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...
Take time to clear up the confusion over emails

Take time to clear up the confusion over emails

I love email. It’s convenient, efficient and often saves me from lengthy meetings. But my relationship with email also can be toxic at times.When I’m particularly busy, the ping notifying me I’ve received a new message can trigger a surge in my pulse...
Stories offer healthy endings

Stories offer healthy endings

Compelling narratives more likely to inspire change than factsIf you don’t have a workplace wellness program, imagine for a moment you do. Your coordinator decides to run a campaign about the importance of exercise and good nutrition in preventing diabetes and...