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Lack of sleep does affect employee productivity at work

What is the secret to being more productive at work?  Make sure you sleep at least seven hours a night!  A study of more than 21,000 employees has found a strong connection between lack of sleep and lower productivity at work. Vitality Health, a health and life insurance company, commissioned research organisation Rand Europe and … Read moreLack of sleep does affect employee productivity at work

The Football Manager's tool kit to beating stress

We receive a lot of health and wellbeing news stories and press releases in the Healthy Performance office every day.  Our favourite one this week is the news that the League Managers Association (LMA) have sent every manager in the Premiership and the Football League, a 120-page survival guide. The ‘survival booklet’ offers expert advice from clinical psychologists, … Read moreThe Football Manager's tool kit to beating stress

UK children are becoming obese at a younger age

Obesity is becoming more common in the UK and starting earlier in life, researchers who looked at data on five generations of Britons have warned.  A UK survey looking at data from 1946 to 2001 found a clear trend of being overweight or obese becoming more widespread in younger generations. The study examined 273,843 records of weight … Read moreUK children are becoming obese at a younger age

How to implement an employee health and wellbeing strategy on a tight budget

The downturn in the economy back in 2008 shifted the way many departments up and down the UK have had to conduct their responsibilities.  The troubled economic times presented HR Departments with two priorities to get their heads around, dealing with high levels of stress for employees whilst trying to increase productivity added with, coping … Read moreHow to implement an employee health and wellbeing strategy on a tight budget

Older employees benefit as much from exercise as quitting smoking

According to new research from a Norwegian health project, 30 minutes of regular physical activity is healthy for people and employees in old age.  That might be the most obvious statement you read today but, the figures are worth noting; elderly men who engage in physical activity six days a week are likely to have a … Read moreOlder employees benefit as much from exercise as quitting smoking

Healthy Performance have won the best Small Business Award

The Healthy Performance team have won the 2015 Cherwell Small Business of the Year Award and were finalists for the Customer Service Award.  The winners were announced at the prestigious awards event which was held in a lavish marquee amongst the glorious Oxfordshire countryside.   The Award was sponsored by the Oxfordshire Local Enterprise Partnership and … Read moreHealthy Performance have won the best Small Business Award

How many calories of booze will you put away this weekend?

With the British Summer threatening to give us all a few rays, us Brits never need much of an excuse to get the barbecue out, cook up a feast and ensure there’s a cool beer or a large glass of wine in hand. And for those who are calorie conscious, it can be tolerable to … Read moreHow many calories of booze will you put away this weekend?

We have made the final (twice!)

Healthy Performance have been shortlisted as finalists at the Cherwell Business Awards for the Small Business Award Category (sponsored by The Oxfordshire Local Enterprise Partnership) and, Customer Service Award Category (sponsored by Bicester Village) Healthy Performance made the final of the Small Business Award Category from a strong list of businesses across North Oxfordshire.  We were able to demonstrate … Read moreWe have made the final (twice!)

Can your grip strength predict heart attacks and strokes?

The strength of a person’s grip may indicate how likely they are to suffer heart attacks, strokes and other cardiovascular problems, according to an extensive new study. The study, published in The Lancet, also found that grip strength is a stronger predictor of death than systolic blood pressure, and  suggest that it could be used as … Read moreCan your grip strength predict heart attacks and strokes?

Mediterranean diet linked to healthier brain

A small study in Spain found that a Mediterranean diet with extra nuts and olive oil might help improve memory in older adults.   As always, the results will certainly require further research but the results sit nicely with previous research..  At Healthy Performance we’ve previously reported that a Mediterranean diet has been linked to … Read moreMediterranean diet linked to healthier brain

What can employers do to stem the rise of strokes?

The background information Strokes are being heavily discussed in the media today as a leading charity in the UK, The Stroke Association has revealed new figures that highlights the number of people being afflicted by strokes is soaring.  This rise is particularly stark amongst men in their 40’s and 50’s. The numbers are quite shocking … there … Read moreWhat can employers do to stem the rise of strokes?