How a virtual fitness company is staying strong in a changing market

With people returning to physical gyms, Jeff Witherspoon, CEO of E2M Fitness, says doctors' advice to patients is boosting his service.
E2M Fitness founder and CEO Jeff Witherspoon. "I think all fitness companies are seeing that Peloton effect," he said.
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While the wellness industry booms, the FTC is cracking down on its marketing tactics

Feb 9, 2023
The FTC says health-related claims need to be backed by relevant, peer-reviewed scientific research. "It's long overdue," said one marketer.
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Calls to mental health hotlines rise as people seek relief during COVID

Jan 26, 2022
With mental health professionals in short supply during the pandemic, some who need help are turning to hotlines and other alternative online resources.
Matthew Seltzer sits on a bench in New Orleans, Louisiana in November 2021. Like thousands of others during the pandemic, Seltzer sought help from a mental health hotline when he was unable to find an in-person counselor.
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Mental health spending may be up because of COVID-19

Jun 24, 2020
Some employers are adding new options related to wellness to their health care offerings.
Almost a third of workers surveyed had accessed or planned to access mental health care during the pandemic.
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Younger workers are pushing for greater work-life balance

Jun 3, 2019
They're bringing self-care to work and pushing for more flexibility to have a life.

Do corporate wellness programs work?

Feb 16, 2018
A new study says they help employee retention, but not employee health.
Would you be more likely to go rock-climbing if your company picked up part of the tab? 

New software program aims to help the elderly live longer on their own

Jan 11, 2017
The project is the brainchild of a former Wall Street analyst.
A home health aid assists a Florida resident.
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Can your boss fine you for not disclosing your weight?

Jul 22, 2013
Penn State is the latest major employer to require its workers to disclose their vitals, or face a stiff penalty.