The Wellable Blog

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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5 Scientifically Proven Health Benefits Of Gratitude

For those readers in the United States, tomorrow will be Thanksgiving, and to some, the official start of a month-long holiday season.  The holiday began as a day of giving thanks for the blessing of the harvest and of the preceding year, but at ...
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Study: Social Media Use Tied To Depression And Loneliness

It’s been a little more than a month since World Mental Health Day (October 10).  In the spirit of fulfilling the goal of the day, Wellable wrote a comprehensive article to increases awareness on mental health in the workplace.  A new study on the ...
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Last Flu Season Deadliest In Decades

The flu is an airborne respiratory illness that primarily affects the nose, throat, and, in more severe case, lungs. Highly contagious and induced by the influenza virus, this seasonally-prevalent illness presents various symptoms that range from ...
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Why And How To Improve Employee Sleep

Although sleepless nights induce a variety of adverse health conditions, consistent inadequate sleep is a societally normalized practice in industrialized countries. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Morbidity and ...
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