3 Ways Employers Can Support Positive Habit Change Among Employees

August 2, 2017
Take a moment to consider the New Year’s resolutions you eagerly set for yourself at the beginning of this year. Remember that vision of a “new you” you saw parading in your mind? Now flash forward to the present. Have you been hitting the gym, sticking to your diet plan, and spending more time with your family and friends? If so, good for you. That’s quite a feat. But if not... congratulations! You have a normally functioning response to negatively…
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How Healthy Eating Can Impact Your Employees & Your Business

July 26, 2017
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…
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The Unexpected Benefits of Boosting Employee Fitness

July 19, 2017
“I can’t go a day without working out.” “Going for a run just puts me in a better mood.” “I’m a much nicer person when I go to the gym.” These are all statements that we’ve heard (or perhaps even uttered ourselves at some point!). And it turns out that science backs up these anecdotal observations: Physical activity really does have a positive impact on our wellbeing in multiple ways. Wondering if as an employer you should take some steps…

5 Simple Ways to Promote Wellness at Work

July 12, 2017
As an employer, you have a vested interest in your employees’ health. Not just because you work with them every day and care about them as people, but because healthy employees come to work more often, are more productive, and less stressed. Highly stressed employees, on the other hand, take almost twice as many sick days per year. Many people want to make healthier lifestyle decisions, but don’t have time to do the research to separate fact from fad. It’s especially tricky…
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10 Ideas for Marketing Your Next Wellness Program

June 28, 2017
You put a lot of time and energy into selecting the benefits you offer your employees. And, if you’re like 59% of employers, you’re including some type of wellness program in your offering. In theory, it should be easy. Who doesn’t want to improve some aspect of their wellbeing? The numbers confirm this: 87% of employees are open to employer-sponsored wellness programs. But at the same time, according to research by Willis Towers Watson, only 33% of employees agree that the initiatives offered by their…
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LifeDojo Secures $5.1 Million in Series A funding to Expand Global Behavior Change and Health Coaching Platform

February 7, 2017
New platform delivers technology-driven employee health and engagement programs on an enterprise scale. SAN FRANCISCO, CA - LifeDojo Inc., the leader in person-centered corporate health behavior change, announced the closing of their $5.1 million Series A financing in partnership with Sodexo Ventures, the strategic venture capital fund of Sodexo, world leader in Quality of Life services headquartered in Paris France, with participation from Launchpad Digital Health, GP Ventures, JD Investments and the Telluride Venture Fund. This is the first partnership of…
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Loneliness Kills — How it’s harming your employees…and how to help them

January 10, 2017
Loneliness is more deadly than obesity and more common than most people think. The bottom line is this: untreated mental illness in the workplace is expensive. It costs as much as $1,600 per employee, per year and in terms of depression specifically, those who meet the criteria for the disease but receive no treatment for it use two to four times the healthcare resources of their colleagues. The result is higher rates of absenteeism and presenteeism, decreased productivity, more workplace accidents, higher disability costs, higher overall medical…
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Meaningful Change: 5 Questions with LifeDojo CEO Chris Cutter

November 19, 2016
This interview originally appeared on brandchannel. We’ve all been there. It’s the end of the year, and we start to think about a New Year’s Resolution. We vow to stick to it this time and see it through. And yet, before the snow melts, we’ve usually abandoned our good intentions. Behavior change is a challenge for most of us—even when we know we’re exhibiting a behavior that is harmful to our health. As our cultural appetite for wellness continues to…
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Recognizing Employee Burnout: 4 Simple-to-Spot Symptoms You Need to Know

November 7, 2016
The statistics are concerning. One in three people reports being chronically stressed on the job, leading to as many as one million employees being absent every day of the year. Beyond this, chronic stress is driving up costs related to lower productivity, increased healthcare costs and dramatically higher turnover rates. In 2015 alone, the average employer saw one out of every six employees voluntarily leave their position before the year was over. Employers know burnout is a problem— but most feel powerless to reverse the…
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3 Questions to Ask Before Launching a Wellbeing Program

September 6, 2016
You can see the future, and it’s looking bright. Everyone at your company is feeling energized and enthusiastic about their work, connected to the people around them, and full of vitality. Sounds great, right? It’s easy to imagine that a wellbeing program will solve all of your company’s problems and transform your employee experience. But it’s important to take some time to clearly define exactly what your goals are for your wellbeing program. Here are three big questions to ask…
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