Archive for the “Employer Resources” Category

Working Comfortably on a Laptop

Posted on April 12th, 2016 by Seth Nickinson

Hate to say it, but the laptop computer is bad for your body. Some researchers over at Cornell have phrased it with understated simplicity: Un-ergonomic Laptops – the design of laptops violates a basic ergonomic requirement for a computer, namely that the keyboard and screen are separated. In the early days of personal computing desktop […]

Creating a Wellness Challenge

Posted on May 12th, 2015 by Seth Nickinson

One perennially popular workplace wellness activity is a fitness, movement, or weight loss challenge. This type of activity has several things going for it: it’s time-bound, it’s exciting, it’s a way to engage people not typically involved, it’s highly visible, and it requires participants to do something healthy. One thing we at Project ACT really like […]

Wellness TV

Posted on February 20th, 2015 by Seth Nickinson

While there are lots of great exercise and stretching videos out there, we really haven’t seen many good overview of workplace wellness. So we made our own.    Healthy for Life “Workplace Wellness” April, 2013 from TV Santa Barbara on Vimeo.  Una Vida Saludable “Manteniendo Una Buena Salud en Su Empleo”  for related posts, check out our “Activate […]

Healthier Company Picnic

Posted on February 18th, 2015 by Seth Nickinson

Many organizations, especially those trying to build a positive culture with strong camaraderie, celebrate via some sort of annual picnic. They are often festive and a chance to “let our hair down.” But they can also be laden with unhealthy food and alcohol. One of our Project ACT participants, Chumash, showed how you can make small […]

Wellness Program ROI Depends on Design and Implementation

Posted on December 11th, 2014 by Seth Nickinson

This article, published by the Society for Human Resources Management, is in the context of a prominent 2013 Rand Corporation Workplace Wellness Programs Study. That study found minimal overall impact on health care costs and provided an estimate of five years for a new wellness program to become cost-neutral. But here, the authors point out that measuring program […]