Employee Wellness Blog

10 Signs Your Company Should Invest in Wellness

Posted by Robyn Whalen on Mon, Jan 16, 2017

Employee wellness is a hot topic in America right now. With more and more companies implementing employee wellness programs, you’ve probably heard a lot about the benefits and positive outcomes of focusing on employee health.

If you do not have a current wellness program in place for your employees, your company is missing an area of opportunity for your employees. An employee wellness program could be your ticket to happier and healthier employees.

Still on the fence about starting a wellness program? Here are ten signs that it might be time for your company to invest a wellness program of your own:

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13 Tips to Stay Active This Winter

Posted by Robyn Whalen on Thu, Jan 12, 2017

The winter weather can seem like a great excuse to hibernate on your couch and push your fitness routine to the sidelines. However, winter is actually an important season to keep up with your active lifestyle. The winter months can make it easier to gain a few pounds and can set you back for the rest of the year.

So, how can you look past the frigid temperatures and get yourself up and moving? Here are a few tips to help you keep yourself active during the winter months:

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14 Sneaky Ways to Make Your Office Healthier

Posted by Robyn Whalen on Mon, Jan 09, 2017

Traditional work environments take a toll on your health – that’s really no secret. If you’re like the average American and spend most of your day in the office, it may seem like practicing a healthy lifestyle is nearly impossible.

In reality, healthy office living is achievable if you put focus on your body and mind throughout your workday. Check out these 14 sneaky ways to make your office healthier:

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Eat Your Way to Health and Happiness: Free 2017 Printable Calendar

Posted by Lisa Stovall on Thu, Jan 05, 2017

When it comes to the best nutritional habits, everyone has their own opinions and ideas. But one thing everyone agrees on is that most of us should be eating more vegetables. 

Why? Our diet has tremendous effects on our short-and long-term health, especially when it comes to obesity, diabetes, and heart disease. According to the Harvard School of Public Health, the average American consumes a total of only three servings of fruits and vegetables daily.

Eating fruits and vegetables is one of the simplest and most delicious way to lose weight, eat better and feel better. But did you know that eating fruits and vegetables may help you feel happier?  

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Stick to Your New Year's Resolution This Year

Posted by Robyn Whalen on Thu, Dec 29, 2016

“A new year, a new me.” The thought of a new self and a fresh start to a New Year is very exciting. You fantasize how you will look, act, and feel during the upcoming year. Expectations are usually set high as you develop your New Year’s resolution. However, after about three months into the New Year, you find yourself discouraged and unmotivated. Once again, you give up your sights on your resolution as you did the years before.

This is very common when it comes to New Year’s resolutions. Why? Because most resolutions are unrealistic and not well thought-out. However, if you develop a thoughtful New Year’s resolution and stick to it, the results can be life changing.

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Say Goodbye to the Winter Blues

Posted by Robyn Whalen on Thu, Dec 22, 2016

Short, dark days and long, cold nights. The winter months–with its frigid temperatures along with daylight-saving time–can certainly take its toll on a lot of adults. Although winter can be magicial, wonderful time of the year, it can also cause feelings of sadness for many.

While feeling sad because of the lack of sunshine and gloomy weather is considered normal, if you start feeling depressed each and every day of the winter months, you may have Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). But don’t worry, SAD can be managed, and helpful treatment is available. Keep reading to understand more about SAD and learn some useful tips for combatting SAD: 

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4 Biggest Holiday Stressors and How to Overcome Them

Posted by Robyn Whalen on Mon, Dec 19, 2016

It seems like there are two types of people during the holidays: the ever-so-grouchy Mr. Grinch or the cheery, gleeful Cindy Lou Who. Unfortunately, the stress of the holidays can steer many of us into the “Mr. Grinch” category. 

The holiday season brings family, friends, delicious food, and fun parties. However, it can also bring a lot of unwanted stressors as well. This time of the year elicits the expectation that people should feel happy, so you may feel like something is wrong with you if you don’t feel overjoyed about the upcoming holidays. This unfulfilled expectation can warrant a lot of stress and have you counting down the days until the holiday season is over.

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Finding the Right Wellness Incentives to Motivate Your Employees

Posted by Robyn Whalen on Thu, Dec 15, 2016

One of the most important parts of starting a wellness program is determining how you will inspire employees to participate and begin the journey towards a healthier lifestyle. Incentives are excellent motivators to help get employees started and keep them on the right track. They also help to add some extra fun to make achieving wellness seem less intimidating.

To get employees to take the plunge into their new wellness program, you will need to craft an incentive plan that will positively impact employee participation as well as spark some enthusiasm too. Employees that are excited about their wellness program and the perks that come with it will be more likely to work towards a healthier lifestyle, and as a result, you can expect a positive ROI.

Incentives are a great way to increase employee participation, motivation, and engagement, but which incentives will be right for you and your employees?

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Three Ways to Support Holistic Employee Wellbeing

Posted by Robyn Whalen on Mon, Dec 12, 2016

Wellness is a broad term that can be applied in several different ways. It can mean something a little different to everyone. When hearing the word "wellness," some might immediately think of fitness, while others may think of nutrition or diet. While eating and exercise are two vital factors in wellness, they do not account for all factors attributed to holistic wellness.

Your company is missing an opportunity if your wellness program is only focusing on physical wellbeing. Wellness programs should look at the full continuum of mental, emotional, and physical elements of an employee to improve corporate wellness. An excellent way to do this is by supporting holistic employee wellbeing.

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Nutrition 101: How to Decode Food Labels

Posted by Robyn Whalen on Thu, Dec 08, 2016

Sometimes you may wonder if nutrition facts are even written in English. If mathematics or data analysis were not exactly your strong suits in academics, nutrition facts can definitely look like a foreign language.

If you are trying to eat right and get in your recommended doses of nutrients a day, nutrition facts are extremely helpful tools to assist you while shopping or preparing meals. Here’s how you can you master decoding those intimidating labels:

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