The Wellable Blog

Privacy, Cost Concerns Compete With Incentives in Health Programs

According to a survey by Aite Group of 766 American consumers, employees have financial and privacy-related concerns when it comes to using fitness trackers or devices. However, if financial incentives were a part of a health program, it would ...
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Survey: Employees Ask Google—Not Doctors—About Health Concerns

Health worries can cause a lot of unnecessary stress for many people. Reason would state that this concern would translate to more proactive and professional management of health-related issues. In reality, that’s not always the case. Instead, many ...
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Study: Wearable Devices Not Always Accurate With Calories Burned, Heart ...

A study published in the journal Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise looked at the accuracy and efficacy of several different wearable devices that monitor and track physical activity. The results revealed that these devices are not always ...
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Apple Partners With Gyms For Rewards Program

Apple is providing some extra inspiration and support for those looking to achieve fitness goals this year. The tech giant recently launched Apple Watch Connected, a new rewards program for Apple Watch users.
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Wellness Resolutions? There’s An App For That—But It Might Not Help

The public’s interest in physical fitness, self-care, and personal well-being continues to boom, with health and wellness industries seeing massive growth each year. That popularity has substantially increased the number of apps and technology ...
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Study: Phone Apps May Help Boost Daily Activity Levels

A new study suggests that phone apps may help users get more daily physical activity. The trial was conducted using a smartphone app called MyHeart Counts, and users were randomly assigned one of four separate intervention groups: (i) daily prompts ...
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Technology: Balancing The Good With The Bad

Technology touches nearly every aspect of employees’ work lives. They use it to communicate through emails, messages, and videoconferences as well as to coordinate marketing, production, and deliveries. Technology makes jobs simpler, reduces ...
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Pokémon Game Wants You To Go...To Sleep

When Pokémon Go launched in July 2016, it became an instant sensation. The augmented reality video game got 28.5 million users to roam the streets, searching for Pokémon characters that could be tracked on smartphones. Although the concept was to ...
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Can A Smartphone Be A Health Hazard?

While smartphones can help people stay in constant contact with friends, give turn-by-turn directions to the coolest new restaurant, look up the name of the bass player from a 70s rock band—and of course, make phone calls—new studies suggest that ...
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Fitness Apps Alone Don’t Lead To Long-Term Results

Fitness apps are prevalent, with more than 300,000 on the market, but a recent study questions the efficacy of these technologies. Researchers did a meta-analysis, looking at data from six studies out of a total of 6,000, to find out whether ...
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