The Wellable Blog

Yale Lawsuit Highlights Risks Of Mandatory Wellness Programs

Companies offer wellness programs because leaders and employees see the benefits of promoting physical, mental, social, and financial fitness. However, sometimes, companies can get too heavy-handed in their promotion of better health.
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“Nudging” Employees To Better Workplace Eating

Eating a healthy diet at work can be challenging. Easy access to vending machines, office snacks, and constant celebrations can make treats difficult to resist. Adding to that, many employees who work long hours eat breakfast, lunch, and dinner in ...
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Study: Exercise Makes Employees Happier Than Money

What makes people happy? Is it love? Money? A new study takes a slightly different angle: can exercise make you happy? Specifically, can it make you happier than money?
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Movie, Life Insurance Test Provide Friendly Reminder Not To Screen ...

In the newly released movie, The Farewell, everyone in the family knows that the matriarch, Nai Nai, only has three months to live—except Nai Nai. The family decides not to tell Nai Nai so she won’t be worried. To see her one last time before she ...
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Study: Long-Term Gains From Short-Term Exercise Programs

We know that exercise is an excellent way to stay healthy. We also know that regular movement, even in short spurts, can help physical and mental health. Now, a study shows that even a short-term exercise program can yield health benefits as much as ...
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Searching For Better Ways To Measure Health

How should a company determine the health of their employees? Traditional thinking would suggest looking at weight or Body Mass Index (BMI), which is a measure of body fat based on height and weight. Despite their popularity, these assessments do ...
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Technology: Balancing The Good With The Bad

Technology touches nearly every aspect of employees’ work lives. They use it to communicate through emails, messages, and videoconferences as well as to coordinate marketing, production, and deliveries. Technology makes jobs simpler, reduces ...
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Study: Sitting At Home Is Worse Than Sitting At Work

Numerous studies show that sitting is bad for your health. Prolonged inactivity, such as sitting at a desk all day, has been linked to lower physical and emotional well-being. Now, a recent study delves deeper into sitting and found that all sitting ...
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Survey: Companies Tailoring Wellness Benefits

As companies develop their wellness offerings, leaders may wonder how their benefits compare to those from other companies, what initiatives are trending, and what areas to focus on in the future. Fortunately, the Society of Human Resources ...
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Fitting The Benefits Of Being Outside Into A Workday

Spending time outside offers many health benefits, and a recent study detailed just how long people should stay outside to gain those advantages (a minimum of 120 minutes per week). However, planning regular time outside isn’t always easy, as work ...
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