Picture a Wellness Carnival

July 17, 2019

Carnivals have something for everyone. Incentive programs are now a common engagement tool to motivate employees to participate in wellness programs and utilize health and well-being resources. Instead of rewarding employees for using these benefits, what if they were so valued that people bought tickets and stood in line to participate?  Picture your wellness program…

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Art to Influence Well-Being

May 17, 2019

How can an image work to make people healthier? What we see affects what we think and do. We know that images are powerful. Visuals quickly transmit information to our brain, trigger emotions and help us learn and remember. Studies show that visuals impact decision making and have an influential role in guiding people to…

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Bridging the Gap Between Paper and Digital Calendars

April 22, 2019

Wellness calendars are an inexpensive way for organizations to market their wellness programs, benefits and resources while connecting with their population with motivational messaging and behavior change. A wellness calendar can be used to: 1. Set the tone of your engagement/well-being program. Studies conducted by BIC Graphic have found 82% of recipients enjoying getting a…

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Monthly Messages to Engage Beyond Wellness and Well-Being

March 22, 2019

TIMING is everything. Messages raise levels of awareness each time they are delivered. They also move individuals further along the decision-making process, and can serve to maintain contact during an extended period. If you want to engage your employees, you need to maintain steady communications that deliver the right content, with the right tools, and…

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March is National Nutrition Month

March 14, 2019

When it comes to delivering messages to motivate your population to eat healthier try focusing on appetizing pleasures, rather than foods to avoid or listing benefits of heathy foods. Just because something is good for you doesn’t mean it can’t taste good, too. Creating flavors you crave will empower you to eat well without sacrificing…

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Employers Guide to Making Employees Feel Appreciated For Productivity and Engagement

January 31, 2019

When employees feel respected and appreciated they will become more productive, more loyal and more engaged. Half of all employees who say that they do not feel valued at work report that they intend to look for a new job in the next year. On the positive side, employees who do feel valued are more…

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Holistic Approach to Health

November 8, 2018

Mental health includes our emotional, psychological and social wellbeing. Mental and emotional well-being are essential to overall health. So much so that social science and experimental research are beginning to suggest that initiatives that aim to promote physical wellbeing without including mental and social wellbeing may be doomed to failure. Research shows a link between…

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Employee Social Determinants of Health (SDOH)

October 15, 2018

When it comes to your employee population are there inequities regarding their potential for improved health?  As we continue to expand wellbeing programs to support a healthy workplace, as well as a home environment, it’s important to be aware of the social and physical environments in their communities that can impact good health. While taking…

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Wrapping Up Your Wellness Year

September 14, 2018

Summer is over and most wellness programs are wrapping up incentives for the year and gearing up for open enrollment. It’s easy to let wellness efforts drop off, but the transition from Fall to Winter is a critical time for individual wellbeing. Use this opportunity to: Reinforce the positive messages that continue to motivate health…

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WHY WELLNESS CALENDARS?

June 5, 2018

What makes a Wellness Calendar one of the most powerful methods of delivering well-being tips, influencing beliefs, shaping behaviors and leading to successful wellness programs all year long? Here’s a hint, it’s more than just pretty pictures and health information. Many wellness programs today focus heavily on health metrics people should aim for and behaviors they…

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