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Corporate Wellness programs – Are They Discrimination?

Kelley-Jensen2Author:  Kelley Filice Jensen

Biometric Screenings in the break room?  Yoga classes at lunch?  “Walking” meetings?  What is going on at work?  Corporate wellness programs are all the rage, and there are two simple reasons:  reducing employee absenteeism  and decreasing health care costs.  But, what if you do not want to participate in a wellness program, can your boss make you?  Isn’t that discrimination?  And, how can they ask you health questions that are private information protected by HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act)?  Get answers about wellness programs here.

What exactly is a Workplace or Corporate Wellness Program?             

Work with the Pros 2011 – Week 1 – F as in Football, F as in Fat

It is football season and Dwight Clark and Ron Filice are picking the games each week, and talking about health and wellness, in particular, highlighting a report recently issued by the nonprofit organization, Trust for America’s Health, titled F as in Fat. This year, F as in Football, F as in Fat. Get fit and get better health insurance, click here for quotes.

What is the report F as in Fat?

It is a report published by the non-profit, non-partisan organization, Trust for America’s Health,

Supportive Devices (Casts, Splints, Braces)

Author: Kryijztoff (Kryz) Novotnaj, BHA, GBA, CBP, CCMA, CWS, MPHi-CE

With summer fast approaching, many people are getting outdoors, kids are playing sports, everyone is enjoying beautiful weather, and, breaking their bones. Accidents happen, and when they do, supportive devices like casts, splints and braces are necessary to the healing process.

Go for a Million!

Every day we are bombarded with statistics about how fat, lazy and unhealthy we are as a nation. Over 108 million of us have a chronic disease such as high blood pressure, asthma, osteoarthritis, heart disease, diabetes. All of these things are killing us or injuring us, affecting the quality of our lives and the lives of those we love. And, it affects our workplace. The unhealthier we are, the less productive we are. Not only are we less productive for our employers, but we cost them more money in health insurance. The majority of Americans receive health insurance through their employers, and the employers directly feel the costs of a fat, lazy and sick workforce as insurance rates skyrocket.

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Every October, we remind everyone to remind the women that they love, especially themselves, to lower their risk for breast cancer.  Breast cancer is second only to skin cancer as the most common cancer in women.  Methods of reducing the risk of breast cancer are widely known, agreed on by the medical community, and covered by most insurance.

So, this October, join the community and help lower risks of breast cancer by doing the following, or encouraging someone you love to:

1)    Getting screened for breast cancer regularly.  Screenings for breast cancer are mammograms, clinical breast exams (those performed by a doctor or nurse), and breast self exams.

Fitness First: Warm Up to Injury-Free Workouts

Health and wellness tips for your work, home, and life—brought to you by the insurance and healthcare specialists at eIndividualHealth

Exercise is a great way to combat stress, lose weight, and boost energy. To get the most from your workouts, you will want to add warming up, cooling down, and stretching to your routine. These three simple steps are proven in helping to prevent painful and costly injuries later.

Warming Up

Warming up allows your body time to adjust from rest to activity. It increases blood flow to the muscles so they stretch easily, reducing the risk of torn muscles. It also lubricates joints, which reduces friction and wear, and carries oxygen to the heart. To effectively warm up:

Children’s Health: Exercise


Health and wellness tips for your work, home, and life—brought to you by the insurance and healthcare specialists at eIndividualHealth

Children’s Health: Exercise

Most experts agree that the childhood obesity crisis has been caused as much by children’s lack of physical activity as it has by their poor diets.

The benefits of regular exercise include: increased lean muscle and bone strength, decreased body fat, a healthy weight, and improved psychological well-being. Furthermore, as children grow into adulthood, exercise helps prevent chronic diseases such as heart disease, diabetes, and high blood pressure. Compared to previous generations, many children have become sedentary because of increased use of electronic media, less physical education at school, declining after-school activities, and less walking or riding a bike to activities.

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