1. Workplace Wellness: Healthcare Reform Strategy for Business

    Workplace Wellness: A Strategy for Effective Healthcare Reform                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 …Read More

  2. 10 Essential Things Small Businesses Can Do To Promote Better Health

    10 Essential Things Small Businesses Can Do To Promote Better Health Issue a letter of support from the CEO Let your employees know that workplace wellness is a priority to everyone in the company, including the CEO. Communicating & modeling that there is support from the top helps to set the tone for the entire initiative. 2.  Designate a company wellness leader The wellness leader can be id…Read More

  3. Worksite Wellness Ideas for Challenging Times

    Challenging economic times make it critically important to keep employees healthy, productive, and present. Polls have found that as many as 1/4 to 1/3  of Americans avoid physician visits to save money. 10% or more are delaying refilling their prescriptions or taking smaller doses to try to make existing prescriptions last longer. These types of behaviors can drive individuals further down the …Read More

  4. Corporate Wellness: The Importance of Lunch ‘n Learns

    The Importance of Lunch ‘n Learns As worksite health promotion initiatives have increased in sophistication over the last 10 years, there are some people who vehemently criticize the concept of lunch ‘n learns. Discarded as too simple, there are those who will tell you that lunch ‘n learns don’t really do a lot in terms of bringing about immediate and sustained behavior change. And while …Read More

  5. Workplace Wellness: A Business Strategy for Economic Growth

    Workplace Wellness: A Business Strategy for Economic Growth We are all aware that there are indicators of an economic crisis. The looming fiscal cliff, uncertainties of healthcare reform, high unemployment, global competition & devaluation of the dollar are news topics that have become commonplace. On the bright side, times of crisis can also create opportunities for positive change. We must t…Read More

  6. Workplace Wellness for Small Business!

    It’s no secret that health promotion programming has been embraced by the business community in a big way. However, even though more companies are participating in worksite wellness now than ever before, many small businesses are still on the outside looking in. In fact, very little has been written specifically for small businesses to help them in their quest to create healthier employees and h…Read More

  7. What is Wellness Coaching?

    What is Wellness Coaching? Give a man a fish; you have fed him for today. Teach a man to fish; and you have fed him for a lifetime. (Chinese proverb) Personal coaching is a proven paradigm for improving athletic & executive performance. Wellness Coaching offers support to individuals who are striving to defeat unhealthy behaviors, prevent disease & live healthier lives. Wellness Coaching i…Read More

  8. Moving Forward from Diabetes to Dynamic Living!

    If you have a goal to defeat Type 2 Diabetes, or make any other life change, you must be ready & committed to take action. The following model, which is based on the Trans-theoretical Model of Change, can serve as a guideline to see if you are truly READY to make behavioral change. The stages range from Pre-contemplation, Contemplation, Preparation & Action to Maintenance. 1.     Pre-con…Read More

  9. Heart Risks Rise with Obesity

      TUESDAY, July 16 (HealthDay News) -- There's more bad news for overweight Americans: A 30-year study finds the risk for heart disease rises the longer someone is obese. "Each year of obesity was associated with about a 2 to 4 percent higher risk of subclinical coronary heart disease," said study lead author Jared Reis, an epidemiologist with the U.S. National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. "…Read More