The Wellable Blog

Tobacco Use Isn’t Going Away—It’s Becoming More Insidious

Time and time again, studies prove that tobacco is dangerous to the human body. It causes lung disease, cancer, stroke, heart disease, diabetes, premature aging, and more. In fact, nearly every organ in the body can be damaged by tobacco. 
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Studies Show Walking Improves Sleep, Could Help Prevent Alzheimer’s

As researchers and health professionals continue to look for the best ways to encourage lifelong health, evidence continues to show that walking may be an important foundational habit. A recent study published in the journal Sleep Health linked ...
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Study: Gardens Foster Better Nutrition, Urban Development, And Social ...

A study published in the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior indicates that people who participate in a community garden reap a host of benefits that go beyond healthy eating. The study was conducted by the University of California at San ...
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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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