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5 Ways To Live Just A Little Better

5 Ways To Live Just A Little Better

It is not ususal for us to spend time on these sort of subjects but our team thought it was worth our readerships while.  Plus, you can forget about the crazy world of insurance & employee benefits for a bit.   1. Eat More Fruits and Vegetables   No you don’t have to be a rocket scientist to figure this one out!  Fruits and vegetables are high in vitamins, minerals and fiber – and they’re low in calories.  Eating a...

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What is Metabolic Syndrome?

What is Metabolic Syndrome?

From time to time we think it is important to take a break from the insurance focus and review something different.  Today I wanted to focus on something that is growing the like wildfire in the United States.  It is called Meabolic Syndrome.  Metabolic syndrome is the name for a group of risk factors that raise your risk for heart disease and other health problems, such as diabetes and stroke.  There are five conditions that are metabolic...

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New Humana Wellness Program

Humana Vitality is a comprehensive, incentive-based wellness program that integrates rewards with health. This program provides all covered members with the tools and support necessary to help make healthy lifestyle choices. All participants, regardless of physical health and current wellness behaviors, will begin the program at the same level, and acknowledgement of existing behaviors (such as tobacco use) will not adversely affect member...

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Managing Your Wellness II

Managing Your Wellness II

It is time for another installment of managing your wellness editorial.  This week I am going to review how in 5 minutes you can improve your overall mood. Every cubicle-locked employee prays for a few minutes outside on a beautiful day. How many times have you been so swamped at work that you have just skipped your lunch or just ate at your desk and never stepped out of your office. The next time you’re looking for a natural mood...

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I Have The Wellness Secret

I Have The Wellness Secret

Companies (small and large alike) are engaged in a struggle to change unhealthy lifestyles. Each year most employees and most employers make efforts to achieve lifestyle improvement goals. Unfortunately, few individuals achieve their health improvement goals for more than a few months. And, most wellness programs achieve only small changes in overall health behavior within the workforce. If motivation and intent were all that is required...

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What Wellness Plan Works?

What Wellness Plan Works?

There are two schools of thought when it comes to approaching a wellness program for a company.  Both Activity-Centered and Results-Oriented programs have their positives/negatives.  Remember, don’t get bent on specifics but rather the end goal of a wellness program.  Activity-Centered Approaches Activity-centered workplace wellness programs are those that make “activities” the central focus of their initiative.  The...

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