It's Good to be Well - Monthly Newsletter

An archive of monthly newsletter stories

Featured Board Member of the Month – Linda Passmore

Linda Passmore, CEO, Complete Wellness Solutions Board Member, Wellness Council of Indiana   Wellness Council of Indiana (WCI): How long have you been a board member of the Wellness Council of Indiana? Linda Passmore (LP): Over five years. WCI: What do you enjoy most...

Featured Board Member of the Month – Natalie Martin

Board Member Q&A Our featured board member of the month is Natalie Martin, dietitian and exercise physiologist at Monarch Beverage.  Wellness Council of Indiana (WCI): How long have you been a board member of the Wellness Council of Indiana? Martin: Four years  WCI:...

Featured Board Member of the Month – Todd Shickel

We spoke to Todd Shickel, a long-standing member of the Wellness Council of Indiana Board of Advisors. Todd is the Vice President of Business Development at Elements Financial. He provided insight into his 2018 well-being predictions and some fun facts about himself....

2018 Employee Health and Well-Being Predictions

A new year ushers in a wealth of goals, resolutions and trend forecasts make this year even better than the previous one. What's one prediction we can be certain of? That employee health and well-being efforts will continue to grow and evolve throughout 2018. We asked...

Does Your Company Have a Wellness Champion?

By Jack Brown, ShapeUp  |  January 2016 The ultimate goal of any wellness program is to create an environment where employees are engaged, healthy, and productive. Those companies seeking to create a strong culture of health can leverage a number of grassroots...

Untapped Low-cost and Effective Healthcare for Pain

By: Shelly Barkat, DC Manual medicine delivered by chiropractors specializes in drug-free pain treatment that is both effective and efficient. This untapped, hands-on healthcare service for musculoskeletal pain answers desperate social outcries for lower healthcare...

2017 AchieveWELL Organizations Recognized

The Wellness Council of Indiana (WCI) honored 19 organizations at the AchieveWELL Awards Luncheon at the 2017 Indiana Health and Wellness Summit on October 4 in downtown Indianapolis. We enjoyed a wonderful event that showcased their impressive efforts. Companies that...

Takeaways From 2017 Indiana Health and Wellness Summit

Jennifer Pferrer, Executive Director, Wellness Council of Indiana Thank you to those who attended the 2017 Indiana Health and Wellness Summit. We hope you enjoyed the fantastic keynote speakers, breakout sessions and exhibitors. As the largest gathering of wellness...

Mindfulness Grows as Strategic Business Practice

What do Google, eBay, Intel and General Mills have in common? Besides being successful international companies, they all value and promote mindfulness in the workplace. Mindfulness has become a popular practice over the last decade, helping individuals to focus, be...

What’s Happening at the Wellness Council of Indiana?

Addressing Tobacco and Opioid Use: The Wellness Council of Indiana’s member-only online resource center offers tools to help organizations at any stage of their wellness programming. Our newest addition to the center is a presentation from the Fairbanks Foundation...

Wellness Council of Indiana Welcomes New Executive Director

My name is Jennifer Pferrer and I am pleased to be the new executive director for the Wellness Council of Indiana (WCI). My passion is in health care and improving the lives of people in the great state of Indiana. What a perfect fit for me to join the WCI! While I am...

Biggest Loser Challenge Comes to Indiana

“The Biggest Loser” Race Series is coming to Crown Point, Indiana on Sunday, April 30, as it hosts a half marathon, 5K and new “Motivational Mile.” The half marathon will start at 8:00 a.m., the 5K will begin at 8:30 a.m. and the “Motivational Mile” will begin at...

Wellness and the 2017 Indiana Human Resources Conference & Expo

More and more, wellness professionals are taking on human resources roles and human resources professionals are taking on wellness roles. In fact, looking at the 300-plus attendees of the 2016 Indiana Health and Wellness Summit, more than 40% came from an HR capacity....