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7 Low-Budget Hacks to Encourage Healthier Food Choices at Work

Flickr Creative Commons, JD Hancock

Flickr Creative Commons, JD Hancock

Many companies have been snapping up the latest wearables and platforms in the name of corporate wellness. While the efforts are admirable and have good intention behind them, it’s important to give thought to whether or not these point solutions are being launched within an actual culture of health within the workplace. According to a survey done by AON Hewitt, employees in companies with strong cultures of health, 75% feel they have control over their health, with 77% having participated in a wellness program.

Consider the common areas within a workplace – namely, the cafeteria and break rooms. These places are not only a central hub for chit chat and down time, but they’re a welcome pause in the day, a place to get nourishment, and refresh haven before tackling a new project.

With these communal, high traffic areas in mind, it’s time to ask a few questions: Continue reading

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Good Food for a Great Cause: WellnessFX at the Ronald McDonald House of San Francisco

(L-R) Christine, Courtney, Angela, Jeremy, Madeleine, Jing

(L-R) Christine, Courtney, Angela, Jeremy, Madeleine, Jing

When it comes to the holistic approach to health and wellness, there are many pieces in play: physical, emotional, and mental. When it comes to having healthier employees, a recent Harris poll reported the strong link between volunteering and better physical, mental and emotional health:

  • 76% of respondents said that they have felt physically healthier as a result of volunteering.
  • 94% of respondents reported that volunteering has improved their mood.
  • 78% of respondents report that volunteering lowers their levels of stress.

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The posts on this blog are for information only, and are not intended to substitute for a doctor-patient or other healthcare professional-patient relationship nor do they constitute medical or healthcare advice of any kind. Any information in these posts should not be acted upon without consideration of primary source material and professional input from one's own healthcare professionals.

2014 Trends & Thoughts for Approaching Health in the Workplace

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Credit: Canva.com

We recently attended SVLG’s Annual Workplace Wellness Summit in Mountain View, joining a mix of about 300 other Silicon Valley folks to discuss Health at Work. Attendees were from all different industries and professions: HR and benefits managers, health and wellness program directors, digital health vendors, and health practitioners, from nutritionists and registered dietitians, to acupuncturists and insurers. Continue reading

The posts on this blog are for information only, and are not intended to substitute for a doctor-patient or other healthcare professional-patient relationship nor do they constitute medical or healthcare advice of any kind. Any information in these posts should not be acted upon without consideration of primary source material and professional input from one's own healthcare professionals.

How to Create a Culture of Health at Work

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Credit: Flickr Creative Commons, iklash/

The opportunity to be healthy isn’t just limited to the time you set aside for your daily evening walk or early morning gym visit – it can be the part of your life that takes more than 1/3 of your day.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that the average American spends 8.8 hours (37%!) of their day working. That’s a lot of meetings.

While you chew on that, you should know that Continue reading

The posts on this blog are for information only, and are not intended to substitute for a doctor-patient or other healthcare professional-patient relationship nor do they constitute medical or healthcare advice of any kind. Any information in these posts should not be acted upon without consideration of primary source material and professional input from one's own healthcare professionals.

Corporate Health & Wellness: What Companies Should Really be Measuring

When you hear the phrase “company perks,” what comes to mind? Is it a Ping-pong table and happy hour? Perhaps it’s a free gym membership and on-site lunchtime fitness classes? What about testing your Vitamin D levels? That last one, while the odd-looking one in the bunch, is not out of the ordinary for employer groups working with us at WellnessFX. We should explain ourselves…

Credit: Instagram, @organikmtl

Credit: Instagram, @organikmtl

Employers these days are more mindful than ever of their employee population’s health and wellbeing. Wellness portals, CRM systems, and Continue reading

The posts on this blog are for information only, and are not intended to substitute for a doctor-patient or other healthcare professional-patient relationship nor do they constitute medical or healthcare advice of any kind. Any information in these posts should not be acted upon without consideration of primary source material and professional input from one's own healthcare professionals.