4 Keys to Successful Healthy Eating Campaigns

Healthy Eating Campaigns Can Go a Long Way to Behavioral Changes

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Austin, Texas: Healthy eating campaigns are one of the fastest growing sectors of health and wellness programs.

Are you promoting healthy eating habits?

No wellness, nutrition or weight loss program is complete without behavioral modification- and encouraging smaller portion sizes, more fruits and vegetables and other healthy eating habits is crucial to its success.

Robert Piller, President of Wellness Incentives Plus says, “We have seen a 180% increase in sales of promotional products to tie in to healthy eating campaigns this year.  Everything from insulated food containers to encourage employees and students to pack a healthy meal, promotional salad shakers, imprinted kitchen utensils to promote the message at home , food scales and more.”

Reinforce your weight loss or nutrition program by keeping it front and center in the minds of your employees, students or community.

Have your health message be seen at the home, in their car, at work or school and at play.

Also, have an incentive for employees that bring healthy snacks to work.

Have meetings to discuss nutrition and healthy eating.

Encourage and share healthy recipes, snack ideas, etc.

Keep nutrition and portion control at the forefront  of your healthy eating campaign.

Education. Motivation. Rewards. Repeat.

Those are the 4 keys to any healthy eating campaign.

Be consistent in these 4 steps and you will have great success.

Here’s to a happier and healthier workforce.

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Robert Piller is President of WellnessIncentivesPlus.com, a leading provider of custom-printed promotional items geared exclusively for wellness programs and wellness incentives. These branded gifts are ideal for wellness incentive rewards, wellness kickoff or announcement gifts or as wellness reminders.

Visit WellnessIncentivesPlus.com to view thousands of wellness rewards and reminders in all price points-including over 800 different promotional pedometer styles in all price ranges. Follow @wellnessincent

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New Balance is Now Offering Co-Branded Promotional Items for Wellness and Fitness Programs

You Can Now Co-Brand Your Logo with New Balance for Your Next Wellness Incentive Gifts

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Austin, Texas: Wellness Incentives Plus has just introduced the New Balance line to their promotional wellness and fitness gift offerings– and they can be co-branded with your own logo.

Robert Piller, President of Wellness Incentives plus, says, ” Many companies want to go above and beyond the traditional and generic wellness promotional gifts–and we have partnered up to bring the well-established New Balance brand name to the forefront–so that these New Balance items can now also feature your own logo on them”.

Mr. Piller says that by offering a well-known brand name to your fitness and wellness programs, it shows your commitment to excellence in the program.

Currently, Wellness Incentives Plus offers nearly 2 dozen New Balance items–mostly water bottle and bags–but they will be continually adding more each month.

You can view these New Balance wellness items at that link or by visiting WellnessIncentivesPlus.com.

 

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Robert Piller is President of WellnessIncentivesPlus.com, a leading provider of custom-printed promotional items geared exclusively for wellness programs and wellness incentives. These branded gifts are ideal for wellness incentive rewards, wellness kickoff or announcement gifts or as wellness reminders.

Visit WellnessIncentivesPlus.com to view thousands of wellness rewards and reminders in all price points-including over 800 different promotional pedometer styles in all price ranges. Follow @wellnessincent

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New Study Shows That Employees That Exercise Earn 9% More

employees that exercise earn 9% more than those that do not exerciseAustin, Texas: A new study published in the June issue of the Journal of Labor Research shows that workers who exercise regularly earn 9% higher pay on average than those who don’t.

According to the study, There are three potential explanations for the correlation between exercise and earnings:

  1. 1) Exercise leads to higher wages

  2. 2) Wage changes affect individuals’ level of physical activity

  3. 3) Other, unobserved factors cause differences in both exercise frequency and earnings.

The study, published in the Journal of Labor Research, suggests that regular exercise can have an impact on the productivity and well-being of an employee. “It is widely acknowledged that regular exercise has a beneficial impact on well-being. In addition to the positive impact on heart health, weight and on a variety of other medical issues, studies in the literature show that exercise leads to improved mental function, psychological condition and higher energy level, ” Kosteas notes.

He adds, “All three of these traits can be translated into higher earnings by increasing productivity. Besides the direct effect, exercise can have indirect positive impacts on labor market outcome by serving as a signal to potential employers that the individual is dedicated and disciplined.” Since the employer benefits from these attributes, Kosteas recommends that employers embrace sponsored exercise programs and gym memberships not only for the good of employees, but also for the bottom line.

Any firm that is not seriously promoting exercise and fitness programs are basically costing themselves money, according to this study.

Not only will you be saving money on your insurance premiums, but you will get more output from your employees, as well.  Looks like a win-win.

Start a wellness program right away to maximize the impact you can have on your employees.

A good place to start is WELCOA, the Wellness Council of America— which is chock full of resources on wellness programs.

At Wellness Incentives Plus, we have also published many articles on the Do’s and Don’ts of creating and implementing a corporate wellness program for you to read.

Do the research and start developing your own wellness program as soon as possible.

Here’s to a Healthier Workforce!

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Robert Piller is President of WellnessIncentivesPlus.com, a leading provider of custom-printed promotional items geared exclusively for wellness programs and wellness incentives. These branded gifts are ideal for wellness incentive rewards, wellness kickoff or announcement gifts or as wellness reminders. Visit WellnessIncentivesPlus.com to view thousands of wellness rewards and reminders in all price points.

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Fitness Download Cards: The Ideal Wellness and Fitness Award or Gift

Imprinted wellness cards and fitness download cards fr wellness programs and health fairsWellness Incentives Plus  has just introduced a unique branded wellness gift in conjunction with DownloadIncentives.com, known as Fitness Download Cards.

These days, everyone is looking for easy ways to get fit. By offering Fitness Download Cards, you can provide your customers with fast access to download audio workouts, ranging from cardio and strength training to even yoga and ballet. This program also comes with an education site that includes fitness instruction, recipes and healthy tips. With over 200 workouts for all levels, everyone from health nuts to fitness novices can benefit from these training sessions.

Fitness Download Cards are an ideal wellness gift or imprinted health fair gift that features:

  • Over 200 audio workouts available.
  • Downloads are MAC and PC compatible.
  • Compatible with iTunes®, iPod® and iPhone®.
  • Includes full color (4/1) custom branded plastic card.
  • Available for US based and other select country promotions.
  • Branded redemption site available

Best of all, they are priced as low as $4.50 each, making it ideal as both wellness kickoff gifts as well as for promoting weight loss and fitness in a wellness reward program.

For more information, click to view information on these Fitness Download Cards and even watch a short video.

For more information, contact Wellness Incentives Plus at 512.507.4709 or write to robert@wellnessincentivesplus.com

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New Wellness Incentive Gift: Imprinted Insulated Lunch Bag

Promotional lunch bags for health fairsAustin, Texas: Encourage your employees to pack their own healthy lunches with this new custom printed lunch bag.

Ideal for any wellness reminder or for health fairs, this large 100% non-woven, soft textured, heavy polypropylene bag features a bold color large front pocket accent with matching color all-over piping, matching handles, a zippered main compartment with foil lining for insulation and wide 8″ gusset.

Measures 10-3/4″ L x 8-1/4″ W x 4-3/4″ H.

Available from WellnessIncentivesPlus.com for as low as $3.99 wholesale with your logo..

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Heart Shaped Pick N Mints

Heart Shaped Mints for Health FairsAustin, Texas: Wellness Incentives Plus has introduced a new item that is perfect for wellness programs and health fairs.

A combination of mints and toothpicks in a case in the shape of a heart.

We use good tasting high quality US made peppermint mints. Choose Between Peppermint or Chinnamon Mint Flavor. Approximately 30 mints and 10 toothpicks.

Comes with your one color imprint to promote your heart-friendly promotion.

Available at wellnessincentivesplus.com

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Hand Sanitizer In Keychain With Logo for Wellness Programs

imprinted hand sanitizer for wellness programs and health fairsAustin, Texas:  Help your employees improve wellness with these new hand sanitizer wet wipes in a convenient keychain canister.

Each canister includes 30 individual wipes and your custom imprint in up to 4 colors.

These hand wipes are the perfect way to promote your wellness program or wellness campaign and to reduce absenteeism during cold and flu season. They will pay for themselves in the reduction of lost sick days.

Available Colors: Black, Blue, Green, Orange, Pink, Purple, Red, Teal, White, and Yellow.

Available from Wellness Incentives Plus.

Also perfect giveaway item at health fairs.

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Custom Chewing Gum For Promotions

unique custom chewing gum for promotional useAustin, Texas: Wellness Incentives Plus has introduced their newest wellness promotional item, custom chewing gum.

Blister packed sugar free peppermint chewing gum comes in a sleeve, making it ideal for health fairs and wellness programs.

Double the bubble of your next promotion with this custom gum

Includes a full color imprint on all four sides and 12 pieces of gum per sleeve.

View more information about this custom chewing gum at wellnessmarketingsolutions.com.

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Mini Bullet-Shaped Lip Balm

Bullet mini lip balm for wellness programsAustin, Texas: Wellness Incentives Plus has introduced their newest imprinted lip balm gift–perfect for health fairs and wellness program.

Made in the USA, these lip balms come in a variety of flavors: natural, mint or vanilla.

This SPF 15 lip balm comes with your custom full color label imprint–and its compact size has been very popular.

Available from wellnessincentivesplus.com.

 

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Heart Shaped Pedometer with Digital Clock,Step, Distance and Calorie Counter

wellnessmarketingsolutions.com offers anew custom printed wellness pedometer in the shape of a heartAustin, Texas: WellnessIncenitvesPlus.com has introduced the patented heart-shaped pedometer with digital clock, step, distance and calorie counter — perfect for any wellness program.

These translucent multi-function pedometers are in the shape of a heart with a pocket/belt clip and a round area on the front for a full color digital logo.

The pedometer calculates steps, distance, time and calories burned. For best accuracy, wear it on your hip.

Click here for more information about this custom printed pedometer.

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