The Wellable Blog

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: 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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Study Shows Efficacy Of Marketing In Combatting Obesity

The rise in obesity since the late 1970s has been the product of increasing availability and consumption of hyper-processed foods and beverages, such as pizza and sugary drinks. The growth in these unhealthy foods did not happen naturally. It was ...
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Study: Working From Home Increases Productivity And Job Dedication

Telecommuting and telework are two ways to convey the same concept: working from home (WFH). This practice has gained popularity in recent years and spans a diverse set of employers. Within the U.S. alone, the volume of employees primarily working ...
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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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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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