Weekly Wellbeing Resources: HIIT Workouts, Pandemic Fatigue and More!

February 8, 2021

When it comes to wellbeing, employers often find themselves challenged by how to approach a shift from a traditional wellness model to a comprehensive and holistic program that supports the whole person. Below you'll find this week’s curated list of wellbeing resources. Feel free to share these resources, as appropriate, with your team. Have a safe and healthy week!

Career Wellbeing

  • Work-Life Balance is a Cycle, Not an Achievement – Research has definitively shown that overwork isn’t good for employees or their companies — and yet, in practice, it can be hard to overcome unhealthy work habits and reach a more sustainable work-life balance. This article by the Harvard Business Review explores a process that might help you find a healthier balance.

Social & Family Wellbeing
Financial Wellbeing
  • Working from Home? Here’s How to Spend Less on Car Insurance  – If you have a car but barely drive it (especially during the pandemic), you might find yourself wondering if there’s a cheaper car insurance option beyond traditional coverage. This article discusses whether pay-per-mile insurance might be a hit or a miss for you.

Physical Wellbeing
Emotional Wellbeing
Community Wellbeing
Employer Focused Wellbeing
  • Black Mental Health Matters: What Employers Must Do in 2021 – With increased racial tension in the US, how can organizations better understand what their diverse team members are experiencing at this time, and what can they do to support them and help them adapt? Join Spring Health’s next webinar to learn from Kat Hall, emotional wellness manager at Harlem Children's Zone, who will share her expertise on taking action to create healing spaces for racial trauma and helping team members thrive. Thursday, February 11th at 2 PM ET.

  • What Happens to Workplace Perks When No One’s In the Office? – The shift to remote working due to the pandemic has accentuated a growing suspicion that the novelty of perks had worn stale for many.  Post-pandemic, the best office perk may be somewhat ironic: the ability to spend more time outside the office than ever before.

  • Proposed Rules Related to Wellness Programs – There are many questions as to how the proposed EEOC rules will impact employers, and although still only proposed, it is likely they will be implemented in 2021. Many of you have wellness programs that include wellness credits or surcharges as part of your overall health budget. These new proposed rules will impact what you need to do in order to keep your current wellness program in place and compliant. Join SIG (an Alera Group Company) and Stacy Barrow, Esq. as they review these new proposed rules to help you be proactive and strategic. Thursday, February 25th at 11 AM ET.

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