The Wellable Blog

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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Fitbit’s Newest Activity Trackers Target Corporate Wellness Market

Fitbit quietly launched two new wearable activity trackers last week, but consumers will not be able to find these trackers in the local sporting goods or big box electronics stores. The new Fitbit Inspire and Fitbit Inspire HR trackers are designed ...
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Study: iPhone Step Tracking Accurate, Distance Not So Much

Although wearable devices offer a number of benefits, cost often makes them prohibitive for employees to purchase on their own and companies to subsidize part or all of the price for employees.  As such, many wellness technology platforms, including ...
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Apple Watch Incentive Drives Greater Wellness Program Engagement

Employers continue to invest significant financial resources into rewards and incentives for employee wellness programs.  In fact, 85% of employers with at least 200 employees offer more than $150 to employees for participating in or completing a ...
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6 Key Takeaways From Rock Health’s Consumer Report On Digital Health

As digital tools have offered users greater efficiency and an additional degree of autonomy when it comes to managing their health, an increasing number of consumers are making the transition to this emerging mode of healthcare. A Rock Health ...
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Apple Prioritizes Digital Well-being In iOS 12

Last month, Google announced a new suite of tools for its latest Android platform to help users better manage their screen time.  The features included enhanced do not disturb functionality and time limits on apps.  On Monday, Apple, at its ...
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Google Launches “Digital Wellbeing” Feature For Android

The advent of smartphones and mobile apps have revolutionized the operations of industries and the daily lives of individuals across the world.  No one disputes the economic and personal gains afforded by these technologies. However, these ...
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Study: “Sham” Meditation App Has Same Effect As Real One

Many employers and individuals support mindful meditation for the numerous health benefits it is believed to yield practitioners, including reducing stress and improving critical thinking.  Since digital and online platforms allow mindful meditation ...
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Study: Do Wearable Devices Help Reduce Sitting Time?

Separate from participating in physical activity, there are numerous harmful effects associated with prolonged sitting (e.g., increased risk of cancer, diabetes, and heart disease).  With individuals, on average, being sedentary for nearly eight ...
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