“Obesity Exacts High Productivity Penalty along with Higher Medical Costs” “Obesity-related Cancers Rising, Threatening Gains in U.S. Cancer Rates”

“Obesity Exacts High Productivity Penalty along with Higher Medical Costs” “Obesity-related Cancers Rising, Threatening Gains in U.S. Cancer Rates”     Since studies can now show illnesses—such as diabetes, heart disease, and some cancers—are directly related to excessive weight, researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health created computer models projecting the personal medical and productivity costs of... Read More

Two More Common Mistakes Every Wellness Program Manager Should Avoid

Andrew Pons  We’d like to add two more items to Dr. Steve Aldana’s recent post on the Wellsteps blog, 10 Common Mistakes Every Wellness Program Manager Should Avoid.  Based on conversations with clients, these two issues are top of mind. 11. Not having a budget. “We’re very excited to be having this conversation about wellness!  We have some employees who... Read More

March: Nutrition Month and Frozen Food Month

  If you don’t think nutritious foods and frozen foods go together, hop over to a different aisle in your grocery store (hint: it’s not the ice cream section). Frozen whole foods still retain their nutritional value when frozen, studies find. Yes, the frozen food aisles are full of chicken tenders, “wyngz,” waffles, and fries, but they are also full... Read More

February National Health Observance: American Heart Month

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women in the United States. Every year, 1 in 4 deaths are caused by heart disease. The good news? Heart disease can often be prevented when people make healthy choices and manage their health conditions. Communities, health professionals, and families can work together to create opportunities for people to... Read More

National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM)

August is National Immunization Awareness Month.  As elementary, middle, high school and college students start the fall semester, and flu season is on the horizon, it’s time to think about vaccinations–for children and adults.  Visit the CDC’s website to learn more about vaccines required for schoolchildren and vaccines recommended to adults based on age, lifestyle, and travel.  Employers, take note:... Read More