The Wellable Blog

Health Coaching With Consumer Technologies

Health coaching has historically been viewed as the final step in a costly screen (biometrics), stratify (by risk), and coach model.  As such, it often gets a bad rap à guilt by association.  However, with research from HealthFitness and some novel ...
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Podcast: Tom Ciccotti On Employee Wellness Trends In 2017

Earlier last month, we released our blog on 6 Trends in Employee Wellness, which received a lot of attention from informed human resource and health plan professionals alike. The infographic also sparked interesting discussions on LinkedIn, with ...
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Studies: Activity Trackers Work, If Individuals Use Them

The use of activity trackers is becoming more prevalent each year.  In fact, it has been recently reported that 25% of Americans own a wearable device.  This means that the number of tracker owners in the U.S. is greater than the entire French ...
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Study Quantifies Value Of Employee Health Engagement

Several months ago we discussed the value of health plan member engagement.  A new study from the same organization provides support for investing in the health of employees and their dependents.  The research provides the business case to show that ...
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New Release: Fitbit Alta HR

Fitbit recently released Alta HR, their newest activity tracker.  The device is an upgrade from their popular predecessor, the Alta tracker, the main difference between the two being the heart rate tracking functionality.  Thanks to PurePulse, Alta ...
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National Nutrition Month At Work - Ideas And Resources

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 ...
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Courting Millennials: Lessons From Market Research

In this world of low loyalty, it feels like employees are always having one foot out the door. Millennials, the largest generation in the workforce, are the least loyal of all. In fact, two-thirds of millennials surveyed said that they see ...
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Improving Productivity By Cultivating Good Sleep

It is widely known that proper sleep is important for individual health.  It also shouldn’t be a surprise that employees need sleep too!  In fact, employee sleep quality directly impacts a company’s bottom line.  According to “Why sleep matters” by ...
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6 Trends in Employee Wellness - 2017 Edition

Shortlister recently released their Well-being Industry Prospectus 2017, a report on employee wellness trends. They surveyed well-being subject-matter experts at the nation’s top employee benefits consultants to get their take on the state of the ...
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Apple Watch = Sustained New Year’s Resolution?

As mid-February approaches, the magic of New Year’s Resolutions is starting to wear off; the excitement surrounding exercising and eating healthy might start taking the backseat (yet again).  By this time, it is quite likely that only 59% of your ...
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