On July 13, 2017
The new strategy leverages technology to connect tracking, education and skill building to engage the diabetic population.
On April 18, 2017
Did you know that when you work longer hours but have less sleep your actual output is less than if you are well-rested? Lack of sleep causes U.S. workers to perform at subpar levels. Harvard researchers estimate that sleep deprivation costs U.S. companies $63.2 billion in lost productivity – per year.*
On January 27, 2017
Do we really know how to be resilient? Resiliency is described as the ability to recover from challenges or perceived setbacks. More familiar terms include grit, stamina, moxie, backbone, or flexibility. All these terms describe a similar characteristic: the ability to handle a negative situation in a healthy way.
On December 1, 2016
As millennials have become the largest contingent of the American workforce, employers are trying to balance the health and well-being needs of an increasingly diverse population. But delivering solutions to people of differing ages and health status can be challenging. For example, it’s well known that baby boomers were motived by title and financial compensation, but millennials look for employers who share their personal values and focus on the broader society.
On August 18, 2016
Social connections combined with devices and live coach support help combat metabolic syndrome and obesity.
On July 8, 2016
By StayWell Chief Health Officer David Anderson, Ph.D.
On July 8, 2016
By Stefan Gingerich, M.S., senior research analyst, StayWell History has shown how powerful a social or grassroots movement can be. Think about last year’s ALS ice bucket challenge. No one really organized that. It just sort of happened. Or perhaps voting rights movements around the nation and the world, going back hundreds of years. Also grassroots. So it makes sense that now the worksite wellness industry is tapping into this technique in the form of wellness champion networks. This strategy...
On July 1, 2016
When the first health risk assessment was used in a workplace setting more than 30 years ago, the focus was to accurately predict mortality based on an assessment of an individual’s health behaviors and key physiological characteristics. Early assessments were conducted using a paper form at most once a year, and data was almost exclusively for the benefit of employers and population health experts.