The Wellable Blog

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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Study: More Employers Than Ever Planning To Increase Investment In ...

A recent study by Optum reveals that more than twice as many employers than ten years ago are looking to increase their investments in employee health and wellness. The 10th Annual Wellness in the Workplace study surveyed 544 employers with between ...
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Zappos Brings Music To Employee Wellness Program

In partnership with legendary guitar maker Fender, Zappos now offers employees an exciting new wellness benefit. The program is called Strum for the Sole, and it gives more than 1,500 employees access to an onsite “jam room” at its Las Vegas ...
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Survey: Millennials More Likely To Turn To Online Health Education Than ...

A recent survey by Harmony Healthcare IT of more than 2,000 people aged 23 to 38 revealed that millennials are increasingly turning to online sources for health advice rather than visiting medical professionals. Specifically, 73% of millennials will ...
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