Brad Biskup, PA-C, a lipid specialist and ACSM Certified Exercise Physiologist®, runs the Lifestyle Medicine Clinic at UConn Health in Farmington, Connecticut. He worked in osteoporosis and exercise research as well as cardiac rehab before becoming a physician assistant in cardiology. Brad is active nationally as Physician Assistant Working Group co-chair through the American College of Lifestyle Medicine.
At HES, whenever we hear something like the employees loved… we hold our breath, because it’s often followed by the latest flavor-of-the-month wellness activity. While we’re big believers in delighting employees with whatever wellness benefit you’re promoting, if it’s not tied to an overall objective or the program’s mission, it’s probably neutral at best and harmful to health enhancement efforts at worst.
At HES, we’re big believers in checklists for important decisions. Here’s one for you to adapt as you evaluate future or current partners:
We have the good fortune to work with hundreds of highly motivated wellness professionals every year. And from time to time we connect at an industry event and spend some time over coffee or dinner, when we really get to know them.
One thing we’ve learned over the last decade: There seems to be a direct relationship between happiness and work fulfillment with a big life outside of work. Some real examples (but not real names):