Kids’ Fitness by the Numbers: Creating a Future of Good Health

Kids’ Fitness by the Numbers: Creating a Future of Good Health

Any parent or child care professional will tell you that tracking a child for any given activity is a challenge. This means that tracking their exact level of physical activity should be nearly impossible, right?

At Fly Movement, we have a unique approach to fighting childhood obesity and building healthy habits. In addition to creating fun exercise programs (like free fun runs), Fly Movement gives each participant a free activity tracker that allows program leaders, as well as the children themselves, to easily see the child’s progress, delivering invaluable data and metrics.

New Year, New You? Conquered.

New Year, New You? Conquered.

It seems like just yesterday that the New Year, New You National Challenge – a challenge that included three compounding two-week missions – launched with the goal of helping participants get motivated to move in the New Year.

Since wrapping a few weeks ago, our Customer Success Team has put on their analytical caps to assemble the steps, moves and more that made the Challenge a success. Whether you were one of the 600+ participants, or you’re interested to see why you should join our next Challenge, check out these inspiring results!

Wellness Budgeting, Simplified

Wellness Budgeting, Simplified

Is finding money in your budget to implement programs that positively impact your employees a challenge each year?  Do you know where carrier “Wellness Dollars” come from?

Our experts have a few recommendations on how to be creative when working with carriers, brokers or stop-loss insurance companies to cover the cost of wellbeing programs or population health management tools.

Meet our Newest Partner, Bene-Fit

Meet our Newest Partner, Bene-Fit

Last month, we announced that DHS Group had formed a partnership with Houston-based health risk management company Bene-Fit. As part of the partnership, Bene-Fit offers DHS Group’s HealthSpective Analyze and Engage (Medical and Move) platforms as pieces of their standard program components – helping clients reduce their healthcare spending at every level, from identifying, intervening and improving the health of high-risk segments to designing custom plans to maximize coverage and minimize exposure.

We invited them to join us on the blog today to tell us a little bit more about themselves and the work they do improve population health.

Rewind: A Look Back on our Time with Susan Cooley

Rewind: A Look Back on our Time with Susan Cooley

In this month’s Rewind feature, Dr. Susan Cooley, a renowned Healthcare Consultant, Pediatric Nurse Practitioner and TEDx speaker, shares about the benefits of humans working alongside computers and technology advances to gather human-centric healthcare answers.

Data on the Rise in HR

Data on the Rise in HR

“This [The rise of data in HR functions] is good news for human resources professionals, according to researchers: The management of data is a new area where HR can make significant impact on external stakeholders, something CEOs want dearly from the HR function,” a recent report from the HR Certification Institute (HRCI) said. “The bad news: So far, this has not been an area where HR has a proven track record.”

Proven track record or not, it was just a couple of years ago when the HR team at Palmetto Health, the largest and most comprehensive healthcare system in the South Carolina Midlands, decided to stay one step ahead of the curve and put data to work for their population.

Prepare for the Future of Wellbeing

Prepare for the Future of Wellbeing

“As the cost of unwell workers rises, employers are spending more on employee wellness as a means to lower healthcare costs, improve morale and recruitment, raise productivity, and stay competitive in the market.”

The quote above is taken from the Global Wellness Institute’s (GWI) 2017 Global Wellness Economy Monitor, which was issued earlier this week to give a current snapshot of the wellness and wellbeing industry and look ahead to what the future holds for companies.

3 Keys for Building a Holistic Wellbeing Program

3 Keys for Building a Holistic Wellbeing Program

When it comes to organizations looking to improve their population health and wellbeing, a holistic view can help organizations achieve better health outcomes alongside cost savings.

Let’s take a look at a few must-haves for a full-circle solution to population health.

5 Tips for Nutrition While on the Move

5 Tips for Nutrition While on the Move

Regardless of your daily schedule, if it contains regular exercise, or if you’re more likely to be found running from meeting to meeting, eating healthy and giving your body the nutrition that it needs is one of the early steps of wellbeing. Here are a few tips to keep in mind to nourish your body on the move …

Get Moving & Win with our Latest National Challenge

Get Moving & Win with our Latest National Challenge

After the success of last year’s Hello Spring Challenge, where 17,000 participants took 2.6 billion steps and averaged 48 million steps per day, DHS Group is excited about the launch of this year’s New Year, New You Challenge!

Running for six weeks beginning Monday, January 9th, the New Year, New You Challenge will include three different (and compounding!) two-week missions that participants are challenged to complete.

The Steps are In (Again): What are the Results?

The Steps are In (Again): What are the Results?

Near the end of summer, we recapped nearly 100 challenges that groups, utilizing DHS Group’s Move module, had completed in the first six months of the year. Almost six months later, we’re revisiting that blog post to share a few new updates and look ahead to what is sure to be a great 2017.

DHS Staff: A Week's Worth of Holiday Snacks

DHS Staff: A Week's Worth of Holiday Snacks

Back at the beginning of the month, we shared how several of DHS Group’s staff members like to stay active during the holiday season to maintain their spot on the company’s Move challenge leaderboard.

Today, we’re revisiting the team to find out a few of their favorite “healthier” holiday snacks, treats and recipes. With a week’s worth listed below, you’ll have plenty to try as you head into the upcoming holiday weekend and toward the New Year!

5 Ways to End Low Participation Frustration

5 Ways to End Low Participation Frustration

In a recent The Business Journals article, author Dana Manciagli laments a familiar disappointment that many companies find when launching a wellness or wellbeing program for their employees – a disappointment that 52 percent of employers polled in The State of Workplace Wellbeing survey agree is the biggest challenge.

What is the frustration?

Meaningful Fitness Tracker Data is on the Rise

Meaningful Fitness Tracker Data is on the Rise

‘I personally believe that we have just finished seeing the first generation of wearables and are about to enter the ‘what’s next phase.’ Those were the words of Mike Lee, Chief Digital Officer at Under Armour, expressing his feelings on the current state of wearable technology and connected devices.

Fitness trackers, which have long been looked at as a way to record a simple metrics like steps or miles walked during the day, are starting to be tapped for the additional information they can provide – insightful data that can provide a holistic view of an individual’s overall health and wellbeing.

DHS Staff: How We're Staying Active this Holiday Season

DHS Staff: How We're Staying Active this Holiday Season

Holiday season is upon us and like every year, there seems to be an invitation to a party or special event around every corner – quickly filling up the calendar alongside work commitments, holiday shopping, family outings and more.

Unfortunately, with the busyness of the season, commitments to staying active can become harder and harder to maintain. We caught up with some members of the DHS Group team to hear about their favorite ways to stay active and maintain their spot on the company’s Move challenge leaderboard during the busy month ahead.

Living and Thriving with Type 1 Diabetes

Living and Thriving with Type 1 Diabetes

Around the world, people are wearing blue throughout November to bring awareness to diabetes in celebration of National Diabetes Awareness Month. Regardless of the type of diabetes, this month, we’re all working together to bring awareness to an incurable disease. While I advocate for type 1 diabetes (T1D) awareness throughout the year, November is my favorite month because it’s full of activities and events that shine a light on diabetes.

Managing Type 2 Diabetes at Your Company (Hint: Be Proactive)

Managing Type 2 Diabetes at Your Company (Hint: Be Proactive)

Type 2 Diabetes is a problem for employers on many levels. We live and work in environments that encourage unhealthy behaviors, speeding up the process of making healthy people unhealthy. Our system to treat those with or at risk for Type 2 Diabetes targets the symptom, leading to a lifetime of controlling blood sugar through medication.

When you combine the above with prevalent data, our ability to have a positive impact on Type 2 Diabetes seems minimal. The question, then, is how do we address these issues proactively? What could we change or improve so that a positive impact is possible?

Put Meaningful Miles to Work for Your Group

Put Meaningful Miles to Work for Your Group

On Memorial Day, the SEAL Legacy Foundation launched its inaugural Patriot Steps Challenge using our Meaningful Miles: Fundraising Activity Challenge program. The Challenge kicked off with the goal of engaging donors and encouraging movement while raising funds for a cause that was close to their hearts – providing support to the families of wounded and fallen Navy SEALs, giving educational assistance to SEALs and their families, and more.

For those of you considering the Move module for your organization, there’s never been a better opportunity to test-drive