The Wellable Blog

Study: Workplace Yoga Lowers Employee Stress

Yoga has long been considered an effective way to decrease stress. Studies have shown yoga helps people with back pain, insomnia, alcohol dependency, and during medical procedures, but few studies looked at the effects of yoga at decreasing stress ...
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Study: Wellness Programs Don’t Work (It’s Not As Bad As It Sounds)

A new study brings more complexity to the discussion on the effectiveness of corporate wellness programs, saying that the wellness program reviewed did not provide employees with significant measurable outcomes. 
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Study: Mental Health Apps Not As Effective As Perceived

As companies expand their employee wellness programs to address mental health, there is increased focus on how mobile apps can serve as useful tools. Although more than 1,000 mental health apps exist, a recent study suggests these apps may not be as ...
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Study: Slow Weight Loss Best For Health

For decades, companies have implemented weight loss programs as part of their employee wellness initiatives. On the surface, the logic makes sense. Obesity is a cause of common chronic conditions (e.g., heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, and ...
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HHS: New Physical Activity Guidelines

It’s no secret that exercise is beneficial, but new physical activity guidelines issued by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services details just how important exercise is—and how many people don’t get enough of it.
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Top Employee Financial Wellness Programs

According to Wellable’s annual 2019 Employee Wellness Industry Trends Report, financial wellness is the area of employee well-being programs where employers are expecting to increase investment the most, with 68% of companies planning to increase ...
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Study: Overload, Trust Remain Challenges For Online Health Info Seekers

The good part of the internet is that it provides access to all sorts of information.  The bad part of the internet is that it provides access to all sorts of information.  The latter statement could be considered an informal finding of Weber ...
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Survey Highlights Benefits Employees Find Most Financially Beneficial

A survey from the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) showed that 80% of Americans would rather accept a job with benefits, such as health insurance and a retirement plan, than take a job without benefits, even if it paid 30% more.  This is an ...
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The 4 Types Of Health Care Consumers

A study from Deloitte Health Solutions describes the U.S. health system as the “Wild West” that is comprised of four types of unique consumers, each of which possesses unique characteristics and propensities to engage with healthcare technology.  ...
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Study: Paid Sick Leave Tied To Lower Employee Stress

A prior blog post highlighted a study that demonstrated how high levels of cortisol, which is a byproduct of stress, can impair cognitive ability. It was one way to show why employers should care about employee stress, as it directly impacts the ...
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