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How to Bring Fitness Classes to Your Company: Q&A with Crysta Chalupa

Posted by Robyn Whalen on Thu, Sep 13, 2018

One of the most common excuses for skipping the gym is, “I don’t have the time.” We know how crazy busy most full-time employees are. And we’ll admit, finding time to exercise during the workday can be difficult! One of the ways we help our employees here at TotalWellness find more time for exercise is by offering free, on-site fitness classes.

Our Wellness Specialist, Crysta, started teaching fitness classes to her colleagues this July (2018), and we’ve seen some major positive impacts since then! We would like to share our experience – along with some tips – about our on-site fitness classes. We hope our interview with Crysta inspires some other employers to try out on-site fitness classes of their own!

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Your Top Questions About Employee Biometric Screenings Answered

Posted by Robyn Whalen on Thu, Aug 16, 2018

Employee health screenings are one of the most important aspects of a successful workplace wellness program. Why? Because without annual screenings, an employer can’t accurately gauge the health and wellness needs of their workforce. Not to mention, employees are likely to be in the dark about any potential risks to their health.

Biometric screenings are an effective preventative service for your employees. The results obtained from these screenings give employees a snapshot of their current health status. Screening events help employees learn if they are at risk for high blood pressure, obesity, heart disease, and other chronic illnesses. The results show employees where they might need to make some changes in their daily habits to improve their overall health.

Planning an employee biometric screening is a great step in the right direction in providing preventative healthcare assistance for your employees. However, we know that planning these types of events – especially if it’s your first time – can be a bit challenging. As you begin to plan your event, you’ll probably have some questions. 

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Answers to Your Top 10 Questions About Planning a Corporate Flu Shot Clinic

Posted by Robyn Whalen on Mon, Jul 30, 2018

With flu season coming up, you’re probably just starting to plan your next on-site flu shot clinic. Which is great news because corporate flu shots are the best way to protect your office from a flu epidemic. Every flu season is a little bit different, so early planning will help ensure that you’ll get the right protection for your workforce.

We know that planning an on-site flu shot clinic can be a little bit tricky if you’re not sure what questions to ask your vendor. So, we rounded up 10 of the most common questions clients have about planning a corporate flu shot clinic. Here are some questions to keep in mind as you plan: 

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These New Features of Beata Will Help Your Employees Achieve Their Wellness Goals

Posted by Robyn Whalen on Mon, Apr 09, 2018

TotalWellness has some exciting news! We added four new awesome features to our wellness program, Beata. Beata is a turnkey wellness solution powered through a user-friendly portal. Utilizing a wellness portal is an easy way for busy employers to manage an effective workplace wellness program. 

Beata was designed to engage employees, encourage healthy behavior, and boost participation levels. It also helps simplify the overall process of a wellness program for both the employer and the employee. That’s why we consider Beata your “no sweat” wellness portal. It takes out all the hassle and stress of a wellness program so that employers and employees can focus on what’s truly important: employee health and wellness.

We built Beata on the power of positivity. It was designed specifically to help employers empower their employees to live healthier, happier lives. We removed all of the nonsense, and focused solely on features that truly help employees transform into the healthiest version of themselves.

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Going Beyond the Results: How One Company Utilized Screening Results to Improve Employee Health

Posted by Robyn Whalen on Thu, Mar 29, 2018

Biometric screenings are a fantastic tool for employers to utilize. Screenings are an easy way to get employees involved in your workplace wellness initiatives and learn more about their current health status. They provide helpful information for both employers and employees by collecting health data that can be translated into actionable goals. It’s a convenient and free opportunity for employees to take a more active role in their health and gain some motivation to develop healthier habits. 

Typically, a biometric screening consists of a simple finger prick or venipuncture blood draw and measures the following health factors: 

  • Body Mass Index (BMI)
  • Blood pressure
  • Waist circumference
  • Glucose
  • Total cholesterol
  • HDL and LDL cholesterol
  • Triglycerides

Offering an annual biometric screening is an essential step in creating a successful employee wellness program. Results obtained from the screenings provide a baseline for employee health, and employers can use these results to track wellness progress, trends, and changes over time. Most screening providers provide an aggregate report after your company’s screening has been completed. While these reports are beneficial for collecting data, many employers aren’t exactly sure what to do with this data.

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The Healthy Habits of One Employee Who's Crushing the Wellness Game

Posted by Robyn Whalen on Thu, Oct 12, 2017

Jake Schroeder is one of TotalWellness’ newest employees and one of our most inspiring wellness champions. In just a short period, Jake has contributed a lot to our team in both a professional and personal manner. Besides being an IT all-star,  Jake has made an impact on his colleagues through his positive attitude, healthy habits, and insightful conversations.

Since we’ve all learned a thing or two since Jake joined our team, we thought we would share his wellness story to help inspire you too:

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