Health Enhancement Systems Kicks off Health for the Holidays Campaign to Inspire Joy, Gratitude, and Year-Round Well-Being

Health Enhancement Systems, world leader in workplace wellness campaigns, is pleased to launch Health for the Holidays, a unique product for boosting employee and family member well-being during the holiday season and all year long.
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Daily snowfalls are part of the fun with Health for the Holidays.
Daily snowfalls are part of the fun with Health for the Holidays.
MIDLAND, Mich. - Sept. 14, 2016 - PRLog -- Well-intentioned HR, health, and well-being professionals tend to pepper people with warnings and do this, don't do that lists during the holidays, perpetuating an expectation that this joyful season is a time for stress and weight gain. Helping participants build self-regulation and problem-solving skills all year stands a much better chance of fostering sustainable behavior change.

"Wellness programs typically focus on weight and stress during the holidays," confirms Dean Witherspoon, CEO and founder of Health Enhancement Systems. "Health for the Holidays offers a more positive approach, equipping and inspiring participants to fully enjoy the season while practicing habits vital to year-round well-being."

According to the American Psychological Association, many people want to improve their lives in the New Year in several ways… from getting healthier and managing money more wisely to strengthening relationships. Grounded in research from positive psychology, health and medical science, and Gallup®, Health for the Holidays activities and content build skills for better well-being in 5 areas: mind/body, career, community, social, and financial.

"Regular exercise and good nutrition are extremely important, but they're not the only habits that matter," notes Witherspoon. "Health for the Holidays takes a holistic, integrated approach to enhance many facets of well-being… and inspire participants to mindfully appreciate the magic of the season. The timing creates positive momentum for getting the New Year off to a great start and sustaining engagement throughout 2017."

Slated to re-launch later this fall, Health for the Holidays features captivating winter scenes that grow richer with each well-being activity completed. Employees and family members love the inspiring daily tips and articles, healthy recipes, "gift box" activities, and easy tracking. The moderated wall offers expert tips and built-in social support to reinforce well-being habits. An ice-skating polar bear, a family of penguins, and daily snowfalls surprise and delight participants:

"Sending a BIG thank you to Health for the Holidays for encouraging me to try my new fitness endeavors. I'm feeling stronger not only physically but mentally."

"I must say, this challenge has kept me super accountable and motivated through the holidays!"

"I love today's 'gift box' activity. It definitely brightens my day to smile at people even if I don't know them."

For a sneak peek at Health for the Holidays, a way to offer input, and a chance to win prizes, join the free 2-week pilot; register by Friday, September 16.

Health Enhancement Systems creates employee wellness programs for organizations in North America and throughout the world. More than 20 engaging wellness campaigns have been adopted by thousands of organizations — serving millions of participants. For more information, visit or call 800.326.2317. Learn more about Health Enhancement Systems wellness campaigns, white papers, SlideShare presentations, and Well-Being Practitioner journal at


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