Corporate Employee Wellness Programs

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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 the…

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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 and 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 43,000 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,” stated Sam Rosario, Vice President of Sales at…

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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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Walkingspree Client Receives Highest-Level Fit-Friendly Workplace Award From The American Heart Association

Walkingspree, a specialized wellness program vendor, is proud to congratulate client Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan (BCBSM) on earning the American Heart Association’s Platinum-level Fit-Friendly Worksite recognition. This award certifies the health and wellness of employees is a priority to BCBSM, through offering incentives to live and maintain healthy lifestyles and by incorporating tools to integrate healthy living in the workplace.   One of the tools BCBSM uses to encourage employees to lead healthy lives is the Walkingspree platform. Through the use of technology including activity trackers, an online platform and a mobile application, Walkingspree…

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Client of the Month | Omni Colonnade

  The Omni Colonnade only recently launched their Walkingspree wellness program yet they are already doing a stand-up job at implementing and promoting their initiatives. They prove creating a culture of wellness does not take long. And, when done right, employees will not only be participating but also be thoroughly engaged.   We suggest a few key components be in place to create a culture of wellness. You bet the Omni Colonnade has each one checked off! >> Have employees invest in the program. It’s really an investment in their health! >> Upper management actively participating…

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