Category Archives: Employee Wellbeing

Transforming Wellness Behaviors: The Buzz on Employee Engagement

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You know that moment when your favorite sports team came alive and, even though they were down in points, you just knew they were going to win? Or when your favorite band started to get popular? Whether we think it … Continue reading →

Focusing Your Wellness Program Using Data Analytics

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A large Midwest county that employed 1,400 full-time workers struggled with an internally managed health and wellness program. The county wanted to lower the health risks of its employee population and, ultimately, curb its growing medical plan costs. Continue reading →

Engaging Employees: Keys to Sustainable Behavior Change

Fortunately for employers who are actively trying to engage their workforce, there are some fascinating modern theorems and analyses around this concept that might offer the key to sustainable behavior change. These approaches, two of which I will highlight in … Continue reading →

Employers are Waging a War Against Obesity

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The obesity epidemic is taking its toll on medical costs and workforce productivity. Obesity is linked to heart disease, pulmonary disorders, depression, arthritis, hypertension and other musculoskeletal maladies. Continue reading →

Wellness and Injury Prevention: It Ain’t Oil and Vinegar!

Add 15 years and 35 pounds (13.6 kgs) to a worker whose job duties require lifting, agility, balance or physical exertion and you vastly increase their risk of work-related injury. This is happening a lot. The obesity epidemic in the … Continue reading →

10 Things About Health and Productivity I Learned in New Orleans

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I recently participated in the Willis Health and Productivity Summit in New Orleans, along with nearly 100 physicians, clinicians, clients and stakeholders — all focused on the business imperative around health risks, medical costs and workforce productivity. Continue reading →