It’s Hard To Win A Championship Without (Wellness) Champions


Category: Corporate Wellness

If you take a look at some of the great wellness programs, there will be numerous common themes in all of them, including wellness champions.  These award winning organizations (Healthiest Employers, Best Places To Work, etc.) recognize that wellness is hard and champions ease that burden; if it were easy, obesity, chronic conditions, and out-of-control… Read more »

The Hidden Costs Of Wellness Spreadsheets


Category: Corporate Wellness

We love Google Docs and Excel as much as the next group, but at some point, organizations need to realize that these technologies, which have historically made us more efficient, cause us to think that they will make everything we do more efficient.  The examples of this false expectancy are evident in numerous areas, including… Read more »

5 Wellness Program Awards Worth Winning


Category: Corporate Wellness

Building an employee wellness program has its challenges, and when done well, recognition should be given.  Part of creating a culture of wellness requires awareness and support from both employees and leadership so it’s only natural that companies seek out public recognition for having successful employee wellness programs. After you build out your amazing wellness… Read more »

Study: More Than 2/3 Of U.S. Employers Offer Wellness Programs


Category: Corporate Wellness

According to a new report from the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), more than 2/3 of U.S. employers offer wellness programs as part of their benefits packages.  The report found that 70% of U.S. employers currently offer a general wellness program, up from 58% in 2008.  An additional 8% of employers plan to offer… Read more »

4 Steps To Sell Wellness To Executives


Category: Corporate Wellness

The desire for corporate wellness programs by employees is incredibly high as evidenced by wellness and fitness programs being the most requested digital engagement software.  Despite this desire, employees often find their employer disinterested in wellness.  Try these few helpful tips below to “sell” wellness to your executives and get your wellness program started. Show… Read more »

Are Our Jobs Making Us Fat?


Category: Corporate Wellness

The growing obesity problem continues to raise concerns in the workplace.  According to a 2015 CareerBuilder’s survey, 57% of U.S. workers indicated they feel overweight, compared to 55% in 2014.  Perhaps more importantly, 42% of workers say they’ve gained weight in their present job, while only 16% say they’ve lost weight.  22% say the weight… Read more »

Flexible Work Schedules Improve Wellness and Happiness


Category: Corporate Wellness

The grind of a rigid 9-to-5 work schedule is just that.  A grind.  Fortunately, recent evidenced-based research is shedding light on what many forward thinking companies have already discovered – that providing employees with flexible work schedules leads to healthier and happier employees and more productive businesses.  People with adaptable work environments tend to have… Read more »

How Google Cut 3 Million Calories From Employee Diets


Category: Corporate Wellness

In an excerpt from his book, Laszlo Bock, Senior Vice President of People Operations at Google, talks about a simple change that Google made that resulted in a major cut in calories consumed by its employees.  Specifically, Google implemented a cost effective change that resulted in 3 million less calories being consumed. In typical Google… Read more »

Standing Desk 101: Keeping Good Form Is Key


Category: Corporate Wellness

Experts tell us that sitting is the new smoking and that not even regular exercise can counteract the health impact of sitting all day long.  As a result, traditional office culture is being turned upside down and a growing number of workers are spending the day at a standing desk.  If you are skeptical about… Read more »

BP’s Wellness Program Produces 2:1 ROI By Asking Employees To Take <3,000 Steps Per Day


Category: Corporate Wellness

A recent article highlights how BP’s wellness program was able to produce a 2:1 ROI for the company.  The hallmark of the program is the Million Step Challenge, which gives employees a Fitbit and challenges them to walk 1,000,000 steps in a year to earn a $1,000 reduction in their insurance premiums for the following… Read more »