by Dean Witherspoon   Dean's profile on LinkedIn  

Programs vs. Culture: Which Comes First for Workplace Well-Being?

Wellness leaders have been talking about health culture for a long time. It’s the Holy Grail of workplace well-being. If you don’t have it, your individual wellness interventions are hit-or-miss efforts at best. And if you have a decidedly unhealthy culture — where people feel undervalued or worse — that HRA, screening, lunch ’n learn, or challenge you’re sponsoring this month can actually be a net-negative activity. You’d be better off doing nothing at all.

by Beth Shepard    Beth's profile on LinkedIn  

The Arts at Work - Cultivate Creativity, Inspire Well-Being

From painting, piano playing, and photography to singing, sewing, and scrapbooking, participating in the arts offers an undeniable well-being boost. Chances are many in your workplace already enjoy these outlets for self-expression or are interested in trying them. Studies confirm the benefits of participating in visual, performing, literary, and creative arts. Why not promote them as part of your well-being program?

Color Me Healthy

A large body of evidence underscores the mental and physical advantages of active participation in the arts. A few highlights:

by Dean Witherspoon   Dean's profile on LinkedIn  

Who’s Lying Now

True or false?

  • 1 in 6 American men will get prostate cancer
  • 1 in 8 American women will get breast cancer
  • 1 in 3 Americans is obese
  • 2 million Americans are manic depressive.