Thanks to new tools, advanced techniques and sophisticated testing, a comprehensive eye exam has become much more than just a perfunctory vision check.
Wellness is not only about being healthy and fit, it is about creating vibrant communities, engaged workers and robust businesses and organizations.
Technology is often blamed for being a barrier to human interaction, but there are some wearable tracking devices that help people learn more about themselves. And experts anticipate such devices will change the healthcare industry.
With health care costs increasing annually, employee wellness is a top priority for many employers looking to improve their bottom line. Kandi Lannen, director of wellness at Priority Health, explains the financial impact of wellness programs and why healthy employees are a win-win for the workplace. According to the Centers for Disease Control, studies on […]
Today’s hyperactive and attention-demanding world makes reflection no easy task. Nonetheless, we still must find a way to carve out “mental space” so we can think clearly, plan, reflect, dream. Management expert Peter Drucker expressed the value of reflection years ago, even when the world was not so information-rich and time-poor. He said, “Follow effective […]
More than 80 percent of Americans find at least one aspect of their job to be extremely stressful. Not only is this crazy amount of stress no fun, but it can be costly to your health and overall happiness. Here are seven ways to manage stress.
When it comes to working out, finding time to balance work and exercise is really about efficiency, problem solving and knowing what’s best for you and your schedule.
The stigma of mental illness, including casual references to a “bipolar” boss or an “ADD” co-worker, continues to be a barrier to employees seeking support and treatment.
The National Best and Brightest in Wellness awards celebrates wellness in all its forms. Sponsored by the National Association for Business Resources, the national 2015 awards recognize nearly four dozen winners from all regions of the country.
Wellness increases productivity, whether it’s for an organization or business. The Best and Brightest in Wellness awards provide companies, schools and churches with the opportunity to showcase their best practices. These programs help their employees, businesses and communities thrive.
Developing mindfulness by paying attention to your breath can give you much greater control of your physical and emotional reactions to stressful conditions.
Employees with SAD can experience increased appetites, fatigue, difficulty awakening in the morning, and reduced work productivity. Being mindful and making a few workplace changes can greatly improve productivity and an employee’s engagement.
The National Association for Business Resources has named the 2014 Best and Brightest in Wellness companies in the country. This program honors companies and organizations that recognize the value of employee and worksite health.
How will the IRS find out if an employer is liable for a shared responsibility payment? How will the IRS determine if individuals are disqualified from exchange subsidies because of an offer of employer coverage? The simple answer: Employers will tell the IRS.
Preserving the health and overall wellness of employees is part of the DNA of the best companies. Winners of the Best and Brightest Wellness awards show how they engage and inspire employees as their greatest assets.
To improve the patient experience, every facet of the health care environment must also be looked at, including caregiver well-being. Nurture by Steelcase examines how to enhance the well-being of professional caregivers and in turn improve the patient experience.
Jean Meyer, the new president and CEO of St. John Providence Health System, heads up one of the state’s largest health and wellness providers. But she is still that nurse who held patients’ hands and that employee in the trenches, hoping her words and actions boost morale.
Work and wellness can be fully integrated, so start the year right with small, manageable changes that will have big payoffs. Jamie Russo, chief of work and wellness at Enerspace, offers these tips.
Digging deep into facts about wellness programs can help you understand the choices your business must make about these programs, their effectiveness and the kind of ROI you can expect from them. Wellness program expert Scott Foster sheds light on the big picture.
Emotional resiliency the ability to adapt to stressful situations or crises – impacts the company bottom line but is often overlooked in wellness program evaluations. More resilient people “roll with the punches” and adapt, while less resilient people have a harder time with stress and their abilities to think creatively, problem solve, and innovate are severely impaired.
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