The Wellable Blog

Study: Stress Impairs Cognitive Ability

A study published in Neurology, the most widely read and highly cited peer-reviewed neurology journal, discovered an interesting connection between cognitive performance and levels of cortisol.  Cortisol is a “stress hormone” that is produced by the ...
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HDHPs Losing Favor Amongst Employers

According to research from three organizations, employers are beginning to slow enrollment in high-deductible health plans (HDHPs) and, in some cases, reinstate more traditional plans. This is likely the result of the tightening labor market that ...
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39% Of Large Employers Offer $151-$500 In Wellness Incentives

Every year, the Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF) releases their Employer Health Benefits Survey, which provides current information about employer-sponsored health benefits.  This year's report is full of important findings, from increases in health ...
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Study: Flexible Work Schedules Can Harm Employees

As the objective of improving employee wellness becomes increasingly more prevalent amongst employers, the workforce is beginning to see a variety of initiatives implemented with the intent of mitigating stress in the workplace. Countless research ...
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Benefits Over Wage Growth For U.S. Employees

With the U.S. unemployment rate at a historic low, domestic workers should be experiencing wage growth that is commensurate with a tightening labor market. However, this is not the case, as there seems to be another form of compensation in favor. ...
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Last Flu Season Deadliest In Decades

The flu is an airborne respiratory illness that primarily affects the nose, throat, and, in more severe case, lungs. Highly contagious and induced by the influenza virus, this seasonally-prevalent illness presents various symptoms that range from ...
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Mental Health In The Workplace

Established by the World Health Organization (WHO), October 10 is World Mental Health Day.  The goal of the day is to raise awareness of mental health issues around the world and mobilize efforts in support of mental health. Every year has a unique ...
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Fitbit Enters Digital Health Coaching Business

Health coaching has been gaining traction among employers. According to Wellable’s 2018 Wellness Industry Trends report, 76% of brokers reported that employers would invest the same or more in health coaching services this year, with large employers ...
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Best New England Farm Shares For Healthy Employee Diets

Due to the widespread availability and convenience of junk food in workplaces, office employees have notoriously unhealthy diets, an occurrence that threatens individual health and workplace productivity. This trend suggests that employers should ...
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Podcast: Sat Bir Singh Khalsa On Yoga And The Workplace

While yoga as a practice has been around for more than 5,000 years, the prevalence of yoga in the U.S. is relatively recent.  The popularity of the practice in the U.S. is also increasing with the number of Americans that practice yoga growing by ...
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