The Wellable Blog

Tobacco Use Isn’t Going Away—It’s Becoming More Insidious

Time and time again, studies prove that tobacco is dangerous to the human body. It causes lung disease, cancer, stroke, heart disease, diabetes, premature aging, and more. In fact, nearly every organ in the body can be damaged by tobacco. 
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Sitting At A Desk All Day Is Bad For Productivity

Sometimes, simple changes can produce big results. A new report claims that if working adults added an extra 15-minute walk to their daily routine, the world economy could grow by $100 billion per year. 
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Solitude, Not Loneliness, Can Promote Creativity, Confidence, and Improve ...

Despite increasing reports of the “loneliness epidemic” over the last few years, some experts advise that intentionally practicing solitude can offer a host of benefits.
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Studies Show Walking Improves Sleep, Could Help Prevent Alzheimer’s

As researchers and health professionals continue to look for the best ways to encourage lifelong health, evidence continues to show that walking may be an important foundational habit. A recent study published in the journal Sleep Health linked ...
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Companies Can’t Afford To Ignore Employee Sleep

As companies look at ways to encourage employees toward holistic well-being, it’s easy to focus on things like physical activity through gym memberships and fitness challenges. Even companies that incorporate creative wellness strategies like ...
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Survey: Three-Fourths Of Employees Plan To Quit Within Five Years

A survey of almost 1,200 job seekers by the online employment service iHire revealed that 75.5% of employees are planning to stay with their current employer no longer than five years. Of those surveyed, 51.7% said they had left a job voluntarily ...
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Four-Day Workweek Results In 40% Increase In Productivity At Microsoft

A recent experiment with four-day workweeks at Microsoft Japan yielded an impressive 40% jump in productivity. In an effort to promote work/life balance, Microsoft held a Work Life Choice Challenge in August. The company gave its 2,300 employees ...
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Study: Incentive-Based Wellness Program Results In Lower Health Costs, ...

A recent study of employees enrolled in an incentive-based wellness program revealed cost savings to both the employees and their employer as well as improvement in other health measurements.
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Study: Phone Apps May Help Boost Daily Activity Levels

A new study suggests that phone apps may help users get more daily physical activity. The trial was conducted using a smartphone app called MyHeart Counts, and users were randomly assigned one of four separate intervention groups: (i) daily prompts ...
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Whiteboard Wednesday: Surprise Medical Bills

In wellness, surprise medical bills are the new opioids, impacting an employee’s financial health like opioids might impact their physical health. How do surprise bills work? Typically, an employee enters an in-network emergency room (ER) or ...
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