The 5 Pillars of Employee Behavior Change: Pillar #5

By Melissa Suzuno Nov 8, 2017 8:00:00 AM

You have high hopes for your employee wellbeing program—you’re going to motivate and inspire your employees to eat healthier, exercise more, quit smoking… well, the list goes on and on. And while you may have good intentions, if you’re like the majority of HR and benefits leaders, you’ve probably seen a bit of a gap between your hopes and reality. It can be hard to get the numbers you’d like to see for enrollment and participation—not to mention lasting engagement and long-term behavior change.

Part of the problem is that many programs neglect the science of behavior change, which minimizes their chances of long-term success.

In this series, we’ll explore the five pillars of behavior change that will help you design an effective employee wellbeing program. You can find the posts on Pillar #1 here, Pillar #2 here, Pillar #3 here, and Pillar #4 here.

The fifth pillar focuses on environment. How can you create an environment that makes it easier for employees to stick to healthy habits? Read on to find out!

How Blue Apron Approaches Employee Wellbeing

By Melissa Suzuno Sep 20, 2017 8:00:00 AM

How does a 5,000-person company with employees distributed in offices and warehouses around the country approach employee wellbeing? LifeDojo recently caught up with Hannah Bertiger, Benefits & Wellness Coordinator at Blue Apron to find out!

Read on to learn about Blue Apron’s current programs, goals, and nutrition tips!

Finding the Focus for Your Employee Wellbeing Program

By Melissa Suzuno Aug 17, 2017 8:00:00 AM

 

Wellbeing can be a tricky concept to define. That’s why we spent a blog post diving into what we mean by this term and why we think it’s important to distinguish between wellness and wellbeing. One of the reasons why we prefer “wellbeing” is that it’s more broad and holistic. It doesn’t just include how you’re feeling physically, but your mental and emotional states as well.

If you’re on board with all this, you may still be wondering what this means for your company and your employee wellbeing program. Let’s take a look at some of the main areas where wellbeing and work intersect and how this might impact your wellbeing offerings.

How Healthy Eating Can Impact Your Employees & Your Business

By Melissa Suzuno Jul 26, 2017 8:00:00 AM

Whether you’re vegan, paleo, gluten-free, or unapologetically omnivorous, chances are you spend a good deal of time every day thinking about food. What’s in your fridge? What are you having for dinner? What do you need to buy at the supermarket? What should you eat for a snack in the next few minutes? You get the picture.

And with the proliferation of Pinterest, Instagram, and the internet in general, it’s never been easier to find drool-worthy recipes with a few taps or swipes. But you know what hasn’t gotten easier? Choosing the healthiest options. It’s hard to weigh all the conflicting information and know what’s right for you.

And you may not realize it, but as an employer you have the ability to make a significant impact on your employees’ eating choices.

How are employers approaching nutrition-focused wellbeing programs and why should you consider offering one to your employees? Read on to find out!

9 reasons to skip sugar

By Tammy Chang Apr 10, 2015 5:00:00 PM

Today we’re happy to introduce our first guest blogger, Tammy Chang. Tammy is one of the experts behind LifeDojo’s “Healthy Eating” program. A career educator, nutritionist and certified health coach, Tammy will be contributing posts about the science of food and how to eat for health.

Every winter, I tend to slip a little bit in my intention to eat less refined sugar. So here we go again: My goal is to make refined sugar a minimal part of my diet. Treats and special occasions, maybe, but definitely not every day. In this article, I’ll give you 9 good reasons why I think it’s worth the effort to skip sugar.

First, a little background about me: I have made huge strides in lessening the amount of refined sugar in my diet. I used to hold the sugar canister over my cup of coffee for 5 whole seconds. (Try counting that out next time you make coffee: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. Yikes!) One day, I decided to try it without, and now that I’ve kicked my sugar addiction, I can't stand the taste of sweetened coffee. The great thing about a sweet tooth is that once you put some real effort into taking sugar out of your diet, the cravings start to disappear. Things will actually start to taste disgustingly sweet to you! (Really. I promise.)

The problem with sugar isn't just the empty calories and the tooth decay. It's a whole host of other things. Here are 9 big reasons to cut sugar from our diets, dinner tables and break rooms, pronto.

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