Author Archives: Ken Dallafior

About Ken Dallafior

Ken Dallafior is Senior Vice President, Group Business and Corporate Marketing at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan (BCBSM). Dallafior leads BCBSM's group sales force, oversees corporate marketing and product development, and develops and implements key corporate strategies. He also provides leadership to critical sales operations such as agent relations and commissions, sales incentives and complex issue resolution for group customers and sales agents. In addition to working in the insurance industry for nearly two decades, Dallafior played professional football from 1982 to 1992. He is founder and board member of the Detroit Lions Courage House.

The #1 mistake most employees make

Hoping to score a big promotion this year? The smartest thing you can do is to turn off your smartphone late at night. It seems like the opposite would be true — be available 24/7 and your boss will love…

Mental Health

The easy secret to healthy snacking at the office

Time: 4 p.m. Location: Your desk Stomach: Growling When afternoon hunger hits at work, and it always does, it can be tough to resist the siren call of the vending machine and all of the cookies, chips and candy bars…

Wellness at Work

5 ways to de-stress at work

Unless you happen to work as a professional meditator, you probably get a little stressed out at work. Deadlines, non-stop meetings and angry bosses can get anyone’s anxiety going. Thankfully, there are some quick and easy ways to feel more…

Mental Health


Health risk assessments: The first step to making better lifestyle choices

Old habits, especially the bad ones, die hard.  But the hard truth is that many people need to change their lifestyle behaviors in order to get healthy. Consider this: Four modifiable health risk behaviors—lack of physical activity, poor nutrition, tobacco…


Seven habits of successful wellness programs

  It seems everyone’s jumping on the wellness bandwagon. One survey found that 24% of employers have started offering wellness programs in the last three years. Another  noted that 45% of midsized businesses already offer employee wellness programs. Although there’s…

Did you hear the one about laughter being good for your health?

Yes, it’s true.  Laughter may not necessarily be the best medicine, but some hearty guffaws can do a lot more to keep you healthy than you might think. There’s even a field of study, called gelotology (“gelos” is Greek for…

Wellness at Work


Don’t just sit there. Yoga while you work!

What’s a four-letter word for something you can do every day to improve your flexibility and strength, release muscle stiffness, help you relax and make you more alert? Yoga. This ancient practice has many different styles, but there are only…

Wellness at Work

Banish the blahs! Five food tips for all-day energy at work

It’s 2 p.m. and your energy is plummeting faster than Wile E. Coyote after he steps off yet another cliff. You need a pick-me-up, but you’ve reached your limit on coffee and recent government reports have made you leery about…


How to cut down on coffee in the office

Do you start your mornings (and your workday) with a cup or two of coffee? Join the crowd. About 83% of U.S. adults drink coffee, which makes us the world’s No. 1 consumer of this popular beverage.  Some 60% of…

Wellness at Work




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