Archives: 2016

What Could Happen If All Your Employees Got The Flu Shot? – Forbes.com

| Thu, Sep 29, 2016

The flu shot is said to be the single best way to protect yourself and your employees from the flu each year. That means the flu shot is your company’s best shot at maintaining a healthy, productive workforce this fall and winter.

Even if you bring flu shots into your workplace to make it easy for employees to make that choice, there’s a chance people will refuse. In our experience, only about 30% of employees who can get vaccinated at work actually choose to do so.

But what if those numbers were much higher?

TotalWellness Founder and President Alan Kohll shares what would happen if every employee at your company got a flu shot this year.

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Stop Restricting Your Employees’ Health Behaviors – Forbes

| Thu, Sep 15, 2016

When it comes to making healthy choices, there are usually a lot of negative feelings involved. People are often scared of committing to their health, or they don’t want to make it a priority.

But being healthy is what our bodies crave. It’s inherently a good thing. Why all the negativity?

It has a lot to do with the misplaced focus we place on the role of restrictions in a healthy lifestyle—and the role those restrictions play in health promotion at work, says Alan Kohll TotalWellness founder and president.

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5 Tips Before Implementing Your Wellness Program – Entrepreneur

| Tue, Sep 13, 2016

Companies considering an employee wellness program should know that while there is no one right way to do it, the initiative must be applicable for everyone regardless of their health, says TotalWellness President and Founder Alan Kohll. Wellness programs should be adaptable and integrate into the company culture, and companies should identify ways to evaluate how well they work, Kohll says.

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Here’s What Happens When You Start Focusing On Health At Work – Forbes

| Thu, Aug 11, 2016

Health and wellness can seem like a long and impossible journey. In some ways, that can be true. It does take a lot of work to develop a healthy lifestyle—and it’s a journey that doesn’t stop when you’ve reached your destination.

In other ways, however, that’s simply a false statement. There are some healthy behaviors that show results sooner than others. Making the right changes at the right time can appeal to those who want some “instant gratification.”

When it comes to a workplace wellness program, those changes can be the best ones to make because leadership teams want to see results. They want some hint that their effort and investments are paying off—even if they recognize the bigger pay-offs take some time.

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5 Ways To Bring The 2016 Rio Olympics To Your Employees – Forbes

| Wed, Jul 27, 2016

“The olympics remain the most compelling search for excellence that exists in sport, and maybe in life itself.” – Dawn Fraser

How can you hop on that bandwagon where you work? How can you take advantage of the comradery and teamwork that come with exciting, common and distinguished goals?

Organize your own Office Olympics when you want to boost employee morale. These activities will have everyone cheering on their teammates, having fun, and celebrating as a team!

Read the full article and get more tips for bringing the excitement of the Olympics to your office.

How Healthy Are Your Employees? – Business News Daily

| Fri, Jul 22, 2016

Business News Daily shared the findings of biometric screening data across our book of business in 2015. The screenings looked at five key health metrics: cholesterol, blood sugar, blood pressure, waist circumference and BMI.

Despite the growing trend toward sedentary lifestyles, Americans in the workforce are actually healthier than you might think, according to a new report by TotalWellness, a company that offers biometric screenings and assistance with corporate wellness programs. But more steps can be taken toward achieving better health — and employers can play a significant role in that.

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Don’t Overlook Wellness When Building Your Business – Entrepreneur

| Thu, Jul 21, 2016

Our president and founder, Alan Kohll recently joined Entreprenuer.com as a contributor. With over 20 years of experience in the wellness industry, Alan will be sharing his insight about corporate wellness, employee well-being and overall health trends.

In his first article, he shares how even the smallest companies can benefit from employee wellness programs. From improving productivity, helping with talent acquisition and retention and increasing brand recognition – wellness programs can support business growth.

Read the full article here.

The Stats Say There’s Room For Improvement In Employee Health – Forbes

| Wed, Jul 13, 2016

In 2015, TotalWellness performed biometric screenings on over 85,000 employees all across the country. Overall, employees in our country seemed to be fairly healthy. We dug a little deeper into the individual health metrics, though, and we started to notice one major trend.

People are doing just fine when it comes to metrics that measure “reactive” health behaviors. When it comes to being proactive about their health, however, employees everywhere definitely have some room for improvement.

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Environmental Movement Hits Wellness Plans – Employee Benefit Adviser

| Wed, Jul 6, 2016

For years, many companies have been working to reduce their footprint — the negative impact they have on their community and the world. But now, some are taking this movement a step further. Rather than just reduce negative output, employers are shooting to have a “net positive” impact and employee wellness programs have been highlighted as a way to provide employees and the community as a whole a healthier and better life.

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