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Worksite Wellness: The Role of Wearable Fitness Technology

Posted by Sarah Szul on Mar 24, 2015 3:24:00 PM

 Worksite Wellness: The Role of Wearable Fitness Technology

Currently, 1 in 10 Americans above the age of 18 own some sort of fitness tracking device and that number will only grow. Several companies intent on trying to keep their healthcare costs down have already integrated these devices into their workplace culture. WFT

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Topics: Health and Wellness - Health Coach Corner

Worksite Wellness: Health Screenings Are Complete…..Now what?

Posted by Sarah Szul on Mar 13, 2015 9:23:26 AM


In my last blog, I talked about the benefits of offering health screenings as part of a worksite wellness program. Something to consider is what to do once those screenings are completed and participants receive their results - ask yourself these questions:

  • Do they understand what they mean?
  • What is the value of providing health screenings if participants don’t pay attention to their results?
  • What if they don't know what  their numbers mean?
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Topics: Health and Wellness - Health Coach Corner

6 Tips to Battle the Holiday Bulge

Posted by kapnick on Dec 16, 2014 11:29:00 AM


 

For the next few weeks, practice some of these healthy living tips to prevent that holiday weight gain after all the Christmas  and New Year parties - the below tips will help you battle the holiday bulge:

  1. Exercise every morning!  Start every day for the next two weeks with 15-20 minutes of exercise (hit the gym, a DVD at home, walk, bike, run up and down the stairs, do push-ups and squats or jumping jacks).
  2. Eat more apples!  Apples are loaded with fiber and water and help fill you up before a party.  You will naturally eat fewer calories.

  3. Drink lemon water every morning!   This is excellent as a mini "detox" after eating too many treats.

  4. Make a concerted effort to have only ONE helping of food.   

  5. Pick your FAVORITE dessert and enjoy it!   Don't have a "little bit of everything".  Just pick one or two of your favorite desserts and enjoy them

  6. Are you baking this holiday season?   Use applesauce, baby food, canned pumpkin or mashed bananas instead of the oil.  If you swap a half cup of oil for a half cup of one of these other items, you can save about 110 grams of fat in your next pan of brownies or loaf of pumpkin bread
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Topics: Health and Wellness - Health Coach Corner

5 Tips to Help Stop Sugar Cravings

Posted by Kim Belinda | Wellness Coordinator on Nov 12, 2014 3:46:00 PM


When you are diabetic it is important to monitor your sugar intake. Having diabetes doesn’t mean you can never have that slice of pie, it is just best to save the sweet treats for special occasions. Below you will find a few tips on how to stop those sugar cravings before they start.

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Topics: Health and Wellness - Health Coach Corner

What is Prediabetes? 4 Factors to Consider

Posted by Kim Belinda | Wellness Coordinator on Nov 11, 2014 11:01:00 AM


INTRODUCTION:

Since November is American Diabetes Month, I figured it would be a good idea to talk about prediabetes. Did you know that an estimated one-third of adults in the United States 20 years or older have prediabetes...an only 11% are aware that they have the disease? When you are prediabetic, your blood sugar level is higher than normal (but not high enough to be classified as diabetes). Below you will find signs/symptoms, risk factors, screening/diagnosis, and prevention/treatment options:

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Topics: Health and Wellness - Health Coach Corner

Scope It Out 5k Run/Walk Detroit

Posted by kapnick on Oct 15, 2014 5:00:19 AM

Scope It Out 5k Run/Walk Detroit is a colon cancer awareness charity growing by leaps and bounds. This will be the second year in a row that Kapnick has been an Empowerment Wellness sponsor. We also created Team Kapnick and have quite a few Kapnick employees running in this year’s event. Our entire wellness team will be doing a warm-up and stretch session for all runners prior to the race. Please join us on Saturday, Novemner1st 2014 on the Detroit Riverwalk at the Rivard Plaza for this great cause. For more information watch this video and go to www.scopeitout5k.com AND SCOPE IT OUT!

Watch this fun video on the Detroit Riverwalk to promote the event!

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Topics: Health and Wellness - Health Coach Corner, Events

Going Dairy Free - Lactose Intolerance

Posted by kapnick on Sep 29, 2014 11:56:36 AM

Last week I talked about gluten free tips. This week, I want to chat a little about dairy free items.

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Topics: Healthy Recipes - The Healthy Bite, Health and Wellness - Health Coach Corner, Featured Posts

September is also “Food Allergy Awareness Month”

Posted by kapnick on Sep 24, 2014 7:24:39 AM

Food Allergies

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Topics: Health and Wellness - Health Coach Corner, Featured Posts

September is “Fruit & Veggies – More Matters Month”

Posted by kapnick on Sep 11, 2014 5:14:20 AM

September is “Fruit & Veggies – More Matters Month”

In celebration of such a fantastic theme for September, I will focus a few blog posts on veggies and fruits.

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Topics: Health and Wellness - Health Coach Corner, Featured Posts

Monthly Wellness Quitting Smoking Tips and Video

Posted by kapnick on Aug 26, 2014 7:07:41 AM

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Topics: Health and Wellness - Health Coach Corner, Wellness Videos, Featured Posts

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