November 14, 2022

HR Morning: You Are What You Eat

Wellbeats Fitness Director Mark Kingsriter and Launch My Health founder and president Brenda Navin co-authored an article published in HR Morning on how employers can support employee wellbeing with functional nutrition. Read “You are what you eat: Why employers should care about functional nutrition” now.

The connection between food and wellbeing goes much deeper than simply eating more fruits and vegetables and cutting out processed foods. For employers, understanding the full scope of nutrition’s impact on wellbeing may be key to improving employee health and productivity.

The article outlines four benefits of functional nutrition:

  • Mitigate symptoms of chronic conditions.
  • Balance hormonal changes to reduce stress, boost energy, and more.
  • Manage gut disorders to increase productivity.
  • Reduce the risk of dementia.

By using workplace wellbeing initiatives to educate employees on the power of food as medicine, employers can support efforts to improve productivity, reduce medical spending, and increase satisfaction. And that’s good news for everyone.

About Wellbeats, a LifeSpeak company

Wellbeats, a LifeSpeak company is a leading provider of on-demand virtual fitness, nutrition, and mindfulness classes for use in workplaces of all sizes, health plans, on college or university campuses, multi-family housing, the U.S. military, and fitness and health clubs. Based in St. Louis Park, MN, Wellbeats makes fitness accessible, affordable, and approachable for everyone. More than 1,000 classes and 35+ programs are available to help members stay on track and meet their goals. To learn more, visit or check out a sampling of the company’s fitness classes during a Facebook Live class, and follow Wellbeats on LinkedInFacebookTwitter, and Instagram.