A New Way to Wellness… The Coming Renaissance

Workplace wellness started as a fitness movement 30 years ago (Association for Fitness in Business). But empty workplace fitness centers and low numbers of employees exercising indicated a need to become more comprehensive in approach. By the mid-1990s HRAs started becoming the foundation of workplace wellness programs. And because comprehensive wellness programs claimed to be…

The Health & Wellness Promotion 2013 Summer Reading Program… Book #5

Book #5: Why Nobody Believes the Numbers, Distinguishing Fact From Fiction In Population Health Management (2012). By Al Lewis. Fifth-Grade Math Debunks Bogus ROI Reports Al Lewis is entertaining, funny, and a good teacher. This is the kind of book you could market as “the book insurance companies… wellness businesses… benefit consultants…. and benefit brokers…

The Health & Wellness Promotion 2013 Summer Reading Program… Book #3

Book #3: DRIVE: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us (2009). By Daniel H. Pink. Intrinsic vs. Extrinsic Motivation in Behavior Change This is the book that launched the much-needed discussion on intrinsic vs. extrinsic motivation in behavior change. It was first recommended to me by Dean Witherspoon, president of Health Enhancement Systems. Dean has…