Online Assessment Software

There are so many fun things to do on the internet.  Years ago I took a test along with my whole family to determine what kind of dog I would be if I were a dog, totally silly and very fun.  Or have you ever gone to a site that predicts your perfect Hollywood star date.  OK, this one...

Glossary of Health & Wellness Terms

Aggregate Data – In statistics, aggregate data describes data combined from several measurements. When you aggregate data, you replace groups of observations with summary statistics based on those observations.In economics, aggregate data or data aggregates describes high-level data that is composed from a multitude or combination of other more individual data.  (Wikipedia) Algorithm – A step-by-step protocol, as for management...

Workplace Wellness Goals

In this tough economy we are all looking for ways to reduce costs and increase productivity without increasing the cost to the bottom line.  Have you taken a look at your payroll figures lately?  Most business will find that the piece of expenditure pie for their employees continues to grow due to health care costs increasing at an astounding...

Wellness

well·nessnoun1. the quality or state of being healthy in body and mind, especially as the result of deliberate effort.2. an approach to healthcare that emphasizes preventing illness and prolonging life, as opposed to emphasizing treating diseases.Origin:  well1 (def 13)  + -ness  Medical Dictionarywellness  well·ness (wěl’nĭs) n.  The condition of good physical and mental health, especially when maintained by proper diet, exercise,and habits. as·sess·mentnoun1. the act of assessing; appraisal; evaluation. 

Making Health and Wellness Programs Work

As an employer you are yearly examining your health insurance costs.  The numbers are very fluid, often increasing in double digits each and every year.  The time you are spending shopping for new insurance is now a yearly must.Is there anything you can do to keep your employees healthy and reduce the costs you are spending on health insurance?It...

Workplace Wellness

You’ve all heard the saying “mad as a hatter”.  Well that comes from the fact that hatters, people who used to make felt hats in the 19th century were exposed to mercury based compounds and quite often died due to mercury poisoning.  Mercury attacks the nervous system causing emotional instability (thus the “mad” reference) and adversely affects digestion causing...

Mathematics and your Health – Are you just a number?

Math was definitely not my best subject in school.  I loved the logic of algebra but had difficulty memorizing the proofs, and geometry seemed like science fiction with all those planes and lines intersecting in space.  But now I wish I had paid more attention.Seems like even our members of congress who can’t figure out how to balance a...