GrokTalk: Holiday Nutrition Hacks

I'm excited to share the second episode of Grokker's official podcast, GrokTalk. Staying healthy during the holidays can be a challenge with delicious treats at every turn. That's why Episode #2 is all about healthy nutrition hacks you can use to stay on track while still indulging in the season.

Join Leslie Perryman and Michael Alfuso as they chat with our newest Grokker Expert, Dr. Chris Mohr. Chris has been helping clients improve their health for 20+ years as a Registered Dietitian. He holds a PhD in exercise physiology, is a consulting sports nutritionist for the WWE, and formerly served as the consulting Sports Nutritionist for the Cincinnati Bengals 

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3 Ways to Engage Employees with Wellness Programs

Employees who participate in their corporate wellness programs are more satisfied with their jobs. Your challenge is how to motivate them to engage with your program.

Here are three critical factors for engaging your employees with wellness:

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How to Include Disabled Employees in Wellness Activities

Nearly one in five adult Americans has some kind of disability according to the U.S. Census Bureau — which means your workplace likely has a percentage of employees with physical, mental, or sensory limitations. And since more workers are retiring later, you should expect an increase in employees on the job with age-related disabilities. These employees may be eager to participate in your wellness program, but don’t know if there’s a place for them.

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Creating a Holistic Wellness Program: How to Go Beyond Exercise and Nutrition

What does “wellness” mean? Is it about eating right and exercising? Is it about feeling happy? About having good relationships with others? All of the above certainly come under the wellness banner, which means that ideally, they should be part of an employee wellness program. A holistic wellness program addresses aspects of health and well-being, and goes beyond just physical needs. And such well-rounded programs are becoming a force within HR departments: According to a recent survey from Gallagher Benefit Services, 34 percent of wellness programs now include financial counseling, 28 percent offer volunteer opportunities, and 27 percent offer community engagement.

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2U Uses Grokker to Help Employees Access Wellness Resources Anywhere, Anytime

Erin Newbill is the Senior Director of Compensation and Benefits at 2U, which works with colleges and universities to develop digital education programs. 2U was recently named one of 2017’s Top Workplaces by The Washington Post. In today's post, Erin explains how Grokker is helping 2U employees access wellness resources from the office, at home, and on the road.

Everyone at 2U is passionate about changing the online education landscape, so it’s no surprise they’re passionate about other things, like maintaining their health and well-being. Many of our millennial employees are starting their careers at 2U, and they’re not afraid to tell us that the work environment needs to be a healthy place. We listened to their ideas, and that’s why we chose Grokker.

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