Employee Wellness Blog

How to Help Your Employees Walk More

Posted by Robyn Whalen on Thu, Apr 20, 2017

We’ll admit, it’s tough to be active in an office. Traditional office spaces don’t provide employees with many opportunities for movement and physical activity. Most adults spend the majority of the weekdays slumped over in a chair staring at a computer screen. The negative effects of a sedentary lifestyle are shocking – it’s even known to be more dangerous than smoking.

As an employer, you have the power and resources to help your employees get moving. One of the easiest ways to do this is by encouraging them to walk more. Walking is an effective and simple way to get back into shape and stay in shape. Research has shown that regular walks help reduce the risk of chronic disease, control weight, and increase energy and productivity – just to name a few!

If you want your employees to be healthier, you want them to move more. But how can you promote walking in a traditional office space? Here are a few ideas for you:

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Team Building Activities That Your Employees Will Actually Like

Posted by Robyn Whalen on Mon, Feb 13, 2017

Ah, team building exercises. Some either love them, or run at the mention of them. While team building activities can be excellent for fostering a sense of unity and comradery in the workplace, they can also be the cause of some extensive eye rolls. This is because a lot of us have experienced a corny or downright awkward team building experience before.

However, when team building exercises are done and implemented properly, they are great for boosting employee wellness. Why? Team building encourages connections among employees. Creating a network of social support can lead to a more resilient work environment by helping employees recognize the power of being on a team and working together.

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7 Tips for Promoting Positivity in Your Workplace

Posted by Robyn Whalen on Thu, Feb 09, 2017

You’ve heard us say it before – and we will definitely say it again: positivity boosts employee wellness. Practicing positivity and optimism has been linked to numerous health benefits, increased productivity, and less stress. Optimistic employees are also happier and more involved in their work, so it’s really a win-win all around.

Whether you’re the employee or the employer, you can make a difference by being a positive presence in your workplace. Promoting positivity on a daily basis will help your employees or co-workers start looking on the brighter side of things. After all, positivity is contagious!

Here are seven tips to help you promote positivity in your workplace:

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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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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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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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Why Your Company Should Host an Employee Wellness Day

Posted by Robyn Whalen on Mon, Dec 05, 2016

Maybe the idea of a health fair doesn’t exactly leave your employees squirming at their desks with anticipation. However, the idea of a work day full of helpful education, free resources, and fun certainly will! An Employee Wellness Day is a spin on a traditional health fair, and your company will reap benefits from hosting one. This is an interactive and fun event that should be all about your employees and creating a culture of wellness.

Hosting an Employee Wellness Day is guaranteed to inspire, educate, and engage employees. This type of event will give your employees a much-needed break–and it’s a great way to start off the New Year. There are many ways to revamp an old-school health fair and personalize it for your employees. Here are just some of the many benefits your company will receive from hosting and Employee Wellness Day and tips to help you make it an incredible experience:

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How Healthy Employees Will Give Your Company a Competitive Edge

Posted by Robyn Whalen on Mon, Nov 21, 2016

Trust us, you want your employees to be healthy. Having a healthy workforce reaps benefits that you may not even realize. Numerous companies have started to discover the link between employee wellness and employee work performance—which is why creating an employee wellness program is on the rise and becoming the forefront of company culture.   

Wellness programs are an effective way to improve employees’ mental, physical, and emotional health, which in turn will fundamentally contribute to a company’s success. When an organization decides to implement an employee wellness program, they are taking proactive steps to improve productivity, promote culture, and improve employee retention and recruitment. Here’s how healthy employees give companies a competitive edge:   

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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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10 Hidden Stressors Lurking in Your Workplace

Posted by Becky Squiers on Thu, Feb 04, 2016

Stress is bad for your health. Mentally. Physically. Emotionally. Just bad.

The problem is, you can’t always help it. Your employees can’t always help it either. Some situations—especially at work—are just plain stressful.

It can be especially difficult to manage workplace stress when you're not exactly sure of the cause. In some situations, work can feel much more stressful than in a similar situation. But what's causing that elevated stress level?

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