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Mechelle Meadows

Benefits, Well-Being

The Wellness Data That Matters Most

October 3, 2017

Data, data, data. There’s a lot floating out there. And sometimes it’s hard to separate the good from the bad. When it comes down to it, health and wellness data should allow you to gain valuable insights, make decisions, and take actions that lead to your desired outcomes. It should help you do at least one of these three things:

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Well-Being Delivered to Your Doorstep

June 22, 2017

Today’s world is packed full of rush hours, deadlines, and ever-buzzing phones, leaving us with what feels like no time to accomplish what we enjoy. This means preparing a healthy dinner might not even cross our minds. Taking the time to pick out fresh food and cooking dinner has become cumbersome. Luckily, it doesn’t have to be this way. Companies like Blue Apron, Hello Fresh, and Freshly are shopping for you, delivering ingredients with recipes, and sometimes ready-to-eat meals, right to your door. 

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Well-Being, Culture

Building a Life, Not a Resume

February 14, 2017

Do you feel like you go through the same routine each week? Work out at the gym. Go grocery shopping. Do the laundry. Drop the kids off at soccer. Take this lengthy list of tasks and obligations, sprinkle in a few memorable milestones and that family vacation a couple years ago, and your “life resume” may be feeling a bit sparse. Comparatively, your work resume is likely padded with accomplishments, impacts you’ve made in each role, and hard results that show proof of your success.

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Benefits, Well-Being

Four Healthy Habits with Big Payoffs for Health Care

November 14, 2016

November is a common time for health insurance Open Enrollment, as many benefit plans renew on January 1. Chances are you recently completed enrollment for your 2017 benefits (which I hope wasn’t too painful!). Throughout the process, you may have found yourself weighing plan options. Whichever health plan you choose will likely be based on your health status, as well as your finances.

While no one has a crystal ball to predict what their health situation will look like in the next 12 months, we can all play a role in practicing healthy habits that may encourage cost savings – not just for 2017 but in years to come.

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Well-Being, Leadership

Staying Fit as a CEO: Living Well, Leading Well

September 9, 2016

Wellness in the workplace. As a CEO, you know it’s important, you can make the business case for it, and you want to do the right thing for your employees. But do you ever stop and think about what well-being means to you? Not just for the wellness philosophy of your company, but for your own physical, social, mental, professional, and financial well-being?

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