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Calories Count Program: Beverage Association's Vending Initiative

Calories Count Program: Beverage Association's Vending Initiative | Inside Workplace Wellness | Scoop.it
The beverage industry, working with two big-city governments, will make vending machine changes for its Calories Count program.
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This $9 Cardboard Bike Can Support Riders Up To 485lbs

This $9 Cardboard Bike Can Support Riders Up To 485lbs | Inside Workplace Wellness | Scoop.it
Izhar Gafni has designed award winning industrial machines for peeling pomegranates and sewing shoes. He’s also a bike enthusiast who’s designed a lot of carbon fiber rigs. But one day, he’d heard about someone who’d built a cardboard canoe.
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A Troubling Trend in Life Expectancy

A Troubling Trend in Life Expectancy | Inside Workplace Wellness | Scoop.it
The life expectancy of whites without a high school degree has fallen in recent years.
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When Wellness of Mind is All You Need to be Healthy – Top iPad Meditation Apps | PadGadget

When Wellness of Mind is All You Need to be Healthy – Top iPad Meditation Apps | PadGadget | Inside Workplace Wellness | Scoop.it
There are plenty of ways to keep our bodies healthy. Eating right, exercising, getting plenty of water and rest- these are just a few important means to keeping our biological engines running in tip-top shape.

Via John Evans
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In New York, Poor Smokers Spend 25% of Income on Cigarettes, Study Says

In New York, Poor Smokers Spend 25% of Income on Cigarettes, Study Says | Inside Workplace Wellness | Scoop.it
The evidence proves that high taxes are regressive and ineffective, advocates for smokers’ rights say.
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Caregiving & Going It Alone: When Life at Home Impacts Productivity at Work | Disruptive Demographics | Big Think

Caregiving & Going It Alone: When Life at Home Impacts Productivity at Work | Disruptive Demographics | Big Think | Inside Workplace Wellness | Scoop.it
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Premiums for federal health plan set to increase 3.4 percent

Premiums for federal health plan set to increase 3.4 percent | Inside Workplace Wellness | Scoop.it
The Office of Personnel Management announced 2013 premiums for the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program are set to increase 3.4 percent. That's slightly below last year's increase of 3.8 percent, which had been the lowest since 2008.
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Penalty for not completing health risk assessment does not violate ADA: Court

Penalty for not completing health risk assessment does not violate ADA: Court | Inside Workplace Wellness | Scoop.it
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New FTC Rules on Writing Reviews, Affiliations, and Sponsored Posts

New FTC Rules on Writing Reviews, Affiliations, and Sponsored Posts | Inside Workplace Wellness | Scoop.it
There’s nothing like poring over a heavily-footnoted article in the New York Bar Association newsletter. Several times. What does this have to do with food writing? Glad you asked.
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'Globals' Generation Focuses On Experience : NPR

'Globals' Generation Focuses On Experience : NPR | Inside Workplace Wellness | Scoop.it
For a growing number of U.S. college students and young adults, the idea of building an American dream is to think internationally.
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Medication errors a big problem after hospital discharge - Harvard Health Publications

Medication errors a big problem after hospital discharge - Harvard Health Publications | Inside Workplace Wellness | Scoop.it

After a hospitalization, being discharged is a key step on the road to recovery. But that road can take a dangerous turn—namely, a serious problem with one or more medications. Five steps you can take to prevent post-discharge medication errors.

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Health Care Costs Will Continue to Rise: Study - MainStreet

Six tips to curb your out of pocket medical costs.
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Why There Is a Big Employer Focus on Getting Employees to Stop Smoking

Why There Is a Big Employer Focus on Getting Employees to Stop Smoking | Inside Workplace Wellness | Scoop.it
Tobacco use holds a top spot among the health risks employers focus on through their wellness programs. You may wonder why.
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Long-Term-Care Insurance: Weighing the Options

Long-Term-Care Insurance: Weighing the Options | Inside Workplace Wellness | Scoop.it
Buyers of long-term-care coverage have a growing number of alternatives to traditional insurance. We weigh the options.
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6 Projects Harnessing Data To Do Good

6 Projects Harnessing Data To Do Good | Inside Workplace Wellness | Scoop.it
The Internet, fast Wi-Fi, and ever-improving computer processors have made it easier than ever for corporations, non-profits, and cities to harness large amounts of data to do everything from predicting terrorist attacks to studying urban heat...
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Genetic Obesity Risk Heightened by Sugary Drinks

Genetic Obesity Risk Heightened by Sugary Drinks | Inside Workplace Wellness | Scoop.it

The relationship between genetics, body mass index, and obesity risk appears to be magnified in adults who drink the most sugar-sweetened beverages, researchers found.


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Eating Yogurt May Protect Against High Blood Pressure

Eating Yogurt May Protect Against High Blood Pressure | Inside Workplace Wellness | Scoop.it
A new study has suggested that adding low calorie yogurt to your diet may help lower your risk of high blood pressure.The new information presented at the American Heart Associati...
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Life Expectancy for Less Educated Whites in U.S. Is Shrinking

Life Expectancy for Less Educated Whites in U.S. Is Shrinking | Inside Workplace Wellness | Scoop.it
A long rise in Americans’ life spans has reversed itself for white people who lack high school diplomas, an increasingly troubled group that has lost four years of life expectancy since 1990.
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Persuasive Technology

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Our first #co_health book club chat was about Persuasive Technology. 

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More companies linking rewards, penalties to wellness program results

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How employers can get financial value from a wellness program |Business Insurance News |Business Insurance

How employers can get financial value from a wellness program |Business Insurance News |Business Insurance | Inside Workplace Wellness | Scoop.it
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T. J. Ettinger, Inc. On 2013 salary budgets

The HR community is predicting salary budgets for 2012/13 to be on average in the 2.8 - 3.0% ranges. I don’t believe the economic fundamentals will support a number higher than 2%. I would like to hear from you on your prediction.
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What's The Big Idea? 5 Books To Inspire Innovation : NPR

What's The Big Idea? 5 Books To Inspire Innovation : NPR | Inside Workplace Wellness | Scoop.it
Where do ideas come from and how can we have more of them?
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Coffee, Caffeine May Lower Basal Cell Skin Cancer Risk | July 9, 2012 | eReport | Plastic Surgery Practice

Coffee, Caffeine May Lower Basal Cell Skin Cancer Risk | July 9, 2012 | eReport | Plastic Surgery Practice | Inside Workplace Wellness | Scoop.it
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Survey finds wellness strategies gaining traction as way to curb double-digit health cost increases - Articles - Employee Benefit News

As employee medical benefit costs escalate at double-digit levels worldwide, a new survey finds that wellness programs and health promotion strategies are gaining traction.
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