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Robot Therapists

Since the creation of the Turing Test in the 1950s, researchers and inventors have been trying to develop machines that can hold realistic…

The Philosophy Of “Being Well”

Employers are becoming increasingly concerned with the well-being of their employees. As a result, they are trying to learn how to help their…

Ethics And Well-Being: An Introduction

In light of a number of events that have transpired over the past year, the elements required to live well and live ethically have been a frequent…

Study: Excessive Mindfulness May Backfire

As the stigma around mental conditions continues to decrease and holistic health approaches grow in popularity, employees demand benefits focused on…

Studies: Fitbit Use Associated With Physical Activity Improvements

Wearable devices, like the Fitbit and Apple Watch, continue to rise in popularity. However, at the same time, unhealthy behaviors like physical…

Employee Mental Health Continues To Plummet

Nearly a year into the COVID-19 pandemic, employee mental health is at an all-time low. In addition to concerns directly related to the disease,…

Apple Launches Star-Studded Content In Fitness+

With companies like Peloton and ICON (behind the NordicTrack and Freemotion brands) posting record profits quarter after quarter, consumers’ interest…

In Pandemic’s Shadow, A Substance Abuse Crisis Grows

Over the past year, employee wellness needs have largely revolved around specific COVID-19 health issues and the impacts created by pandemic-related…

Loneliness On The Rise For Those Under Lockdown

Loneliness has been a growing health issue for years, but pandemic-related policies have fueled its growth. Other than the physical health effects of…

Money Can’t Buy Happiness—But Spending It A Certain Way Might Help

Over the last century, Americans’ spending on non-essential consumer goods and services has grown substantially, as needs like food and shelter no…

Coping With COVID-19 Stress, Employees Turn To The Past

In an effort to deal with the added anxiety of a pandemic, employees are turning to the nostalgic comfort of their favorite movies, music, and…

Pulse Check: Oral Health And Employee Well-Being

Every month, Wellable asks a single question to the large, growing, and dedicated community of human resources and wellness professionals subscribed…

Study: Spouses Can Help (Or Hurt) Employee Health

A new study published in JAMA Network Open looks at what spouses have in common when it comes to their physical health. Researchers followed nearly…

Health Officials Worry About Delays In Preventive Care

The impacts of the pandemic can be seen in all aspects of society. As most individuals focus on the advice of public health officials on COVID-19,…

School Disruptions Creating Workforce Challenges

School closures throughout the US and the world are creating a number of workplace challenges for employers and setting roadblocks in the recovery…

E-Cigarettes ≠ Superior Smoking Cessation Aid

Regular tobacco cigarettes contain 7,000 chemicals, many of which are toxic. While it is unclear exactly how many chemicals are in e-cigarettes,…

Say Hello To Halo, Amazon’s New Wearable Device

Despite the challenges many wearable device companies have experienced over the past several years, Amazon entered the market with the release of…

“Twindemic” Fears Highlight Importance Of Flu Shots

This fall and winter, countries around the world will need to address an airborne respiratory illness that primarily affects the nose, throat, and,…

Mental Health Conditions Remain Elevated As Pandemic Continues

Since the beginning of the pandemic, a large number of employees have reported that they are dealing with depression, a lack of energy, unprecedented…

Study: The Perfect Exercise Program Exists, But It’s Different For Everyone

For many people, exercising is more than a physical challenge—it can be emotionally and mentally discouraging. Putting in the right amount of time,…

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