The Wellable Blog

Robot Therapists

Since the creation of the Turing Test in the 1950s, researchers and inventors have been trying to develop machines that can hold realistic conversations with humans. Until recently, the attempts at satisfying this challenge had no real practical use ...
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The Philosophy Of “Being Well”

Employers are becoming increasingly concerned with the well-being of their employees. As a result, they are trying to learn how to help their employees be well. To accomplish this task, many companies are looking at what a variety of wellness ...
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Ethics And Well-Being: An Introduction

In light of a number of events that have transpired over the past year, the elements required to live well and live ethically have been a frequent topic of public and private discussion. Despite this fact, one question has gone largely unexamined ...
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Study: Excessive Mindfulness May Backfire

As the stigma around mental conditions continues to decrease and holistic health approaches grow in popularity, employees demand benefits focused on decreasing stress and supporting their mental and emotional well-being. This has led many companies ...
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Studies: Fitbit Use Associated With Physical Activity Improvements

Wearable devices, like the Fitbit and Apple Watch, continue to rise in popularity. However, at the same time, unhealthy behaviors like physical inactivity and poor diets also remain prevalent. While this consumer fitness tech promises to be a ...
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Employee Mental Health Continues To Plummet

Nearly a year into the COVID-19 pandemic, employee mental health is at an all-time low. In addition to concerns directly related to the disease, mental and emotional well-being have become top concerns as restrictions and closures upended typical ...
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Apple Launches Star-Studded Content In Fitness+

With companies like Peloton and ICON (behind the NordicTrack and Freemotion brands) posting record profits quarter after quarter, consumers’ interest in wellness technology doesn’t show any signs of slowing down. Now, more than ever, people are ...
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Loneliness On The Rise For Those Under Lockdown

Loneliness has been a growing health issue for years, but pandemic-related policies have fueled its growth. Other than the physical health effects of COVID-19 itself, mental health struggles like loneliness have been one of the biggest wellness ...
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Money Can’t Buy Happiness—But Spending It A Certain Way Might Help

Over the last century, Americans’ spending on non-essential consumer goods and services has grown substantially, as needs like food and shelter no longer require the large majority of a family’s income. Additionally, the increased availability of ...
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Coping With COVID-19 Stress, Employees Turn To The Past

In an effort to deal with the added anxiety of a pandemic, employees are turning to the nostalgic comfort of their favorite movies, music, and hobbies from decades ago. An article from The New York Times delves into this unique method of stress ...
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