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Study: Just Two Weeks On The Couch Can Start To Damage The Body

A recent study found that just two weeks of sedentary behavior resulted in clear negative changes to participants’ bodies. The study examined 28 participants with an average age of 32. Eighteen of the participants were women. Prior to the study, ...
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Survey: Only 52% Of American Adults Plan To Get Flu Shot This Year

A recent poll from the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID) reveals that only 52% of American adults plan to get the 2019-20 flu vaccine—even though 60% of survey respondents said that receiving the vaccine is the best way to prevent ...
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Study: Early Workplace Intervention Could Be Key to Diabetes Prevention

A new study reveals that certain occupations have up to a three-times-higher risk of developing diabetes. The Institute of Environmental Medicine at the Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm recently published results of a study that examined diabetes ...
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CMS Announces Wellness Program Demonstration Project

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced last week that it is beginning a pilot program for state-based health-contingent wellness programs. The agency is now accepting applications from the states to participate in one of two ...
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Survey: Employers Eye Employee-Centric Health Benefits To Stay Competitive

A survey published by Harvard Business Review and League reveals that 77% of employers surveyed believe that offering “innovative” health benefits to employees is a key factor in competing for workers in a tight job market. Of the 238 employers ...
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Study: “Gamification” Can Increase Physical Activity

A study published in JAMA Internal Medicine suggests that adding game elements to weight loss interventions can increase physical activity in overweight and obese participants.
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Study Finds Connection Between Physical Fitness And Brain Health

A new study in the journal Scientific Reports suggests that one of the best ways to preserve brain health is to stay physically fit. The study authors tested 1,200 adults between the ages of 20 and 59 on a series of brain exercises designed to test ...
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Survey: Employees Prioritize Work Environment Over Other Wellness Benefits

In a recent survey by Future Workplace and View, 1,601 employees in a corporate office environment revealed that their most desired wellness perks centered primarily around environmental factors. Topping the list of desired wellness benefits was ...
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Personality Profiling In The Workplace: Worth The Risks?

As employers continue to leverage data and analytics to create high performing teams, one practice that’s growing in popularity is the use of personality profile tests in the workplace. While personality profiling can be interesting or potentially ...
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CDC Investigating Vaping-Related Illnesses In 33 States

In a media briefing on September 6, representatives from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) revealed that possible vaping-related respiratory illnesses have more than doubled, rising to 450 possible cases in 33 states. Late last week, the ...
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