Corporate Employee Wellness Programs

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Cost, security concerns may slow Apple Watch’s role in workplace wellness

With the launch of the Apple Watch, Employee Benefit News (EBN) contacted Hiran Perera, CEO of Walkingspree to solicit his opinions on the impact of the watch in workplace wellness. ‘Hiran Perera, CEO of Walkingspree, a wellness vendor which uses its own $45 wearables or other lower-priced tools such as the Fitbit as part of its wellness services, says Apple is to be commended for its technology, but wonders if the relatively high price of the watch will make it attractive to employers.” You can read the full article at: Cost, security concerns may slow Apple…

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Engagement starts here

Engagement means more to us than the number of participants registered on Walkingspree. We want employees to be thoroughly engaged — at work, at home and in life.   Did you know we are also a team-building platform? Besides a warm, fuzzy feeling toward their employer for providing a wellness program, employees are also less likely to call in sick, feel more motivated, and can be more productive simply from taking part in Walkingspree.   Yes! Improving your employees’ health does more than you may think. Specially designed collaborative challenges (think: walking to the moon or…

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Client of the Month | Unified Group Services

  Let’s talk about the key aspect all good corporate wellness programs boil down to: engagement. If employees are not engaged with your program for a number of reasons, your numbers are going to suffer and your employees’ health will not improve. After all, isn’t that why you started a wellness program? Walkingspree on average has a 70% participation rate, much higher than the industry average of 30-50%.   Leading our client roster with 100% participation is Unified Group Services. That’s right, all registered members are participating in their Walkingspree program, making them our Client of…

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Extreme Obesity Can Cut Lifespan Even More Than Cigarettes, Study Finds

NEW YORK, July 8 (Reuters) – That obesity can cut life short by causing strokes and other illnesses comes as no surprise, but a study reported on Tuesday quantifies the toll: The most extreme cases cut a person’s lifespan more than cigarettes.   The analysis, published in the journal PLOS Medicine, is the largest-ever study of the effect of extreme obesity on mortality. It found that people who are extremely obese — for someone of average height, carrying an extra 100 lb (45 kg) or more — die 6.5 to 13.7 years earlier than peers with…

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Walkingspree + Jan Tilley Happily Launch Eat Smart With Jan Tilley

SAN ANTONIO, Texas— Walkingspree, in partnership with Registered Dietitian and Nutritionist Jan Tilley, recently announced a new initiative to support the wellness company’s members. This new partnership begins with the launch of Eat Smart with Jan Tilley, a weekly member email in Walkingspree’s ongoing push to add value to member experiences. Serving over 47,000 members worldwide, Walkingspree uses digital technology coupled with the simple idea of reaching a daily number of steps to achieve wellness targets.   “Combining Jan Tilley’s nutrition knowledge with our wellness solution was an obvious choice,” said Hiran Perera, Walkingspree’s CEO. “We…

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Rock Out Summer 2014 Challenge

The countdown to Summer 2014 is on. This summer our Small Business Solutions’ members will take part in a special two-month challenge. We’ve even lowered the daily step goal a bit so participants will have time to lay on the beach or drink a margarita by the pool during their summer vacations and complete this challenge.   Participants will start this virtual walk South of Jacksonville Beach, Florida then head to Daytona Beach. Our final destination is beautiful Cocoa Beach. Log all the steps, without the sand and sunburn.   Unlike other wellness companies, we have…

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