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Why Use a Corporate Wellness Consultant? Wellness programs have an extremely difficult task of reducing employee-related expenses and improving productivity by improving employee health. Behavior change is the key to improved health, yet changing human behavior is extremely hard to do. The history of weight loss programs reminds us of that. To improve behaviors, wellness programs need high levels of employee engagement, good health interventions, and long-term adherence…

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The FREE Stop and Go Fast Food Guide Corporate health and wellness programs are effective if they can help employees eat healthier, be more physically active, and not smoke. Eating healthier is tough! With so much fast food surrounding us it is next to impossible for most people to eat a healthy diet. If we all ate food "close to its natural state," there would be less obesity…

Wellness ideas from WellSteps

This blog discusses some more popular corporate wellness ideas that can make your program better—if you are strategic about how you do them. Each must be communicated effectively, tracked, and incentivised. Wellness ideas by themselves are just perks. Wellness ideas that are properly implemented change lives by improving health and reducing health care costs. The corporate wellness ideas described below, by themselves, may not actually improve your wellness…

To offer an effective wellness program companies need to provide 3 things: staff that is qualified to plan and administer the program effective behavior change interventions and activities a web-based data platform on which to administer, communicate, and evaluate the program. Few companies do all three: they have trained health promotion or wellness professionals on staff, they create and disseminate scientifically backed wellness programs and activities and they…

Employee Wellness Program Ideas Time Test by Health and Wellness Programs Do you know why only 11% of Californians smoke while over 26% of the adults in Kentucky smoke? California has less than half of the smoking rate of Kentucky because California has created a culture and environment that discourages tobacco use. California has made it easier to quit and much harder to smoke than just about…

The decision to start an employee wellness program requires a substantial commitment of both time and resources. Programs that are started for the right reasons can transform the worksite culture and the very lives of employees and their families. There are a few factors that can predict which programs will thrive and which ones were will fail. Here is a list of questions (predictors) that can be…

  “Yes, every single wellness outcome which has been made public is made up.” “90% of wellness programs being sold to companies are “counterproductive at worse and worthless at best." The Wellness Critics The Wellness Critics Are Bullies These two actual quotes from a wellness critic are so outlandish that they don't even deserve a response from anyone in the wellness industry. And this is just the…

How Corporate Wellbeing Programs are Reducing Healthcare Costs One of the main reasons corporate wellbeing programs exist to help reduce healthcare costs. Today there is more scientific evidence than ever to support the ability of corporate wellness programs to improve employee health, reduce elevated health risks, and reduce healthcare costs. These epidemiology studies use population databases to look at the relationships between health behaviors and how they are…

The Best Wellness Platforms Should Be Able To: 1. Conduct a confidential Personal Health Assessment 2. Educate (videos, books, webinars, biometric results) 3. Track program participation and activity 4. Make engagement easy with a mobile app 5. Track and administer incentives and rewards 6. Demonstrate how to be healthy 7. Provide the tools needed to be healthy 8. Deliver behavior change campaigns and challenges 9. Encourage social support…

Top 25 Corporate Wellness Companies for 2017 Here is the list of the nation's top corporate wellness companies and why they are the best. Throughout the past year WellSteps has been involved in the wellness vendor selection process in work sites in every state.  We've kept track of the corporate wellness companies that provide comprehensive wellness solutions. There are more corporate wellness companies than ever, but this…