It’s already starting. Or is it? Maybe it’s been around for years. The movement from wellness to wellbeing feels and sounds new but the concept has been put forth in the past. In 1948 the preamble to the constitution of the World Health Organization defined health as a “state of complete physical, mental and social […]
Series: A Deeper Look at the 5 Pillars of Wellbeing
It’s already starting. Or is it? Maybe it’s been around for years. The movement from wellness to wellbeing feels and sou...
How to Solve the 3 Most Significant Challenges in Corporate Wellness
More businesses are offering wellness programs for their employees. According to a 2015 survey of 1,997 businesses by the Kaiser Family Foundation, 49% businesses with fewer than 200 employees offer wellness programs and 81% of larger businesses offer wellness programs. There is a lot of work that goes into planning and implementing a wellness program, […]
Are Health Screenings Enough to Keep Your Workforce Healthy?
Health screening results often come as a surprise to many individuals, especially if they do not participate in regular wellness checkups. But is the awareness that comes with screenings enough to initiate and sustain meaningful changes both for the individual and organization? While some individuals take action to make positive changes on their own, chances are […]
Energize your workforce with fitness classes
Big or small, your company’s bottom line relies on the productivity of your employees. You may have the best of talent, but if your employees are sitting sedentary at their desks for eight hours straight with no motivation, those talented minds become inactive. If you notice your employees are starting to lose motivation, productivity is […]
Three Things Your Staff Will Love About A Cooking Demo
According to the Centers for Disease Control, chronic diseases such as heart disease, cancer, and diabetes account for about 75% of the $2 trillion spent on healthcare. For many companies, healthcare can consume huge portions of corporate profits. It’s no secret that obesity and overall poor nutrition have a major influence over the development of […]
The Role of Managers in Promoting Wellness
Workplace wellbeing programs have become the norm, in large and medium-sized companies across the United States. However, only a small percentage of employees take advantage of these workplace benefits and engage in wellbeing activities. How can we solve this problem? At Alyfe, we believe that managers are an important part of the solution. Think about […]
Why Value on Investment (VOI) May Be More Important Than ROI
The success of wellbeing programs has traditionally been determined by the Return on Investment (ROI), often measured by savings in health claim costs. However, the real value of employee wellbeing programs to the organization is usually much higher than what the ROI indicates, even though much of this value is hard to measure in the […]
Is Your Workplace Breastfeeding Friendly?
When you think about workplace wellbeing, a few things may come to mind: exercise, nutrition, stress management etc. But there is a less obvious factor that you may have overlooked. Is your workplace breastfeeding friendly? And why should a breastfeeding friendly workplace be an important part of your wellbeing program? Mothers are the fastest-growing segment […]
Incentives vs. Penalties: Which is Better?
The answer to that question is not as easy as one would think! Although there is broad access to wellness and wellbeing programming, participation and engagement are limited, leaving employers with a trial and error process for incentives to try and drive more participation and engagement. Many employers are somewhat resistant to experiment too much […]
A Look into the Coolest Technologies That Drive Corporate Wellbeing
Members of the American workforce can spend anywhere from eight to twelve hours per day at their workplace. Unhealthy lifestyle factors such as inactivity, poor nutrition, lack of sleep and chronic stress impact the overall health and wellbeing of employees. These factors lead to the development of chronic conditions such as Obesity, Hypertension, Type 2 […]