The Wellable Blog

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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New Zealand’s Bold Step Toward Well-Being

Companies are looking at ways to improve overall employee wellness but never has this initiative been taken on by an entire country. That’s what is happening in New Zealand, whose government has added social outcome goals along with traditional ...
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What Employees Want May Be Making Them Unwell

Smoking is not a healthy habit. That’s indisputable, but still, 34.3 million people in the U.S. smoke. It’s also important to start early to save for retirement, yet one in four adults don’t save any money for that purpose.
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Workplace Burnout Recognized As Medical Condition By WHO

Much has been made about the physical and mental impact work-related stress has on individuals. This impact has led the World Health Organization (WHO) to officially recognize work-related stress, or burnout, as a medical condition.
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Office Air Quality And Environmental Well-Being

When employers talk about wellness and its role in productivity, they are usually referring to physical well-being. Some progressive employers may take mental, social, financial, and other dimensions of well-being into consideration, but few usually ...
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Study: Spending Time In Parks Boosts Emotional Wellness

A recent study at the University of Alabama at Birmingham found that spending as little as 20 minutes in an urban park can have a significant effect on emotional wellness. While this may seem like an obvious conclusion to draw, especially to ...
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