Tags: employee wellness

Wake up on the wrong side of the bed?

alarm clock early morning

How many cups of coffee do you pour before 9:00 am? If you’re at all like me, the coffee pot is your best friend in the morning. Sometimes the 6:30 am alarm does not sit well. We all know how a bad morning can affect the entire day. If you find yourself sluggish at the […]

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Create Smart Solutions for Wellness Program Hurdles

As more and more companies adopt wellness programs, they may discover an inadvertent impact on the workplace. Although wellness initiatives may benefit the employee and employer in theory, low participation may tank the programs before they ever get off the ground. If you plan to encourage or implement wellness programs, make sure to play it […]

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Pop-Tarts – A Healthy Breakfast?

I spoke with a wellness coordinator the other day who works with many elementary schools on nutrition. She had just left a meeting where her fight against multi-grain Pop-Tarts being considered a healthy breakfast choice was fleeting. Federal regulations allowed this option to be on the nutritional menu, and despite her push to offer a […]

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The New Pyramid is a Plate

Many who grew up watching Power Rangers after school and the Cosby Show late at night are probably all too familiar with the food pyramid. Kids of the 1990s remember being taught that we need large portions of grains in a healthy diet (the bottom level), and that we also need a healthy dose of […]

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Healthy Vending Machines

Workplace wellness involves a lot of different things. Health Risk Assessments (HRAs) can identify areas of concern in an employee’s physical health. Employee health screenings offered on-site can give employees a “baseline” understanding of how healthy they really are, and educational classes can also boost health awareness around the office. And let’s not forget one […]

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Cholesterol Screening at Work?

Today we kick off a blog tour through some of the wellness tests involved in Employee Health Screens. On-site health screening services can be very convenient for large employers. Employee health screens allow you to help your employees know the state of their current health situation. By offering our services at your office, health screening […]

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Healthy Food Guides & Signs for Employees

We just love a good, easy chart that shows you good choices vs. bad choices. So when it comes to Workplace Wellness, why not boost employee health with some good reminders. We send a “Thanks” to Pintrest and several designers/bloggers for coming up with these great signs. Make sure to click on the “source” link […]

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Pay Your Employees to Exercise? Seriously?

“Oh My! How times have changed,” may be a comment you frequently hear when you hang out with those in their senior (or should we say “sunset”) years. Those who survived the Great Depression and had a piece in helping rebuild a new America often remark at how times have changed in society, family and business. […]

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Finding Wellness in the Workplace: Diabetes

In the United States alone, nearly one million new cases of diabetes are diagnosed each year.  Diabetes and its complications can cost employers and employees significant amounts of money in medical bills and lost time. Learning the facts is the first step in the fight against diabetes. What is diabetes? There are two main types […]

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