Be Well Blog

Articles Posted By: Alyssa Williamson, Chief Operating Officer

COVID-19 has arrived, and it’s time to put your wellness program to work

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many employers will be faced with difficult decisions over the coming days and weeks.  And more than ever, employees are looking to their employer for support and resources to cope with changes in their work and personal lives. We know this situation isn’t easy, and that’s why we think it’s the right time for employers to tap into their wellness programs! 

As a wellness partner to over 350 employers across the United States, our role is to help employees navigate through the demands of life to meet their well-being goals. With this goal in mind, we’ve adjusted our programming over the coming months to ensure we are supporting the needs of our clients and their employees.  Here are a few examples of what our team has been working on, at no additional cost for our clients:

  • Created four online self-learning modules with topics including: emotional well-being, work-home balance, exercising at home, and mindfulness.  These...
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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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What Do the Updated Blood Pressure Recommendations Mean for Outcomes-Based Wellness Initiatives?

The American College of Cardiology (ACC) and the American Heart Association (AHA) recently released new guidelines that LOWER the at-risk threshold for blood pressure (BP). The guidelines eliminate the “prehypertension” category, instead classifying BP as either “Elevated” (120-129 and <80), “Stage I hypertension” (130-139 or 80-89) and “Stage II hypertension” (>140/90 mm Hg).

The new guidelines are designed to support clinical care and treatment of hypertension, but what is the impact for outcomes-based wellness programs? To consider this, we go back to the recommendations and note that the new lower definition of hypertension should not be defined in a vacuum, but rather by using trended BP measurements over time. The ACC is careful to point out that more than one reading is needed to determine true BP.

US Wellness recommends that the use of BP in outcomes allow for a variability factor when BP is based on a one-time screening result....

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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 was thanks again.

Written By US Wellness Provider

Wellness day 2020 was a success! A 50% increase in participants was attained and I must say a greater awareness of heath prevention strategies was learned by all.  Thank you for bringing this awesome program to our district. The nurse was knowledgeable, informative, and was welcomed by all.  We look forward to this program next year!

Written By Anonymous

Our wellness program implementation has been such a great experience.  Your team is phenomenal.  I have already recommended you to a colleague.

Written By HR Director