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February 6, 2013
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Strategies to improve employee and population health

  Wellness Programs & Trends 
  • 5 ways to help your employees get fit
    Spurring your employees to get fit can boost engagement and teamwork. To get started, try setting up a challenge board that directs them to complete tasks such as running a few laps or exercising at their desks. You could also encourage your team to enter a 5K together or volunteer as coaches for children's team sports. Intuit Small Business Blog (2/1) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Michigan Wellness Council plans to expand statewide
    After a successful first year, the Michigan Wellness Council's plan for the next two years calls for expanding from Southeast Michigan to across the state to teach employers about wellness programs. Jennifer Kluge of the Michigan Food and Beverage Association and the Michigan Business and Professional Association said wellness is a new concept for employers and they need to know how to get a return on investment from it. Crain's Detroit Business (free registration) (2/4) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Health News & Research 
  • Boomers have more chronic disease than their parents did
    West Virginia University researchers say baby boomers are not as healthy as their parents were, having higher rates of diabetes, obesity, hypertension and self-reported disability than the generation before them did. The study in JAMA Internal Medicine found that while fewer baby boomers smoke, the previous generation got more regular exercise. MedPage Today (free registration) (2/4) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Reasons for taking multivitamins vary among U.S. adults
    Data on close to 12,000 adults from the 2007-2010 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey show that 45% of Americans who took a multivitamin did so because they believed it would improve or maintain their health, while 23% did so because a doctor recommended it. Vitamin users reported better health but also more healthy lifestyles than non-users. The findings appear in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine. WebMD/HealthDay News (2/4) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Schools & Community 
  • Adrian Grenier launches mobile kitchen classroom
    Actor Adrian Grenier teamed up with producer Peter Glatzer and food education expert Cerise Mayo to launch SHFT, a mobile kitchen classroom that teaches New Yorkers about cooking, gardening and sustainable foods. "It seemed like it made a lot of sense to create something that could be used at more than one site and more than one school, and where other organizations could utilize the actual facility," Mayo said. Bon Appétit online/The Feed blog (2/4) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Minn. bill would expand free lunch program by 61,500 students
    Students who qualify for reduced-price meals would be eligible for free school meals in Minnesota under legislation being considered by state lawmakers -- a move that would expand free meals to 61,500 more students statewide. Supporters say the move will ensure that no students who cannot afford to pay are denied a meal and will help prepare disadvantaged students to learn. Critics, however, say it makes parents less accountable in the process. Minnesota Public Radio (2/5) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Wellness Industry Developments 
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    Join us from 2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET on Feb. 27 to learn a comprehensive strategy for meeting the needs of new Exchange members through service and technology support for consumer engagement, as well as advice to simplify the Exchange onboarding process. Register now. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • DM Direct -- Helping Health Plans Advance their DM Programs
    To help health insurance plans expand their DM programs, AHIP has created DM Direct which identifies leading companies that provide innovative DM solutions. Nurtur, a member of AHIP’s DM Direct program, offers an inclusive people-centered approach designed to help people at all life stages address the life issues that get in the way of health as well as the health issues that complicate living. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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