Category Archives: Wellness

6 Tips to Avoid Ticks and Tick-borne Diseases

According to experts, this year could be the worst year to date for ticks due to milder winters, booming mice and deer populations, and the 2015 abundant acorn crop. With the projected increase of ticks, this means that there will be a higher threat of tick-borne diseases, including the most common, Lyme disease. The best […]

Healthy Recipe: Strawberry Salsa

May is National Strawberry Month. Delicious and good for you, strawberries have many health benefits including: Better brain function Relieves arthritic symptoms Packed with fiber Loaded with antioxidants that help fight aging Low in calories High in vitamin C and flavonoids Good source of manganese and potassium Load up on strawberries this summer by incorporating […]

Taxability of Wellness Program Rewards

Employer-sponsored wellness programs often incorporate rewards or incentives to encourage employees to participate. Employers sometimes overlook the federal tax implications of a program’s rewards because there are numerous legal requirements for wellness program design. As a general rule, wellness incentives are subject to the same federal tax rules as any other employee rewards or prizes: […]

Healthy Recipe – Basic Quiche

Looking for a simple way to make a healthy quiche? This basic quiche recipe is great for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Ingredients 1 9-inch pie crust (baked) 1 cup broccoli, zucchini or mushrooms (chopped) ½ cup cheese (shredded) 3 eggs (beaten) 1 cup nonfat milk ½ tsp. salt ½ tsp. pepper ½ tsp. garlic powder […]

How to Encourage Participation in National Walking Day

April 5 is the American Heart Association’s National Walking Day. Walking reduces your risk of having a heart attack, developing high blood pressure, developing Type 2 diabetes, stress, depression and anxiety. Just 30 minutes of walking a day can make you healthier and more energetic. Celebrate this activity-boosting initiative at your workplace by encouraging your […]

Healthy Recipe: Get Up and Go Peanut Crunch Bars

March is National Peanut Month. Due to their rich health benefits, peanuts are a great snack, packed with protein and fiber. Eating 1 ½ ounces of peanuts each day may reduce your risk of heart disease but if you are not a plain peanut person try adding them to trail mix, salads, oatmeal or this […]

Employee Wellness Incentives to Promote an Active Lifestyle

A wellness program can be built to address a number of goals or problem areas and incentives will help your employees develop healthy habits and lead a more active lifestyle. As an employer, some wellness activities and programs you can offer to employees are: Exercise classes Walks for charities Walking buddies Pre-shift stretching Company softball […]

Recruiting & Retaining Millennial Talent

Millennials are quickly taking over the workplace as the younger generations enter the professional workforce. Employers have struggled to understand what millennials look for in their professional careers and what will entice them to stay with the company. The challenge many employers face is how to recruit and retain this generation of workers. As job […]

Ways to Spot and Prevent an Eating Disorder

Only one in ten people with an eating disorder receives treatment, and 20 percent will die prematurely due to complications related to their eating disorder. February 26 through March 4 is National Eating Disorder Awareness Week. Eating disorders affect about eight million women and one million men in the United States. People with eating disorders […]

Healthy Recipe: Fruit and Nut Chocolate Sticks

Did you know that dark chocolate has numerous health benefits? A 2009 study found that people who ate 40 grams of dark chocolate every day for two weeks saw decreases in levels of cortisol in their systems, have 10% lower levels of anxiety and considered themselves 10% calmer. A few health benefits of dark chocolate […]

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