The Wellable Blog

Study: Telehealth Usage Varies By Demographics

The surge in telehealth usage during the pandemic has been applauded by many as a solution to increase access to health care, even in the toughest of situations. Despite overall usage increasing substantially, the headline numbers do not tell the ...
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Stanford Professor Questions The Future Of Remote Work

The narrative that COVID-19 accelerated existing trends in the workplace, such as adoption of digital tools, has been so pervasive that the statement is starting to become cliché. Although largely true, it is an oversimplification of what is ...
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Microsoft Teams Launches “Virtual Commute”

Commuting has changed. Rather than hopping into a car or taking public transportation to head into an office, millions of people across the world are commuting from their bed to their desk each day. Although commuting was often perceived negatively ...
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Apple Enters Home Fitness Market

At a virtual event last week, Apple made a number of announcements regarding its health and well-being offerings. Most notably, the global leader in consumer technologies announced Apple Fitness+, a diverse subscription platform of fitness videos ...
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The Future Of Remote Work (September 2020 Edition)

“September 2020 Edition” is the operative phrase in the title of this post. A discussion on the future of remote work in January of this year would have sounded quite different than in the months following the start of the pandemic. Since March ...
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Home Office Stipends Gain Traction For Remote Workers

As more companies commit to allowing employees to work from home indefinitely or well into 2021, they must learn to address a new set of challenges and opportunities that arise. From loss of popular on-site benefits, such as access to fitness ...
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Shortcomings Of COVID-19 Screenings Create Challenges For Opening Offices

Since the COVID-19 pandemic took off, companies have been frantically adjusting work operations to accommodate employee safety while keeping their business sustainable. For many industries, particularly white-collar jobs, this has resulted in ...
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Virtual Fitness Thrives During Pandemic, Leaving On-Site Facilities Empty

In the past several months, employers have been grappling with how to adapt business operations to COVID-19 recommendations, policies, and lockdowns. Alongside these changes, employee wellness programs find themselves restructuring to meet different ...
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Google Announces Remote Work Plan

As COVID-19 restrictions loosen, companies are looking at a combination of government guidelines, health advice, and employee preferences to build their return-to-work strategies. Just recently, Google sent out an email to employees about how the ...
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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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