Sonic Boom’s Pivot Shows Strength Of BYOD Wellness Strategy

Category: Corporate Wellness

It was not long ago that Sonic Boom Wellness was publishing eBooks that said “just say ‘no’ to bring-your-own-device (BYOD)”.  We strongly disagreed with this approach and published our own eBook around the same time suggesting it was truly the way to go.  Although the topic is still being debated by some wellness and human… Read more »

Wellable Partners With Clinton Foundation, United Way For Community Wellness

Category: Wellable News

This post first appeared on the Clinton Foundation blog. In 1986, community partners in the Coachella Valley of California came together to host the Tram Road Challenge (TRC), a six-kilometer run/walk race that entailed an upward climb of 2,000 feet. Even with such a physical challenge, in 2015, the 30th Annual TRC attracted over 2,000… Read more »

Premium Reductions Don’t Help Employee Weight Loss

Category: Facts and Research

A new study from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania shows that financial incentives do not encourage obese employees to lose weight.  Although many employers provide financial incentives in the form of premium differentials for weight loss, this research and others like it show that these programs are largely ineffective.  It… Read more »

Updated Apple Health App Plays Nice With 3rd Party Health, Wellness Apps

Category: Mobile Wellness

Apple has released a preview for the new version of iOS, which will feature updates across a number of Apple’s own apps, including Health.  Part of the update to Health will be a menu that allows users to find third-party apps to help them track certain metrics in Health.  These menus will be available for a number… Read more »

Health And Fitness Mobile App Usage Up 52% In 2015

Category: Facts and Research

A report from mobile analytics firm Flurry found that mobile app usage of health and fitness apps grew by 52% in 2015.  Overall mobile app usage grew by 58%.  Flurry defines mobile app usage as a user opening an app and recording what they call a “session.”  The report also found that 40% of the… Read more »

CES Preview: Next Generation Of Wearable Devices

Category: Mobile Wellness

The International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) officially launches tomorrow, but companies were quick to announce the product launches early on the show room floor.  As one would expect, many wearable device manufacturers announced new products.  Below are a few highlights from some of the major players in the employee wellness space. Under Armour HealthBox Don’t… Read more »

Survey: One in Five Employees Want New Job In 2016

Category: Engagement

According a survey from CareerBuilder, 21% of employees are pledging to leave their current employers in 2016, up from 16% last year.  Employers with large millennial populations are at even greater risk with 30% of millennials expecting to have a new job by the end of 2016, compared to 23% last year.  With experts estimating… Read more »