The Wellable Blog

Study: Slow Weight Loss Best For Health

For decades, companies have implemented weight loss programs as part of their employee wellness initiatives. On the surface, the logic makes sense. Obesity is a cause of common chronic conditions (e.g., heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, and ...
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HHS: New Physical Activity Guidelines

It’s no secret that exercise is beneficial, but new physical activity guidelines issued by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services details just how important exercise is—and how many people don’t get enough of it.
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Value On Investment: The Case For Employee Wellness Program Benefits

Management often looks for returns to justify the financial and labor investment into employee wellness programs, just as what they would do in other business initiatives. Two types of perspectives usually come up: return-on-investment (ROI) and ...
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Fitbit’s Newest Activity Trackers Target Corporate Wellness Market

Fitbit quietly launched two new wearable activity trackers last week, but consumers will not be able to find these trackers in the local sporting goods or big box electronics stores. The new Fitbit Inspire and Fitbit Inspire HR trackers are designed ...
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Top Employee Financial Wellness Programs

According to Wellable’s annual 2019 Employee Wellness Industry Trends Report, financial wellness is the area of employee well-being programs where employers are expecting to increase investment the most, with 68% of companies planning to increase ...
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Study: Caregiving Crisis Impacting Employee Productivity

Two researchers from Harvard Business School released a study that suggests employers are largely underestimating a “caregiving crisis” that impacts their bottom line.  A caregiver is an employee who regularly looks after a child or a sick, elderly, ...
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Survey: Wellness Programs Linked To Employee Retention, Even For ...

Employee retention is often cited as one of the top value-on-investment (VOI) metrics that companies use to measure the contributions of their employee wellness program.  The best way for employers to measure their success with employee retention is ...
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Population Health And Climate Change

Climate change isn't just a matter of keeping the planet habitable for future generations or merely a topic for environmentalists. Climate change has very real health risks for individuals across the globe, which makes it bad for business and an ...
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73% Of Employees Consider Wellness Benefits When Choosing Employer

The tightening labor market is forcing employers to create rich benefit plans to attract and retain the best talent.  After standard benefits, such as health insurance and retirement plans, the ecosystem for secondary benefits is expansive.  Since ...
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More Employers Encouraging Employees To Work When They Feel Awake

Flexible work schedules are becoming more common in modern workplaces.  According to the 2019 Employee Wellness Industry Trends Report, 30% of employers view flexible work schedules as a top three solution to address mental health issues for ...
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