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Published By: Fitbit     Published Date: Mar 21, 2017
"Have you ever caught yourself assuming that all Millennials are active athletes and all Baby Boomers are more sedentary? By making generalizations about employee health goals based on age groups, you risk misunderstanding your employees and their wellness goals. View this webinar and see how you can: * Manage your wellness program by defining your workforce according to personas * Motivate each employee based on fitness goals - regardless of their generation * Increase engagement with targeted communication and attractive incentives
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Published By: Fitbit     Published Date: Mar 21, 2017
If you’re like most wellness professionals, marketing communication is your most important “side job.” From figuring out when to send emails, identifying the right methods, to designing your communications calendar – it can be a challenge. View this webinar to hear from a leading consumer marketer and learn how to harness best practices that you can use in your day-to-day role. Fitbit’s Head of Lifecycle Marketing, Steven Marjon, will show you: - Tested best practices for communications - How to set up different communications tracks for onboarding new employees - Tools and resources to gauge the effectiveness of your communications
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Published By: Fitbit     Published Date: Mar 16, 2017
Have you ever caught yourself assuming that all Millennials are active athletes and all Baby Boomers are more sedentary? By making generalizations about employee health goals based on age groups, you risk misunderstanding your employees and their wellness goals. Instead, try managing your wellness program by defining your workforce according to personas.
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Published By: Fitbit     Published Date: Mar 16, 2017
In a three-year retrospective study that analyzed health care claims and wearable device data from a self-insured employer, Springbuk looked at the potential impact of Fitbit technology as part of a wellness program. The analysis shows that connected health and fitness interventions can close the gap between the everyday actions that change health and drive outcomes for employee health and employer cost. Some of the key findings include: * Employees who opted into the Fitbit program demonstrated significant cost savings when compared to the control group. * Engaged users cost less than non-engaged users. * The opportunity for cost savings is potentially the highest with less active individuals.
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Published By: Fitbit     Published Date: Mar 21, 2017
Fear not, it is possible to prove the return on investment (ROI) of your wellness program! But don’t take our word for it. Springbuk, a health intelligence platform, recently evaluated the health care claims and wearable device data for a self-insured employer (and Fitbit customer) over a three-year period. View this webinar, Rod Reasen, CEO at Springbuk, walks you through their study and reveals how: - Employees who opted into the company’s wearable program cost less than their counterparts - Total costs for engaged wearable users dropped by 46% vs. 14% for non-engaged individuals - Cost reductions were highest with less active members – encouraging news for all employee populations
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Published By: Fitbit     Published Date: Mar 16, 2017
We recently compiled several of those discussions into a guidebook to bring you up to speed, 8 awesome ideas to pump up your wellness program. This new guidebook is full of advice from the Captivate Community, where you have access to: * Discussion boards to get answers about activity challenges and lots more * Tools & resources like guidebooks, tip sheets and FAQ guides * The Captivate Blog including tips for running your next challenge and improving engagement
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Published By: Fitbit     Published Date: Mar 16, 2017
Curious about what’s worked in wellness for other companies? Need a couple of fresh ideas? Then check out what five different Fitbit Group Health customers have achieved, and learn how they've seen successes in: * Creating a wellness program that works for their employees * Incentivizing employees to keep them excited about wellness * Creating a stand-out wellness program on a tight budget
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Published By: Fitbit     Published Date: Mar 16, 2017
"Creating a wellness program at your company can be difficult when you're unsure what motivates your workforce. Whether you have a current wellness program in place, or you're just starting out, take this quiz to better understand how to motivate and engage your workforce. Once you've completed the quiz, be sure to download a free playbook that reveals what makes your employees tick.
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Published By: Fitbit     Published Date: Mar 20, 2017
February may have been the official American Heart Month - but it's never too late for you and your employees to take better care of your tickers. Fitbit Group Health has designed a poster and three tip sheets, that you can share within your organization. Your employees will get the heart-healthy advice they need, and you’ll get to shine as the wellness rock star that you are. Things to keep in mind as you download the kit: * The posters and tip sheets can be shared any number of ways, including via print, email, or uploaded to your company intranet. * Consider hanging the poster in well-trafficked areas like your lobby, kitchen, and hallways. * Think about giving one tip sheet a week to keep heart health top of mind. Enjoy the poster and tip sheets and good for you, for helping your employees love their hearts this month.
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Published By: Fitbit     Published Date: Mar 21, 2017
February may have been the official American Heart Month - but it's never too late for you and your employees to take better care of your tickers. Fitbit Group Health has designed a poster and three tip sheets, that you can share within your organization. Your employees will get the heart-healthy advice they need, and you’ll get to shine as the wellness rock star that you are. Things to keep in mind as you download the kit: * The posters and tip sheets can be shared any number of ways, including via print, email, or uploaded to your company intranet. * Consider hanging the poster in well-trafficked areas like your lobby, kitchen, and hallways. * Think about giving one tip sheet a week to keep heart health top of mind. Enjoy the poster and tip sheets and good for you, for helping your employees love their hearts this month.
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Published By: Fitbit     Published Date: Jul 26, 2017
There's no doubt that step-based activity challenges can motivate people to move more. In fact, Fitbit data shows that users who participate in Fitbit's in-app Challenges take an average of 2,000 more steps per day than those who do not. But maybe you've run several successful step challenges at your company and you're ready for change. Check out these four non-step-based challenges that can help your employees get their health in check - in ways that go beyond steps.
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Published By: Fitbit     Published Date: Jul 26, 2017
Nearly one in three adults report one or more symptoms of insomnia - and these fatigue-related productivity losses have been estimated to cost $2,280 per employee annually in the U.S. That's $63.2 billion per year. Inside this report, you'll learn why everyone needs adequate sleep, and how you can help your employees get the rest they need. Plus, you'll get the scoop on sleep's major effect on productivity and ultimately, your company's bottom line.
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Published By: Fitbit     Published Date: Jan 23, 2018
Springbuk recently announced its America’s 100 Healthies Employers for 2017. This annual list celebrates the healthies in population health, taking into account organizational vision, success metrics, the impact on company culture, development of internal expertise and use of technology.
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Published By: Fitbit     Published Date: Jan 23, 2018
Social connectedness is essential to employee health. The need for social connections in ingrained in us from the day we are born. What’s more, humans are known to be naturally social animals and need to have relationships with others, both in our personal lives and in the workplace. But where did this desire for social connectedness come from, and what does it really mean for employees’ health and wellness? Download our white paper, “Social connectedness: The secret to employee health and happiness” to learn: • The science behind social connectedness • How social behaviors impact our health and the workplace • How to incorporate social technology into your wellness program You’ll also receive key takeaways on driving social engagement in your wellness program.
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Published By: Fitbit     Published Date: Jan 23, 2018
How can a corporate wellness program get your employees motivated? Motivation is essential to maintaining positive behavior changes, especially when it comes to achieving health goals. But how do employees get motivated, and most importantly, stay motivate? Simply put—it depends on the person and why they want to get healthy. Download our white paper, “The truth about motivation and what makes healthy habits stick” to learn: • The ins and outs of motivation • The importance of motivational interviewing • What motivation means for wellness incentives You’ll also get your hands on motivational messaging tips to apply to the various fitness levels at your company. Get your team on a path to wellness today. Download the motivation whitepaper now!
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Published By: Fitbit     Published Date: Jan 23, 2018
Don’t look work get in the way of being your healthiest and happiest self! There are loads of ways to stay active at work, no matter what the scenario. Desk jobs, lunch breaks, marathon business trips—we’ve got you covered. Read on to discover how to fit more exercise into your work day.
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Published By: Fitbit     Published Date: Nov 12, 2018
Guidebook: 4 Ways to Implement Your Best Activity Challenge Yet Leading companies know: employees who are physically active are healthier and more productive, and wellness programs can play an enormous role in driving physical activity and health in the workplace. In this guidebook, you’ll learn: - How to create an effective communications plan - The right way to incorporate incentives - Unique activity challenge ideas to get your team moving - And more
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Published By: Fitbit     Published Date: Nov 12, 2018
A basketball partnership that walks the walk, literally. Employees of the Minnesota Timberwolves get stepping. In 2017, the Minnesota Timberwolves teams signed on to partner with Fitbit. This new sponsorship not only included a Fitbit patch on all team jerseys, but an opportunity to work together both on and off the basketball court. For starters, the Timberwolves knew that creating a culture of wellness was a natural next step for the Fitbit partnership. Learn how this NBA organization: ? Launched a successful wellness program through Fitbit Health Solutions ? Kept momentum (and step counts) high on game days ? Experienced cost decreases on medical claims
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Published By: Fitbit     Published Date: Nov 12, 2018
The secret to employee health and happiness. It's a fact: positive social interactions at work have been shown to boost employee health. Social connections are just as important in the workplace as they are in other aspects of life. Being surrounded by compassionate, friendly coworkers can boost productivity and commitment to the workplace. Check out our white paper on social connectedness to explore: ? The science of being social. ? How social behaviors impact our health. ? Key takeaways on driving social engagement as part of your wellness program.
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Published By: Fitbit     Published Date: Jan 28, 2019
Vaccines. Antibiotics. Organ transplants. All medical breakthroughs which changed the face of health in the developed world. But while certain causes of death have been greatly reduced, chronic disease has emerged as the next big threat, and behavior change as the next blockbuster opportunity.
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Published By: Fitbit     Published Date: Jan 28, 2019
There are many causes, but patient behaviors can play a large role in many chronic diseases. The 3-4-50 Framework, developed by the UK-based Oxford Health Alliance, states that tobacco use, poor diet and a sedentary lifestyle contribute to cancer, cardiovascular disease, chronic lower-respiratory disease and diabetes. Those four conditions cause 50 percent of deaths, many of them premature.
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Published By: Fitbit     Published Date: Jan 28, 2019
Amid the shift to value-based care, reducing the burden of chronic disease is one of the biggest challenges facing the health care field today. This widely sought-after goal is beset by significant obstacles. A big part of the problem is lack of patient engagement, or patients not being adequately involved in care decisions and follow-up care.
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Published By: Fitbit     Published Date: Jan 28, 2019
Chronic disease is a major expense for America’s healthcare system. According to the Centers for Disease Control, 90 percent of the $3.3 trillion in U.S. healthcare spend is for chronic diseases. If appropriate steps aren’t taken to improve both prevention and treatment of such diseases, the Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease predicts that the projected total cost of chronic disease in America could tip the scales at $42 trillion by 2030. The most expensive conditions in terms of direct healthcare costs are diabetes, Alzheimer’s and osteoarthritis, and the three most common chronic conditions are hypertension, dyslipidemia and osteoarthritis.
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