Employee Wellness Blog

The Health Status Report of America’s Workforce 2016 [Free Download]

Posted by Robyn Whalen on Thu, Mar 23, 2017

Are you curious about how your company compares to the health status of America’s workforce? If so, we have a great resource for you! Each year, we perform biometric screenings at companies all across the country. We work with all types of companies to screen employees in all walks of business and demographics.

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How Wellness Programs Can Combat Metabolic Syndrome

Posted by Becky Squiers on Thu, Mar 26, 2015

There are so many health conditions and diseases to worry about these days that the names can get lost in the shuffle. We want to point out one you may or may not have heard of. It’s called metabolic syndrome. This health condition is different than others because you absolutely have the power to rid yourself and your workplace of it.

So you might be asking, what exactly is metabolic syndrome?

The syndrome is basically a cluster of conditions that—when found together—greatly increase your risk for heart disease, stroke and diabetes. The conditions are increased blood pressure, high blood sugar levels, excess body fat around the waist and abnormal cholesterol levels.

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Cholesterol and Your Employee Wellness Program

Posted by Becky Squiers on Mon, Mar 09, 2015

So you’ve heard all the recent talk about cholesterol, but what does it really mean? Cholesterol can affect your health on a number of levels, but it’s important to learn what cholesterol is, how it affects your body, and what you can do about it. Cholesterol can help to predict the health of your employees, and is a signifier of a lot of potential health problems, so allow us to explain.

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Wellness Activities to Build Off Your Biometric Screenings

Posted by Becky Squiers on Mon, Jan 26, 2015

Do you extend your employee wellness program beyond your biometric screening? Odds are, you get aggregate results from your screening vendor. If you don’t analyze and act on those results, you aren’t taking steps to improve the health of your employees. If you aren’t trying to improve the health of your employees, your wellness program isn’t going to have the effect you’d like.

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Why Your Corporate Flu Shot Was Worth It

Posted by Becky Squiers on Mon, Jan 19, 2015

The cat is out of the bag about the flu shot. As you have probably seen, this year the effectiveness of the flu shot is not quite up to par because of a mutated flu strain that seems to be circulating. That’s not to say, however, that the flu shot is worthless!

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Explore a New Approach to Eating on "No Diet Day"

Posted by Jamie Bell on Tue, May 06, 2014

We think it’s time to cast off the diet mentality, and today’s nationally recognized “No Diet Day” is the perfect opportunity to kick start a healthy, permanent lifestyle change. There’s no need to subject yourself to trendy diets or punishing juice cleanses; and, in fact, most experts would agree that dieting isn’t the best way to lose weight and stay healthy. Instead, we would suggest trying out the principle of “intuitive eating.” 

First coined in 1995 by Evelyn Tribole and Elyse Resch, “intuitive eating” is an elegant solution to the diet-obsessed culture we live in. This elegantly complex practice trains you to eat based off of your body’s own signals, relying on instinct and intuition in choosing your day-to-day nutrition. It puts you in charge of your meal and doesn’t position food as a good or bad entity. You don’t have to punish yourself for having that slice of cake, and you don’t have to brag about only having a kale salad for lunch.

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Are Your Employees At Risk for Diabetes?

Posted by Jamie Bell on Tue, Mar 25, 2014

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?

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Slip, Slop, Slap: Protecting Your Employees from Skin Cancer

Posted by Lisa Stovall on Thu, May 16, 2013

Summer and sunshine go hand-in-hand. But all that carefree summer fun means more exposure to the sun's UV rays. Sun exposure has been linked with melanoma and skin cancer. May is National Melanoma/Skin Cancer Detection and Prevention Month and it's a perfect time to raise awareness among your employees. 

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