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Wellness Program Regulations

July 13, 2017

Worksite wellness regulations read like alphabet soup. Historically, the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA) have each had guidelines for wellness programming that employers must follow.

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Preventive Care Saved My Life

July 6, 2017


If you could do something to save someone’s life, would you do it? What if it was your own? Whether you know it or not, you and your organization have the power to save lives. And trust me, it’s something that you can easily do. I know because I’m one of the lives that has been saved.

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Engagement and Well-Being: Are They the Same?

June 27, 2017

While looking through a media supplement brochure titled “Employee Well-Being” I noticed the word “engagement” was in the title of nearly every article inside.  It seems “engagement” is being used synonymously with “well-being”. So, is it the same?  Or, is it different?  I’m sure you have an opinion based on your own experience. But, understanding the cross-sections of engagement and well-being is most effective when looked at from different angles within an organization. These comparisons will help you think it through.

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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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The Benefits of an Ergonomic Workplace

June 6, 2017

Admit it. When you get home after a full workday, you often  just want to lie on the couch. But you’re not alone! Many people feel worn out; not just mentally, but physically. On average, 95% of an office workers’ day is spent in front of a computer. It makes sense that we feel drained. And poor ergonomics don’t just make our bodies feel tired, they can actually cause us harm.

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