The Wellable Blog

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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Study: Nearly Half Of U.S. Companies Have A Wellness Program

More companies are providing health and wellness programs, according to a study conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
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Study: Workplace Yoga Lowers Employee Stress

Yoga has long been considered an effective way to decrease stress in general, but few studies have reviewed the ability of yoga to reduce stress in the workplace specifically.
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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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