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How To Start Your Company Wellness Program On A Budget

company wellness program

Do you have a company wellness program? If not, why not? Is your company too small? Do you think a wellness program is too expensive? Do you think it wouldn’t make any difference? If you answered yes to these three questions, you’re probably wrong. Wellness programs can provide tremendous benefits for businesses of all sizes. Whether you’re a tiny start-up with only a few employees, or whether you have dozens of employees in multiple locations, you can create and run a company wellness program that will not only help create... Read More

How to Effectively Manage Stress at Work — Infographic

How to Effectively Manage Stress at Work

The National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) reports that 25 percent of workers feel that their jobs are the number one stressor in their lives. They also found that stress at work is more highly correlated with health issues than family and financial problems. When overwhelming challenges at work turn enjoyment and satisfaction into exhaustion and frustration, it can lead to illness, injury and job failure.   Causes of Stress Though every individual reacts to situations differently, there are several instances that can trigger undue stress at work:... Read More

Important Safety Tips to Make the Most of Summer Fun–Infographic

Important Safety Tips to Make the Most of Summer Fun

Summer is here and that means summer sun and summer fun. You don’t want to miss a minute of summer fun so follow these important safety tips to enjoy your summer instead of spending it at the ER.   Burgers, Hot Dogs and Salmonella? Summer is the season of backyard barbecues and spending time outside with family and friends. Independence Day is just around the corner and most of us will find ourselves flipping burgers behind the grill or bringing a container of grandma’s famous potato salad to the party.... Read More

Disability Insurance Can Help When You Can’t Work

Disability Insurance Can Help When You Can’t Work

Have you ever suffered an injury or illness that caused you to miss work? Not just for a sick day, but for a month or two—or even longer? If you have, how did you make up for the lost income after you ran out of sick leave (if you even had it)? If you haven’t, have you thought about what you will do when it does happen? Are you thinking it isn’t going to happen to you? According to disabilitycanhappen.org, more than 25% of today’s 20-year-olds will become disabled before... Read More

Get Up, Get Active, and Get Healthy

Get Up, Get Active, and Get Healthy

Are you spending your days tied to a desk and then going from desk to car to home? New research shows that sitting for prolonged periods is not good for your health. Most people spend too much time sitting and not enough time engaged in physical activity.   Regular physical activity is vital to good health, and especially important in maintaining or losing weight. Most Americans are well aware of this, yet many remain sedentary. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), an astounding 70 percent of... Read More

How to Avoid Accidents on Ice and Snow

How to Avoid Accidents on Ice and Snow

Winter is in full swing, and for most of us that means ice and snow. While we prefer to focus on winter fun, winter is also a season of additional hazards not faced at other times of the year. The same ice and snow that makes skiing, snowboarding and ice skating possible, creates hazardous driving and walking conditions that can lead to slips, falls and dangerous travel. To keep winter fun and avoid serious injury, you need to know how to avoid accidents on ice and snow. What can you... Read More

How to Reduce Stress and Enjoy the Holidays More at Work

How to Reduce Stress and Enjoy the Holidays More at Work

The winter holidays are a fun time of year for most of us. They also can be a stressful time of year between family obligations, financial stresses and work obligations. If you let it, the holiday season can become something to be dreaded instead of celebrated. This is the busiest time of year for many businesses, like Roper Insurance, which results in a necessity of additional shifts and overtime at many companies. For working parents, there are also a whole lot of school and other events they need to attend... Read More

How to Walk Your Way to Better Health

How to Walk Your Way to Better Health

Are you getting enough exercise? According to the Surgeon General of the United States, most adults should get at least 75 minutes of vigorous physical activity or at least 150 minutes moderate physical activity each week to be healthy. One easy way to get in your 150 minutes each week is through walking. Walking has many benefits. It’s free, you can do it almost anytime and anywhere, you need nothing more than your own two feet. Walking is also a great way to maintain a healthy weight or to shed... Read More

How to Choose the Right Health Insurance for Your College Student

How to Choose the Right Health Insurance for Your College Student

Sending a child off to college is a significant milestone that represents the culmination of years of planning and hard work. As you prepare for the start of the semester, you should consider how your insurance needs may change with your son or daughter away at school. While rental insurance and auto insurance are certainly considerations, let’s look at the type of insurance that may have the most financial impact on your student’s college career. College students have a variety of health insurance options, and it is important to examine the... Read More

How Do You Know if that Healthcare Website is safe?

How Do You Know if that Healthcare Website is safe

Who among us hasn’t used the internet to do some health or nutrition research? There are endless options for finding health information on the web. But how do you determine whether the site you’re looking at is reliable—or that the advice they offer is safe? The Internet offers endless useful information and entertainment. However, it also offers misinformation, biased accounts and information that is simply untrue.  In order to protect yourself when looking for health information, you need to evaluate each website before relying on it.   Determining the Reliability... Read More