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 »

Using Google to Create Employee Wellness Power Rankings


Category: Wellness

According to a recent study, “if you are thinking of quitting smoking, it is probably Monday.”  Researchers looked at Google search data from 2008 to 2012 and found that quitting smoking was searched more on Monday than any other day. It’s unclear why exactly these queries spiked on Mondays, but the researchers believe the results… Read more »

What Does The US Budget Crisis And Chronic Disease Have In Common?


Category: Wellness

This is not a political blog post.  This is a post about real-world problems that have readily available solutions. A particularly nasty partisan political disease has infected the American government.  Regardless of one’s political beliefs, there is widespread agreement that the current budget crisis is solvable and politicians must work together to find the cure. … Read more »

Is Vine Part Of Your Wellness Program?


Category: Wellness

Wellable loves using Vine.  For those unfamiliar with Vine, think of it as Twitter with video.  With Vine, you can easily create and share short (~6 second) video clips from your smartphone. Vine videos are interesting, concise, and fun. Wellable uses Vine to connect with employer clients in interesting and unique ways.  The below video… Read more »

How Can We Make Americans Healthier?


Category: Wellness

Nick Patel from Wellable answers this question for the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association’s Make Americans Healthier Challenge. Nick discusses using mobile wellness to make prevention a priority and help keep Americans healthy.  Watch Wellable’s video to learn about the 6 key elements that make mobile wellness effective: Distribution Automated tracking High engagement Analytics Feedback… Read more »

Does Your Doctor Prescribe Fresh Fruit?


Category: Wellness

Over 3.7 billion prescriptions are filled annually at US pharmacies.  Not included in this number are fresh produce prescriptions.  Yes, doctors are prescribing fresh produce. Last week, New York City officials debuted a fresh produce prescription program at two city hospitals, Lincoln Medical Center and Harlem Hospital.   The goal of the Fruit and Vegetable Prescription… Read more »

Commuting To Work Can Be Exercise Too


Category: Wellness

Grabbing a Clif bar just before running out the door.  Racing to Starbucks to pickup a mourning venti latte with soymilk for that requisite jolt of caffeine before heading into the office.  More likely than not, you are familiar with the daily mad dash and hustle of the morning commute. I have less than fond… Read more »