The Wellable Blog

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 levels of stress, trouble concentrating, and difficulty maintaining a health work-life balance. ...
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As School Year Approaches, Employees Face Uncertainty About Childcare

For many working parents in America, this summer’s end brings difficult questions regarding childcare in the impending school year. The beginning of COVID-19 closures in the spring left many scrambling to juggle added responsibilities of caring for ...
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Virtual Fitness Thrives During Pandemic, Leaving On-Site Facilities Empty

In the past several months, employers have been grappling with how to adapt business operations to COVID-19 recommendations, policies, and lockdowns. Alongside these changes, employee wellness programs find themselves restructuring to meet different ...
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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, energy, and resources should be a sure-fire formula for fitness success. Unfortunately, not everyone ...
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In The Wake Of A Global Pandemic, Paid Leave Needs Reimagining

It’s true that employers have been rethinking leave policies for quite some time now. Paid parental leave has been a hot topic for years, with many advocating for a federal law requiring it. Just last year, new legislation granted 12 weeks of paid ...
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COVID-19 Response Linked To Decrease In Physical Activity Levels

In communities across the world, COVID-19 has affected people’s daily routines in countless ways. It comes as no surprise, then, that new research suggests that daily activity habits have taken an unhealthy hit as people stay home and businesses ...
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With Reopening Plans Underway, Employers Shouldn’t Leave Out Benefits ...

In May, due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on business operations, the IRS issued a notice giving employers the option to allow employees to make changes to their health insurance plans and benefits enrollment. Typically, employees have to ...
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Why Higher Salaries Aren’t Creating Happier Employees

Salary is, understandably, one of the most important factors employees look at when applying for a new job. Not only that, salaries alone influence many people’s choices when it comes to their education and career paths. While there is no denying ...
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Long Live The Water Cooler Conversation: One Shortcoming Of Remote Work 

What is often considered a harmless distraction for office workers may actually be providing some long-neglected wellness and productivity benefits. As more and more jobs offer remote work options, the daily social ritual of small talk or “water ...
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Study: Tobacco Cessation Programs Need More Than Behavioral Interventions

For many employers, one of the most substantial ways they can improve their employee’s health is by helping them quit smoking. Giving up tobacco can help workers live longer, healthier lives while improving their productivity and reducing time lost ...
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