The Wellable Blog

More Than 50% Of Americans Exercising As Advised, Obesity Remains High

The National Health Interview Survey, conducted by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, showed that “for the first time, more than half of Americans reported that they got the recommended amount of leisurely physical activity.” This means than 50% ...
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Workplace Unfairness Driving Employee Turnover in Tech Sector

Technology companies are widely seen as organizations on the forefront of workplace trends.  This is largely due to rich and novel benefits (think Google, Facebook, and others) and a disproportionate number of millennials, which comprise the largest ...
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Facts vs. Fiction: Employee Weight Loss Programs and BMI Values

Al Lewis, CEO of Quizzify, recently published an article called "Ten Myths about Employee Weight Loss Programs." We created an infographic to give you a brief overview of his article, but don't forget to visit Al's article to learn more. It is not ...
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HDHPs Create Need For Wellness And Literacy Tools

High-deductible health plans (HDHPs), which shift more of the upfront financial burden of healthcare expenses onto members, operate on the assumption that the financial risk associated with the plans will make members their own best care managers.  ...
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Study: Sitting Linked To Depression

Prolonged sitting has been called “the new smoking” because of its adverse effects on heart health. Now, being glued to the seat is also linked to mental health symptoms; researchers in Australia recently found a link between prolonged sitting, low ...
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Employee Experience Delivers ROI

In his new book, The Employee Experience Advantage, Jacob Morgan interviewed 150 psychologists, economists, and business leaders around the world and analyzed more than 250 diverse organizations to determine the impact employee experience has on the ...
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Wellness Software Helps Reduce Employee Turnover

A recent data analysis from a corporate wellness software vendor shows that engaged employees and wellness program participants are more likely to stay at their jobs and be productive.  Specifically, turnover rates were four times higher for ...
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Studies: Activity Trackers Work, If Individuals Use Them

The use of activity trackers is becoming more prevalent each year.  In fact, it has been recently reported that 25% of Americans own a wearable device.  This means that the number of tracker owners in the U.S. is greater than the entire French ...
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Study Quantifies Value Of Employee Health Engagement

Several months ago we discussed the value of health plan member engagement.  A new study from the same organization provides support for investing in the health of employees and their dependents.  The research provides the business case to show that ...
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Courting Millennials: Lessons From Market Research

In this world of low loyalty, it feels like employees are always having one foot out the door. Millennials, the largest generation in the workforce, are the least loyal of all. In fact, two-thirds of millennials surveyed said that they see ...
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