The Wellable Blog

Most People Are Lonely—And Their Work Life Isn’t Helping

With advances in technology, it seems like the world is getting smaller; in spite of this, social relationships are deteriorating. Cigna’s 2020 Loneliness Index, an assessment of data collected from over 10,400 adults, reported a 7% increase in ...
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Survey: Large Employers Are Expanding Paid Leave Benefits

Companies are beginning to understand the real value that employee paid time off can have for productivity and talent retention. So much so, they are going beyond what is required by law when it comes to providing paid leave benefits. According to ...
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Study: Practicing Mindfulness May Lower Blood Pressure

Mindfulness—including practices such as yoga, journaling, meditation, and more—has surged in popularity in the last several years. People typically seek out these activities to control stress and improve mental and emotional wellness, but with ...
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Survey: Company Culture Varies By Region

The Harvard Business Review (HBR) recently conducted an assessment that looked at how corporate cultures differ across the world. Between December 2017 through May 2019, readers of HBR provided over 12,800 responses about workplace cultures from an ...
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2020 Employee Wellness Industry Trends Report

The arrival of the new year means the release of Wellable’s 2020 Employee Wellness Industry Trends Report. This annual report aims to quantify and better understand the wellness strategies companies are implementing in the upcoming year, providing a ...
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Solitude, Not Loneliness, Can Promote Creativity, Confidence, and Improve ...

Despite increasing reports of the “loneliness epidemic” over the last few years, some experts advise that intentionally practicing solitude can offer a host of benefits.
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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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