• A Tax on the Unhealthy?

    A Tax on the Unhealthy?

    Sometimes, business executives excited when they hear that they are officially allowed to charge smokers a higher insurance premium for their group health insurance, and some might even like to push it a step further and include other preventable conditions, such as obesity. Nowadays, we’ll take any break we can get on the high cost of insurance coverage, and rightly so.

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  • Spring Clean Your Diet

    Spring Clean Your Diet

    Want more energy, a clearer mind and a body that is ready to tackle the day? Then a spring-cleaning of your diet might be just what you need!
    We all know how good it feels this time of year to clean out the winter’s clutter from our homes. A few simple activities can help you refresh your diet and welcome spring with not only a cleaner house, but a healthier body and mind.

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  • The Truth about Health Risk Assessments

    The Truth about Health Risk Assessments

    In our work with corporate wellness programs over the years, I’ve seen a lot of different perspectives on the use of Health Risk Assessments – opinions that range from considering these personal health surveys to be a kind of “gold standard”, to those that believe they are overused & even dangerous to program efficacy.

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  • A Time for Planting…

    A Time for Planting…

    Spring is finally here! And not only is the warmer weather an inspiration to get outside and be more active, it’s also an important time of year for food. It’s the season for planting… and planning. Which is why now is the time of year to plan ahead and take action if you want to save money on groceries this year while getting the freshest local fruits & veggies on your plate.

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  • Wellness Games – You’re On!

    Wellness Games – You’re On!

    The opportunity to participate in wellness games –either in individual or team challenges – is one of the most popular trends in the industry these days… and certainly the most fun! Whether it is a corporate walking program with personal pedometers & virtual goals, or a points-based program where participants track their habits (ounces of water, cups of fruits & vegetables, etc.), these “healthy competitions” are setting new standards of participation and engagement.

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  • Chronic Dehydration

    Chronic Dehydration

    Most people think that dehydration is something that happens to travelers in the desert who run out of water. Although that sort of thing happens once in awhile, chronic dehydration affects as much as 75% of Americans. Not thirsty? That may not matter. Chronic dehydration actually blunts the body’s natural sense of thirst over time.

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