The Wellable Blog

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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Global Survey Finds 8% Adoption Of Fitness Wearables

According to a recent survey of 24,000 consumers in 24 countries, about 8% own wearable fitness monitors and 6% own a wearable health monitor.  The survey also revealed that 12% and 10% of consumers plan to buy a wearable fitness monitor or wearable ...
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What's Trending In The Workplace

80% of Americans work at jobs that are sedentary or require only light physical activity.  In a previous post we talked about the harmful effects of a sedentary lifestyle and urged company leaders to promote walking meetings as a way to get ...
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What’s Your New Year’s Resolution?

Happy New Year from the Wellable Team!
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Winter Wellness Woes

Winter weather is in full force at the Wellable office in Boston.  It’s cold, windy, and dark by 5pm.
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Using Google to Create Employee Wellness Power Rankings

According to a recent study, “if you are thinking of quitting smoking, it is probably Monday.”  Researchers looked at Google search data from 2008 to 2012 and found that quitting smoking was searched more on Monday than any other day.
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What Does The US Budget Crisis And Chronic Disease Have In Common?

This is not a political blog post.  This is a post about real-world problems that have readily available solutions.
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Does Your Doctor Prescribe Fresh Fruit?

Over 3.7 billion prescriptions are filled annually at US pharmacies.  Not included in this number are fresh produce prescriptions.  Yes, doctors are prescribing fresh produce.
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