16 Workplace Health and Well-being Ideas, Activities, and Initiatives [for any budget]- So you need workplace health or well-being ideas. Here is a list of the best workplace health or well-being ideas, activities and initiatives you can start today. Why These Worksite Health and Well-being Ideas and Activities Make a Difference Did you know why only 11% of Californians smoke while over 26% of the adults in […]
What is Wellness? With No Wellness Program Definition It’s Everything- “Wellness, There’s a word you don’t hear every day.” Dan Rather, 60 Minutes,  November 1979 What is Wellness and Why Do We Need a Wellness Program Definition? So what is wellness? There are more people working as wellness professionals than at any other time in history. Worksite wellness programs have never been more popular than […]
23 Best Wellness Certifications, Personal Training, and Health Coach Certifications- There is a lot of misinformation regarding the need for corporate wellness certifications. For the most part, the worksite wellness industry is not regulated even though there are a few federal and state laws to guide how programs are conducted. Wellness certifications are an attempt to self-regulate the industry so that employees get access to […]
Pros and Cons of White Label Wellness Programs (Private Label Wellness)- To offer an effective wellness program companies need to provide 3 things: Personnel that are qualified to plan and administer the program, Effective behavior change interventions or activities, and A web-based data platform to administer, communicate, and evaluate the program Only the largest corporations have the personnel and financial resources to successfully do all three. […]
10 Things Your Workplace Health and Wellness Software Should Do- What is Health and Wellness Software? Wellness programs can use web-based tools to help organize and administer a wellness program. These web-based computer systems are considered health and wellness software. Historically a corporate wellness program had been nothing more than a website with health information, basically a wellness platform. The wellness platforms used now are way […]
17 Employee Wellness Program Ideas and Tips to Transform Your Workplace- 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 […]
How to Design an Employee Wellness Plan That Works- When you design company wellness plan there are two basic options: use an outside vendor or develop your program internally. Regardless of the option you choose, there are several steps you need to take to have a successful program. How to Design An Employee Wellness Plan That Works Support from all levels of management is […]
50 Office Challenge Ideas Including Office Fitness Challenges- Before we talk about office challenge ideas and office fitness challenges, it’s important to ask what are worksite wellness challenges? Why should we offer them to employees? Office wellness challenges are short-term behavior change contests, interventions, and team activities designed to improve health and employee morale. For example, one of our most popular WellSteps challenges is […]
15 (No Cost) Employee Wellness Strategies and Health Promotion Ideas- Do you know why only 11% of Californians smoke while over 26% of the adults in Kentucky smoke? Here’s a hint: it has to do with creative employee wellness strategies and health promotion ideas. California has less than half of the smoking rate of Kentucky because California has created a culture and environment that discourages […]
Begin a Wellness Program: Questions Brokers Need to Know Before Hand- When you begin a wellness program, your role as a broker or consultant, has probably grown in recent years. Your clients want wellness and you want to provide them with what they want. However, you may not know the answers to many of the toughest wellness questions. We have the answers! WellSteps works with clients […]
employee wellness consultant 5 Ways a Corporate Wellness Consultant Can Help Wellness Programs- 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 […]
The One Thing Your Wellness Program is Missing: Therapeutic Lifestyle Change (TLC)- If your worksite is like most, over 75% of employers are in need of Therapeutic Lifestyle Change (TLC). In a typical group of 100 employees, 29 have obesity, 21 have high blood pressure, 17 have high cholesterol, and 9 have elevated blood glucose. These are the average health risks for most adults.  Some worksites are […]
Worksite Wellness image Employee Wellness Programs: How They Save Money- For three years, a school district implemented a comprehensive worksite wellness strategy. This blog summarizes the research demonstrating that elevated health risks were reduced and medical costs were lowered. It is based entirely on peer-reviewed, scientific evidence. The Worksite For the three years prior to the implementation of a worksite wellness program, (between 2009 and 2011), […]
Wellness VOI Wellness ROI vs VOI: The Best Employee Well-being Programs Use Both- These days there is a lot of talk about wellness ROI (return on investment) vs VOI (value on investment) of employee well-being programs. Some have suggested that wellness ROI is no longer important and that all wellness outcomes should be measured in terms of value.   What is ROI? To understand what wellness VOI really […]
effective wellness programs How Effective Wellness Programs do Wellness Incentive Management- Every wellness program should be using incentives. They are an important part in helping employees stay motivated to make long-term behavior change. But sometimes wellness incentive programs become THE wellness program.  The tracking, awarding, and processing of the incentives consumes the wellness budget and personnel time. Too many wellness programs are not really wellness programs […]
How to Design Wellness Programs That Are Successful- When you design company wellness programs there are two basic options: use an outside vendor or develop your program internally. Regardless of the option you choose, there are several steps you need to take to have a successful program. How to Design Wellness Programs That Are Successful Gain Support from ManagementSupport from all levels of […]
corporate wellness programs Top 7 Corporate Health Coach Companies- You should get the most possible from Corporate Health Coach because of all the activities that happen within a wellness program, health coaching is the most expensive. Any time employees spend considerable time one-on-one with a health professional there will be a cost. Since it is the most expensive health coaching, it should be used where […]
50 Employee Wellness Program Examples for Any Budget- Employee wellness programs can use a variety of strategies to help improve employee health. 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 a difference. In addition, […]
Top 10 Features That Should be Found in Every Wellness Portal- What is a Wellness Portal? Wellness programs can use web-based tools to help organize and administer a wellness program. These web-based computer systems are called wellness portals. Published studies show that the most effective wellness programs are focused on helping employees adopt and maintain healthy behaviors. Following this logic it is easy to see that […]
WellSteps Client Wins the 2016 Koop Award: The Best Wellness Program in America- Boise School District Receives The C. Everett Koop National Health Award as the Best Wellness Program in America WASHINGTON, Sept. 13, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/There is wide variability in the quality of workplace wellness efforts and not every health promotion program delivers on the promise to improve employee well-being and organizational outcomes. To drive positive changes in […]
outcomes based wellness incentive programs The Best Way to Conduct Biometric Testing and Wellness Screening- A while back, my neighbor asked me to look at his car that was spewing white smoke. He asked, “Do you know what what the problem is?” You don’t have to be a rocket scientist to know that white smoke coming out of a car is a really bad thing. It is a symptom of a […]
worksite wellness presenteeism How Corporate Wellness Programs Improve Employee Productivity- Can Wellness Programs Improve Productivity? Poor employee productivity can be defined as physically being at work but not working.  This type of poor productivity is called presenteeism. It is estimated that the cost associated with presenteeism due to poor employee health is at least 2 to 3 times greater than direct health care expenses.  That […]
9 Reasons School Wellness Programs Are a Smart School Strategy- Here’s a quick peek at the reasons why school wellness programs are a smart school strategy. There are 3.7 million people who work in schools. Schools are the single largest employer in the United States. Even the federal government only has 2.7 million employed individuals. In many ways schools are just like any other workplace; […]
What Happens After 2 Years of Employee Health and Wellness Programs?- To have any effect on the bottom line, employee health and wellness programs need to be able to improve employee health behaviors. Without improvements in nutrition, physical activity, controlling stress, and other health behaviors, most of the chronic diseases employees experience will not be prevented. In a way, wellness programs are really just health interventions […]
wellness health screening Top 9 2019 Biometric Screening Companies for Wellness Programs- How Do You Choose the Right Biometric Screening Company? WellSteps does comprehensive wellness programming but we do not conduct biometric screenings. For the several years we have helped our clients find and work with companies that do conduct screenings. This trial-and-error approach to finding the best biometric screening companies has shown us what to look […]
wellness solutions worksite wellness programs 56 Wellness Solutions: The Complete List of Workplace Wellness Programs- During the past few months the WellSteps team has created the most comprehensive list of workplace wellness programs ever produced. This is the complete list of companies that offer comprehensive wellness solutions. Health coaching companies, biometric screening vendors, corporate fitness companies, nutrition companies, and other specialized wellness providers are NOT included on this list. A […]
How to Get Maximum Wellness Program Participation- Without wellness program participation from employees it’s impossible to have successful wellness outcomes. An indicator of a successful program is really good wellness program participation. This success can help justify the cost and work involved in having a wellness program available to your employees. Wellness program participation is the first step employees must take before […]
How to Build Workplace Wellness Campaigns and Other Wellness Campaign Ideas- How to Build Workplace Wellness Campaigns 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 campaigns or wellness challenges. Behavior change campaigns usually last between four and eight weeks while wellness challenges can happen in just one or […]
Wellness beats SP Proof Wellness Programs in the Workplace Save Money- Workplace wellness programs appear to have a massive financial benefit that has just been discovered. Publicly traded companies that have award winning wellness programs out-perform the stock market by a huge margin. Three recent studies, demonstrate that publicly traded companies with best-in-class workplace wellness programs have better stock valuations than the Standard and Poor’s stock […]
Resell Wellness? Being a Wellness Reseller Might Make Sense- 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, […]
How to Choose the Best Workplace Health Promotion Programs- WellSteps would love to be your wellness vendor, but if not, we want to make sure you still choose a good one. When you pick a good wellness vendor, your employees will love it and your leadership will get positive wellness outcomes. When you pick the right wellness vendor everyone wins. More often than not, […]
14 Reasons Many Corporate Health and Wellness Programs Fail- Corporate health and wellness programs are more popular than ever. We say they fail when they fall short of accomplishing their goals and objectives. Failure can be defined in many different ways. For example, a corporate health and wellness program could be considered a failure if it did not reach its goals of improving employee health […]
Why Offer a Wellness Program?- How One Broker Got Lower Insurance Rates Playing the Wellness Card This is a story about a real brokerage firm that made the decision to embrace wellness. It started with the question, “Why offer a wellness program,” and what happened as a result. If you are a broker and you already know everything there is to know […]
Brokers do wellness How Brokers Are Offering Wellness Programs in the Workplace- Large corporations have been doing wellness programs in the workplace for decades. Small and medium-sized companies have started to offer wellness programs. The most recent RAND Employer Survey reveals how roughly half of small and medium sized companies still do not offer any wellness services. But even these data overestimate the prevalence of wellness programs in the […]
corporate fitness companies 12 Corporate Fitness Programs That Lead the Pack- 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 […]
How Much Does An Employee Wellness Program Cost?- Worksite Wellness is Here to Stay: Here is What An Effective Wellness Program Costs There are three reasons why employee wellness programs are going to continue to grow in popularity: 1) There is a strong economy where wellness programs flourish.2) There is more obesity and diabetes now than in any other time in world history.3) […]
Wellness ideas from WellSteps 18 Corporate Wellness Ideas and Wellness Activities Any Worksite Can Do- This blog discusses some more popular corporate wellness ideas and wellness activities 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 […]
How to Start a Health Contingent Wellness Program- To be effective, when you start health contingent wellness programs, you should do two things well. First, the program should help improve the health of all employees, especially those with elevated health risks. Second, the program should help the healthy employees stay healthy. When these two things happen, there will be a reduction in the […]
small business wellness Why Small Business Wellness is the Future- In 2011, the first research paper that demonstrated how small business wellness can impact the health of employees was published. The wellness program offered at Lincoln Industries was evaluated for three years. During that time, employees were able to significantly reduce systolic blood pressure, diastolic blood pressure, and improve flexibility. Despite having just 440 workers, nearly all Lincoln Industries […]
9 Reasons Hospital Wellness Programs Are a Smart Business Strategy- Hospitals, clinics, and other health care providers are just like any other businesses. They need to manage large numbers of employees and control expenses, while delivering needed services. Health care providers are worksites struggling to stay competitive and successful. The most successful ones offer health and wellness programs to their employees. Most healthcare professionals take […]
4 Ways the Best Employee Wellness Programs Improve Employee Health- 4 Ways the Best Employee Wellness Programs Improve Employee Health Behavior change is the key to having a successful wellness program. The best employee wellness programs keep the focus on the need to help employees adopt and maintain healthy behaviors. Behavior change is the key to reducing health risks, reducing the prevalence of chronic disease, […]
5 Workplace Wellness Statistics Every Employer Should Know- Mountains of Workplace Wellness Statistics Show the Benefits of Wellness Think of the different benefits employers typically offer. These could include a retirement or pension plan, healthcare, paid time off, or maternity leave. These are designed to help your organization recruit and maintain qualified employees. Yet there are no studies or statistics that show that […]
health and wellness programs for employees 25 Health and Wellness Programs with a Different Purpose- 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. You can find a massive blog called 57 Wellness […]
7 Reasons Why You Should Avoid Medishare Insurance: A Medishare Review- So you are thinking about signing up for MediShare and you are trying to learn more so you can make a wise choice. Medishare insurance looks like a really good deal. The premiums are extremely low compared to traditional insurance, but is Medishare legitimate? Can you really rely on Medishare to protect you against high […]
outcomes based wellness Outcomes-based Wellness Programs: An Example from the Real World- Outcomes-based Wellness Programs All wellness programs are outcomes-based, or at least they should be. The phrase outcomes-based wellness program may be confusing. Most employers start a wellness program to improve employee health, improve employee productivity, or reduce their health care costs. Since every company with a wellness program is trying to produce one of these outcomes, […]
wellness challenge ideas How to Build Workplace Wellness Challenges and Other Wellness Challenge Ideas- 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 […]
Predict wellness savings Do Wellness Programs Save Money?- Have you ever watched a young child pick up a full glass of punch and start walking? The outcome is inevitable…there will be punch on the carpet. How can you know what the outcome will be?  After all, this may be the first time you’ve ever watched this child handle punch and, yet, somehow you […]
Healthy Employees: The Best Employee Wellness Program Ideas and Strategies- Dear Reader, Employee wellness programs can transform lives by improving employee health. Done correctly, wellness programs can prevent disease and improve quality of life for millions of workers. Years of wellness research and real world experience have been applied to these blogs about the best wellness strategies and practices.  Over the years, you have had […]
How to do Biometric Screening: The Complete Guide- How to do Biometric Screening in Worksite Well-being Programs A while back my neighbor asked, “will you look at my car because it is spewing white smoke.” He wanted to know what the problem was. You don’t have to be a rocket scientist to know that white smoke coming out of a car is a really […]
How to Get Leadership Support for Wellness- The wellness programs that have the best return on investment tend to exist in organizations with supportive leadership. What senior leaders do at our places of work is an important factor in our behavior. Here are some case studies and research findings that demonstrate this: Case Study Number One: A few years back, WellSteps worked […]
Top 20 Corporate Wellness Companies and Programs for 2019- 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 […]
How to Create One of the Nation’s Best Wellness Programs- Each year the C. Everett Koop Health Project identifies the nation’s most effective wellness program and presents it with the Koop Award.  This year the Koop Award for the nations best wellness programs has been awarded to Boise School District and their wellness partner WellSteps. Here is the documentation that was used to qualify for and […]
A Free Online Health and Wellness Newsletter You Can Actually Use- A 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, […]
Top 10 Features of the Best Wellness Platforms- What is a Wellness Platform? Wellness programs can use web-based tools to help organize and administer a wellness program. These web-based computer systems are called wellness platforms. Historically a corporate wellness program had been nothing more than a website with health information, basically a wellness portal. Today everyone has access to this type of wellness portal, […]
Do Wellness Programs Work? Not if They Make These Mistakes- Here’s a sneak peek: Do Wellness Programs Work? It depends on how well they are structured and administered. To have an effective wellness program it needs to follow these design principles. When they do, employees participate, they improve health behaviors, lower health risks, and reduce health care costs. Here is all the data that support […]
7 Reasons Workplace Health Promotion Programs Work (Here’s the Proof)- Mountains of Evidence Show the Benefits of Workplace Health Promotion Programs Think of the different benefits employers typically offer. These could include a retirement or pension plan, healthcare, paid time off, or maternity leave. These are designed to help your organization recruit and maintain qualified employees. Yet there is not a single published study that […]
The 23 Most Popular Workplace Well-being Programs for 2019-   Here is the list of the nation’s top corporate well-being companies and why they are the best. Throughout the past year, WellSteps has been involved in the well-being vendor selection process in worksites in every state.  We’ve kept track of the corporate well-being companies that provide comprehensive well-being solutions. There are more corporate well-being […]
11 Ways a Worksite Wellness Committee Helps Programs Succeed- A worksite wellness committee can have a big impact on the success or failure of any employee wellness program. In this article, I’ll answer common questions about worksite wellness committees, describe how to create and manage a wellness committee, and provide case studies that show the positive wellness program outcomes that are possible when your wellness program […]
How do wellness programs increase productivity?- Poor employee productivity can be defined as physically being at work but not working.  This type of poor productivity is called presenteeism. It is estimated that the cost associated with presenteeism due to poor employee health is at least 2 to 3 times greater than direct health care expenses.  While the estimated cost of presenteeism […]
Do Corporate Wellness Programs Work? Here’s What We Know So Far- 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. Today there is more scientific evidence than ever to support the ability of […]
Wellness Program Incentives: The Complete Guide- The purpose of employee wellness programs should be to help employees adopt and maintain healthy behaviors for the rest of their lives. Chronic diseases, elevated health risks, and many employee-related expenses are driven by unhealthy behaviors. Ask yourself these questions: Why do I exercise regularly?   Why do I eat a healthy diet? Why do […]
health Contingent Wellness How to Develop a Health-Contingent Wellness Program: The Complete Guide- Before discussing how to develop a health-contingent wellness program, a little background is needed. Why do workplace wellness programs even exist? The primary reason that workplace wellness program exist is to improve employee health and reduce employee-related expenses, especially healthcare costs. Everyone knows that healthcare costs are going up and they are projected to go […]
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 reverse […]
How Effective Workplace Health Programs Reduce Health Care Costs- 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 reverse […]
Common Mistakes Corporate Health Programs Make With Wearable Devices- There is a growing trend in the wellness industry that has the potential to undo much of the good created by corporate health programs over the past few decades. It is a highly concerning trend. Every day our WellSteps sales experts are asked how employers can use wearable devices to track employee behavior. Sure activity […]
3 Best Tips to Find Wellness Jobs as a Wellness Coordinator- So you want a wellness job as a corporate wellness coordinator.  How do you find such a wellness job? Wouldn’t it be great if somebody would just publish directions to make it easier for you to get a corporate wellness job? That is exactly why this blog was written. Unique qualifications come from someone who […]
wellness incentive ideas 18 Wellness Program Incentive Ideas From the Best Corporate Wellness Programs- Wellness Incentive Ideas Unless motivated, most employees will have a hard time beginning and maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Behavior change is one of the most difficult things that we do as humans. Every successful well-being program has implemented some type of incentive program to help employees get started with behavior change. Here is a recently […]
How To Make Wellness Programs Work in the Small Business Setting- It is becoming more and more apparent: small businesses may need to look into an employee wellness program. There is overwhelming evidence that doing wellness at a small company makes a difference in employees’ lives and for the business. A small company, Rural Wisconsin Health Cooperative, saw positive results with a wellness program for their […]
Why the Wellness Critics are Really Just Bullies- “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 […]
This is the Impact of Your Employee Wellness on 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 […]
7 Most Important Reasons to Offer Employee Well-being at Work- You clicked because you want the 7 most important reasons to have a well being program. First, you should know that there is a high degree of skepticism of many claims being made in the well-being industry. So to get the truth, we have to go to information backed by decades of solid research. Don’t […]
10 Ways a Worksite Wellness App Can Make Wellness Easy- What is a Worksite Wellness App? There are many great stand alone apps for fitness, nutrition, trails, and pretty much anything.  Most of them are focused one aspect of health, like nutrition or exercise.  Here is great list of some of the better stand alone apps. All of them can probably help you make improvements to […]
24 Ways Employers Can Manage Stress at Work (Use Them Today)- Most of the stress we experience comes from our jobs and worksites. Stressed workers are more likely to smoke, drink, be inactive, eat poorly, have relationship issues, and get sick more often. All of this means decreased productivity. Job stress costs billions of dollars every year because it leads to more absenteeism, medical expenses, and […]
How to Get Maximum Wellness Program Engagement: The Complete Guide- A wellness coordinator from a large bicycle manufacturing company was struggling to get their wellness program to produce the kind of outcomes that the CEO wanted to see. They had excellent program participation and yet they were not seeing improvements in health or reductions in healthcare costs. Upon further questioning, part of the problem was […]
health and wellness programs feature The One Corporate Health and Wellness Idea Everyone Likes… and It’s Free- 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 […]
10 Questions to Ask Before You Start a Wellness Program- 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 […]
Wearables and Wellness Programs: The Complete Guide- Wearables and wellness programs are here to stay. More and more companies are utilizing wearable fitness trackers as part of their wellness programs. Right now, some employers have the ability to look at not just the physical activity patterns of individual employees who are wearing wearable devices, but they can also track the physical location […]
How the Best Worksite Wellness Programs Change Behavior- Behavior change is the key to having a successful wellness program. The best worksite wellness programs keep the focus on the need to help employees adopt and maintain healthy behaviors. Behavior change is the key to reducing health risks, reducing the prevalence of chronic disease, and reducing employee related expenses. It is impossible to have […]
Why Health and Wellness in the Workplace is Important- Elevated healthcare costs are the biggest single risk most employers face.  As the cost of health care continues to rise, profits are weakened and employers must decide how they will keep their businesses running while continuing to provide healthcare coverage for their employees.   This requires employers to implement many different cost containment strategies such […]
Wearables and Well-being Programs: The Complete Guide- Wearables and well-being programs are here to stay. More and more companies are utilizing wearable fitness trackers as part of their health and well-being efforts. Right now, some employers have the ability to look at not just the physical activity patterns of individual employees who are wearing wearable devices. But they can also track the […]
The 7 Best Reasons to Have a Wellness Program: Benefits of Wellness- You just want the 7 reasons to have a wellness program right? First, you should know that there is a high degree of skepticism of many of the claims being made in the wellness industry. That’s why the information below is backed by decades of solid research. Don’t worry, this is not a graduate school […]
Internships- WellSteps Worksite Wellness Internship WellSteps, LLC offers worksite wellness solutions focused on helping employees adopt and maintain healthy behaviors, and helping companies change their culture of health. WellSteps employs a high service approach combined with the latest in web engineering and behavior change research to help accomplish our mission. Started in 2006, WellSteps has become one of the […]