Employee Wellness Blog

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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DIY: Make Your Own Standing Desk

Posted by Becky Squiers on Thu, Nov 03, 2016

You’ve probably heard all the dangers of sitting for a majority of the day. It’s a huge risk faced by today’s working folks because we tend to be tied to a computer desk all day long.

People throw solutions to sitting disease around all the time. Everyone thinks they know how to fight what a sedentary lifestyle does to their bodies.

Some of those solutions might seem like a great idea. But a lot of times, they don’t come without an expensive cost. One awesome, effective and costly solution is the standing desk.

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Optimize Your Breakroom for Wellness

Posted by Becky Squiers on Mon, Oct 24, 2016

The breakroom is where your employees go to re-charge throughout the day. Even if they don’t spend a significant amount of time in that room, it’s still a re-charging, rejuvenating space.

That’s because your breakroom houses all the things your employees need to take powerful breaks throughout the day. It’s where everyone goes to get coffee or water. It houses people’s lunches or snacks. And in some offices, it’s even a place to restock on supplies.

Creating healthy break time for your employees is one way you can empower their healthy decisions throughout the day. Make each of your employees’ experiences in the breakroom a positive, healthy experience.

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Avoid the Afternoon Slump at Work

Posted by Becky Squiers on Thu, Oct 06, 2016

We’ve all been there. The afternoon rolls around. You’re trying to get things done, but your mind and body just won’t cooperate.

You’re tired. You’re restless. And you just can’t focus.

We like to call that the afternoon slump. It’s when you’ve been working steadily all day long, but you’re not quite sure if you can push through the last couple hours of your workday.

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Host a Healthy Tailgate as Part of Your Wellness Program

Posted by Becky Squiers on Thu, Sep 22, 2016

Happy fall, y’all! Crisp, cool weather is back. And along with it, all of our favorite fall activities. Being a Nebraska-based company, we love our football. But we know we’re not the only ones! For so many people, fall means football season.

For a lot of those people, football season means tailgate season. There’s nothing like gathering with loved ones to eat great food and enjoy awesome weather before cheering on your favorite team.

You can keep your employee wellness program relevant by choosing wellness activities that tie into the things people enjoy each season. Tailgating is already on everyone’s minds. So jump on in and host a healthy tailgate.

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Getting Back to the Basics of Employee Wellness

Posted by Becky Squiers on Mon, Aug 22, 2016

Today, it seems like health trends and fads spread faster than we can actually think about them. Before you can look at the details, the latest diet has swept across your Facebook and Pinterest pages. As a result, health fads can become a widespread practice before anyone has even stopped to think about whether or not they work—and in some cases whether or not they’re safe.

That’s because some of the health trends that sweep our nation are hard to think about. Some are confusing and complex. They can even be a little manipulative at times. And they’re all cluttered with emotional cues and calls-to-action that seem appealing, but also easy.

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You Need a Mantra in Your Employee Wellness Program

Posted by Becky Squiers on Thu, Aug 18, 2016

Kind of a like a motto or a catchphrase, a mantra is a word or phrase you repeat pretty often. Usually, a mantra is associated with a particular task, situation, habit or goal. It’s meant to help center and focus you, as well as to support you on a particular journey.

Mantras are often used in health and personal development to keep people focused on their priorities. They’re usually specific and meaningful to an individual—even if they don’t necessarily make total sense to the rest of the world. Repeating a mantra provides a brief moment of extra, personal motivation.

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10 Rules for Living a Healthy Life at Work

Posted by Becky Squiers on Thu, Aug 11, 2016

You spend most of your waking hours at work. That means it’s important to have healthy habits you can rely on that exist solely in the workplace. These healthy habits are a great foundation on which to build your healthy life both inside and outside your office.

Now we know that stress can have a negative impact on your health—and rules can cause stress. So think of these rules more like a set of guidelines to help you along in your health journey.

Take a look at our ten rules for working clean below. If there are any rules you break on a regular basis, brainstorm some adjustments you can make to turn that habit around.

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Here Are Some Wellness Trends You Might Actually Want to Consider

Posted by Becky Squiers on Mon, Aug 08, 2016

Health trends aren’t always the best way to a healthy lifestyle. We’ve all seen our fair share of ridiculous (and bogus) wellness fads. There will always be quick fixes and diet tricks on the market that promise incredible results—and honestly, they’re usually too good to be true.

That doesn’t mean all health trends are bad, though. In fact, there has been a huge focus on health in recent years, and that’s led to some really awesome wellness trends we can all get on board with.

One of those “trends” is employee wellness. The somewhat recent interest in healthy lifestyles has made its way into the workplace—which is a great thing because many Americans spend a majority of their waking hours at work.

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The Science Behind Healthy Behavior Change [FREE DOWNLOAD]

Posted by Becky Squiers on Thu, Jul 21, 2016

At the core, your wellness program is all about healthy behavior change. You want your employees to shift their behaviors from things that harm their health to things that can improve their health.

But in order to effectively change behaviors, you need to understand how they’re changed. Scientists have been studying what goes into behavior change for years—because that’s how decisions can be made to encourage healthy populations.

We looked through that science, and picked out some important elements for your wellness program. You can check out the science behind healthy behavior change by downloading our new guide right here.

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