The Wellable Blog

6 Tips For Building A Culture Of Health

Corporate wellness programs have existed since the late 1800s and have evolved over time, but in the last ten years, interest those programs has exploded. Google the term “corporate wellness” and more than two million references appear. This ...
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Wellable And Truth Initiative Team Up To Help Employees Quit Smoking

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), “paying for tobacco use cessation treatment is the single most cost-effective health insurance benefit for adults that can be provided to employees.”  Although smokers have been ...
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Employers Missing Mark On Corporate Wellness Benefit Offerings

Organizations recognize that offering wellness benefits helps attract and retain employees, as employees want and expect their companies to help with their well-being. Despite this seeming meeting of the minds, employers are still not offering the ...
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41% Of Employees Willing To Take 10% Pay Cut For Employee Wellness Program

Employees prize health and wellness, so much so they are willing to take a pay cut if it would mean having an employee wellness program at work. That’s what 41% of employees said in a Staples workplace survey. Despite employees wanting a program ...
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Millennials Exercise Influence On Wellness, Health

Just as millennials are unique relative to other generations in regard to how they shop, work, and play, they are also distinct in their approach to health and wellness. Baby boomers may be the kings of “no pain, no gain,” but the 56 million ...
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Pain Management: Another Reason For Sleep Promotion

Pain is cited as the most common reason Americans access the health care system.  It is a leading cause of disability, and it is a major contributor to health care costs.  Health economists from Johns Hopkins University published research in The ...
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Six Months Of Paid Parental Leave Is Enough, Gates Foundation Says

In an era when companies are looking to expand their benefits to attract and retain employees, one organization says that it is reducing its generous paid parental leave. Since 2015, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has offered mothers and ...
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Study: Slow Weight Loss Best For Health

For decades, companies have implemented weight loss programs as part of their employee wellness initiatives. On the surface, the logic makes sense. Obesity is a cause of common chronic conditions (e.g., heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, and ...
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HHS: New Physical Activity Guidelines

It’s no secret that exercise is beneficial, but new physical activity guidelines issued by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services details just how important exercise is—and how many people don’t get enough of it.
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Value On Investment: The Case For Employee Wellness Program Benefits

Management often looks for returns to justify the financial and labor investment into employee wellness programs, just as what they would do in other business initiatives. Two types of perspectives usually come up: return on investment (ROI) and ...
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