New Body Weight Planner
08.21.15 Check out @NIH's new Body Weight Planner! The online tool has been added to @USDA's SuperTracker tool to empower people to build a healthier diet, manage weight, and reduce risk of chronic disease.
November is National Diabetes Month - Plan Now!
08.21.15 This November draw attention to diabetes and its effects on millions of Americans including your employees. The 2015 focus, Diabetes Education and Support: Everyone Has a Role: What’s Yours?, highlights the need for ongoing diabetes education and support among people with diabetes and those who care for them. Check out the resources available from the National Diabetes Education Program and begin planning your November National Diabetes Month activities today!
September is Healthy Older Americans Month
08.17.15 Diabetes Resources for Older Adults ... Diabetes is more common in older adults. September is Healthy Aging Month! Diabetes occurs in people of all ages, but it is more common in older adults. NDEP has resources that can help older adults learn how to better manage their diabetes or take steps to prevent or delay type 2 diabetes.
Wellness Plan May Help Reduce Presenteeism
07.13.15 Wellness plan may help reduce presenteeism, HR expert says
Presenteeism costs U.S. companies billions of dollars each year, but implementing employee wellness programs, changing the corporate culture and using paid leave can help reduce the problem, writes Janet Flewelling of the HR firm Insperity. Wellness programs can help employees focus on their health, and healthy workers are more engaged at work and take fewer sick days, Flewelling said.
New Wellness Guidelines Benefit Employees, Companies
04.16.15 New American Heart Association guidelines for wellness plans can help improve the cardiovascular health of the workforce as well as employee recruitment and retention, said Melanie Carvell of Sanford Health's Woman's Health Center in North Dakota. Carvell said health screenings from Sanford's wellness program discovered more than 200 people had prediabetes, which can be reversed with healthy lifestyle changes, and 22 were diagnosed with diabetes and could benefit from disease management programs.