The Wellable Blog

Study: Just Two Weeks On The Couch Can Start To Damage The Body

A recent study found that just two weeks of sedentary behavior resulted in clear negative changes to participants’ bodies. The study examined 28 participants with an average age of 32. Eighteen of the participants were women. Prior to the study, ...
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Survey: Only 52% Of American Adults Plan To Get Flu Shot This Year

A recent poll from the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID) reveals that only 52% of American adults plan to get the 2019-20 flu vaccine—even though 60% of survey respondents said that receiving the vaccine is the best way to prevent ...
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CMS Announces Wellness Program Demonstration Project

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced last week that it is beginning a pilot program for state-based health-contingent wellness programs. The agency is now accepting applications from the states to participate in one of two ...
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CDC Investigating Vaping-Related Illnesses In 33 States

In a media briefing on September 6, representatives from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) revealed that possible vaping-related respiratory illnesses have more than doubled, rising to 450 possible cases in 33 states. Late last week, the ...
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USPTF: All Adults Should Be Screened For Illegal Drugs

Illegal drug use in the United States is on the rise. To address this growing problem, the U.S. Preventive Service Task Force (USPSTF) recently drafted a recommendation that all adults in the country should be screened for drugs, regardless of their ...
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Study: Exercise Makes Employees Happier Than Money

What makes people happy? Is it love? Money? A new study takes a slightly different angle: can exercise make you happy? Specifically, can it make you happier than money?
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Searching For Better Ways To Measure Health

How should a company determine the health of their employees? Traditional thinking would suggest looking at weight or Body Mass Index (BMI), which is a measure of body fat based on height and weight. Despite their popularity, these assessments do ...
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Study: Sitting At Home Is Worse Than Sitting At Work

Numerous studies show that sitting is bad for your health. Prolonged inactivity, such as sitting at a desk all day, has been linked to lower physical and emotional well-being. Now, a recent study delves deeper into sitting and found that all sitting ...
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Fitting The Benefits Of Being Outside Into A Workday

Spending time outside offers many health benefits, and a recent study detailed just how long people should stay outside to gain those advantages (a minimum of 120 minutes per week). However, planning regular time outside isn’t always easy, as work ...
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Study: Employers Should Rethink Ultra-Processed Foods In The Kitchen

It’s not groundbreaking news that ultra-processed foods aren’t healthy, but a new National Institutes of Health study provides a twist: ultra-processed foods can lead to more weight gain even when eating the same amount of calories as someone who ...
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