The Wellable Blog

Infographic: 3 Best Practices To Avoid Getting Sick This Winter

  • 13.12.2017
The 2017 - 2018 flu season is here, and data predicts that it will be a bad one. The main strain of flu circulating around might be particularly more malicious than other seasons, and the flu vaccine was only 10% effective when introduced to the ...
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Podcast: Al Lewis On HRAs and Biometric Screenings

Despite growing evidence on their lack of efficacy and potential risks, health risk assessments (HRAs) and biometric screenings remain popular amongst employers.  As advocates for combatting misinformation and promoting positive wellness ...
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Fitbit Gets Into The Smartwatch App Game

Fitbit announced the first major update to its Fitbit OS software that runs on its flagship Ionic smartwatch. The update brings Fitbit Ionic users access to more than 100 data-rich clock faces and more than 60 apps. Fitbit was nice enough to create ...
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Survey: Majority Of Recent Graduates Would Accept Salary Cut For Student ...

As the second leading form of debt in the United States, student loans are a significant source of stress for a number of employees, which explains the findings from a recent survey of 2013 to 2017 graduates conducted by Millennial Personal Finance. ...
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Study: Office Workers Do Not Want To Sit All Day

The title of this blog post will surprise few wellness professionals. Their personal experiences teach them that employees need and want to sit less, but for the first time, these advocates for employee health will have some data to make their case ...
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Exercise Helps Employees Socialize And Accomplish More

Exercise has been shown to protect against chronic diseases, improve moods, and enhance memory. Despite not needing additional reasons to promote physical activity, employers can now add more socializing and higher goal attainment to the list. ...
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Top 3 Benefits For Working Mothers

Companies offering policies friendly to working mothers make a positive impact on the lives of their female employees and their families. These happier employees lead to more productive outcomes in the office. These companies also benefit from a ...
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Regulatory Considerations For Giving Non-Smokers Extra Vacation Days

The wellness industry was abuzz a few weeks ago when a Japanese marketing company, Piala, made headlines for its vacation day policy. In September 2017, Piala made a change to their vacation day policy that gives non-smokers six extra vacation days ...
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Healthiest Snacks For Your Office Kitchen

  • 15.11.2017
It is no secret that nutrition plays a major role in having a healthy population. Unfortunately, it never comes as a surprise when an employer hosts a “lunch and learn” on nutrition, and supplies pizza for the attendees. This kind of contradiction ...
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Victories Beyond The Scale: Boosting Engagement While Avoiding “Biggest ...

When planning a wellness program, many organizers and participants fall into the trap of focusing on numbers on the scale. Weight loss challenges such as “Biggest Loser” or “Dieting For Dollars” are widely popular, despite extensive research on ...
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