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Wellness Coordinator Can Inspire Positive Change

April 12, 2013

 

Barbra Fagan, Froedtert Health’s Director of Health Promotion Services, doesn’t like sitting around. She’s read all the studies about the dangers of sitting, and she’s quick to share that information with Wisconsin-area employers. But her...

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Study: Wellness Program Participation Rates Double With Support From Family

April 12, 2013

Even if an employee is surrounded by a culture of wellness at work, food and lifestyle choices outside the office might not be ideal. For example, an employee might make healthy choices at work, but hours of fast food, soft drinks, sweets, and too...

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The American Heart Association Named Wellsource Fit Friendly Worksite

April 12, 2013

 

Wellsource was recently named a Fit Friendly Worksite by the American Heart Association. The program recognizes employers that champion the health of their employees by creating physical activity programs within the workplace.

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5 Ways to Boost Participation Rates

January 02, 2013

Encouraging participants to take part in your wellness program is one of the most important parts of operating a successful program. If you're just launching your wellness program, expect a 20 to 50 percent participation rate the first year.

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How Wellness Programs Can Point Employees to Better Health

November 07, 2012

When Ron Prague reached the finish line of a one-mile walk test at work last year, he was out of breath. He was sweaty. His legs, feet, and knees ached. And he seriously wondered if he needed medical attention. In the 22 minutes it took him to walk...

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New Guidelines for Outcome Based Incentives

October 16, 2012

If you aren't getting the results you want from your wellness program, it may be time to try a new incentive plan. Three out of four employers who offer wellness programs also offer some kind of incentive. However, most companies still issue rewards...

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Weight Loss Programs Work

September 28, 2012

A new report says that 50 percent of all Americans will be obese by 2030 if they don't change their ways. The findings, published by Trust for America's Health last week, also suggest that obesity-related problems like heart disease, diabetes, and...

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Going the Distance for Wellness

August 15, 2012

Don Canada was about 50 pounds overweight when it happened. He worked his usual 15-hour day managing his employee benefits business. For lunch, he quickly downed his favorite hamburger, French fries, and soda. After his long day at the office,...

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Use Fitness Testing to Measure Wellness

July 18, 2012

Perhaps you've been offering your participants the health assessment for some time now, but have never offered fitness testing.

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Walking Expert Visits Wellsource

July 11, 2012

PORTLAND, Ore. – When Robert Sweetgall left his high-paying job as a chemical engineer almost 30 years ago, he knew he was staring death in the face. His father, aunt, and uncle, all died at an early age of heart disease.

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Fight Obesity to Cut Healthcare Costs

July 08, 2012

If rising healthcare costs have been difficult to manage in your organization, you're not alone. Many employers have had to reduce healthcare benefits and raise deductibles for employees to offset rising healthcare costs that topped $2.6 trillion...

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Win at Wellness With Health Coaching

May 21, 2012

Do you have employees who are routinely exhausted or stressed at the end of the day, and can't seem to get a handle on their health? It's a common problem in nearly every workplace. Overtime, work deadlines, and interpersonal conflicts at work are...

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