Employee Wellness Blog

24 Awesome Workplace Wellness Activities Now that the Weather Doesn’t Suck

Posted by Becky Squiers on Thu, May 26, 2016

Health is just easier when it’s nice out. Not only is it easier to get outside and get moving when the weather is gorgeous and inviting, but you’re also not tempted by the bad health habits of winter weather.

You won’t be tempted to curl up on the couch with your favorite comfort foods, or watch a movie instead of doing the yardwork. Now that the weather’s nice, it’s also natural to want to show off a hot bod with tank tops and shorts.

When it’s nice outside people are just more willing to take steps towards a healthy lifestyle. You have an excellent opportunity to use your wellness program to capitalize on your employees’ willingness to work on their health.

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This, Not That! 10 Healthy Swaps to Make at Work

Posted by Becky Squiers on Mon, May 23, 2016

It’s true what we say—everyone is healthy. Every single person has some healthy habits in his or her life. Because even the smallest healthy choices count towards a healthy lifestyle.

It’s important to recognize the importance of not only starting small, but making small changes throughout the journey towards better health. Small healthy changes add up to a big healthy lifestyle. They’re also much easier for your brain to tackle because they don’t seem incredibly different than the choices you already make each day.

As you make small healthy changes, you’ll start to develop some really strong healthy habits. Those habits serve as the foundation for any healthy lifestyle.

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Choosing the Right Corporate Flu Shots for Your Employees

Posted by Becky Squiers on Thu, May 19, 2016

It seems there are more flu shot options now than there have ever been before. That makes sense because of the scientific advances we continue to make every year. We know more about the flu virus than we ever have before.

The variety of flu shot options is also a product of the flu vaccine market and the society that market serves. The market is currently shifting towards the new, scientifically-supported flu shot options. They haven’t necessarily let go of older, more traditional options yet because they still work. And they’re still valuable!

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The Words You Use Make a Difference in Employee Wellness

Posted by Becky Squiers on Mon, May 16, 2016

It might seem like an obvious statement, but the language and words you use play a role in how effective your communication with your employees is. When it comes to employee wellness, you need to choose those words wisely!

Health and wellness can be a challenge for many employees. It’s an intimidating process that some people don’t like to talk about. It’s also a long-term challenge that relies on constant and consistent motivation.

Positive messaging is important for this type of long-term change. Communicating positively about employee wellness makes living a healthy lifestyle seem more “do-able.” It can also help aid in relationships—and any healthy journey is easier with a strong support system by your side.

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The Ultimate Guide to a Healthy Workday [Infographic]

Posted by Becky Squiers on Thu, May 12, 2016

The best way to build a healthy lifestyle is to create healthy habits day-by-day. Healthy days add up to a healthy life. It’s as simple as that!

Your employees probably spend a majority of their waking hours at work. That doesn’t mean every day is the same. But it does mean your workplace should be a place where every day can be a healthy day.

This infographic draws on our simple timeline filled with healthy habits for your employees. It’s full of tips and ideas employees can use to be healthy without sacrificing their productivity or focus during work time.

As much as we appreciate you reading this, it won’t do your employees any good if you don’t take it one step further. Your employees need this information to be readily and easily accessible so they can use it!

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What to Expect on the Day of Your Biometric Screening Event

Posted by Becky Squiers on Mon, May 09, 2016

Unsure.pngBiometric screening events are an excellent preventative service for your employees. They’re designed to help your employees learn the status of their health so they know where they might make some changes. A screening is an excellent first step on the journey towards better health.

If your company is new to biometric screenings (or if you’re new to being in charge of your screenings), you might not know exactly what to expect. We know it can be a bit nerve-wracking to welcome a team of health professionals into your office, so we want to do everything we can to ease some of your uncertainty.

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The Positivity Round-Up

Posted by Becky Squiers on Thu, May 05, 2016

Hopefully it’s no secret that we believe in the power of positivity. If it is a secret, then secret’s out! We believe in positivity—especially on this journey towards a healthier lifestyle.

We know it can be easy to think optimism and positivity are a bit fluffy and can’t be used as a corporate wellness strategy. For those of you having trouble buying in—or for those convincing people having trouble buying in—we wanted to provide you a one-stop-shop of positivity resources.

This blog post aims to round up all of the great content we’ve published about the importance of a positive approach to wellness.

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4 Ways to Talk about Stress at Work (Without Creating More Stress!)

Posted by Becky Squiers on Mon, May 02, 2016

Stress at WorkStress has been linked with a variety of health problems—mental and physical alike. In fact, 80 percent of workers have reported feeling stress on the job. Nearly half have even said they need help in learning to manage their stress levels.

Your employee wellness program is one way to address your employees’ stress levels. Your wellness program is designed to encourage employee well-being. It’s designed to help your employees feel good so they can work even better.

The challenge, however, is that you might inadvertently be the cause of some of the stress your employees feel. It just comes with the territory of being in a leadership role.

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10 Healthy Foods to Snack on During Work

Posted by Becky Squiers on Thu, Apr 28, 2016

Healthy Snacks for WorkSnacking on healthy foods throughout the day can be an excellent healthy habit to adopt. It can help keep your energy up so you can stay productive all day long. It can curb the distraction of a rumbling stomach. It can even help to keep your metabolism and digestive system moving throughout the day.

All of those great benefits are only true of healthy snacking though. Snacking on junk food will make you feel sluggish, bloated and tired. Junk food is also usually filled with empty calories meaning unhealthy snacks can make you feel even hungrier than before you started munching.

The best way to implement a healthy snacking regimen into your workday—and your employees’ workdays—is to be sure you know what to snack on. Take the time to find some healthy snacks you enjoy. Share this list with your employees to encourage healthy munching in your office.

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Celebrate Good Times in Your Employee Wellness Program

Posted by Becky Squiers on Mon, Apr 25, 2016

People are notoriously bad at celebrating their own victories. Humility is important. But celebrating your victories can be equally important in making healthy lifestyle changes.

Every health victory—no matter the size—can and should be celebrated. The celebration will help you to have more victories and build up lifestyle filled with healthy progress.

Your employee wellness program puts you in an excellent position to help your employees celebrate their healthy victories. Your program can make it just a little easier for your employees to let loose, revel in the moment and celebrate the progress they’ve made.

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