Category: Wellness

Walsh Duffield Achieves Gold Recognition for Worksite Wellness

Scientific, evidenced-based instrument rates, recognizes workplace health programs and workforce heart health. The results of the American Heart Association 2019 Workplace Health Achievement Index were announced today and Walsh Duffield achieved Gold level recognition for taking significant steps to build a culture of health in the workplace. Our Commitment to Employee Wellbeing Walsh Duffield is

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Sarah Ray Honored Nationally as one of WELCOA’s Top 25 Health Professionals

Walsh Duffield is pleased to share that our Wellness Coordinator, Sarah Ray has been named as one of the Wellness Council of America (WELCOA)’s Top 25 Health Promotion Professionals. Sarah placed 4th among many national applicants.   In order to qualify for this national recognition, nominees are ranked by their professional development, demonstrated success, leadership,

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Emotional Intelligence: Building a Positive Work Culture

There are many employee interactions occurring in the workplace every day, and it is important that they are both productive and positive. Having employees that are resilient, adaptable and able to deal with emotions in a positive way not only leads to a healthier, happier workforce but also one that is more successful as an

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How Wellness Programs Can Prevent Workers Comp Claims

One of the principal cost drivers of workers’ compensation claims are medical expenses for the treatment of job-related injuries and illnesses. Important indicators of how some claims become high dollar expenses are claims with a comorbidity diagnosis (multiple medical conditions or ailments) which, studies show, are likely to generate twice the cost of other claims.

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Gratitude in the Workplace

Gratitude is the idea that our success is the result of how others have helped us and not just a solitary effort. In the workplace, giving thanks and showing appreciation for your coworkers is not just humbling, but a smart way to build a more positive work culture. In fact, leaders who make it a

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How to Make Your New Year’s Resolution Stick

The majority of people make some type of healthy New Year’s resolution. More often than not, these resolutions are quite lofty.  We tell ourselves that this is going to be the year we become a morning person and run five miles before work, adopt a strict vegan food plan or eliminate every grain of sugar

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Managing Stress This Holiday Season: 8 Holiday Frenzy Survival Tips

“Tis the season to be jolly!”  That’s what they say, right? The holiday season is upon us and with that usually comes the fun of holiday parties, shopping, family gatherings, traveling … oh, and don’t forget the elevated heart rate.  All of the expectations and obligations of this time of year (not to mention year-end

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What’s In Your Lunchbox?

There is tremendous confusion about what to eat. Often the food choices people make are full of calories yet lack the nutritional value the body needs. This confusion leads to expanding waistlines, low energy and rising rates of type 2 and now type 3 diabetes and obesity-related illnesses. The American Diabetes Association’s National Healthy Lunch

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The Workplace Wellness Evolution

Most people can agree that health, happiness, and productivity at work are related concepts.  Companies have a unique opportunity to foster all three, with a workplace wellness program.  During the last decade, workplace wellness programs have become commonplace, but what makes a program successful? When trying to figure out the “special sauce” that makes a

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Type 3 Diabetes – Is it really a thing?

We used to think there were only two types of diabetes—the type you’re born with (Type 1) and the type brought about by a combination of negative lifestyle factors (Type 2).  A study published in the Journal of Diabetes Science and Technology summarizes that the term “Type 3 diabetes” represents a form of diabetes that

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