The Wellable Blog

Study: Paternity Leave Leads To Healthier Moms

The need for maternity leave is obvious. Women who have given birth need time to recuperate from pregnancy, labor, and perhaps surgery. For moms who breastfeed, those first weeks are critical for establishing a feeding routine and steady milk ...
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Rx for Well-being: Go Outside for Two Hours A Week

Want to be healthier and happier? Spend time with nature. Specifically, stay outside for at least 120 minutes per week.
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8 Benefits Companies Should Drop (Or Update)

Businesses are always searching for the Holy Grail of benefits that will entice prospective employees to join the company and will keep current employees invested and happy. Beyond the basics of medical and dental insurance, companies offer ...
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Study: Employers Should Rethink Ultra-Processed Foods In The Kitchen

It’s not groundbreaking news that ultra-processed foods aren’t healthy, but a new National Institutes of Health study provides a twist: ultra-processed foods can lead to more weight gain even when eating the same amount of calories as someone who ...
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Pokémon Game Wants You To Go...To Sleep

When Pokémon Go launched in July 2016, it became an instant sensation. The augmented reality video game got 28.5 million users to roam the streets, searching for Pokémon characters that could be tracked on smartphones. Although the concept was to ...
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New Zealand’s Bold Step Toward Well-Being

Companies are looking at ways to improve overall employee wellness but never has this initiative been taken on by an entire country. That’s what is happening in New Zealand, whose government has added social outcome goals along with traditional ...
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What Employees Want May Be Making Them Unwell

Smoking is not a healthy habit. That’s indisputable, but still, 34.3 million people in the U.S. smoke. It’s also important to start early to save for retirement, yet one in four adults don’t save any money for that purpose.
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Ocean Spray Waives Employee Behavioral Health Copays

Ocean Spray, the producer of cranberry juice, sauces, and other products, announced it will eliminate employee copays for mental health benefits starting in July 2019. Susan French, Senior Manager of Benefits and Wellness for the Company, said this ...
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Workplace Burnout Recognized As Medical Condition By WHO

Much has been made about the physical and mental impact work-related stress has on individuals. This impact has led the World Health Organization (WHO) to officially recognize work-related stress, or burnout, as a medical condition.
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Employee Satisfaction With Health Plans Improving, Still Room To Grow

It’s commonly thought that employees are increasingly dissatisfied with their healthcare plan, but a new survey suggests this may not be the case. The J.D. Power 2019 Commercial Member Health Plan Study asked nearly 29,000 commercial health plan ...
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