The Wellable Blog

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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Survey: 1 Out Of 4 Americans Go To Work Sick

Presenteeism (going to work sick) continues to be a hard to quantify but real cost for employers. When employees come to work sick, they are less productive and risk exposing coworkers to their illness. A recent survey from NSF International ...
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Study: Group Fitness More Effective Than Individual Workouts

A famous African proverb teaches that “If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.” Although this philosophy was probably not on the mind of researchers from University of New England, the saying rings true in their ...
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Study: Mindfulness App Lowers Stress Levels

A new, but small, study from researchers at Carnegie Mellon University shows that a mindfulness app measurably reduced stress compared to a control app. The app used in the study was EBM For Stress and was developed by 01 Expert Systems. It is ...
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Survey: Work, Finances Leading Causes Of Employee Stress

A recent multi-generational survey of 2,000 full-time employees found some interesting pieces of information about the consumer health mindset. Specifically, the survey suggests that Americans have similar wellbeing priorities, but the causes and ...
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Pros And Cons Of Telecommuting

Research suggests that employees that telecommute tend to have higher job satisfaction relative to their office-based counterparts. This is likely a result of the flexibility that telecommuting affords employees, but new research shows that these ...
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Study Shows Efficacy Of Marketing In Combatting Obesity

The rise in obesity since the late 1970s has been the product of increasing availability and consumption of hyper-processed foods and beverages, such as pizza and sugary drinks. The growth in these unhealthy foods did not happen naturally. It was ...
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Survey Results From A Wellable Challenge - Part 2

Between September and October of this year, Wellable hosted the Step It Up Challenge for biotechnology and life sciences companies in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.  The four-week step challenge had seven companies compete for ultimate bragging ...
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9 Benefit Trends In 2018

Employee Benefit News released a list of the nine employee benefit trends for the coming year. It should come as no surprise that employee wellness initiatives appeared frequently on the list. Specifically, financial wellness continues to pick up ...
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