Travel Tips for Business Trips

Posted by Matt Schwartz on Thu, Sep 20, 2018 @ 11:09 AM

Traveling for business is becoming increasingly stressful. Putting up with long security lines and dealing with minimal airline services leaves little to enjoy about the experience these days. But planning ahead can reduce the stress. 

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Topics: Worksite Wellness

What You Need to Know about Sleep Apnea

Posted by Matt Schwartz on Tue, Sep 18, 2018 @ 09:09 AM

People can suffer from sleep apnea and not even be aware of it. And even if they are, many sufferers don’t realize how seriously the condition can affect their health.

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Topics: Worksite Wellness

Employee Stress: Can Tech Solutions Help?

Posted by Matt Schwartz on Mon, Sep 10, 2018 @ 09:09 AM

It’s a well-known fact that today’s workforce is super-stressed and overwhelmed. Such a problem can lead to serious health issues and cause employees to be unmotivated and perform poorly. It’s a concern for employers, especially since the estimated cost of work-related stress in the U.S. is around $300 billion (according to the American Institute of Stress).

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Topics: Worksite Wellness, Company Culture, Employee Engagement

How Does Exercise Benefit the Brain?

Posted by Matt Schwartz on Thu, Sep 6, 2018 @ 11:09 AM

Ever wonder if your brain is benefiting from your daily workout routine? Recent studies show that exercise is just as good for those little gray cells as it is for the rest of your body.

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Playing it Cool With Summer Exercise Routines

Posted by Matt Schwartz on Tue, Aug 7, 2018 @ 09:08 AM

Now you have a good excuse to avoid exercising in the blistering heat of summer.

As mentioned in a recent Huffington Post article, preliminary research from the University of Nebraska at Omaha suggests that it might not be as effective as working out in cooler settings. 

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Money Talks When it Comes to Smoking Cessation Programs

Posted by Matt Schwartz on Fri, Aug 3, 2018 @ 11:08 AM

When it comes to helping employees quit smoking, companies have found that financial rewards are more effective than e-cigarettes and nicotine patches. However, as pointed out in an article in Employee Benefit News, a new study shows that actually paying people to stop smoking works even better.

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Topics: Worksite Wellness, Employee Engagement

Grilling Out Soon? Read this Safety Tip Sheet First

Posted by Matt Schwartz on Wed, Jul 4, 2018 @ 10:07 AM

Happy 4th of July! 'Tis the season for enjoying the outdoors and grilling out, and an article on homeadvisor.com shares a safety tip sheet that everyone would be wise to follow.

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Topics: Worksite Wellness, Personal Insurance

6 Time-Saving Techniques for Overworked Professionals

Posted by Matt Schwartz on Mon, Jul 2, 2018 @ 09:07 AM

Like it or not, being a professional is a reactive business. As proactive as you try to be, the unexpected usually derails you. Which means the best pros are the ones who can react quickly and not let it wear them down. 

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Topics: Worksite Wellness, Employee Engagement, Business Strategy

Should You Help Manage Your Employees' Chronic Illnesses?

Posted by Matt Schwartz on Tue, Jun 26, 2018 @ 09:06 AM

Every employer would prefer to have healthy employees, right? It means a business will see lower healthcare costs and less absenteeism. There’s an issue with that goal, however. Most of the time companies focus on managing wellness programs in hopes of helping workers stay healthy instead of looking at chronic conditions, which leads to mixed results.

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Topics: Worksite Wellness, Employee Engagement

Worksite Wellness Programs: Implementing Mobile Apps

Posted by Matt Schwartz on Fri, Jun 22, 2018 @ 11:06 AM

In this day and age, mobile apps are no longer something that are unique to people who have smartphones, nor are they only for "techies" and "nerds" who understand how to use them. Mobile apps are now in the mainstream and implementing them into the workplace should be second nature for HR Departments.

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Topics: Worksite Wellness, Employee Engagement