Millennials And Employee Wellness


Category: Wellness

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


Category: Wellness

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


Category: Wellness

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


Category: Wellness

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


Category: Wellness

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


Category: Wellness

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


Category: Wellness

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


Category: Wellness

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 »

What’s Your New Year’s Resolution?


Category: Wellness

Happy New Year from the Wellable Team! We’ve had a great 2013 at Wellable and look forward to all the exciting things ahead in 2014. For many Americans, January 1st presents an opportunity, the chance to improve ourselves.  It’s little surprise that some of the most common New Year’s resolutions are wellness related.  According to… Read more »

Winter Wellness Woes


Category: Wellness

Winter weather is in full force at the Wellable office in Boston.  It’s cold, windy, and dark by 5pm. What does winter weather mean for health and wellness? According to a Gallup poll, winter weather means less exercise and worse eating habits for many Americans.  “The percentage of Americans who exercise and consume fruits and… Read more »