The Wellable Blog

Study: Longer Working Hours Linked To Heart Disease

A recent study published in the European Heart Journal found a link between long working hours and an increased risk of atrial fibrillation (AFib). Given that  this multi-cohort study analyzed data from studies conducted in Europe and, knowing that ...
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Infographic: Top 15 Areas Employers Want Help From Brokers

Long gone are the days where brokers are merely the middlemen between companies and health plans. These days, many employers look to their brokers as trusted advisers and sources of information. They want to know about best practices, compliance ...
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The Myth Of Healthy Foods

Ever hear of the science teacher that lost weight by only eating McDonalds for six months straight? Although many would not recommend a diet like this, the story demonstrates a very strong point. When people think of “healthy” food, they tend to ...
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Study: Step Inequality, Not Count Better Predictor Of Obesity

This blog previously dispelled the myth surrounding the “10,000 steps a day” advice, as it had no medical basis. Individuals continue to scramble for a “golden number” that would lead to optimal health but have found themselves wanting. There is ...
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To Lose More Weight, Employees Should Focus Less on Exercise

Today, more than two out of three adults are considered to be overweight or obese. The statistic probably surprises no one. However, considering that the obesity epidemic contributes to $147 billion to $210 billion dollars in preventable healthcare ...
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Study: Empathy May Address The Turnover Epidemic

From raising salaries to offering cool perks to career advancement, employers try nearly everything to retain employees. According to Businessolver’s 2017 Workplace Empathy Monitor, empathy might be the answer. In the survey, 77% of employees would ...
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Study: Obesity Linked To Riskier Decision-Making

Determining the true return-on-investment (ROI) of workplace wellness programs is nearly impossible because of the multi-faceted nature of its effects, which is why employers are moving to a value-on-investment (VOI) approach. Hurdles in quantifying ...
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Survey: Employers Boosting Benefit Programs To Secure Talent

As the war for talent persists, many employers are resorting to more attractive benefit packages. The Society of Human Resource Management’s 2017 Employee Benefits Survey set out to determine the size of this increase.  Overall, improvements in ...
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Survey: Employees Aware, Not Fully Engaged With Wellness Programs

It is often believed that employees do not participate in wellness programs because they are unaware that the program even exists, which is why communication is perceived as a critical component for wellness success.  However, a recent survey from ...
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Infographic: Current State Of Financial Wellness Industry

Charles Schwab recently released a comprehensive report on the workplace financial wellness industry. There, you can find definitions, current state, and the popular design of wellness programs. However, if you are short on time, this infographic ...
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