‘Modern living is tough’: Toms founder launches a wellness kit inspired by his own struggles

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Burnt out from building a $600 million business, Blake Mycoskie is ready to share what he learned on the path back to health. But is the self-care industrial complex ready to turn off its smartphone? If you’ve ever downloaded an app to keep track of your well-being, welcome to the club. There are more than 250,000 mobile health and fitness apps on the market. Unfortunately, according to a recent survey out of Bond University, there’s not much evidence that they get results. Past research has found that about one-third of people give up on fitness trackers within six months. Read Full Story

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Fitbit data shows we’re sleeping better during the COVID-19 lockdown

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Data from fitness and sleep trackers shows that the duration and quality of many people’s sleep has improved during the coronavirus crisis—likely because we no longer need to commute. Americans don’t typically sleep well. One large survey showed that people get a full, uninterrupted night of sleep on only about one out of four nights. During this anxious time, you might think the problem would get worse. But data from sleep-tracking apps and wearables suggests something different. Many people are actually getting more, better-quality sleep during our new stay-at-home lives. Read Full Story

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The Apple Watch’s new sleep tracking changed how I think about sleep

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Unlike its competitors, Apple has decided not to overload users with data. Instead, its Sleep app in watchOS 7 focuses on creating a better bedtime ritual. When the Apple Watch was new, Apple decided to market it as a fitness device. But it’s increasingly become a more general personal-wellness device with the addition of features like deep breathing, fall detection, and an electrocardiogram function. And now it’s able to track one of the most important elements of health: sleep. Read Full Story

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4 things your company can do now to be ready for the future of work

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Companies that are quickly moving away from business as usual and adopting new practices to attract, engage, and retain their workforce are coming out on top. The past few months have arguably been some of the most challenging times in many of our lives. From navigating a global pandemic that’s impacted the health and well-being of people around the world to the racial injustices that have been brought to life from the killings of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and George Floyd, many companies are struggling to find the right thing to do or say. Read Full Story

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