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5 Strategies to Increase Employee Engagement in Your Wellbeing Program

5 Strategies to Increase Employee Engagement in Your Wellbeing Program

Getting your employees to participate fully in your wellness program requires a multipronged approach.  Here are several options  that will help your employees get actively involved in improving their wellbeing and more engaged in your organization:

 

  1. Create or modify your existing wellbeing incentive program

Leverage your existing wellbeing and engagement services by either implementing an incentive program or modifying your existing incentive program to reward your employees for their efforts:

  • A few approaches are listed below, from least to most aggressive. All activities and incentive tracking occurs within wellness portal, alleviating administrative burden from HR team.
    • Quarterly (or monthly) raffle for those that participate in...
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Healthy Snacking and Shopping

Healthy Snacking and Shopping

We often hear that eating between meals will ruin your appetite but sometimes you just need a small bite of something to keep you going. Snacking can be a healthy way to balance out your meals, stay energized and get your needed nutrients. Reimagine your snacks as mini meals, that help you get through the day feeling energized. Read more to learn about planning and shopping for healthy go-to snack foods!

When do you need snacks?

Here are some circumstances when you might want to consider having a healthy snack:

  • When you need an energy boost
  • When your regular meal routine is interrupted or delayed
  • Before and after exercise – snacking before a workout gives you energy and snacking after a workout can help to build muscle
  • Anytime when meals are more than 5-6 hours apart. If you eat lunch at 12pm and eat dinner at 7pm, you could use a mid-day...
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Three Benefits of Launching a Wellness Challenge

It’s no secret that healthier employees are making larger contributions in their homes, communities and workplace.  Employers have taken notice and are looking for ways to support employees in developing positive lifestyle changes.  One of the most successful and affordable ways companies can help their employees live healthier is by implementing a wellness challenge. 

Wellness challenges are usually 3-6 weeks in length where employees can participate in a virtual competition with their peers.  By design, challenges encourage the adoption of one or more healthy habits often through gamification and rewards for goal achievement.  Common wellness challenges include walking challenges where members must complete a certain number of steps each day in order to achieve the goal.  Options for wellness challenges continue to expand beyond walking challenges to focus on overall well-being to include financial, stress management, mental health, and more. 

Here are...

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US Wellness Attends 2018 WomenHeart Wenger Awards Reception Dinner

US Wellness joined the community in celebrating survivors and pioneers leading the way in research and advocacy for women and heart disease by attending the Wenger Awards dinner in DC on May 7th.   Dr. Nannette Kass Wenger has been a champion in the fight against heart disease for women and a forerunner in identifying and raising awareness for the unique gender specific differences among women with heart disease. 

Several leaders were presented with Wenger Awards for their significant contributions in medical research, medical leadership and the media.  Dr. Wenger invited attendees to investigate, educate, advocate and legislate for women and heart disease to help improve quality of care, increase prevention efforts and reduce mortality rates for women at risk and suffering from heart disease, the # 1 killer of women in the United States. 

US Wellness is pleased to have supported the important work WomenHeart is doing in the community to raise...

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The Health Benefits of Mindful Living

It's Mindful May!  This month's wellness theme on our WellAware platform is focused on mindfulness.  

What is mindfulness? The practice of mindfulness is as simple as focusing your thoughts and emotions. Mindfulness can be practiced at any time and in many different ways, including:

  • Single-tasking (not multitasking)
  • Mindful meditation
  • Mindful breathing exercise
  • Mindful eating

Why Mindfulness? The practice of mindfulness has incredible advantages to your health and happiness. Mindfulness reveals that by paying attention to what’s going on around us, instead of operating on auto-pilot, we can reduce stress, unlock creativity, boost performance and experience happiness more often.

Consider a morning when you argue with your partner over something trivial, get stuck in unexpected traffic on the way to work and arrive at work feeling stressed and a little angry. These feelings...

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We are very pleased with our wellness portal adoption rates for our first year!  Wonderful work US Wellness!

Written By HR Director

Thank you so much for always being so proactive and helpful. It make such a huge difference in our ability to run a successful wellness program! 

Written By HR Representative

I am learning a lot from the US Wellness Health Improvement Program videos available on the wellness portal. I went grocery shopping earlier this week on a full stomach. That is a much better way to go, you tend to only get what you need, save money and I don't compulsive buy on what I am craving. Thanks for your help!

Written By Shannon W.

You are one of the key drivers in a total lifestyle change of my wife and myself. Together we lost 60 pounds and have kept it off for 3 years. You help keep us accountable.

Written By Employee at Microsoft

Since switching to US Wellness from another vendor we have realized a 108% increase in wellness portal utilization in just six months and our total costs decreased by 40%!

Written By unknown

I LOVE US Wellness. The wellness portal has so many resources and I love how automated everything is.

Written By unknown2

Our onsite screening event could not have gone any better. The staff was wonderful and the event flowed smoothly and no one had to wait. The US Wellness lead was very thorough in her communications and expectations of her staff.

Written By unknown3

I’m so impressed with this team from start to finish! We appreciate the responsiveness and collaboration. You all do such a great job!

Written By unknown4

On behalf of the entire team, thank you for another successful implementation. It seems like we launched this program just the other day and here we are all wrapped up. I also want to express my satisfaction with the physician form process that you managed this year. The process was very smooth.

Written By unknown5

I love working for US Wellness as a health screener. You always provide me with the information I need to do my job well at the screening events. Thank you for helping me do a great job!

Written By unknown7

We’ve had such positive feedback on the US Wellness team. They are always on time, very professional, and very efficient. We are very pleased with the quality of service!

Written By unknown8

The biometric screening events are going really well and your team as always is on top of it. Thanks for being such a great partner!

Written By unknown9

We could not have asked for a better team than the one led by US Wellness this last week during our screenings.  They showed up early, were efficient, and all had very positive and helpful attitudes.  They were a great team and provided the City employees with first class service.  I am positive they had an impact on several employees who will hopefully use this screening as a motivator for better health … I know it will be a motivator for me!  They represented US Wellness as a top notch, customer focused group and we could not have been more pleased with their work.

 

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On behalf of Syniverse, I would like to thank you and your team for a successful biometrics screening event. Most importantly, we appreciate the exceptional service your screening team gave our employees. We look forward to another successful event next year!

Written By Warren

I just wanted to thank you for allowing me to work for US Wellness.  I have to tell you that after many years of working with several different wellness companies, your company US Wellness is by far one of the best. I was so impressed with how organized you all are and how pleasant everyone was to work with. When the equipment arrived...everything was included...and when I had a problem with one shipment d/t UPS problem, you took care of it right away. Leesa was lovely to speak with before and after the event too...as was David..so thanks again.

Written By US Wellness Provider