Obesity is a leading source of workplace disability, but nixing vending machines and handing out pedometers isn’t enough to get employees back and working at their full potential.
Wearable technologies and fitness applications are flooding the consumer market, but the jump to the corporate sphere has many concerned about employee privacy.
I suspect your workplace Cookie Monsters also would leave that sensible bag full of almonds and dried apricots for a box of Girl Scout cookies.Read More
There’s no “one-size-fits-all” wellness program for all employers. Sure, this week it’s watch your fat intake and don’t smoke, but those aphorisms do not a wellness program make.Read More
More companies are offering wellness programs, despite recent criticism, survey finds.Read More
Kidding a colleague who opts for a salad over a sloppy joe — even if it’s all in good-natured fun — is still in bad taste.Read More
If unhealthy employees are bad for business, then I think it’s fair to argue an executive who plays ‘body police’ and essentially bullies employees into participating in a wellness program is bad for business, too.
With the rise of consumer-driven health care and its emphasis on individuals taking more
responsibility for their health care choices, these apps are likely to grow in popularity.Read More
Two decades after wellness programs debuted as a part of employers’ health insurance packages, wellness remains an individual choice rather than a workplace imperative.Read More
The e-cigarette is not regulated but has come under increased scrutiny from doctors and scientists.Read More