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Fiona G. Healthy Living Professional

Washington, District of Columbia
Fiona Gathright has spent the last 20 years in corporate business management and marketing. Prior to founding Wellness Corporate Solutions, she co-owned and managed a successful legal research company that served 99 of the top 100 law firms, as well as numerous investment banks. After selling that... Full Bio
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Wellness Incentives: A National Soda Tax? by Fiona G. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Workplace Health A few weeks ago, Mark Bittman penned an op-ed in the New York Times about a possible national tax on sugar-sweetened beverages . Realistically, the bill has little chance o ... Read on »
Real-Time Data Collection through ScreenSMART by Fiona G. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Workplace Health We blogged recently about WELLConnect, a series of technology innovations that are enhancing the way we handle biometric screening data. Today, we focus on a central ... Read on »
WCS Launches WELLConnect by Fiona G. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Workplace Health It's an exciting time at WCS! We're gearing up for another record-breaking fall biometric screening season, we continue to celebrate our tenth year in business - ... Read on »
Sobering Facts about Diabetes and Pre-Diabetes by Fiona G. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Workplace Health The CDC just released its 2014 National Diabetes Statistics Report  (PDF), and the results are alarming: 29.1 million Americans have diabetes, and 8.1 million of those are ... Read on »
Bringing Wellness to a Diverse Population: Case Study by Fiona G. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Workplace Health As a biometric screening vendor, WCS is responsible for managing a staggering amount of highly-sensitive data. Our clients and partners rightfully expect the highest degree ... Read on »
Employees Who Smoke Cost $278 Billion a Year by Fiona G. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Workplace Health Everyone knows that smoking is outrageously bad for your health. But it's also bad for employers, according to a recent survey by Gallup : Smokers miss 2.5 more ... Read on »
3 Ways to Simplify Biometric Screenings by Fiona G. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Workplace Health Since today's theme is simplification, I'll get straight to the point: three ways to simplify biometric screenings: Stick with fingerstick screenings. This is your bes ... Read on »
Six Principles of Effective Health Coaching by Fiona G. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Workplace Health Health coaching, like "wellness," means different things to different people. I'm afraid that shows like "The Biggest Loser" make people think of health coaches as drill se ... Read on »
3 Biometric Screening Challenges and How to Overcome Them by Fiona G. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Workplace Health Given the weather recently, it's hard to believe that fall is only a couple months away. Our clients are already busy planning their biometric screenings and flu shot clini ... Read on »
Wellness In a Nutshell: The Elevator Pitch by Fiona G. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Workplace Health Some can describe what they do in just one word: teacher, doctor, plumber. Everyone knows what a plumber does -- but a corporate wellness provider? That usually requires ex ... Read on »
Employers Must Address Mental Health by Fiona G. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Workplace Health Stuart M. Sutley at Total Health Management, Inc. has written a great piece on why employers and wellness programs must address the mental health of employees -- not just t ... Read on »
Health Care Employer Mandate Delayed by Fiona G. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Workplace Health As you may have heard , the Obama administration announced yesterday that a key component of the Affordable Care Act -- a rule that penalizes some employers for not offeri ... Read on »
ACA Wellness Program Final Rules: What You Need to Know by Fiona G. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Workplace Health A few weeks ago, the federal government issued new rules that affect wellness program incentives in a big way. They go into effect next January. To help you make sense ... Read on »
RAND Workplace Wellness Study is Supportive by Fiona G. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Workplace Health You've probably heard about the report on workplace wellness undertaken by RAND Corp. An early Reuters article -- repeated ad nauseam by other news outlets -- made it sound ... Read on »
3 Questions Your Employees Will Ask About Biometric Screenings by Fiona G. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Workplace Health The first step to a successful screening is effective communication. It's important to anticipate your employees' questions well in advance. Your screening vendor shou ... Read on »
Biometric Screenings: 3 Reasons Health Education is Crucial by Fiona G. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Workplace Health Biometric screenings are a core component of most wellness programs. From a company's perspective, screenings provide valuable baseline data. But for employees, the experie ... Read on »
The Link Between Occupation and Obesity by Fiona G. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Workplace Health For those of us in the wellness community, it doesn't come as a surprise to learn that obesity and occupation are related. When you work with law firms and mining companies ... Read on »
Healthy Foods on the Menu at National Parks by Fiona G. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Workplace Health On its twitter page, the National Park Service calls itself "America's Best Idea." If you've experienced the majesty of Yellowstone , Glacier or Grand Canyon , I'm su ... Read on »
What a Hardware Store Can Teach Us About Wellness by Fiona G. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Workplace Health DC's Capitol Hill neighborhood is mourning the loss of an institution this week . After more than a century in business, Frager's Hardware Store was destroyed by fire on We ... Read on »
A Successful Wellness Program in Four Steps by Fiona G. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Workplace Health Designing a wellness program from scratch can be intimidating. It's a big step for any company. But here's the good news: If you rely on a few key concepts, you truly can b ... Read on »