The Wellable Blog

Mental Health Conditions Remain Elevated As Pandemic Continues

Since the beginning of the pandemic, a large number of employees have reported that they are dealing with depression, a lack of energy, unprecedented levels of stress, trouble concentrating, and difficulty maintaining a health work-life balance. ...
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As School Year Approaches, Employees Face Uncertainty About Childcare

For many working parents in America, this summer’s end brings difficult questions regarding childcare in the impending school year. The beginning of COVID-19 closures in the spring left many scrambling to juggle added responsibilities of caring for ...
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Virtual Fitness Thrives During Pandemic, Leaving On-Site Facilities Empty

In the past several months, employers have been grappling with how to adapt business operations to COVID-19 recommendations, policies, and lockdowns. Alongside these changes, employee wellness programs find themselves restructuring to meet different ...
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Study: The Perfect Exercise Program Exists, But It’s Different For Everyone

For many people, exercising is more than a physical challenge—it can be emotionally and mentally discouraging. Putting in the right amount of time, energy, and resources should be a sure-fire formula for fitness success. Unfortunately, not everyone ...
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Experts Explain Details Surrounding Proposed EEOC Rule Changes

Following years of anticipation, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is finally moving forward with new guidance regarding incentives in employee wellness programs. In a public meeting held on June 11, 2020, commissioners gave an ...
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How A Global Pandemic Illuminated Air Pollution’s Health Impacts

There is no doubt that the COVID-19 pandemic and its ensuing global lockdowns have been largely destructive: from deaths and health concerns to economic struggles and political turmoil to the many daily disruptions of everyday life. Despite this, ...
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In The Wake Of A Global Pandemic, Paid Leave Needs Reimagining

It’s true that employers have been rethinking leave policies for quite some time now. Paid parental leave has been a hot topic for years, with many advocating for a federal law requiring it. Just last year, new legislation granted 12 weeks of paid ...
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COVID-19 Response Linked To Decrease In Physical Activity Levels

In communities across the world, COVID-19 has affected people’s daily routines in countless ways. It comes as no surprise, then, that new research suggests that daily activity habits have taken an unhealthy hit as people stay home and businesses ...
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With Reopening Plans Underway, Employers Shouldn’t Leave Out Benefits ...

In May, due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on business operations, the IRS issued a notice giving employers the option to allow employees to make changes to their health insurance plans and benefits enrollment. Typically, employees have to ...
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USPSTF Recommends Hypertension Screening for All Adults

Hypertension is one of the most common physical health issues today. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), nearly half of all American adults struggle with high blood pressure. With that in mind, it’s no surprise the US ...
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