The Wellable Blog

Well-Being And The Limits Of Wellness Solutions

  • 03.08.2021
As more and more workers experience pandemic-induced stress, corporations are turning to wellness programs, especially digital ones, in order to alleviate the burden that comes with the changing work environment. To use these offerings effectively, ...
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Study: Employees Need More Guidance On Health Benefits

Recent data from a survey performed by Voya Financial indicates that over a third (35%) of employees—including 54% of millennials—do not fully understand any of the benefits they’ve selected. During open enrollment periods, employees report feeling ...
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Study: Excessive Mindfulness May Backfire

As the stigma around mental conditions continues to decrease and holistic health approaches grow in popularity, employees demand benefits focused on decreasing stress and supporting their mental and emotional well-being. This has led many companies ...
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Studies: Fitbit Use Associated With Physical Activity Improvements

Wearable devices, like the Fitbit and Apple Watch, continue to rise in popularity. However, at the same time, unhealthy behaviors like physical inactivity and poor diets also remain prevalent. While this consumer fitness tech promises to be a ...
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Microsoft Launches New Digital Platform To Improve Employee Experience

In the past year, the turn to remote work has rapidly accelerated the production of new technology to improve productivity and facilitate communication between off-site employees. Additionally, new fitness tools, apps, and wearable devices continue ...
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Employee Mental Health Continues To Plummet

Nearly a year into the COVID-19 pandemic, employee mental health is at an all-time low. In addition to concerns directly related to the disease, mental and emotional well-being have become top concerns as restrictions and closures upended typical ...
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Pulse Check: Caregiving Benefits After COVID-19

Every month, Wellable asks a single question to the large, growing, and dedicated community of human resources and wellness professionals subscribed to the Wellable Newsletter. The question for February was about whether or not employers plan to end ...
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Beyond Diversity: Using Cultural Humility To Build Engaging Wellness ...

Many companies already understand and appreciate the value of having a diverse, dynamic workforce. A diverse company equates to more unique perspectives, experiences, and insights as well as a larger talent pool; in turn, this boosts creativity, ...
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Upskilling: An Overlooked Wellness Strategy To Boost Productivity

There are many reasons why an employee might feel mentally exhausted or that they are not performing as well as they can. Holistic, comprehensive wellness programs do a great job at targeting many of the potential causes—inactivity, stress and ...
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Apple Launches Star-Studded Content In Fitness+

With companies like Peloton and ICON (behind the NordicTrack and Freemotion brands) posting record profits quarter after quarter, consumers’ interest in wellness technology doesn’t show any signs of slowing down. Now, more than ever, people are ...
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