wellness

It’s Flu Season…Again

When flu season hits, absenteeism skyrockets and productivity drops. In a recent article, Employee Benefit News points out that the first step is the “ounce of prevention,” the flu vaccine. Providing for vaccination can be a smart benefit to offer employees, and it requires navigating ...

Get Moving… To Live!

The phrase: “If I’m lying, I’m dying” should be changed to: “If I’m sitting, I’m dying” even though it doesn’t rhyme. If you haven’t heard by now, sitting for long periods of time increases the chance that you’ll die early, regardless of your race, gender, age, body mass index (BMI), or even if ...

Coffee is the Nectar of the Gods

Ah, coffee, is there any better beverage? Speaking as a lover of coffee, but not a coffee snob, I always look forward to that first morning cup. As I savor its aroma – while the medium bodied roast charms my taste buds – with each sip I am grateful to whoever created this libation. I...

Don’t Put Up with the Bull of Bullying

There’s no place for bullying and that’s especially true in the workplace, yet many employees bully their co-workers. So, how does this happen? It used to be that bullying was confined to the schoolyard, but now it’s spread to cyberbullying and workplace bullying. Now, if there’s a culture of ...

Dear Brain, Please Let Me Sleep

There are alarms to help people wake up, but there isn’t anything similar to help people fall asleep. It seems that no matter how much you zone out just before going to bed, the minute your head hits the pillow your brain kicks into overdrive. Thoughts of every decision made that day, things ...

Wellness Cost Containment Strategies

Are you looking for health care cost-containment strategies that won’t stress the health of your organization? The level of concern regarding health care costs among top decision makers in organizations of all sizes is the highest experienced in the past seven years. With the expectation that costs will continue to rise, employers are looking for alternative ways to reduce costs rather than increasing cost sharing, trimming employee benefits, or eliminating health insurance for employees altogether.