The Wellable Blog

Survey: 1/3 Of People Use Health, Fitness App Or Device

A global survey from GfK suggests that one out of three people online (33%) currently monitor or track their health or fitness via an online or mobile application, fitness wearable, or smartwatch.  As expected, the adoption levels in the 16 ...
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The Case For A 6-Hour Workday

Work-life balance is something nearly everyone strives for.  There are many ideas behind what work-life balance is as well as many methods to obtain it within the workforce. There has been a lot of buzz about Sweden adopting a shorter work day to ...
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Study: Do Activity Trackers Promote Weight Loss?

A new study published in The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) has the digital health, employee wellness, and wearable community abuzz.  According to the study, wearable activity trackers can count steps and calories burned but ...
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3 Ways A Health Coach Can Help A Company Succeed

Personal, individual health coaching is a vital part of a successful wellness program because of its ability to help people cope with preventable health risks and conditions.  Preventable diseases cost businesses thousands of dollars a year.  The ...
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Survey: 47% Of Americans Use Digital Health Apps

According to an online survey of 2,000 Americans from Ketchum, a global research and analytics firm, 47% of American smartphone users have an app that tracks fitness, working out, health, or medicine.  Furthermore, 83% of people who use fitness or ...
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Slate: Workplace Wellness Programs Are A Sham

A recent article published on Slate, an online magazine of news, politics, technology, and culture, called workplace wellness programs a “sham”.  The article went on to describe how these programs, defined largely by biometric screenings and health ...
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Q2 2016 Wearable Shipments: Fitbit (25%), Xiaomi (14%), And Apple/Garmin ...

According to a new report from IDC, market share in wearable device shipments for Q2 2016 saw fairly significant shifts relative to previous quarters.  Most notably, the Apple Watch saw its number of shipments drop more than 50% year-over-year.  ...
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Apple Tightens Criteria For Digital Health Apps

Earlier this year, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published final guidance articulating the difference between the “low-risk” digital health apps, devices for general health management, and those apps and devices that needed FDA 510(k) ...
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Top 7 Causes Of Financial Stress

Whether you are trying to build a case for financial wellness at your organization or assessing the need for it, a new survey from GoBankingRates will help you cover the top causes of stress in your area.  The statistics below focus on the aggregate ...
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The Twos: Fitbit Launches The Flex 2 And Charge 2

Fitbit continues to expand their product line by announcing new versions of the Fitbit Flex and Fitbit Charge devices.  Since the Flex has been a staple of corporate wellness programs since it was released in 2013, the update maybe seen as long ...
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