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Posture is a crucial part of living healthy. You don't want to take care of your body, only to still have back problems.

Change Your Posture, Change Your Life

by Corporate Wellness Magazine - in Others

When they met at Google’s six-month incubator program in Palo Alto, California in 2011, entrepreneur Monisha Perkash and trained physician and health expert Charles Wang and Andrew Chang did not know that four years later they would receive $10 million in…

Wearable technology and corporate wellness work well together.

The Elephant in the Room – Just How Big Will Wearables Get?

Corporate Wellness Magazine - in Others

The forecasts are strong for the growth of the wearable device market but not everyone agrees that volume in the industry equates to value. Technology analysts say some of the companies who offer these devices to the corporate wellness industry need to…

A readout from a wearable device on a smartphone

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,…

Woman's hands wearing a wearable device and holding a cup of coffee

How Sustainable is Your Wellness Program? Why Not All Fitness Trackers are Created Equally

Andrew J. Rosenthal - in Column

Ask any senior manager what are the key attributes they look for in an effective team member, and the chances are reliability and consistency will be up there. But, while most of us manage to be predictably excellent in the workplace, there are other parts…

A connected brain showing the concept of the internet of things

Leveraging Internet of Things (IoT) to Build Healthier Workforce

J. Patrick Bewley - in Column, Features, Technology

The phrase Internet of Things (IoT) — the exponentially growing phenomenon connecting more and more devices to the Internet — is passing the lips of innovators and executives at industries around the world. They huddle around conference room tables and…

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,…

IBM servers

IBM Partnership and Wearables Could Lead to Better Health Tracking

Seth Golbe - in Technology

Do you remember the Watson computer, the one that played Jeopardy! against former champions Ken Jennings and Brad Rutter and won? It turns out this artificial intelligence is good for more than just winning a game show. IBM, creators of Watson, have announced…

An athletic woman using a wearable device

Will Fitness Trackers Like The Apple Watch Revolutionise Corporate Wellness?

Paul Otote - in Column

Almost every employer understands the benefits of engaging employees in wellness. These benefits include a potential saving of £1600 ($2461.60) per employee per year from the reductions in absenteeism and presenteeism[i]. In spite of this, a new study revealed…

Wearable technology example

Business Attire: Wearable Devices FIT Corporate Wellness Strategies

Corporate Wellness Magazine - in Features, Technology

Get a look at that wrist. Those stylish bracelets worn around the office are making a fashion statement of their own and enabling employers to redefine the meaning  of business attire. Clung to arms, clipped to waistbands or wrapped around wrists and ankles,…

A doctor handing a patient an envelope

Corporate Wellness: Push the Envelope Toward Lower Healthcare Costs

Wellness, as we know it, is at a crossroads. For those of us who have been in the industry a while – a long while – we are seeing opportunity and change. We are seeing employers from all industries looking for the silver bullet that will bend the steep…

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…

Secure smartphone apps are essential to trust in corporate wellness programs.

Building Secure Apps, Part Two: The Corporate Challenge

Andrew Hoog - in News & Insights

A recent article in Internet Retailer notes that US consumers will make $18.2 billion in purchases on their smart phones this year, an increase of 143% over 2011.  Currently, 58% of Americans own a smart phone and those numbers are on the increase and show…