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Why You Aren’t Losing Weight, Part 3: You’re Dehydrated

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As a continuation of our blog series about why you can’t lose weight even though you’re – seemingly – doing everything right, today we’re going to talk about water. Did you know that you’re dehydrated way more often than you think you are?

You’re Not Drinking Enough Water

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Topics: dehydration, health and sport works, kidney function, liver function, metabolizing fat, water, weight loss,

Are Benefit Costs Killing YOUR Company?

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Dr. Wendy Lynch is the Co-Director of the Center for Consumer Choice in Health Care at the Altarum Institute. Her career has included roles as faculty at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Senior Scientist at Health Decisions International, and Principal at Mercer Human Resource Consulting.

Her book, written in conjunction with Dr. Hank Gardner and entitled Who Survives: How Benefit Costs are Killing Your Company, Drs. Lynch and Gardner explain how “companies can create the right incentives to ensure that employees will be at work— productive and healthy—and that the business will be more successful.”

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Topics: alignment, employee benefits, hank gardner, health and sport works, health care, wellness program, wendy lynch, Worksite wellness programs,

Self-care Education at Work

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As we’ve mentioned in other blogs, the Wellness Council of America, or WELCOA, has over 5,000 member organizations and is considered the most respected resource for workplace wellness in America.

WELCOA advocates self-care education in the workplace and defines self-care education as “any combination of learning activities designed to facilitate the personal diagnosis, treatment and cure of illness and encourage a recommended schedule for preventive health services.”

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Topics: health education, self-care, self-care education, workplace wellness,

Biometric Screening (Part 2) – Cholesterol, Triglyceride, and Glucose Levels

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According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) a biometric screening is

The measurement of physical characteristics such as height, weight, body mass index, blood pressure, blood cholesterol, blood glucose, and aerobic fitness tests that can be taken at the worksite and used as part of a workplace health assessment to benchmark and evaluate changes in employee health status over time.

Other biometric screenings include measuring triglyceride levels, water weight, body fat percentage, and basal metabolic rate.

Last week we talked about height, weight, BMI, and blood pressure.

This week we’re going to discuss cholesterol, triglyceride, and glucose levels.

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Topics: american heart association, biometric screening, blood pressure, bmi, body mass index, cdc, centers for disease control and prevention, cholesterol, glucose, hdl, height, ldl, lipoprotein, triglyceride, vldl, weight,

Biometric Screening (Part 1) – Height, Weight, BMI, and Blood Pressure

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) defines a biometric screening as:

The measurement of physical characteristics such as height, weight, body mass index, blood pressure, blood cholesterol, blood glucose, and aerobic fitness tests that can be taken at the worksite and used as part of a workplace health assessment to benchmark and evaluate changes in employee health status over time.

Other biometric screenings include measuring triglyceride levels, water weight, body fat percentage, and basal metabolic rate.

In this blog, we’re going to discuss height, weight, BMI, and blood pressure:

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Topics: aha, american heart association, ansle hudson, benchmarks, biometric screening, blood pressure, bmi, body mass index, cdc, centers for disease control and prevention, diastolic, health, health and sport works, systolic, weight loss, wellness, wellness program,

7 Things You Need Before Your Wellness Program Can Be a Success

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The Wellness Council of America, or WELCOA, has over 5,000 member organizations and is considered the most respected resource for workplace wellness in America. They offer national trainings, certifications, motivational speaking, books and other health and wellness information, give out “Well Workplace Awards” for companies that excel in worksite health promotion, and offer a wide network of support for both members and non-members.

Their definition of a well workplace is an

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Topics: 7 benchmarks, absolute advantage, benchmarks, employee health program, employee wellness, welcoa, well workplace, wellness council of america, wellness program,

Why You Aren’t Losing Weight, Part 2: Sleep

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Last week we started what will be a five part blog series about why you’re not losing weight even though you’ve been committed to eating right and exercising as recommended.

As you know, weight loss is tricky. It sometimes seems that the weeks you “behave” by eating healthy meals and exercising are the weeks you gain weight versus the weeks where you give in to temptation and have that piece of cake and glass of milk for dessert – twice – and still lose weight. But even though consuming fewer calories than we burn is the proven way to lose weight, it isn’t always the whole story.

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Topics: cortisol, ghrelin, hormones, immune system, leptin, sleep, stress, stress hormone, weight loss,

Why You Aren’t Losing Weight, Part 1: Stress

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Are you still on a committed path to losing weight and getting healthier? Did you use some of the tweaks from our last blog to cut some calories from your day without adding extra time on the treadmill?

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Topics: cortisol, fight or flight, health, stress, stress hormone, stress management, weight loss, wellness, wellness program,

Wellness Programs Protect Your Biggest Asset

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Your business is not your product and your business is not your service. It’s your employees. Without employees, your product or service – or, indeed, your business – wouldn’t exist.

If you discovered that your company’s inventory control software had a virus you’d fix it, right? Because you know that software is an asset, and that assets need protecting – so why not take better care of your employees, who are also assets?

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Topics: asset, employees, health, wellness, wellness program,

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