The Wellable Blog

Study: Commercial Apps, Rewards Programs Linked With Increased Activity ...

As smartphone technology advances and wearable devices become more ubiquitous, a growing number of people have access to fitness tracking apps and tools to monitor their physical activity. Many wellness programs seek to utilize these technologies ...
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Long Live The Water Cooler Conversation: One Shortcoming Of Remote Work 

What is often considered a harmless distraction for office workers may actually be providing some long-neglected wellness and productivity benefits. As more and more jobs offer remote work options, the daily social ritual of small talk or “water ...
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EEOC Announces New Rules For Wellness Program Incentives

On June 11, 2020, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) voted in favor of a proposed rule regarding incentives in employer wellness programs. This new proposal clarifies the level of incentives employers may legally offer in their ...
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Study: Tobacco Cessation Programs Need More Than Behavioral Interventions

For many employers, one of the most substantial ways they can improve their employee’s health is by helping them quit smoking. Giving up tobacco can help workers live longer, healthier lives while improving their productivity and reducing time lost ...
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Amazon Sued Over COVID-19 Employee Safety Concerns

For many employers right now, it isn’t just health fears or financial concerns alone that are driving their work policies during the COVID-19 pandemic. Some worry about legal risks, should a worker become sick or a spread of the illness begins in ...
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CDC Releases Reopening Recommendations For Office Spaces

Communities across the country are in the process of lifting restrictions imposed due to COVID-19. The majority of these initial reopening phases have focused on how service-oriented businesses (such as restaurants, salons, and recreation centers ...
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Survey: Only Half of Americans Plan To Get Coronavirus Vaccine

As researchers across the world work to develop a COVID-19 vaccine, community leaders are hopeful that its creation may help facilitate an easier and quicker transition back to “normal life” while minimizing the effects of the virus’s continued ...
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Google Announces Remote Work Plan

As COVID-19 restrictions loosen, companies are looking at a combination of government guidelines, health advice, and employee preferences to build their return-to-work strategies. Just recently, Google sent out an email to employees about how the ...
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Study: Wellness Programs Improve Employee’s Health Beliefs, Not Clinical ...

A team of researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign conducted a two-year study on the efficacy of workplace wellness programs. Published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), this study comes as the second ...
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As Businesses Reopen, Immunity Tests Are Losing Favor

As communities across the world make plans to reopen businesses, many are turning to antibody tests in order to determine who is less likely to spread the disease or fall ill. However, most US companies will not be implementing the tests. Instead, ...
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