Many employers are putting in place innovative programs for financial wellness, mental health, healthy diet and exercise, mindfulness, sleep, stress management, and more.
The aim? To both increase worker productivity and meet new social expectations.
AS the line between work and life blurs, providing a robust suite of well-being programs focused on physical, mental, financial, and spiritual health is becoming a corporate responsibility and a strategy to drive employee productivity, engagement, and retention. While organizations are investing heavily in this area, our research reveals there is often a significant gap between what companies are offering and what employees value and expect.
Many major organizations are rethinking their reward and development programs to include some version of holistic, end-to-end well-being programs, which are now both a responsibility of good corporate citizenship and a key element of an enterprise talent strategy. This...
More than 90 percent of business leaders say that promoting wellness can affect employee productivity and performance, according to survey results from the nonprofit Health Enhancement Research Organization (HERO).
Productivity and performance are related but different concepts, according to business leaders. Generally, productivity refers to the quantity of work while performance denotes the quality of work. Among survey respondents, 47 percent said that performance is more important while 15 percent said productivity is more important.
There were also nuances in the drivers of productivity and performance identified by business leaders. Having the right tools to do one’s job was listed as the top driver of productivity, while employee engagement with their work was the top driver of performance.
When business leaders were asked directly about the top organizational priorities influenced by employee health, they most often listed productivity and performance.
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The human gut is full of trillions of microbes (bacteria,viruses,and fungi) responsible for controlling and aiding a wide range of bodily functions. While some of these microbes may be harmful, the majority are vital to promote healthy digestion, a strong immune system, and increased brain function. Click here for a full description on the benefits of a healthy gut microbiome by Dr. Ruari Roberson.
Dr. Hyman outlines why not all calories are the same and how big food companies have set a health agenda based on profitability. He delves into the truth about “whole grain” and how flour may be much more damaging than you think. Click here for the Full Article.
Sugar is delicious and imperative to basic brain functions, however too much can have detrimental effects on the human body. Read more on the effects of glucose on the brain as well as how many grams of sugar you should be ingesting daily to ensure that you are only reaping the benefits from your sugar intake. See below for the full article by Dr. Josh Axe.
Sometimes I do not emphasize water and hydration enough to my clients, Needless to say it is essential to our health… and how we feel physically and mentally every day. I would encourage you to use a filtration device of some sort. I finally installed a whole-house filtration system and that makes it really easy.
Sleep is critical for health. According to the National Sleep Foundation, it’s “food for the brain.” It regulates metabolism and hormones, regenerates tissue, improves cognitive function and mood, boosts immunity, and so much more. Although this study was applied to kids, sleep is essential for all of us.
In a world where new diet fads seem to appear everyday it’s hard to keep up with what is healthy. However, there is one thing that everyone can agree on. EAT REAL FOOD. Dr. Hyman MD breaks down six basic principles to maintain optimal health. See the full article below to find out how to break down these principles into individual food groups
“the fundamental mechanism that underlies neurodegenerative conditions, including Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, and other issues (think diabetes, coronary artery disease, and even cancer), is the process of inflammation.” Learn more about this connection by reading the full article below.
EWG stands for Environmental Working Group and it’s goal is to empower people to live healthier lives in a healthier environment. This article focuses on the EWG’s top list of pesticides in produce, including a neurotoxic bug killer on spinach.