Injecting Purpose Into Your Wellness Program

Injecting Purpose Into Your Wellness Program

I was talking to a friend about her recent decision to quit smoking. My questions were pretty common: “How many cigarettes do you smoke now? How many did you used to smoke each day? Where do you get your cigarettes?” Then I had the thought to ask her why...
Smile, it’s good for your well-being.

Smile, it’s good for your well-being.

It goes without saying that we’d prefer to encounter somebody who’s smiling rather than frowning. But let’s take a selfish moment to consider what a smile does for us. When we smile, it stimulates our brain’s “reward center.” It’s akin to the feeling experienced by a...
Some of the Best Wellness Program Rewards are Priceless

Some of the Best Wellness Program Rewards are Priceless

Those heavily loaded gift cards don’t always drive the most participation. We had a wellness challenge that invited our employees to build a new habit over a 30-day period. If the company as a whole did their new habits 75% of the time, the reward was that I (the CEO)...
5 Tips for Designing Successful Wellness Challenges

5 Tips for Designing Successful Wellness Challenges

If you have ever designed wellness challenges for your organization, you know that it is trickier than it looks. While poorly-designed challenges aren’t necessarily created on purpose, when a not-so-great one launches and eventually fails, it fosters animosity...
Does Your Wellness Program Build Habits?

Does Your Wellness Program Build Habits?

Is your wellness program helping change behavior and build habits or is it just putting more money into your employees’ pockets? It’s no secret that one of the biggest skepticisms of wellness programs is that they drive short-term behavior change to earn a reward...