The Wellable Blog

Study: Group Fitness More Effective Than Individual Workouts

A famous African proverb teaches that “If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.” Although this philosophy was probably not on the mind of researchers from University of New England, the saying rings true in their ...
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Study: Mindfulness App Lowers Stress Levels

A new, but small, study from researchers at Carnegie Mellon University shows that a mindfulness app measurably reduced stress compared to a control app. The app used in the study was EBM For Stress and was developed by 01 Expert Systems. It is ...
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Survey: Work, Finances Leading Causes Of Employee Stress

A recent multi-generational survey of 2,000 full-time employees found some interesting pieces of information about the consumer health mindset. Specifically, the survey suggests that Americans have similar wellbeing priorities, but the causes and ...
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Pros And Cons Of Telecommuting

Research suggests that employees that telecommute tend to have higher job satisfaction relative to their office-based counterparts. This is likely a result of the flexibility that telecommuting affords employees, but new research shows that these ...
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Study Shows Efficacy Of Marketing In Combatting Obesity

The rise in obesity since the late 1970s has been the product of increasing availability and consumption of hyper-processed foods and beverages, such as pizza and sugary drinks. The growth in these unhealthy foods did not happen naturally. It was ...
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Survey Results From A Wellable Challenge - Part 2

Between September and October of this year, Wellable hosted the Step It Up Challenge for biotechnology and life sciences companies in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.  The four-week step challenge had seven companies compete for ultimate bragging ...
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9 Benefit Trends In 2018

Employee Benefit News released a list of the nine employee benefit trends for the coming year. It should come as no surprise that employee wellness initiatives appeared frequently on the list. Specifically, financial wellness continues to pick up ...
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Study: Monetary Incentive Not Effective At Getting People To The Gym

As a result of new services like online fitness classes and class-based fitness memberships like ClassPass, enticing people to traditional gyms is getting harder. As reported earlier this year, spending for on-demand fitness now exceeds spending at ...
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Study: 60% Of Users Stick With Wearable Devices For At Least Six Months

In the most extensive study of its kind to evaluate how sticky wearables can be in wellness programs that focus on step-counting, Dr. Mitesh Patel and his team from the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine and the Wharton School ...
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Wellness Rule Review To Last Until August 2018, Implementation 2021

In August 2017, Judge John Bates of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia issued a memorandum in the AARP’s lawsuit against the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).  The ruling sided with the AARP, which argued that ...
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