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The Ultimate Guide to Launching a Holistic Weight Management Program

Posted by Lisa Stovall on Mon, Apr, 08, 2024

In an era where the scales are tipping at an alarming rate, the battle against obesity has become the frontline in the fight to curb skyrocketing healthcare expenses for employers.

With projections showing that almost half of the U.S. adult population will be on the brink of obesity by 2030 and a staggering 43% already grappling with this condition, the stakes have never been higher. Obesity isn't just a number on a scale; it's a precursor to a litany of health issues, including heart disease, diabetes, and debilitating musculoskeletal disorders, all of which are driving up medical and pharmacy bills at an unprecedented pace.

But there's a glimmer of hope on the horizon. Employers can manage healthcare expenses and prioritize the health and well-being of their employees. By implementing a holistic weight management strategy that combines weight loss medications with lifestyle and behavior changes, companies can create a brighter future for their workforce.

Ready to learn more about how weight management programs can reduce healthcare costs and empower your employees to regain their health? Read on.

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Topics: Wellness at Work

How Emotional Intelligence Fuels Employee Happiness and Productivity

Posted by Lisa Stovall on Mon, Apr, 01, 2024

Great leaders know that taking care of their team is just as important as achieving great results. But finding the right balance between productivity and avoiding burnout can be tricky. Luckily, Daniel Goleman, an expert on emotional intelligence, has developed a compelling framework to help leaders navigate this terrain effectively.

Goleman, the author of the influential book 'Emotional Intelligence: Why It Can Matter More Than IQ' and his latest work 'Optimal,' shares insights on how leaders can use emotional intelligence to create work environments where employees thrive. His teachings are particularly relevant for leaders looking to boost morale, enhance team dynamics, and build a culture of resilience and satisfaction.

In this article, we'll explore the essential elements of emotional intelligence, its significance in the workplace, and techniques for leaders to foster an emotionally attuned workforce. 

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Topics: Healthy Workplaces

The Science Behind Junk Food Cravings

Posted by Lisa Stovall on Mon, Mar, 25, 2024

Ever wondered why foods like ice cream, cookies, chips, chocolate, and pizza are just so darn irresistible? It's like these foods have a magnetic pull, drawing us in with their powerful charm.

The secret behind their allure?

They're hyperpalatable. This means they've been crafted with a perfect storm of ingredients that elevate their taste to an almost irresistible level. The synergy between sugar, salt, and fat creates a flavor explosion that's hard to beat, making each bite more tempting than the last. Scientists have uncovered that these junk foods are designed to hit all the right notes in our brains, sparking a kind of pleasure fireworks that makes them nearly impossible to resist.

This spells a daily challenge for employees everywhere, as the workplace becomes a battleground against these tempting treats. But here's the twist: overcoming this temptation isn't about sheer willpower. It's about understanding the science that makes us crave these foods and devising smart strategies to outwit our cravings.

Below, we'll explore the world of addictive junk foods. We'll unravel the mysteries of their appeal and arm you with practical tips to help you navigate away from their grasp.

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Topics: Healthy Workplaces, Wellness at Work

Overcoming Vaccine Hesitancy: Stratgies for Building Trust

Posted by Lisa Stovall on Mon, Mar, 18, 2024

America is turning away from vaccines.

Vaccine hesitancy is not new, but the politicization of COVID-19 vaccines has exacerbated the issue. This skepticism extends beyond personal decisions, significantly affecting public health, workplace safety, and the well-being of our communities.

The reasons behind vaccine hesitancy are multifaceted, from mistrust in pharmaceutical companies and governments to the rampant spread of misinformation on social media. In the wake of a pandemic that has profoundly impacted every facet of life, employers stand in a unique, influential position to tackle vaccine hesitancy and foster a healthier, more informed workplace.

Below, learn more about the challenge of vaccine hesitancy and find out how employers can address it.

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Topics: Workplace Flu Shots

Why Nature Walks Are Essential for Health

Posted by Lisa Stovall on Mon, Mar, 11, 2024

Can you feel it? Spring is almost here!

The days are getting longer, the weather is getting warmer, and nature is waking up from its winter slumber. It's the perfect time to step outside and breathe in the fresh air.

Nature walks are a fantastic way to enjoy the beauty of spring and reap the benefits of spending time outdoors. Not only do they help reduce stress and boost our mood, but they also have a positive impact on our physical health and creativity.

And if you're an employer, why not consider integrating nature walks into your wellness program? By encouraging your employees to take a break and connect with nature, you'll promote a healthier and happier workplace.

So, what are you waiting for? Put on your walking shoes, grab a friend, and head out into the great outdoors. Spring is almost here, and it's time to explore!

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Topics: Wellness at Work

10 Fun Ways to Weave More Fiber into Your Workplace Wellness Program

Posted by Lisa Stovall on Mon, Mar, 04, 2024

Even though keto, intermittent fasting, and carnivore diets are all the rage these days, let's not forget about the unsung hero of nutrition fiber. 

This humble nutrient might not make headlines like the latest diet fads, but trust us, it's the superhero your body has been waiting for.

A staggering 95% of Americans fail to meet the Institute of Medicine’s recommended daily fiber intake. This oversight has led to the widespread "fiber gap," a nutritional shortfall with significant implications for our health.

Read on to learn all the amazing benefits of fiber and discover effective strategies to educate your employees to ensure they are incorporating this superhero nutrient into their diet.

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Topics: Healthy Workplaces

Manifestation: The Secret to a Healthier You

Posted by Lisa Stovall on Mon, Feb, 26, 2024

In the world of wellness and self-improvement, the concept of "mind over matter" has taken a tangible form through the practice of manifestation.

This ancient technique involves focusing your thoughts and energy on manifesting the things you want to achieve in life. It has become increasingly popular in recent years, especially on social media platforms like Instagram and TikTok, where the hashtag #Manifestation has gained billions of views.

While the idea of manifesting material possessions and wealth may be appealing, there is a deeper question at play: Can we use this technique to manifest a healthier version of ourselves?

Let's dive into the research and explore how manifestation may help us boost our health and well-being. 

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Topics: Healthy Workplaces

From Cholesterol to BMI: What 127,000 Biometric Screenings Tell Us About Employee Health

Posted by Lisa Stovall on Mon, Feb, 19, 2024

Would you like to enhance the overall health of your employees?

Biometric screenings can be a game-changer.

These screenings collect crucial health data to assess whether an individual is in good health or has any health issues that require attention. Companies can offer wellness screenings on-site, at local labs, with visits to primary care physicians, or through home kits to monitor employee health.

In 2023, TotalWellness collected data from over 127,000 individuals, encompassing top executives to frontline employees. These screenings provide a comprehensive overview of employee health across various industries, offering valuable insights into the wellness of employees across the United States.

We are excited to present our nationwide results for 2023 below.

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Topics: Biometric Health Screenings, Wellness at Work

15 Ways to Instantly Feel Better

Posted by Lisa Stovall on Mon, Feb, 12, 2024

Elmo. As a therapist.

We certainly didn't have that on our 2024 BINGO card.

Elmo, the much-loved Sesame Street character, unintentionally became a therapist when he asked his social media followers how they felt. This simple question prompted an enormous response, with thousands of people sharing their emotional struggles and emphasizing the collective need for coping mechanisms in the midst of life's chaos.

The response was so overwhelming that the Sesame Street account had to provide mental health resources to assist those who were struggling with emotional issues.

Elmo's recent social media post is a poignant reminder of the importance of mental health and a call to action to check in on loved ones and colleagues. Inspired by Elmo's unexpected role, we've compiled some of our favorite ways to feel better instantly.

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Topics: Healthy Workplaces

Wellness Made Easy: 8 Tips to Jumpstart Your Health

Posted by Lisa Stovall on Mon, Feb, 05, 2024

$5.6 trillion.

Yes, you read that right.

The global wellness industry has ballooned into a $5.6 trillion behemoth, according to the Global Wellness Institute. Mind-boggling, isn't it? With every scroll through our feeds, we're bombarded with the latest diet trends, must-have fitness gadgets, an endless supply of supplements, and influencers telling us how we should live our healthiest lives. It's enough to make anyone's head spin.

But here's a little secret: Getting healthier, boosting your vibe, and feeling like a million bucks doesn't have to be a maze of complexity and confusion. We've distilled the noise down to eight straightforward, no-nonsense tips that anyone can start using today. And we're not just talking the talk; we're going to walk you through how to weave these life-changers into the fabric of your everyday life.

And what's even more awesome? These tips aren't just for your personal benefit. Spread the wellness love in your workplace, too. Trust us, nurturing a culture of health and happiness at work is the ultimate win-win.

Ready? Let's go!

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Topics: Healthy Workplaces

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