30Workplace Wellness: The importance of Workplace Ergonomics in the Prevention of Injury Implementing workplace wellness programs can be a significant task.  However, as covered in the latest posts in this series, the benefits of a healthy workforce can more than justify the effort. While he...
Dec 01, 2016
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Substance abuse is the unhealthy use of alcohol, drugs or other substances that negatively interfere with a person’s functioning or well-being. People abuse substances such as drugs, alcohol, and tobacco for varied and complicated reasons. More than 90% of people with a substance problem...
May 05, 2016
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Stress in the workplace is a serious issue.  Many of us exist in a culture where the line between work and life is becoming increasingly blurred.  Often, stresses from the day spill into the evening until all our pressures compound into a singular mass of negative energy. According to a st...
May 04, 2016
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Workplace Wellness: Combat Fatigue in the Workplace

We have all been there on a Monday morning. Feverishly hitting snooze on the alarm as it rudely awakens us from a blissful sleep. Going through our morning routine in autopilot until we find ourselves at a work station rubbing the sleep from our eyes...

Apr 27, 2016
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Workplace Wellness: Program Categories

By now, you know the basics of beginning a wellness program and have an understanding of the methods available to gather employee information. After you have assessed your needs and available resources it’s time to decide the type of program th...

Apr 19, 2016
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Workplace Wellness: Gathering Employee Information

As mentioned in our previous blog, finding out the health status and interests of your employees is paramount to the success of your wellness program.  Choosing the right way to gather information could be a huge factor in how suitable your...

Apr 19, 2016
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Workplace Wellness: Exercise Initiatives

One of the best ways to improve the overall health and well-being of your employees is to introduce different opportunities to exercise into the workplace. As covered in the last blog, regular exercise provides many benefits including health improvem...

Apr 15, 2016
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Spotlight Series: Avoiding the Pitfalls of Health Savings Accounts

Having already beaten the drum of HSAs in a previous post, it’s also prudent to identify the negative aspects that can be associated with the use of these accounts. After you’ve decided that an HSA-qualifying HDHP is for you and you&rsquo...

Dec 22, 2015
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Spotlight Series: Health Savings Accounts and the Inherent Gamble of Health Insurance

Insurance as an industry calculates probabilities of pooled risk. Insurance companies are betting that we (as individuals and on a larger scale, employment groups) will pay more in premiums than they will in medical care costs. As they make this bet,...

Dec 15, 2015
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