All Posts in Category: Preventive Health

Nutrition Matters in Corporate Wellness

Nutrition plays a leading role in the fight against chronic disease. Good nutrition provides more energy, boosts mental power, raises immunity, and helps people live longer. As the saying goes, “we are what we eat.” Because of this, nutrition should be an integral part of any corporate wellness program. As with virtually all areas of corporate […]

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The Power of Ping Pong in Corporate Wellness

As part of our ongoing corporate wellness program, our wellness committee decided to have ping pong tournaments throughout the year. I will admit, at first this did not seem like a true “health and wellbeing” initiative. It just seemed like fun. And it was fun. The first tournament was a huge success. After experiencing the […]

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How effective is your Health Risk Assessment (HRA)?

Health Risk Assessments (HRAs) are a wonderful resource to collect actionable information about employee lifestyle behaviors. This information can then be used to strategically guide a wellness program. Unfortunately, many health risk assessments are fraught with flaws that prevent them from performing their intended purpose. In order to obtain good, actionable information, there are factors to […]

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What is the value of an Employee Volunteer Program?

A week ago, our company went to volunteer at the Preble Street soup kitchen, as part of our Employee Volunteer Program. Our company chose two days a year to volunteer as a group, in addition to a few days each year in which employees may volunteer in their individual pursuits. The group volunteer days include the American Heart Association’s “Eat […]

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The Search for a High Quality Biometric Screener: What Questions Should be Asked?

In recent years, there has been a proliferation of corporate wellness programs. There are many reasons, not the least of which is the rising cost of healthcare. Employers, particularly self-insured employers, have realized that preventing or reversing the onset of chronic disease can have a tremendously positive impact on their workforce’s health and well-being, as […]

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Kaitlin shows her pump and tells about her journey with type 1 Diabetes

There has been exciting news in the world of type 1 diabetes recently. A drug that has been used for decades to prevent tuberculosis has been found to improve diabetes type 1 in adults. The vaccine works by destroying white blood cells that harm the pancreas, while the good white blood cells that quiet down […]

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Promerica Health welcomes Jennifer Hodges, Pharm.D. Student

Promerica Health is excited to welcome Jennifer Hodges who is completing an internship with our company as part of her Doctor of Pharmacy degree at the University of New England. Jennifer’s undergraduate degree in Animal Science is from Virginia Tech. Jennifer put the Animal Science degree to use while she spent time managing her family […]

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Deskercise: 10 Ways To Stay Fit During The Work Day

Research shows that changing our sedentary habits is one of the most effective ways of preventing type 2 diabetes. Are you are familiar with the “Get fit, don’t sit” challenge? (if not, please see our post from April 29th). “Get fit, Don’t sit” is recognized as a commitment to getting up and moving at least every 90 minutes […]

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Making Time for Corporate Wellness

 For Get Fit Don’t Sit Day, our company scheduled a special yoga class, right smack in the middle of the afternoon. The thought, of course, was that we would have full participation this way. After all, as much as anyone loves his or her job, yoga is better, right? The invitation was sent, the “thank […]

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