Category Archives: Wellness

Taking Your Wellness Program to the Next Level

A successful workplace wellness program should include something to appeal to every person in your population. This will create a well-rounded and positive work environment that will enhance your corporate culture as well as help with retention and hiring of new employees. Here are some ideas you may want to integrate into your existing program: […]

Healthy Recipe: Strawberry Banana Ice Cream

Looking for a simple way to make some healthy ice cream for these last days of summer?  This recipe for Strawberry Banana Ice Cream is quick and easy to make, only using a blender or food processor! Ingredients 3 cups frozen, sliced bananas 1 cup fresh strawberries 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 tablespoon agave (or maple […]

The Health Benefits of a Vacation

According to a recent study conducted by the State University of New York at Oswego, men who take annual vacations reduce their overall risk of death by 20 percent and their risk of heart disease by 30 percent because they are given a chance to de-stress. Beyond that, workers who put in 50 hours a […]

Healthy Recipe: Lemon Salmon with Lima Beans

Protein is important to the function and health of muscles, bones, skin and blood. Like carbohydrates and good fats, protein is a macronutrient – an essential nutrient that must be consumed from a source outside the body.  Fish, poultry, beans, nuts and whole grains are great source of dietary protein.  The Institute of Medicine recommends […]

Workplace Wellness Compliance Event for Employers

Join our Certified Corporate Wellness Specialist and Compliance Officer on August 11 as they help HR professionals and executive leadership navigate the often choppy waters of wellness compliance.  During this session, they will provide an overview of the current regulations surrounding worksite wellness programs and case study some of the typical programs, detailing specific compliance […]

All About Sunscreen

By now, the importance of adequate skin protection is widely known. Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United States, and the number of Americans who have had skin cancer at some point in the last three decades is estimated to be higher than the number for all other cancers combined. Most cases […]

Healthy Recipe: Hummus and Veggie Pita Sandwich

Sandwiches can be healthy, but the filling hummus and veggie pita sandwich has a balance of protein and fiber to boost your energy after lunch.  Enjoy this delicious recipe over the holiday weekend: Ingredients 3 tablespoons hummus ¼ cup baby spinach 2 tablespoons red pepper slices 4 cucumber slices 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar ½ teaspoon […]

Wellness Program Compliance – Required Notice

There have been recent publications from EEOC/ADA regarding workplace wellness programs that collect employee health information. This month the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) published a sample notice to inform employees on what information will be collected, how it will be used, who will receive it, and what will be done to keep it confidential. […]

What You Need To Know About Vitamin D

Without vitamin D, bones become weak and thin, especially in older age. High blood pressure, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, various cancers, and other deficiencies can be caused as a result. Recently, the FDA updated the nutrition labeling requirements for food products, including a change to labeling vitamin D content because a significant number of people do […]

Stroke Prevention

Strokes rank as the third leading killer in the United States according to A stroke is a life-changing event that can affect your emotional well-being as much as your physical function.  You can help prevent strokes by making healthy lifestyle choices. The CDC recommends the following: Eat a healthy diet. High cholesterol can be prevented […]

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