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Supporting Employees With Chronic Illness

If the past two years have taught us anything, it's that companies need to make employee well-being a top priority. That goes double when talking about chronic illness, which impacts 60% of adults in the United States.

Employees with chronic illness face the demands of two jobs: their paying job … and the job of managing their illness.

Fortunately, employers who help fill the support gap can make a big difference. And it’s a win-win, for the employees and your company.

5 Health Benefits of Gratitude

This Thanksgiving, gratitude takes on a new level of poignancy as we reunite with loved ones and hold them tight. Despite everything, there’s still so much to be thankful for.

As it turns out, gratitude can also be a powerful tool to address the workplace mental health crisis.

7 Ways Wellness Programs Help Employees Reignite Their Physical Fitness

Making a habit of prioritizing physical fitness can be hard. Just when you’ve got yourself in a groove, life happens … and your schedule, motivation, or ability to stick with your habits are tossed out the window.

We’ve all been thrown a little off track lately. And for many of us, our physical fitness has suffered as a result.

This is where your wellness program and platform can really shine.

6 Ways to Observe Breast Cancer Awareness Month

It’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month—the perfect time to make preventive screenings a priority again.

And this year, it’s more important than ever. An alarming number of women and femme+ people have skipped their breast cancer screenings over the past two years. Your employees might be among that number.

Here are six creative ways you can observe Breast Cancer Awareness Month and get everyone in your company on board with making breast health and breast cancer awareness a priority.

4 Ways to Help Your Employees Create an At-Home Fitness Plan

For people who rely on fitness classes, gyms, and other public settings to get their workouts in, the COVID-19 pandemic has presented a vexing wellness challenge.

Without commutes to worry about, many of us found ourselves with more time to exercise. But with gyms closed, classes canceled, large gatherings discouraged, and winter weather making some outdoor activities dicey, the question has become where to exercise.

3 Ways to Support Employee Wellness During the Holidays

The most wonderful time of the year … is also among the most stressful.

This holiday season promises to be more stressful than any in recent memory. The average American is already experiencing record-high stress levels due to the COVID-19 pandemic. And now, the holidays are here.

Designing a Wellness Program for Multigenerational Workplaces

Editor's Note: We recently updated this previously published post with new insights. Enjoy!

The generational makeup of the workforce is changing rapidly: for the first time in history, four generations of employees are represented in the workplace. Millennials have surpassed both boomers and Gen X to make up the largest portion (40%), while the first wave of Generation Zers, composed of people in their early 20s, are just entering the workforce.

Is a Plant-Based Diet the Way to Wellness?

Meat has been a staple of the human diet for as long as there have been humans. But do we really need meat? Can fruits, vegetables, beans, and other food that grows out of the soil provide all the nutrients and energy we need to survive and even thrive?

A growing body of evidence suggests that shifting to a plant-based diet can result in major benefits to your health–and the environment.

Contemplating that shift, however, can raise a lot of questions.

9 Proven Ways to Keep Remote Workers Healthy and Engaged

Remote work was already on the rise. In 2015, 3.9 million U.S. workers were working remotely. By 2019, that number had grown to 4.7 million. 

In the past few weeks, however, that number has exploded. To support social distancing during the current spread of the COVID-19 virus, more and more companies have asked (or ordered) employees to work from home.

Should Dry January Be One of Your Wellness Program Challenges?

Alcohol is a ubiquitous part of our culture. Socializing with colleagues after work, the office holiday party, unwinding after an exhausting day—all of these occasions often revolve around drinking and can be awkward for people who don’t partake.

Until recently, that is.