The new "wearable movement" has brought health and wellness accountability to a whole new level. These devices are being used to count calories, monitor heart rate, track sleep patterns and more. With technology worn on the body, we can now track and create "big data" on our own personal health and the health of our employees.
Today’s employers are seeking a healthy workforce as they face the ever-growing cost of providing healthcare for their employees. Wearables can be an easy and exciting way to encourage health and wellness in the workplace.
Springbuk (which presents the nationally recognized Healthiest Employer Award) studied research gathered from employers, benefit consultants and wellness vendors who evaluated several devices on the marketplace over a four-month period. Springbuk's "Employer Guide to Wearables: An in-depth look at devices, data and decisions" is a great tool to help you decide how to encourage integrating these devices into your company's wellness programs..
If you’d like to learn more about setting up a Wellness Program in your workplace, please contact Ironwood’s Wellness & Communications Consultant, Tricia Brown.