HOSPITAL WELLNESS PROGRAMS – A SMART BUSINESS STRATEGY

Hospitals, clinics, and other health care providers are just like any other businesses. They need to manage large numbers of employees and control expenses, while delivering needed services. Health care providers are worksites struggling to stay competitive and successful. The most successful ones offer health and wellness programs to their employees. “Healthcare workers have higher-than-average health […]

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UNDERSTANDING THE WELLNESS CONCEPT

The word “Wellness” is everywhere. It’s even used for selling pet food – but what does it really mean? There’s far more to wellness than most people realise. Wellness is much more than screening tests and identifying risk factors to prevent illness. Greater levels of wellness not only enhance our health and vitality, but also […]

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REASONS TO OFFER EMPLOYEE WELLNESS AT WORK

Corporate Wellness programs are more popular than ever. They started out as employee perks for large corporations; in fact, they used to be called corporate fitness programs. Today wellbeing programs are common among both medium and small-sized businesses. Wellbeing programs are now regularly part of a company benefits package. When done correctly, wellbeing programs give […]

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5 FACTS ABOUT STRESS

Everyone feels stressed from time to time. But what is stress? How does it affect your health? And what can you do about it? Stress is how the brain and body respond to any demand. Every type of demand or stressor—such as exercise, work, school, major life changes, or traumatic events—can be stressful. Stress can […]

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MOVE-WELL

Everything in us is moving. The heart pumps, blood flow, lungs expand and contract, eyes roll, eardrums vibrate. To be alive is to be moving. Inhibit the movement and you create illness. Stop movement and you are dead. Allow it fully and you realize wellness. Because of this movement, everything is changing from moment to […]

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WHAT YOGA CAN DO

The ancient practice of yoga is good for the mind and spirit. It’s also good for the body—and, for the back in particular, according to two recent studies, among the largest randomized controlled trials on yoga ever done. In the first study, published in the Archives of Internal Medicine, 228 Americans with chronic back pain of […]

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READY TO QUIT SMOKING?

If you are ready to quit smoking, there is no better time than right now.  Every day you do not smoke is a day when you are taking a step ahead. People have a lot of excuses not to quit smoking: “My life is too stressful to quit right now.” “I don’t want to gain […]

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