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Wearable Devices are Coming to a Doctor Near You

Seth Golbe - in Technology

Wearable fitness trackers, the fancy watches you see people wearing today, are making a splash in the corporate wellness space. These devices track activity levels,  sleep and can even count the calories you eat. Newer models can even track blood pressure,…

Wearable Device Pitfalls - Is the Fitbit "Fit" for Corporate Wellness programs?

Fitness Tracker Pitfalls: Is this Wearable Device Fit for Workplace?

Jonathan Edelheit, JD - in Column, Editorial

Wearable devices are quickly becoming a crucial part of many corporate wellness programs. Sale of wearable activity trackers, last year, reached 8 million, a figure predicted to grow to 23 million by the end of 2015, and reach 47 million by 2017.1 Fitbit,…

A wearable device on an arm

Decisions…Decisions: Choosing the Right Wearable Fitness Tracker

Jonathan Edelheit, JD - in Features

As wearable fitness trackers gain increasing mainstream popularity and their manufacturers develop new devices to support consumer fascination with these products, employers will be hard-challenged to keep pace with implementing strategies that take full advantage…

A picture of the Apple Watch

Apple Smart Watch – A Corporate Wellness Game Changer

Corporate Wellness Magazine - in Editorial

  For those who closely follow the Corporate Health & Wellness space, wearable technology that monitors weight, blood pressure, heart rate, calories burned, quality of sleep and so forth, is nothing new to you. As discussed just last week in Corporate…

A computer locked up, securing health information

Corporate Wellness and Digital Awareness: Defending the Most Vital Information

Randy Reaney - in News & Insights

Corporate wellness is both a philosophy and a summons to action. Concerning the latter, and the manner in which so much private information migrates from paper to "the cloud," as distant (in theory) as the liquid droplets, frozen crystals and various chemicals…

A woman eating several packs of pills

Effective Disease Prevention Doesn’t Have to Be a Drag

Mike Payne - in News & Insights

Healthcare expenditure in the U.S. in 2014 is forecasted to be $3.8 trillion. Despite this staggering sum, three in every four Americans will die prematurely from a chronic disease - conditions that are related to lifestyle, habit or circumstance. The plain…

Fitness trackers and other wearable technology will be a crucial piece of the wellness puzzle

Fitness Trackers On Course To Become Fashionable Piece of Wellness Puzzle

Corporate Wellness Magazine - in Editorial

Don’t look now, but those devices clipped onto waistbands, wrapped around wrists or dropped in a pocket may be coming to a body part on you.

Employees and employers need to slow down to get the most out of wellness.

Retention

Todd McGuire - in Focused

The second step of a corporate wellness program, after reaching out to them, is ensuring they remain in the program. If no one stays with the problem, then the money used to create the program was wasted, and you are back at square one. Ensuring your employees…

A man's arm in a blood pressure cuff. You can't change what you don't measure.

Corporate Wellness and the Role of Chronic Disease Monitoring

Chris Stakutis - in Focused

While statistics may vary, in a typical modern company about 12 percent of their population is Type-II diabetic and upwards of 20 percent suffer from other chronic diseases such as hypertension