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Local Fruits & Veggies Delivered Straight to the Office? Sign Us Up!

 
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One of the best ways to incite positive change and create a culture of wellness is to make it simple to be healthy. We’ve found that one of the easiest examples of this is community-supported agriculture, an on-trend delivery model that allows individuals to “subscribe” to a local farm and receive a weekly share of fresh fruits and vegetables. While some people choose to get their share delivered to their house, we’ve seen a lot of companies offer to have the CSA provider drop off the produce at their office. As an employee perk or an optional service, we think it’s one of the best ways a company can provide easy access to healthy, nutritional foods.

How to Increase Productivity at Work and Dodge Distractions

 
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Your office has a productivity problem, whether you're aware of it or not. The source of your setbacks doesn't necessarily stem directly from your employees, but from a combination of environmental and cultural factors that interrupt, distract and slow down the efficiency of your workforce. Luckily, there are plenty of solutions to help you get the most out of your employees without resorting to micromanagement, banning the use of the Internet or destroying your staff's work-life balance. 

Walking Meetings: Would They Work For You?

 
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When people say that the best ideas are often the most simple, I often think they must be referring to Nilofer Merchant. Her TED Talk about walking meetings last year offered us one of the most profound yet straightforward corporate wellness solutions I've ever heard. (If you haven't yet viewed it, click here to watch.) 

The Cost of Obesity in the Office

 
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You've heard the statistic over and over again: one-third of Americans can be classified as obese. While the ramifications of this data have been explored in terms of our children and our health care costs, we believe that the impact of this information on the workplace deserves extra attention. As a corporate wellness provider, we've seen first-hand that employers can make a difference in the health and lifestyles of their employees. If companies don't start to make this shift in the public consciousness, every employer in America will find themselves paying an even higher cost for workers with a high BMI. 

8 Bad Excuses for Skipping the Flu Shot

 
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We've had years of experience holding flu shot clinics and have heard every excuse in the book for skipping out on your yearly vaccine. If you or a coworker have reservations or have heard rumors about the flu shot, send this handy list to them to ensure they know the facts about being protected from the flu. 

Get Moving on National Walk to Work Day!

 
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National Walk to Work Day has fallen on the first Friday of April every year since 2004. Endorsed by the American Podiatric Medical Association and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, this day serves as a reminder to all working-age adults that just a small amount of physical activity can make a huge difference in your overall health. 

Notes on a Conference: What Works Best in Health Promotion?

 
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Last week, we had the pleasure of attending the 2014 Art & Science of Health Promotion Conference in Colorado Springs. Held at the beautiful Broadmoor hotel, the conference offered us a chance to discuss our new ideas in the field of health promotion and hear incredible presentations from the industry's thought leaders. 

Your Salad Is Not As Healthy As You Think

 
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You may think you made the better choice by ordering a salad than the co-worker scarfing down a burger and fries, but looks can be deceiving. While the leafy green base of your meal is a great start, everything you top it with can add enough calories, sodium and fat to make it just as bad as a fast food meal. Here are the do's and don'ts of adding ingredients to your salad. 

Don't add a creamy dressing. Ranch, thousand island, Caesar or blue cheese dressings are often cream- or mayo-based and add a bunch of unneccesary calories. 

Do order a vineagrette or olive oil-based dressing on the side. Try dipping your fork in the dressing and then eating a bite of salad rather than pouring it all over the top. 



Are Your Employees At Risk for Diabetes?

 
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Today is National Diabetes Alert Day, and we’re urging all of our readers to have their employees’ blood glucose levels tested. According to the American Diabetes Association, approximately seven million people currently have diabetes and aren’t aware of it.  An additional 79 million Americans (1 in 3 adults) have prediabetes and are at a higher risk. Where do your employees fit in?

The Complete Spring Cleaning Checklist for Your Office

 
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Yesterday marked the first day of spring, which has us wanting to dust off our desks and clean up our computers. Start this season with a fresh workspace with this spring cleaning checklist.

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