, implementation and communication of these programs vary widely from country to country. By looking at the larger picture of global workplace wellness initiatives, we believe there is a lot we can learn from the strategies of our international neighbors. 

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Tags: worksite wellness, wellness programs, employee wellness, corporate wellness

How to Get More Fruits and Veggies Into Your Diet

Posted by Jamie Bell on Wed, Sep 17, 2014

September is Fruits and Veggies: More Matters Month, a national public initiative from the CDC and Produce for a Better Health Foundation to increase the consumption of fruits and vegetables. This national health issue is more widespread than most people realize; a 2005 CDC Survey found that less than a third of American adults reported eating at least two servings of fruit per day, and only 27% said they ate three or more servings of vegetables. With 2/3 of our population not meeting the recommended nutrition goals in their daily diets, we're happy to fully back this proposal. 

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Tags: healthy habits, eating well, health information

Simple Hacks To Make Time For Exercise In Your Schedule

Posted by Jamie Bell on Fri, Sep 12, 2014

“I don’t have time” is the go-to excuse for skipping the gym. We understand that work, family and social commitments make it difficult to incorporate a workout into your everyday life. If your schedule just doesn’t allow for weekly exercise classes, long bike rides or personal training sessions, don’t stress – we’ve put together a few life hacks that will help you make time for physical activity.

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Tags: employee wellness, exercise, health tips


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