The Wellable Blog

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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Study: Stress Impairs Cognitive Ability

A study published in Neurology, the most widely read and highly cited peer-reviewed neurology journal, discovered an interesting connection between cognitive performance and levels of cortisol.  Cortisol is a “stress hormone” that is produced by the ...
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Study: Flexible Work Schedules Can Harm Employees

As the objective of improving employee wellness becomes increasingly more prevalent amongst employers, the workforce is beginning to see a variety of initiatives implemented with the intent of mitigating stress in the workplace. Countless research ...
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Study: Fitbit Data Correlates With Patient Performance Status

Patient performance status (PS) helps shape prognosis and determine the best treatment for a patient with cancer.  Specifically, PS is a score that estimates a patient’s ability to perform certain activities of daily living (ADLs) without the help ...
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