The Wellable Blog

Stanford Professor Questions The Future Of Remote Work

The narrative that COVID-19 accelerated existing trends in the workplace, such as adoption of digital tools, has been so pervasive that the statement is starting to become cliché. Although largely true, it is an oversimplification of what is ...
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USPSTF: No Support For Vitamin D Screenings

In a draft recommendation statement, the United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF or Task Force) found that the current evidence is inadequate to recommend screening for vitamin D deficiency in asymptomatic adults. The findings are based ...
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Community Well-Being Rankings By State (US)

Boston University School of Public Health (BUSPH) and Sharecare released a set of three indices to measure population health by state: the (i) Community Well-Being Index (CWBI), (ii) Social Determinants of Health Index (SDOHi), and Well-Being Index ...
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Benefits Alone Cannot Improve Employee Well-Being

A study from The Well-being Lab at George Mason University found incredible insights on the current state of well-being in American workplaces as well as actionable things employers can do to help employees thrive and manage struggles. Contrary to ...
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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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How A Global Pandemic Illuminated Air Pollution’s Health Impacts

There is no doubt that the COVID-19 pandemic and its ensuing global lockdowns have been largely destructive: from deaths and health concerns to economic struggles and political turmoil to the many daily disruptions of everyday life. Despite this, ...
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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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Study: Commercial Apps, Rewards Programs Linked With Increased Activity ...

As smartphone technology advances and wearable devices become more ubiquitous, a growing number of people have access to fitness tracking apps and tools to monitor their physical activity. Many wellness programs seek to utilize these technologies ...
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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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Survey: Only Half of Americans Plan To Get Coronavirus Vaccine

As researchers across the world work to develop a COVID-19 vaccine, community leaders are hopeful that its creation may help facilitate an easier and quicker transition back to “normal life” while minimizing the effects of the virus’s continued ...
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