The Wellable Blog

Mobile Apps, Not Wearables, Will Drive Wellness Technology In The Workplace

There has been a lot of talk about wellness technology and how it can help promote, encourage, manage, and achieve better health for millions of Americans.  The wellness technology landscape is broad and can be divided into two groups: mobile and ...
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Make Your Wellness Program Multi-Generation-Friendly

Generations are colliding in the workplace.  Millennials, Generation X, and Baby Boomers are all represented in today’s employee population.  Until Generation X and Baby Boomers fully exit the workforce, employers are tasked with finding a way to ...
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Wisconsin’s Healthy Jobs Act

Last Thursday, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, signed the Healthy Jobs Act, putting in place state funding for worksite wellness program grants. The Healthy Jobs Act is an example of bi-partisan legislation aimed at promoting private sector ...
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What's Trending In The Workplace

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 ...
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Attracting The Young Invincibles

The young adult population (a.k.a., the young invincibles), is considered crucial to the Accountable Care Act’s overall success.  According to CBS, “If enough young people decide not to buy insurance through state or federal marketplaces, it could ...
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Putting The Person At The Center Of Wellness

In a recent article that appeared in The Journal of Workplace Behavioral Health titled, “Incentives to Shape Health Behaviors: How Can We Make Them More Person-Centered?”, the authors address the importance of making wellness incentives relevant and ...
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The Cure For The Common Corporate Wellness Program Needs A Second Opinion

In a recent blog post titled, “The Cure for the Common Corporate Wellness Program,” authors Al Lewis and Vik Khanna detail issues they believe are pervading common corporate wellness programs.  While aspects of their attack on the wellness industry ...
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The Sitting Epidemic

Last week, we wrote about the productivity benefits of wellness and stressed the need for ALL company leaders (not just the HR team) to champion employee wellness as part of an employee productivity strategy.  Today, we are focusing on a simple way ...
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Healthy Employees Are Productive Employees

Employers often focus on improving employee productivity by providing office resources that help employees do their jobs more efficiently.  Employees receive new smartphones and other technology tools to help improve the speed of their work.  Free ...
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The Benefits Of Verified Wellness Data For Employers

There are two types of employee wellness data: verified and manual entry.  Verified data is the output that results from using a wellness technology product like a smartphone app or wearable device.  Verified data seamlessly flows from the app or ...
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