Healthy Life

Motivations for Health and Lifestyle Changes by Michaela Savell

Let’s examine two types of motivation: extrinsic and intrinsic. Extrinsic motivation is the type that causes you to do something in order to avoid a consequence,[1] such as motivations for health behavioral changes and exercising to avoid obesity. So in contrast, intrinsic motivation is the type that causes you…

Lower Your Blood Sugar for a Longer Life & Lower Healthcare Costs by Michaela Savell

Being a person with diabetes comes with many challenges. From eating healthy to maintaining the right amount of exercise, it can become hard to lower your blood sugar and keep it at a healthy level. But here’s some new motivation to maintain a healthy lifestyle: Lowering your blood sugar will…

Five Ways to Improve Your Diet, Reduce Healthcare Costs and Improve Longevity by Michaela Savell

Everyone knows that taking steps to improve your diet is good for your health, but few understand that proper eating can directly increase your lifespan and also the balance of your bank account. Here are some examples: Dan, a 40-year-old male with high blood pressure, will live one year longer and…

Want to Live Longer and Have More Money in Your Pocket? Participate in Your Company’s Wellness Plan by Michaela Savell

Want to live longer and have more money in your pocket? Your employer wants that for you too. While many large corporations are beginning to appreciate the impact of wellness programs on employee happiness and productivity, they are starting to get creative to increase participation. Some have gone as far…

The Cost of Not Listening to Your Doctor by Rachel L. MacKelcan

Most don’t think about staying healthy as an easy way to make money, but health offers a significant return-on-investment (ROI). Staying healthy allows us to work longer, save more money, and hopefully enjoy spending it throughout retirement. Most don’t equate their doctor’s orders as an easy way to make money, but…

Walk More, Live Longer, Save More: The Benefits of Exercise to your Life Expectancy and Your Wallet by Rachel L. MacKelcan

  One of the greatest misconceptions in fitness is how much time and money one needs to spend in order to achieve their desired results.  Many believe that cutting-edge nutritional products and complex exercise programs will help magically transform their bodies, but neglect the simple benefits of a brief and…

Healthy New Year’s Resolutions: The Financial Rewards of Staying on Track by Rachel L. MacKelcan

Why stick to New Year’s Resolutions? To lose weight? To get more exercise? It is often these broad statements that keep people from achieving their precise goals – and living a longer, healthier life.  But this year, we encourage you to break that trend by being more specific and intentional with your health goals and their outcomes.

Financial Incentives to Help Employees Stick to New Year’s Resolutions by Rachel L. MacKelcan

Employees know they should take better care of themselves, but the incentives for doing so are often unclear. While most of us start the New Year with the goal of being more active, spending less or saving more for retirement, resolutions rarely last longer than holiday decorations. Understanding the financial…