The Wellable Blog

The Myth Of Healthy Foods

Ever hear of the science teacher that lost weight by only eating McDonalds for six months straight? Although many would not recommend a diet like this, the story demonstrates a very strong point. When people think of “healthy” food, they tend to ...
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To Lose More Weight, Employees Should Focus Less on Exercise

Today, more than two out of three adults are considered to be overweight or obese. The statistic probably surprises no one. However, considering that the obesity epidemic contributes to $147 billion to $210 billion dollars in preventable healthcare ...
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Study: Mindfulness Training Boosts Employee Well-being

mindfulness (n): the awareness of one’s thoughts, emotions, sensations, actions, and surroundings in the present moment (International Journal of Workplace Health Management) Mindfulness is no longer exclusive to productivity hackers in Silicon ...
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National Nutrition Month At Work - Ideas And Resources

March is the National Nutrition Month, which means we get to spend a whole month talking about food.  Count us in! Created by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND), this year's theme is to "Put Your Best Fork Forward," a clever way to remind ...
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Millennials And Employee Wellness

WebMD released a report (Millennial Health and Wellness Perceptions: Clues to Increasing Wellness Program Engagement) that focuses on millennials and employee wellness.  With millennials representing the largest generation in the workforce, taking a ...
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What's New In The FDA’s New Food Label

All packaged food comes with a label that provides the nutritional value of that particular food so consumers know exactly what they are eating and how much of each nutrient is in that particular food.  The labels also provide the ability to compare ...
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Why We Love Harvard's Healthy Eating Plate

Portion control continues to be a big contributor to the growing obesity rate.  Restaurants over portion meals, dinner plates have gotten bigger, and meals have become supersized and prepackaged making them readily available within minutes in the ...
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Survey: Income, Generation, And Gender Differences In PTO Use And ...

A survey from TriNet revealed some interesting information about the differences that exist in paid time off (PTO) use and preferences amongst different age and income groups.  The survey sought to gauge the impact of various PTO benefits on ...
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Big News Week In Digital Health And Wellness

Normally, the Wellable blog would address the newsworthy events below in separate posts, but so many announcements have come out in the last week that we felt it was only appropriate to combine them all into one fun blog post.  Enjoy!
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The Secret History Behind The 10,000 Steps Per Day Myth

If someone asked you how many steps per day you should take to be healthy, what would you say?  Most people would think your answer would be 10,000 steps per day because that is what they would say, the amount often recommended on the internet, and ...
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