The Wellable Blog

Survey: Women More Likely Than Men To Follow COVID-19 Precautions

A recent survey conducted by VoxEU.org reveals a significant difference between the way men and women are responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. With cases rising again across Europe and America, understanding these behaviors may help business leaders ...
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Pulse Check: Oral Health And Employee Well-Being

Every month, Wellable asks a single question to the large, growing, and dedicated community of human resources and wellness professionals subscribed to the Wellable Newsletter. The question for November was about an area of health and well-being ...
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Study: Spouses Can Help (Or Hurt) Employee Health

A new study published in JAMA Network Open looks at what spouses have in common when it comes to their physical health. Researchers followed nearly 5,400 middle-aged, American couples that enrolled in an employee wellness program between October ...
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Health Officials Worry About Delays In Preventive Care

The impacts of the pandemic can be seen in all aspects of society. As most individuals focus on the advice of public health officials on COVID-19, many other concerns lack the attention they deserve. Most notably, many health officials are ...
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School Disruptions Creating Workforce Challenges

School closures throughout the US and the world are creating a number of workplace challenges for employers and setting roadblocks in the recovery and re-opening of offices. For many parents, schools serve as childcare for their young ones during ...
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E-Cigarettes ≠ Superior Smoking Cessation Aid

Regular tobacco cigarettes contain 7,000 chemicals, many of which are toxic. While it is unclear exactly how many chemicals are in e-cigarettes, there’s almost no doubt that they expose users to fewer toxic chemicals than traditional cigarettes. ...
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Say Hello To Halo, Amazon’s New Wearable Device

Despite the challenges many wearable device companies have experienced over the past several years, Amazon entered the market with the release of Halo, an on-wrist health tracker with an accompanying app. Amazon Halo uses five health metrics to give ...
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“Twindemic” Fears Highlight Importance Of Flu Shots

This fall and winter, countries around the world will need to address an airborne respiratory illness that primarily affects the nose, throat, and, in more severe cases, lungs. Highly contagious and induced by a virus, the illness presents various ...
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Study: The Perfect Exercise Program Exists, But It’s Different For Everyone

For many people, exercising is more than a physical challenge—it can be emotionally and mentally discouraging. Putting in the right amount of time, energy, and resources should be a sure-fire formula for fitness success. Unfortunately, not everyone ...
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USPSTF Recommends Hypertension Screening for All Adults

Hypertension is one of the most common physical health issues today. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), nearly half of all American adults struggle with high blood pressure. With that in mind, it’s no surprise the US ...
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