The Wellable Blog

Where Do Good Wellness Programs Come From?

We see lots of articles, blog posts, and lists about the things great companies do to launch great wellness programs.  Often, suggestions include things that happen during a wellness program and rarely touch on the things that must happen before a ...
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7 Keys To A Great Wellness Challenge

Wellness challenges are great ways to engage and motivate employees to increase their physical activity, improve their nutrition, get more sleep, or make other meaningful changes to their health and well-being.  Furthermore, wellness challenges ...
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It's Hard To Win A Championship Without (Wellness) Champions

If you take a look at some of the great wellness programs, there will be numerous common themes in all of them, including wellness champions.  These award winning organizations (Healthiest Employers, Best Places To Work, etc.) recognize that ...
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The Hidden Costs Of Wellness Spreadsheets

We love Google Docs and Excel as much as the next group, but at some point, organizations need to realize that these technologies, which have historically made us more efficient, cause us to think that they will make everything we do more ...
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5 Wellness Program Awards Worth Winning

Building an employee wellness program has its challenges, and when done well, recognition should be given.  Part of creating a culture of wellness requires awareness and support from both employees and leadership so it’s only natural that companies ...
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Study: More Than 2/3 Of U.S. Employers Offer Wellness Programs

According to a new report from the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), more than 2/3 of U.S. employers offer wellness programs as part of their benefits packages.  The report found that 70% of U.S. employers currently offer a general ...
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4 Steps To Sell Wellness To Executives

The desire for corporate wellness programs by employees is incredibly high as evidenced by wellness and fitness programs being the most requested digital engagement software.  Despite this desire, employees often find their employer disinterested in ...
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Are Our Jobs Making Us Fat?

The growing obesity problem continues to raise concerns in the workplace.  According to a 2015 CareerBuilder’s survey, 57% of U.S. workers indicated they feel overweight, compared to 55% in 2014.  Perhaps more importantly, 42% of workers say they've ...
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Flexible Work Schedules Improve Wellness and Happiness

The grind of a rigid 9-to-5 work schedule is just that.  A grind.  Fortunately, recent evidenced-based research is shedding light on what many forward thinking companies have already discovered – that providing employees with flexible work schedules ...
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How Google Cut 3 Million Calories From Employee Diets

In an excerpt from his book, Laszlo Bock, Senior Vice President of People Operations at Google, talks about a simple change that Google made that resulted in a major cut in calories consumed by its employees.  Specifically, Google implemented a cost ...
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