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How Will the New Healthcare Laws Affect My Employees?

May 29, 2014

In 2010 the Affordable Care Act (ACA) was signed into law, which has changed the rules of healthcare. While the new law has been met with its fair share of opposition, the aim of the ACA is to make coverage more accessible and affordable for...

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Warm Weather Safety Tips to Share with Employees

May 27, 2014

For many of us, summer weather means splashing around the pool, fun in the sun at the beach (or the river or the lake), and backyard barbeques with friends and family.  

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Sugar: The Hidden Health Threat (Part 2 of 2)

May 22, 2014

In our last post we discussed how prevalent sugars are in packaged foods—even those in which you wouldn’t necessarily expect to find added sugars, such as yogurt and salad dressings. We also discussed what employers can do as part of a comprehensive...

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Sugar: The Hidden Health Threat (Part 1 of 2)

May 20, 2014

Sugar is ubiquitous in America’s food system.  It’s found in obvious places like soda pop, candy, and pastries, but over the last few decades it has slowly crept into other seemingly harmless packaged foods, mostly in the form of high fructose...

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Three Ways to Help Your Employees Beat the Monday Blues

May 15, 2014

Ah, the Monday blues. Many of us are familiar with the feelings of stress and anxiety that stem from anticipating the multitude of tasks waiting for us at work on Monday morning. Others may feel apathetic or indifferent about starting the week. The...

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Health Risk Assessment: A Key Part of a Successful Wellness Program

May 13, 2014

You’ve decided to incorporate an employee wellness program into your business, but you’re not sure where to begin. A health risk assessment (HRA) is a good place to start. An HRA is an effective tool for understanding the health status and health...

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Why Office Stretch Time Is an Important Part of a Healthy Workplace

May 08, 2014
There are plenty of reasons to institute a workplace stretch program, not the least of which is employee safety. Whether a small business office environment, a manufacturing facility, or a construction site, workplace stretching can help prevent...
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Wellsource Team Member Finishes Boston Marathon

May 07, 2014

When Wellsource Wellness Consultant Shawn Meyers finished the Arizona Rock n' Roll Marathon with a time that qualified her for the Boston Marathon, she was thrilled.

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Creating a More Health-Conscious Work Environment for Employees

May 06, 2014
 
The average working American spends a large part of his or her waking hours at work every week. While health and fitness choices are typically thought of as personal decisions, employers can go a long way in promoting more health-conscious habits
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