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By putting their pedometers on everything from puppies, to hamster wheels, to power drills, some people will stop at nothing to cheat in their company walking challenges. Now, at last, the Wall Street Journal exposes the shocking lengths people will go to to fake their…

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According to recent studies reported on by Medical News Today… • Prolonged sitting is responsible for more than 430,000 deaths. • Sitting for more than 3 hours daily is responsible for around 3.8% of all-cause deaths over 54 countries. • Americans spend up to 13…

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Corporate wellness programs have never been more popular: nearly 80 percent of employers have them. And nearly all of these companies are struggling with how to get employees to engage with their programs. After years of successful wellness challenge executions across the globe, FIX has…

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Companies hear a lot about wellness gamification these days, and we’re told it’s a good thing. Theoretically, a gamified experience should increase employee participation and retention in wellness programs. “Gamification” has also become a buzzword, but there are meaningful differences between a “gamified” experience and a…

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“Different kinds of physical activity shown to improve brain volume, cut Alzheimer’s risk in half.” Reported by Science Daily and conducted by investigators at UCLA Medical Center and the University of Pittsburgh, this is the first study to show that virtually any type of aerobic…

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Extended sitting causes a myriad of chronic health issues, as we documented in our February report. The very nature of the modern desk-based work day is contributing to dramatic increases in diabetes, heart attacks and cancer in workers across the world. Fortunately, awareness of the…

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Nobody likes to be told that they’re doing a bad job, but that’s exactly what the data says about workplace wellness. Statistically speaking, we’re doing a terrible job of taking care of our employees’ health. One need only look at the trends in disease prevalence,…

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In The ROI of Employee Wellness: Part 1, we explored a number of studies that “conclusively” argue that Wellness Programs offer companies measurable returns on investment based on health care savings and improved attendance and performance. Yet Wellness ROI remains a hotly contested topic. Why?…

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