The Wellable Blog

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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Is Vine Part Of Your Wellness Program?

Wellable loves using Vine.  For those unfamiliar with Vine, think of it as Twitter with video.  With Vine, you can easily create and share short (~6 second) video clips from your smartphone.
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How Can We Make Americans Healthier?

Nick Patel from Wellable answers this question for the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association’s Make Americans Healthier Challenge.
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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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