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Tesco set to stop sweets and chocolates being sold at all checkouts

Tesco to stop sweets and chocolates being displayed near checkouts The supermarket giant Tesco has said that it will take away confectionery from near its tills by the end of the year after conducting research into the issue. The larger Tesco stores have stopped selling sweets at checkouts for 20 years however, this move will see … Read moreTesco set to stop sweets and chocolates being sold at all checkouts

Employers striving to improve employee engagement

The need to improve employee engagement is at the top of the agenda in shaping employers’ benefits strategies in 2014, according to research by Employee Benefits magazine. Employee engagement has been top of the list of issues since 2011 and nearly three quarters of respondents have said that this was the case. The research also … Read moreEmployers striving to improve employee engagement

Healthy Performance are finalists in the NatWest Small Business of the Year Awards

Healthy Performance are delighted to have made the finals in the Natwest Small Business of the Year Awards for 2014. The category was keenly contested and Healthy Performance were placed in the top 3 of all the nominations within the Small Business category.   The judges commented that “Healthy Performance have a very strong focus … Read moreHealthy Performance are finalists in the NatWest Small Business of the Year Awards

Mental health trusts to be paid for carrying out health assessments on psychiatric patients

A new health check programme is being launched by NHS England with the key aim of reducing the number of mental health patients dying from heart, liver and lung diseases in particular. The scheme will see Mental Health Trusts being paid for health assessments of the physical condition and lifestyle of psychiatric patients. Mental health … Read moreMental health trusts to be paid for carrying out health assessments on psychiatric patients

Lack of sleep linked to serious health problems

Leading Scientists from Universities including Oxford, Cambridge and Harvard have warned that cutting sleep is leading people to have “serious health problems”. The body clock can drive huge changes in the human body as it alters alertness, mood, physical strength and even the risk of a heart attack in a daily rhythm.  These factors stem from … Read moreLack of sleep linked to serious health problems

Lack of exercise is worse on the heart than smoking and obesity for women in their 30's

A new study has revealed that a sedentary lifestyle can pose a greater heart disease risk to women over 30 than smoking, obesity or high blood pressure. The data has been taken from more than 32,000 participants in the Australian Longitudinal Study on Women’s Health, which for 20 years has been tracking the long-term health … Read moreLack of exercise is worse on the heart than smoking and obesity for women in their 30's

Stroke Association reveals 10,000 strokes could be prevented

The Stroke Association has warned that people who ignore the signs of a mini-stroke or a TIA (Transient Ischaemice Attack) are running up a greater risk of suffering from a major stroke. A mini-stroke will cause very similar symptoms to a stroke, such as speech and mobility problems, however the symptoms will only last a … Read moreStroke Association reveals 10,000 strokes could be prevented