Study: Mindfulness Training Boosts Employee Well-being


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mindfulness (n): the awareness of one’s thoughts, emotions, sensations, actions, and surroundings in the present moment (International Journal of Workplace Health Management) Mindfulness is no longer exclusive to productivity hackers in Silicon Valley – many companies are embracing the practice, hoping to train a mentally fit workforce. However, there was little imperial evidence on whether… Read more »

National Nutrition Month At Work – Ideas And Resources


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March is the National Nutrition Month, which means we get to spend a whole month talking about food.  Count us in! Created by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND), this year’s theme is to “Put Your Best Fork Forward,” a clever way to remind everyone that each bite counts and that small changes in… Read more »

Millennials And Employee Wellness


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WebMD released a report (Millennial Health and Wellness Perceptions: Clues to Increasing Wellness Program Engagement) that focuses on millennials and employee wellness.  With millennials representing the largest generation in the workforce, taking a critical look at their specific needs and preferences provides insights on how to best engage these employees in wellness programs.  Below are… Read more »

What’s New In The FDA’s New Food Label


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All packaged food comes with a label that provides the nutritional value of that particular food so consumers know exactly what they are eating and how much of each nutrient is in that particular food.  The labels also provide the ability to compare and contrast different food ingredients and nutrients for choosing the healthiest option. … Read more »

Why We Love Harvard’s Healthy Eating Plate


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Portion control continues to be a big contributor to the growing obesity rate.  Restaurants over portion meals, dinner plates have gotten bigger, and meals have become supersized and prepackaged making them readily available within minutes in the microwave.  How do we know how much we should be eating and what should our meals be comprised… Read more »

Survey: Income, Generation, And Gender Differences In PTO Use And Preferences


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A survey from TriNet revealed some interesting information about the differences that exist in paid time off (PTO) use and preferences amongst different age and income groups.  The survey sought to gauge the impact of various PTO benefits on workers’ behaviors and their job performance and found that employees consider PTO a very important part… Read more »

Big News Week In Digital Health And Wellness


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Normally, the Wellable blog would address the newsworthy events below in separate posts, but so many announcements have come out in the last week that we felt it was only appropriate to combine them all into one fun blog post.  Enjoy! Nokia To Acquire Withings Nokia Technologies will acquire French connected health device maker (and… Read more »

The Secret History Behind The 10,000 Steps Per Day Myth


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If someone asked you how many steps per day you should take to be healthy, what would you say?  Most people would think your answer would be 10,000 steps per day because that is what they would say, the amount often recommended on the internet, and the default daily goal on their Fitbit.  But is… Read more »

Global Survey Finds 8% Adoption Of Fitness Wearables


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According to a recent survey of 24,000 consumers in 24 countries, about 8% own wearable fitness monitors and 6% own a wearable health monitor.  The survey also revealed that 12% and 10% of consumers plan to buy a wearable fitness monitor or wearable health monitor in the next year, respectively.  About 40% expect to buy… Read more »

What’s Trending In The Workplace


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80% of Americans work at jobs that are sedentary or require only light physical activity.  In a previous post we talked about the harmful effects of a sedentary lifestyle and urged company leaders to promote walking meetings as a way to get employees moving throughout the day. An alternative (or a supplement) to walking meetings… Read more »