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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: “Gamification” Can Increase Physical Activity

A study published in JAMA Internal Medicine suggests that adding game elements to weight loss interventions can increase physical activity in overweight and obese participants.
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Study Finds Connection Between Physical Fitness And Brain Health

A new study in the journal Scientific Reports suggests that one of the best ways to preserve brain health is to stay physically fit. The study authors tested 1,200 adults between the ages of 20 and 59 on a series of brain exercises designed to test ...
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Survey: Employees Prioritize Work Environment Over Other Wellness Benefits

In a recent survey by Future Workplace and View, 1,601 employees in a corporate office environment revealed that their most desired wellness perks centered primarily around environmental factors. Topping the list of desired wellness benefits was ...
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Survey: Millennials More Likely To Turn To Online Health Education Than ...

A recent survey by Harmony Healthcare IT of more than 2,000 people aged 23 to 38 revealed that millennials are increasingly turning to online sources for health advice rather than visiting medical professionals. Specifically, 73% of millennials will ...
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Smartphone Data May Help Identify Loneliness

Loneliness is reaching epidemic proportions, with nearly half Americans saying they feel lonely some or all of the time. That feeling of isolation takes an alarming mental and physical toll. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services says that ...
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“Nudging” Employees To Better Workplace Eating

Eating a healthy diet at work can be challenging. Easy access to vending machines, office snacks, and constant celebrations can make treats difficult to resist. Adding to that, many employees who work long hours eat breakfast, lunch, and dinner in ...
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Study: Long-Term Gains From Short-Term Exercise Programs

We know that exercise is an excellent way to stay healthy. We also know that regular movement, even in short spurts, can help physical and mental health. Now, a study shows that even a short-term exercise program can yield health benefits as much as ...
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Study: Paternity Leave Leads To Healthier Moms

The need for maternity leave is obvious. Women who have given birth need time to recuperate from pregnancy, labor, and perhaps surgery. For moms who breastfeed, those first weeks are critical for establishing a feeding routine and steady milk ...
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Rx for Well-being: Go Outside for Two Hours A Week

Want to be healthier and happier? Spend time with nature. Specifically, stay outside for at least 120 minutes per week.
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