Get moving: Employers can promote healthier lifestyles

Get moving: Employers can promote healthier lifestyles

If you’ve ever browsed through your parents’ or grandparents’ high school yearbooks from the 1950s, you’ve probably noticed a couple of things. First, everyone looks like they’re 30 years old. Second, almost no one is overweight. While clothing choices and hairstyles...
First, do no harm with company practices and policies

First, do no harm with company practices and policies

If you believed, like I did, physicians swear to “first, do no harm” when they graduate from medical school, you’d be wrong. Although doctors don’t make that pledge, the idea — not hurting people — is one business leaders should consider. While most leaders would...
Making connections: Small steps led to big changes

Making connections: Small steps led to big changes

What if you had to take a pop quiz that included this question: What is the No. 1 public health crisis we face today? Which answer would you choose? A. poor nutrition. B. lack of exercise. C. loneliness.Most people would likely pick A or B — and for good reasons. Poor...
Offer a healthy push

Offer a healthy push

Imagine you ‘re a child again sitting on a park swing, your legs not quite touching the ground. To move, you face two choices: thrust your legs back and forth as hard as you can to generate enough momentum to swing or ask a friend for a push. You get a push and...
With wellness programs, engaging efforts pay off

With wellness programs, engaging efforts pay off

Type workplace wellness benefits into your favorite internet search engine and you’ll likely discover a long list of conflicting articles that either claim wellness programs don’t work or they increase productivity, reduce turnover and cut costs. While...
Invest in your team: Offer a wellness program

Invest in your team: Offer a wellness program

If you root for a favorite sports team, you likely appreciate the role sports medicine plays in athletic performance. Your team not only treats injuries, but also provides athletes with the nutritional, physical and psychological recommendations required to prevent...