Affectionately referred to as "the most important meal of the day" by mothers and grandmothers everywhere, breakfast is one of the few important healthy habits that most people freely admit to skipping. Often times, it's due to a lack of time, energy, or combination of both.
By now, we are all aware that skipping breakfast can be a key ingredient to unwanted weight gain, mood swings, low energy and more. With all of the busy and messy things we have to juggle as employees, spouses, parents, or children of aging parents - all before 9am, sometimes - what you really need is a quick solution to the breakfast problem.
Enter: Blueberry Banana Walnut Breakfast Muffins! *
Welcome to Wellness Wednesdays! The team of dedicated wellness coordinators here at Kapnick Insurance Group will be bringing you health and wellbeing related content each Wednesday in an effort to help you lead a healthier and happier life! Expect everything from exercise suggestions, to recipes, to profiles of what we do to stay fit and active. Today, get to know the health coaches that will be with you every step of the way in achieving your goals.
"In the workplace, happiness is not found in a bigger paycheck, more flexibility or the perfect boss; it starts with the individual employee."
When you consider a workplace wellness program, I tend to think of the prevalence of health risks, absenteeism, stress levels, culture, promoting physical activity/healthy eating, quality sleep, etc. But happiness at work? According to the book “The How of Happiness” (http://thehowofhappiness.com/) by Sonja Lyubomirsky, happiness is a crucial factor in the productivity of employees.
Topics: Corporate Wellness
When implementing workplace wellness programs with incentives, organizations typically have the right intentions – to encourage their employees to live a healthier life. However, too many organizations are sabotaging the effectiveness of the wellness incentives without even knowing it. Designing an effective incentive strategy can be confusing and overwhelming. Below are 3 common pitfalls in wellness incentive designs – their consequences and how to dodge them.
- Overcomplicated programs
- The incentive IS the goal
Topics: Corporate Wellness
"Employers can improve the overall health of their employees by implementing interventions that focus on improving the behaviors linked to obesity"
For those of us in the workplace wellness industry, it doesn't come as a surprise to learn that obesity and occupation are related. In working with construction companies and law firms and everything in between, we have learned that different populations have different health issues.