Physical activity is great for overall health, but it also helps with productivity. Encourage your employees to take “active” breaks throughout the day.
For ideas on how to get employees moving and energized, look at these workplace fitness tips.Access more resources from the AHA workplace fitness tips
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Cost of Care
When it comes to health care costs, where you get care matters. Two high-quality facilities can bill very differently for the same procedure. Comparison shopping for X-rays, lab work and other services can help employees save big.
Your health plan has several resources to help employees research health care costs. They can also check out FAIR Health’s consumer tool.Access more resources at FAIR Health Consumer Tool
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Overweight employees are at higher risk for heart disease, diabetes and cancer ― and their general well-being and energy levels can suffer, too. Your health plan offers employees discounts on weight-loss programs, as well as access to nutritionists and nurse coaches who can help them start a new health journey.
Consider the connection between healthy eating and work performance.Read more about why you want your employees to eat well
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Mental Health & Mindfulness
Mindful employees are more aware, engaged and focused. They’re also better at managing stress, change and conflict. Give your employees the time and space to practice meditation, breathing and other mindful techniques.Access more resources from Mindful
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Women's Health: Women share a lot of the same health threats as men. They also have some unique challenges as women ― from pregnancy and childbirth to cervical cancer and osteoporosis. Help remind your female employees to schedule their annual well-woman exams.
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Men’s greatest health risk may be that they avoid going to the doctor. They’re also a lot more likely than women to smoke, drink and make risky choices. You can encourage your male employees to get serious about preventive care and schedule their next checkup today!Access more resources from Men's Health Month
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An active lifestyle and healthy weight can help employees with joint issues get stronger and thrive. Learn more about musculoskeletal issues and how to prevent them.Access more resources from WebMD Pain Management
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After a long day, you want your employees to go home and relax with their loved ones. Wouldn’t it help to make meal planning less work? Share some great healthy eating tools from the MyPlate, MyWins program.
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Preventive health means you don’t wait to get sick before getting care. You get the care to stay well. Encourage employees to be proactive about their well-being ‒ especially when their health plan covers preventive services at 100%.
You can motivate them with incentives and reminders. Talk to HR and your health plan for ideas and planning support.Access more resources from the Mayo Clinic Healthy Lifestyle
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With more than 90 Americans dying daily from opioid overdoses, substance abuse is both a national and very personal tragedy. Employees need to know they’re not powerless against addiction, whether they’re struggling with it or trying to help a loved one.
To connect employees to substance abuse resources or start your own on-site support program, go to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s Drug-Free Workplace helpline.Access more resources SAMHSA's Drug-Free Workplace Helpline
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Using tobacco raises an employee’s risk for many serious health problems ‒ and can hurt productivity. In fact, employers save nearly $6,000 annually for every employee who kicks the habit.
How can you support and encourage employees trying to quit? Check out the American Lung Association’s Freedom from Smoking® program.Access more resources from American Lung Association
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Six in 10 Americans live with at least one chronic disease, a condition that requires serious, ongoing care. These conditions, including heart disease, cancer and diabetes, are the leading causes of death and disability in the U.S. They’re also a top driver of health care costs.
To better understand the impact of chronic conditions and support your employees’ ability to manage them, check out the National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion.Access more resources from the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention
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