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When is a Free Health Risk Assessment Not a Bargain?

February 05, 2014

Wellness professionals generally agree that a health risk assessment (HRA) is the foundation of any results-oriented wellness program. For over 30 years, Wellsource has been recognized as the leading provider of quality HRAs in the industry. But how...

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Cold Facts About Weight Loss

January 24, 2014

Need a little assistance losing those last few pounds? Maybe it’s time to turn down the thermostat. Several studies have found that keeping indoor temperatures cooler – in the mid to lower 60s – helps people lose weight.

In the Netherlands,...

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Break Down Those Barriers to Exercise

January 23, 2014

Regular physical activity is good for you. Government and health agencies have been telling Americans just how good it is for your body and mind for several decades. So why are two out of three Americans not as active as is recommended?

What's...

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Setting Goals for Your Wellness Program

January 17, 2014

An estimated 45 percent of all Americans set personal New Year's resolutions to lose weight, eat healthier, quit smoking, spend more time with family, get organized, or get out of debt, according to a study published in the Journal of Clinical...

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Recipe for Obesity - What Not to Eat

January 07, 2014
It's no surprise that losing weight is the number one New Year's resolution for the estimated 50 percent of Americans who take up a cause for self-improvement at the beginning of the year. After all, 68 percent of adults in the United States are...
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Email Notification Feature Improves Communication

December 04, 2013

High-performing wellness programs have at least one thing in common: communication. But there's not a one-size-fits-all communication strategy that works for every participant.

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Enhancements Made to Lifestyle Intervention Programs

November 20, 2013

When the City of Milwaukee launched an intervention to curb smoking among its workforce, it was a major problem. An estimated 19 percent of city employees smoked, and that raised risk factors for certain types of cancer, heart disease, stroke, and...

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The Zero-Cost Wellness Program

November 19, 2013

One of the most vexing problems for wellness managers is often a lack of support from senior management, particularly financial support.

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Should You "Brand" Your Wellness Program?

October 17, 2013

Yes. Branding your wellness program will give your program an identity. Branding can include selecting a name and designing a logo for your program. Use your branding to promote your program and encourage participation throughout the year.

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OWC Rich Resource of Wellness Content

October 16, 2013

When participants receive the results of their Personal Wellness Profile™ they usually give themselves a pat on the back for what they're doing right. And then they take a closer look at what they need to improve on. When they're confronted with...

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Developing Wellness Initiatives

July 16, 2013

The cost of insurance premiums and employee medical claims is at an all-time high. And changes outlined in the Affordable Care Act will have a financial impact for patients and employers.

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Building Participant Support for the HRA

July 16, 2013

"Take this Health Risk Assessment." That's one approach to getting participants to take the HRA. But to maximize participation, you've got to help people understand the value of this important wellness tool.

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