• The History (and Future) of Corporate Wellness

    How has corporate wellness evolved for your organization?

    The aim of corporate wellness has evolved over the years from healthcare cost-reduction to holistic engagement. (Photo via Nate Pesce/ftmeade, Flickr)


    Looking back at the corporate wellness programs of our grandparents gives us an appreciation for how far we’ve come — and what the future holds.
    The corporate wellness programs of yore were crude efforts that often chased the wrong goals, according to the Limeade ebook “The Evolution of Corporate Wellness.” Yet what we know now is only possible through these early experiments in corporate wellness.
    As corporate wellness moves into the “Wellness 2.0” generation, it’s clear that the initiatives most companies undertake now are “just scratching the surface” of possibilities, as the Limeade ebook puts it.
    So how did we get here? And what exactly is “Wellness 2.0”?
    Read on for a brief history of corporate wellness, and the lessons we’ve learned along the way that have brought us to where we are today.
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  • How to Support World Health Day in Your Workplace!

    Support World Health Day in your workplace!

    Support World Health Day by getting the word out about diabetes. Share your public support at #Diabetes!


    April 7 is World Health Day. It’s a great time to mobilize your employees around a cause and remind them of the importance of workplace wellness! We commemorate World Health Day on the World Health Organization’s (WHO) founding anniversary. Each year, WHO focuses on a specific health issue with worldwide implications.
    In 2016, the theme was Beat Diabetes. Did you know?

    • “About 350 million people worldwide have diabetes, a number likely to more than double in the next 20 years.”
    • “In 2012, diabetes was the direct cause of 1.5 million deaths. More than 80% of diabetes deaths occur in low- and middle-income countries.”
    • “Type 2 accounts for around 90% of all diabetes worldwide. Reports of type 2 diabetes in children have increased worldwide”

    Diabetes is increasingly prevalent worldwide and harms families, businesses, and communities. Luckily, it’s preventable and treatable, and your company can help get the word out! WHO offers free materials such as free posters and useful fact sheets to help publicize the issue and even suggests ways to get involved with different audiences.
    World Health Day is a perfect opportunity to re-focus supporting wellness in your workplace, partnering with local organizations and building community engagement against a common cause.
    Read on to learn more about the benefits of celebrating World Health Day and how to celebrate it with your employees!
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  • Summer Inspiration for Your Workplace Wellness Programs!

    Move workplace wellness programs outside this summer!

    An outdoor fitness day is a great way to promote workplace wellness in summer. Photo via calvaryftlphotography, Flickr


    Workplace wellness programs lead to healthier, happier, more engaged and more productive employees. And that’s good for your business.

    Summer is just the time to jumpstart your workplace wellness programs, since the season’s bounty provides plenty of opportunities to spark your employees’ enthusiasm. Companies nationwide are kicking off summer wellness programs, including Dean Health Plan, which last month launched its “Summer of Wellness” program.

    During the program’s first week, Dean held activities including a healthy grilling demonstration, daily wellness walks, and an orientation for its Couch-to-5K training program. All were part of a community-wide Worksite Wellness Week in the Madison, Wis. region. Businesses and organizations across the region participated, led by the area’s Madison Region Economic Partnership.

    There are plenty of ways you can foster workplace wellness this summer, and the Greatist health and fitness team lists examples in “The 44 Healthiest Companies to Work For in America”.  Read on to see some of our favorites!

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  • 7 Ideas For Surviving The Winter Workplace Blahs

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    Don’t let the winter workplace blahs turn your organization upside down! (Image via purits, Flickr)


    It’s cold, it’s cloudy and the sparkle of the holidays is long gone. How can you help your employees beat the winter workplace blahs?
    Up to 20 percent of Americans suffer from mild symptoms associated with the winter blues, according to Duke Today writer April Dudash. Seasonal affective disorder, or SAD, is a more intense version of depression that occurs during the winter months. About 11 million Americans suffer from SAD.
    Even a mild case of the “blahs” can wreck havoc in a workplace. Employees drag in late feeling glum, disengaged and low on energy.
    Emotions are contagious (and can even be passed on via smell!), so one person’s winter blahs can quickly become everyone’s blahs. When that happens, productivity, customer relations and employee health suffer.
    Self-care is especially important for company leaders during this time, since their behavior, mood and energy levels set the tone for the organization as a whole.
    Escape is our natural impulse when the blahs hit — maybe to a daydream about a tropical beach! — but in fact, engaging with our emotions, our work and each other is the better way to keep the blahs at bay. Engaging keeps a workplace resilient!
    Help your organization be resilient to the winter workplace blahs by incorporating the following ideas into your employee wellness program.

    7 Ideas For Surviving The Winter Workplace Blahs

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How gThankYou Certificates Work

Step 1

Order Certificates

Choose the gThankYou Certificates you want and order them online or by telephone.

Step 2

Ship directly to your business

Your order is delivered by UPS. Nearly all orders ship the day received. Overnight shipping is available.

Step 3

Distribute to your employees

Personalize your gThankYou Certificates with Recipient and Giver names (optional) and give them to employees.

Step 4

Redeem at any grocery store

Recipients redeem Certificates at major U.S. grocery stores and select the items they want.