A Prescription Drug Warning for Drivers

Posted by Matt Schwartz on Tue, Mar 2, 2021 @ 09:03 AM

Everybody knows that you shouldn’t drink and get behind the wheel of a car. However, not everyone realizes that prescription drugs can also impair a person’s ability to drive or operate machinery.

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Topics: Worksite Wellness, Personal Insurance

4 Easy Ways to Burn Calories at Work

Posted by Matt Schwartz on Tue, Feb 16, 2021 @ 09:02 AM

Sitting at a desk for eight plus hours every day can wreak havoc on your health and your waistline – even if you work out on a regular basis.

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Topics: Worksite Wellness

Proposed Rules on Wellness Programs Subject to the ADA or GINA

Posted by Matt Schwartz on Thu, Jan 21, 2021 @ 11:01 AM

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) released unofficial proposed rules for wellness programs subject to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), referred to as the proposed ADA wellness rules, and for wellness programs subject to the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA), referred to as the proposed GINA wellness rules (collectively, the proposed rules).

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Topics: Worksite Wellness, Compliance Issues, Employee Benefits

Advice for Sticking to Those New Year's Resolutions

Posted by Matt Schwartz on Mon, Dec 28, 2020 @ 09:12 AM

Is your list of New Year’s Resolutions longer than your shopping list? If you’re like many people, you are already dreading that post-holiday slump and the long winter months ahead – fearing that by the time March rolls around, you’ll be beating yourself up over your failed resolve.

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Topics: Worksite Wellness, Employee Engagement

Suicide Prevention: How Employers Can Help

Posted by Matt Schwartz on Thu, Dec 17, 2020 @ 11:12 AM

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, suicide claimed the lives of 45,000 people in 2016, becoming the tenth-leading cause of death that year in the United States. In 2018, the high-profile suicides of Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain had a heightened impact on people’s mental health and well-being in the workplace.

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Topics: Worksite Wellness

How to Resist Those Holiday Food Cravings

Posted by Matt Schwartz on Mon, Nov 23, 2020 @ 09:11 AM

The holiday season is upon us - time for indulging in food that you may not normally eat. Whether you're anticipating the receipt of gift baskets at the office, or being tempted by all the holiday goodies in the supermarket, your mind is constantly being coerced into wanting sweets and treats. Don't give in to the cravings!

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Topics: Worksite Wellness

How Having a Regular Exercise Routine Can Benefit the Brain

Posted by Matt Schwartz on Mon, Nov 9, 2020 @ 09:11 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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Topics: Worksite Wellness

The COVID-19 Effect: Reducing Burnout in Your Workforce

Posted by Matt Schwartz on Wed, Oct 28, 2020 @ 10:10 AM

The COVID-19 pandemic is having an effect on employees - the extreme stress and fatigue is putting their mental and physical health at risk. According to a new report from employment platform Monster, there has been a 20% increase since May in workers who report they are feeling burned out.  

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Topics: Worksite Wellness, COVID-19

Time-Saving Hacks for the Over-Worked Professional

Posted by Matt Schwartz on Tue, Oct 6, 2020 @ 09:10 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, Business Strategy

7 Ways to Keep Shift Workers Healthy

Posted by Matt Schwartz on Thu, Aug 20, 2020 @ 11:08 AM

Companies that don’t have normal business hours generally find many positives with regards to allowing shift work. Healthcare facilities, call centers, and manufacturing warehouses are some of the most common industries that use this type of scheduling.

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Topics: Worksite Wellness, Employee Benefits, Employee Engagement, Business Strategy