Wellness

2508, 2015

Invest in Your Own Wellness401K – Take a Walk

walking-shoesWith a pair of shoes and a road or a trail for walking or running, anyone can get active without spending a penny on a fitness class, a treadmill or a gym membership. Raising your heart rate does not have to lower the amount in your […]

2407, 2015

Are You Investing in Your Wellness401K?

InvestInYourHealthWe all know how important is is to save for retirement, many workers have the opportunity to invest in some form of retirement like a 401K. But what good is a nice retirement account if you haven’t invested in your health at the same time? All […]

803, 2015

Stress and Improving Overall Health in the Workplace

stress-e1370354386441Policy Considerations for Lowering Stress and Improving Overall Health in the Workplace:

  • Teleworking and flex-schedule policies
  • Job-sharing, phased retirement options
  • Healthy commuting supports and incentives
  • Smoke-free building and campuses
  • Healthy foods, healthy meetings and green/sustainable environments policies
  • Peer support and mentoring programs
  • Policies promoting volunteering and community service
  • Time off work for health promotion, […]
603, 2015

How to Eat Healthy

heart2At the heart of good health is good nutrition. Make smart, healthy choices to reduce your risk of heart disease and stroke.

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  • Fruits and vegetables
  • Whole grains
  • Beans and legumes
  • Nuts and seeds
  • Fish (preferably oily fish high in omega-3 fatty acids), skinless poultry, and plant-based alternatives
  • Fat-free and low-fat dairy products
  • Healthier […]
503, 2015

Workplace Health Promotion Can Increase Productivity

Fit_for_life_fit_for_workIn general, healthier employees are more productive.

  • Healthier employees are less likely to call in sick or use vacation time due to illness
  • Companies that support workplace health have a greater percentage of employees at work every day
  • Because employee health frequently carries over into better health behavior that […]
2502, 2015

Eat Healthy and Enjoy It!

photos.demandstudios.com-getty-article-189-170-92005185_XSA healthy eating plan that helps you manage your weight includes a variety of foods you may not have considered. If “healthy eating” makes you think about the foods you can’t have, try refocusing on all the new foods you can eat—

  • Fresh fruits ― don’t think […]
2402, 2015

The Value of Health Assessment Data

HealthAssessOver the years, using a health assessment as part of a wellness program has become a recognized best practice in workplace health management because it works and provides value. Market leading companies across the U.S. and around the world use health assessments because they provide a level […]

1702, 2015

NASA Workforce Maintenance Program

nasaNational Aeronautical Space Agency (NASA), an executive Federal Agency dedicated to Space flight, highly values exploration. The Agency’s exploration success depends on employees’ detailed attention to the safety and health of the astronauts and their fellow Earth-bound employees. For decades NASA’s occupational health programs have maximized the opportunities […]

1302, 2015

What’s the Return on Employee Wellness Programs?

01C2FB95E6AD78FF0C7740EF5FE86E642A-main-article-6638Employee wellness programs have often been viewed as a nice extra, not a strategic imperative. But the data demonstrate otherwise, according to Berry, of Texas A&M University; Mirabito, of Baylor University; and Baun, of the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. Their research shows that […]

2501, 2015

Understanding the Importance of Physical Exams

medical-checkupsAccording to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), all adults — even seemingly healthy ones — should undergo regular physical examinations at their healthcare provider’s recommended frequency. The purposes of these exams are to:

  • Screen for diseases
  • Assess the risk of future medical problems
  • Encourage a healthy lifestyle
  • Update vaccinations
  • Maintain […]