The Wellable Blog

Victories Beyond The Scale: Boosting Engagement While Avoiding “Biggest ...

When planning a wellness program, many organizers and participants fall into the trap of focusing on numbers on the scale. Weight loss challenges such as “Biggest Loser” or “Dieting For Dollars” are widely popular, despite extensive research on ...
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Study: Group Fitness More Effective Than Individual Workouts

A famous African proverb teaches that “If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.” Although this philosophy was probably not on the mind of researchers from University of New England, the saying rings true in their ...
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Survey: Work, Finances Leading Causes Of Employee Stress

A recent multi-generational survey of 2,000 full-time employees found some interesting pieces of information about the consumer health mindset. Specifically, the survey suggests that Americans have similar wellbeing priorities, but the causes and ...
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Pros And Cons Of Telecommuting

Research suggests that employees that telecommute tend to have higher job satisfaction relative to their office-based counterparts. This is likely a result of the flexibility that telecommuting affords employees, but new research shows that these ...
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9 Benefit Trends In 2018

Employee Benefit News released a list of the nine employee benefit trends for the coming year. It should come as no surprise that employee wellness initiatives appeared frequently on the list. Specifically, financial wellness continues to pick up ...
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Study: Monetary Incentive Not Effective At Getting People To The Gym

As a result of new services like online fitness classes and class-based fitness memberships like ClassPass, enticing people to traditional gyms is getting harder. As reported earlier this year, spending for on-demand fitness now exceeds spending at ...
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Study: Generosity Is Good For Employee Health

As the floodwater recedes, the full extent of the two hurricanes (Harvey and Irma) is only beginning to emerge. Many organizations rally their staff to donate by tying their wellness programs to charitable donations. The idea behind corporate giving ...
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Study: Top Performers Are Three Times As Valuable As Other Peers

The term “top performers” is self-explanatory; it indicates people who outperform their peers in regard to productivity and value delivered to an organization. However, until now, there has been generally no criteria or checklist to define and put a ...
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Employees Should Max Out Their HSA Contributions

As open enrollment season approaches for many companies, employers need to focus on educating employees on the use of health savings accounts (HSAs). Like saving for retirement, there are a lot of unknowns surrounding the topic. Robert Lawton, the ...
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Study: Active Workstations Enhance Cognitive Functions, Improve Memory

As the popularity of standing desks increases in corporate offices, treadmill and elliptical desks are following suit. These new active workstations can add a lot of movement to an otherwise sedentary job.  Previous studies have shown that standing ...
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