With many of us leading such hectic lives, even a basic task such as walking can become difficult to make time for. There are always plenty of excuses. Driving a car is quicker. Taking the life is easier. After a long day, most of us will settle in front of our laptops at home … Read moreGet your employees moving with a Pedometer Challenge!
Office workers need to stand up and move around more, according to a new campaign. On Your Feet Britain are campaigning that sitting for long periods at work is linked to a host of health problems, which are not undone by working out in the gym. The campaign which is partnering with the British Heart Foundation … Read moreNew campaign calling for employees to ‘Get on Your Feet’
Members of Parliament have stated that it is “inexplicable” the NHS in England spends more on bariatric surgery than well-established measures to prevent obesity. A report by the Health Select Committee says health workers should use every opportunity to deal with the problem. The MPs also call for urgent steps so people understand the wider … Read moreThe NHS has an 'inexplicable' attitude to obesity, claim MPs
Healthy Performance is proud to have been chosen as one of three finalists for the 2015 Small Business of the Year and Business Customer Care Awards. This is the second year running that Healthy Performance has been shortlisted for the Small Business of the Year Award. The Business Awards continues to grow and establish a solid … Read moreHealthy Performance into the finals (again!)
An ageing workforce may well be a reality for many employers as employees are shunning past retirement traditions and choosing to stay on in their job. The demographic shift creates challenges for organisations and their employee benefit strategies. But instead of being seen as an issue, older employees could actually be the key to stopping … Read moreAgeing employees crucial to the UK workforce
Nearly one million morbidly obese people should be given the free flu jab because they are so unfit they have a greater chance of picking up the disease, health advisors have said. The move to include nearly one million extra people in the annual vaccination programme could put severe financial and staffing pressures on the … Read moreMorbidly obese may be given free flu jabs
Figures from Cancer Research UK found obese women in the UK have 40% greater risk of being diagnosed with a weight-related cancer. The charity has said more than a fifth of women are obese in the United Kingdom. Cancer Research UK said obesity increases a woman’s risk of at least seven types of cancer, including … Read moreObesity is raising cancer risk in women by 40%
Alzheimer’s researchers will present findings in London this week to show that “what’s good for the heart is good for the brain”. They say people can cut their risk of developing dementia – as well as heart disease and diabetes – by losing weight and keeping their blood pressure and cholesterol levels in check. Experts … Read moreWhat is good for the heart is also good for the brain
Two in five (40%) of UK employers have seen their sickness absence rates improve over the last 12 months, according to new research from Group Risk Development (GRiD), the trade body for the group risk industry. This is 6% up on last year, and in comparison to just 15% who said they felt their rates … Read moreMore Employers are seeing Sickness Absence improvements
We all know that we should consume less sugar and the World Health Organisation has issued its latest recommendations for cutting down on the sweet stuff. The new WHO guidelines strongly suggest that adults and children should reduce their intake of free sugars by roughly half – to less than 10 per cent of their daily calories. … Read moreYour employees should have no more than six teaspoons of sugar a day!
Positive relationship between more hours of sleep and wellbeing A sleep and wellbeing study from the US has shown that Americans who report that they usually get more hours of sleep per night have higher overall wellbeing than those who typically get fewer hours of sleep. Getting more hours of sleep is positively associated with … Read morePositive relationship between more hours of sleep and wellbeing
New research from Korea has revealed that drinking a few cups of coffee a day may help people avoid clogged arteries – a known risk factor for heart disease. The Korean researchers studied more than 25,000 male and female employees who underwent routine health checks at their workplace. The employees who drank a moderate amount of … Read moreNew coffee link to heart health