The Wellable Blog

The Desk Dilemma: Are Standing Desks Worth The Investment?

Standing and sit-stand desks seem to be the current rage in employee wellness. As an increasing number of jobs require employees to work at a computer, the perils of a sedentary lifestyle have emerged as a mainstream concern.  Employers are ...
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5 Office Yoga Poses To Improve Posture and Reset

For many office-based employees, a normal day consists of sitting hunched over a computer keyboard.  Unfortunately, this lifestyle has adverse effects on musculoskeletal and mental health.  To relieve the negative impact a work environment may have ...
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Meditation Kept Thai Boys Calm In Cave

Last week, 12 Thai boys and their soccer coach, who had been trapped in a cave for more than two weeks,were rescued one-by-one by Thai Navy SEALs.  When they were first discovered by British divers, they were reportedly meditating.  The widely ...
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Study: Standing Desks May Have Negative Effects

Standing desks continue to receive praise for their ability to improve the health and productivity of employees.  Although numerous studies suggest that the health benefits are less significant than the hype, employers continue to invest in ...
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Preferred Exercise Setting May Be Tied To Personality Traits

A new study suggests that preferred exercise setting (gym vs. outdoors) may reveal details about personality traits. Published in The British Psychological Society, the study showed that extroverted individuals and those who rely on objective logic ...
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5 Different Forms Of Meditation To Improve Productivity

Meditation is no longer considered as a mystical practice reserved exclusively for monks and new age enthusiasts. Even regular citizens are now aware of its benefits and many are incorporating it into their daily schedule as a way to enhance various ...
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Why Resistance Training Is Crucial To Holistic Wellness

After helping hundreds of organizations establish wellness programs, we ‘ve seen a lot of companies achieve culture change through effective long-term wellness initiatives. However, there is one aspect that is consistently missing across nearly ...
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The Myth Of Healthy Foods

Ever hear of the science teacher that lost weight by only eating McDonalds for six months straight? Although many would not recommend a diet like this, the story demonstrates a very strong point. When people think of “healthy” food, they tend to ...
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To Lose More Weight, Employees Should Focus Less on Exercise

Today, more than two out of three adults are considered to be overweight or obese. The statistic probably surprises no one. However, considering that the obesity epidemic contributes to $147 billion to $210 billion dollars in preventable healthcare ...
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Study: Mindfulness Training Boosts Employee Well-being

mindfulness (n): the awareness of one’s thoughts, emotions, sensations, actions, and surroundings in the present moment (International Journal of Workplace Health Management) Mindfulness is no longer exclusive to productivity hackers in Silicon ...
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