The Wellable Blog

Study: Successful Weight Loss With Nutrition App

With millions of individuals across the world relying on nutrition tracking apps for weight loss, a recent study sought to evaluate the efficacy of these technologies on weight reduction in obese or overweight individuals.  Previous studies had ...
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Survey: Fitness Tracker, Smartwatch Abandonment ~30%

During the holiday season last year, Santa gave millions of individuals wearable device fitness trackers and smartwatches.  For wellness program administrators, at least those with the analytics and technology to assess their program in detail and ...
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Wearable Technology Moves Into A Ring

Last week was CES 2017, the largest global consumer electronics and consumer technology tradeshow.  For wearable device enthusiast, this is the opportunity to see all the major brands (and some new ones) launch their latest products and ...
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Survey: Nearly 25% Of Americans Own A Wearable Device

The second annual survey from Rock Health on consumer health adoption revealed numerous interesting statistics on the current state of digital health in America.  Most notably, the number of Americans who own wearable devices increased to nearly one ...
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Year In Review: 5 Ways Work Changed In 2016

Few would question that 2016 meant changes in lots of areas, and workplaces were not spared.  Let’s ring in the new year with the top five ways work changed in 2016.  The list below is in no particular order.
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Pokémon GO Activity Increases Temporary

It seems like yesterday when Pokémon Go took the world by storm, captivating the minds of millions across the globe.  The unintended consequences of its success was an increase in activity of its users.  Some even dubbed the game the next best ...
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Employer Health Insurance Cost At 5-Year Low

Contrary to the popular belief that healthcare expenses are becoming a larger part of total employee compensation, new data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics suggests that employers paid the lowest amount for health insurance as a percentage of ...
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Study Quantifies The Value Of Health Plan Member Engagement

Employers and health plans have long sought after a clear understanding of the benefits derived from engagement.  It is widely understood that engagement results in positive business outcomes for both types of entities; 
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Communicating Benefits To Millennials

According to the Pew Research Center analysis of U.S. Census Bureau data, 2015 marked the year that millennials surpassed Gen Xers as the largest generation in the U.S. workforce.  At that time, millennials represented 34% of the workforce.  By ...
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Q3 2016 Wearable Shipments Fitbit (23%), Xiaomi (17%), And Garmin (6%) ...

According to a new report from IDC, market share in wearable device shipments for Q3 2016 saw fairly little shifts relative to previous quarters but growth dropped significantly, reaching the single digits for the first time.  Most notably, the ...
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