Sitting behind a desk all day can be harmful over time, however, an investment in employee health can help reverse this harm. A Willis Health and Productivity Survey found that 93 percent of healthier employees led to more productivity, engagement and satisfaction at work. This has led to more employers starting, or expanding, workplace wellness […]
Companies of all sizes are focusing on workplace wellness, investing in a variety of approaches to provide a positive, healthy environment for its employees and to encourage healthy lifestyles among all of their workers. BNP Media recently began working with MeditationWorks — a mobile stress solutions truck — as a way to promote positivity and […]
Industry recognition for your business is essential to both public perception of your goods and services as well as internal satisfaction of a job well done. That is why Samaritas is celebrating an award given to one of its subsidiaries on behalf of its home-care division. Home Care Assistance of West Michigan, a part of […]
Virtual care, or telemedicine, is rapidly growing in health care because it is convenient, time-efficient and affordable for many businesses. According to the American Telemedicine Association, more than half of all U.S. hospitals currently have a telemedicine program and by 2017, about 70 percent of employer’s plans will offer telemedicine services as an employee benefit. […]
From innovative start-up concept to billion-dollar industry, meal-kit delivery services are an increasingly popular option for those looking to reduce the stress of nightly meal preparation. But health-conscious consumers should know what to look for before committing to a program, recommends Shannon Szeles, registered dietitian-nutritionist for Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak. “Eating healthy, through one of […]
As companies ring in 2017, employees will return with a sense of rejuvenation, hope and determination. This is going to be the year they improve their health. Those businesses that provide them with a comprehensive wellness program may be their ticket to a happier, healthier tomorrow, says Amy Ritsema, co-founder of OnSite Wellness. Ritsema is […]
With the New Year around the corner, many employees are likely tackling one of the most popular resolutions: losing weight. Often people turn to fad diets to lose weight fast, but there is no quick fix for dropping pounds and keeping it off. According to the Weight and Eating Disorders Program at the University of […]
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.
Workplace wellness is an overall partnership between employee and employer, especially since an individual’s health is such a personal issue. Investment in wellness, with proper communication, can create strong bonds between employers and employees. Previously viewed as a courtesy versus a necessity, employers are now recognizing the value in investing in their employees’ health, says […]
Many employers may think that wellness programs are too expensive to provide, especially for a small business. However, lack of a wellness program may cost businesses even more. According to Kandi Lannen, director of wellness at Priority Health, wellness programs lower company health care costs, improve work flow, increase employee morale and enhance company benefit […]
Research shows that employees who are engaged in their health and wellbeing are less likely to be absent from work and more likely to be productive while at work. In fact, American Journal of Health Promotion reported that wellness programs contribute to 25 percent lower absenteeism, and lower health insurance, workers’ compensation and disability insurance […]
Being at work shouldn’t damage your health. There are many simple, low-cost ways to incorporate health conscious activities into your work day without consuming extra time. That’s the advice of Kandi Lannen, director of wellness at Priority Health. Lannen is responsible for helping the organization earn Wellness and Health Promotion (WHP) accreditation with performance reporting […]
In theory, New Year’s resolutions are great. Everyone should all try to better ourselves as they go forward in life. In reality, however, these well-meaning goals set most people up for failure. Out of the 40 percent of Americans who make resolutions every year, only eight percent will succeed and carry their resolution out the […]
The decision is made. From now on it will be almond milk creamer in my coffee. It has the least calories, compared with popular brands of coconut creamer and soy creamer. Almond creamer has half the calories of coconut and a quarter of the calories of soy. Considering all the coffee-driven workers and workplaces out […]
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.
Chances are you’ve got a few calorie-heavy events on your work schedule, whether it is a company holiday party, office cookie exchange or lunchtime potluck. So how do you balance those tasty treats with a healthy lifestyle? That’s where we asked Medical Weight Loss Clinic for some help. Medical Weight Loss Clinic (MWLC), headquartered in […]
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.
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