Wellness programs can use a variety of strategies to help improve employee health. I've been working in the wellness industry for 30 years and I've pretty much seen it all. Here are 50 wellness program examples for physical activity, nutrition, and tobacco cessation that have been used by hundreds of worksites. Not every example may be right for your worksite, but all of them will help make…

The Best Health and Wellness Software 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.…

How Employee Wellness Can Reduce Health Care Costs One of the main reasons employee wellness 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 reducing healthcare…

This is Why Lower Health Care Costs is One of the Benefits of Wellness The health and chronic disease prevention centers of America are now America's worksites. There's not a single group in America that does more to promote health and improve the health behaviors of our population than worksites. Our current medical system is a disease treatment system.  It was created to treat, not prevent, arrest, or…

An Online Health and Wellness Newsletter Can Help Employees Take the First Step Toward Better Health Helping employees adopt and maintain healthy behaviors is at the core of every wellness program. To have healthy behaviors employees must first start with education and awareness. A good online help in wellness newsletter can give employees the start they need. For employers, the challenge is to find a wellness newsletter…

wellness challenge ideas

How to Build Workplace Wellness Challenges At the core of every effective worksite wellness program are wellness activities that help employees adopt and maintain healthy behaviors. These activities are also known as wellness challenges or wellness campaigns. Behavior change campaigns usually last between two and six weeks while wellness challenges can happen in just one or two weeks. The names campaign or challenge are often used interchangeably.…

health and wellness programs for employees

Most health and wellness programs offer a comprehensive suite of wellness options and activities. But there are a few wellness companies that don't offer all these services. They may offer just corporate nutrition programs, campaigns, portals, incentives, massages, stress management, or just offer wellness management services. Earlier I published a massive blog called 58 Wellness Solutions: The Complete List of Workplace Wellness Programs which describes every existing wellness program…

corporate fitness companies

Corporate fitness programs are a critical piece of every effective wellness program. There are a variety of companies that provide corporate fitness programs. Over a several month period we challenged our team at WellSteps to find every company that works in the corporate fitness space. Here is a list of the 12 companies we have identified. They offer a variety of services including the design and creation…