Written by Team Optimity 3 minute read November 14th is World Diabetes Day, making this the ideal time to talk about a disease that affects about 11 million Canadians. Being diagnosed with diabetes means you will probably have to make some lifestyle changes, and that can be scary. But rest assured, with the right diet, activity … Continue reading Five Essential Skills for Managing Diabetes
We know that everyone is unique, so why do we still think that a one-size fits all wellness program can succeed in our workplaces? Employees are individuals with different needs and wants and a single approach to wellness can only benefit a small number of employees, which means that it is more likely to fail. … Continue reading One-size fits all wellness programs are a thing of the past!
Did you know that Americans spent an average of $714 on out of pocket health care in 2016? This number continues to increase year on year. The rising costs of healthcare in North America makes it crucial for companies to start putting a larger focus on corporate wellness programs. The growing industry of corporate wellness … Continue reading The Future of Health and Wellness Today
Posted by Abena Osei-Kwabena To date, most people rely on reactive healthcare services, that is, they visit healthcare professionals only when a problem arises or a condition worsens. However, the benefits of a proactive healthcare approach can actually save more lives. As the saying goes, "prevention is better than a cure." A proactive approach prepares … Continue reading Proactive vs. Reactive Corporate Wellness Programs
Originally posted at vivametrica.com More than ever chronic or non-communicable diseases (NCDs) pose significant health risks to our populations. At the same time technology, particularly mobile technology has become prevalent in society. Smartphones and related apps are demanding more and more of our attention. A study by Kleiner Perkins Caufield and Byers found the average user … Continue reading Small Changes for Health Improvement