The Wellable Blog

Exercise Helps Employees Socialize And Accomplish More

Exercise has been shown to protect against chronic diseases, improve moods, and enhance memory. Despite not needing additional reasons to promote physical activity, employers can now add more socializing and higher goal attainment to the list. ...
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Top 3 Benefits For Working Mothers

Companies offering policies friendly to working mothers make a positive impact on the lives of their female employees and their families. These happier employees lead to more productive outcomes in the office. These companies also benefit from a ...
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Regulatory Considerations For Giving Non-Smokers Extra Vacation Days

The wellness industry was abuzz a few weeks ago when a Japanese marketing company, Piala, made headlines for its vacation day policy. In September 2017, Piala made a change to their vacation day policy that gives non-smokers six extra vacation days ...
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Healthiest Snacks For Your Office Kitchen

  • 15.11.2017
It is no secret that nutrition plays a major role in having a healthy population. Unfortunately, it never comes as a surprise when an employer hosts a “lunch and learn” on nutrition, and supplies pizza for the attendees. This kind of contradiction ...
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Victories Beyond The Scale: Boosting Engagement While Avoiding “Biggest ...

When planning a wellness program, many organizers and participants fall into the trap of focusing on numbers on the scale. Weight loss challenges such as “Biggest Loser” or “Dieting For Dollars” are widely popular, despite extensive research on ...
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Survey: 1 Out Of 4 Americans Go To Work Sick

Presenteeism (going to work sick) continues to be a hard to quantify but real cost for employers. When employees come to work sick, they are less productive and risk exposing coworkers to their illness. A recent survey from NSF International ...
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Study: Group Fitness More Effective Than Individual Workouts

A famous African proverb teaches that “If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.” Although this philosophy was probably not on the mind of researchers from University of New England, the saying rings true in their ...
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Study: Mindfulness App Lowers Stress Levels

A new, but small, study from researchers at Carnegie Mellon University shows that a mindfulness app measurably reduced stress compared to a control app. The app used in the study was EBM For Stress and was developed by 01 Expert Systems. It is ...
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Survey: Work, Finances Leading Causes Of Employee Stress

A recent multi-generational survey of 2,000 full-time employees found some interesting pieces of information about the consumer health mindset. Specifically, the survey suggests that Americans have similar wellbeing priorities, but the causes and ...
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Pros And Cons Of Telecommuting

Research suggests that employees that telecommute tend to have higher job satisfaction relative to their office-based counterparts. This is likely a result of the flexibility that telecommuting affords employees, but new research shows that these ...
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