The Wellable Blog

Study: The Dollar Value Of Exercise

Employers, health plans, and government agencies all try to ascribe a value to healthy living.  Each one has their own motivation and perspective on why they care, but all of these reasons focus, to some degree, on managing healthcare expenses.  ...
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Research Identifies Barriers To Wellness Engagement

Research from HealthFitness and The Connell Group shows that despite wellness program participants having greater satisfaction with wellness programs and perceiving themselves as healthier, nearly 60% of employees do not participate.  There have ...
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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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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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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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Study Suggests People Underestimate How Much They Eat

For decades, policy analysts in developed countries have been trying to determine why waistlines in their country continue to grow.  In the United Kingdom, many believe that physical inactivity, not unhealthy diets, are the primary culprit.  ...
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Study: An Hour Of Exercise A Day Could Save $68 Billion

A large study of one million people quantified the cost of the “pandemic of physical inactivity” affecting countries across the world.  According to the study, physical inactivity costs the global economy $67.5 billion a year in healthcare and ...
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Study: After-Hours Emails Hurt Job Performance

Companies enacting policies supporting an “always on” culture believe employee performance is tied to hours worked or email response time.  Research continues to be published that contradicts this management style, including a study scheduled to be ...
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Study: “Enhanced” Walking Programs Deliver Results

According to a new study from Independence Blue Cross, “enhanced” walking programs encouraged people to walk more and resulted in weight loss and improvements in mood, energy levels, and overall feelings of well-being.  Published in the American ...
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Study: Texting Patients Reduces Heart Attack Risk

Wellable has long advocated for using test messaging as a medium of communication to facilitate individuals with living a healthier life (we even wrote a free eBook about it).  Now, another study suggests text messaging could prevent heart attacks.  ...
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