In a digital savvy world which is being driven by sharing and trending, everyone possesses the power to take on the creative role for a few minutes of fame with a meme. The health and wellbeing community have been quick to jump on the band wagon with a rise of health memes and messages prevalent on social media. … Read moreHow can you lower the risk of employees being diagnosed with cancer?
The National Health Service watchdog NICE (the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence) has published guidance urging managers to help improve the physical and mental wellbeing of their staff. NICE says healthier workplaces will not only benefit staff, but also increase the productivity of businesses. Each year more than a million working people in the … Read moreA healthy workplace creates happy and effective employees
Employers not confident in employee wellbeing policies The results are out from Edenred’s 2015 annual study into employer attitudes of wellbeing, and there are some interesting statements and numbers that have been released. The top headline is that wellbeing is a priority for only one in four employers. Around 26 percent of the 422 respondents, who … Read moreEmployers are not confident in employee wellbeing policies
Health and Wellbeing programmes have come a long way since the days when the only offering from an employer was an Employee Assistance Program. Health events, stress and resilience training, promotion campaigns, health checks, online assessments and tailored workshops are just many of the services that organisations are now offering their workforce. However, poor engagement levels can be … Read moreImproving employee health and wellbeing engagement levels
Not a week goes by without stories, research papers and studies that come into HP Towers around employee obesity. Some of them can be spurious and then, some articles are genuinely jaw-dropping. Two articles left us staggered this week … A study released in The Lancet this week looked at the eating behaviours of nearly … Read moreEmployee health: Why is obesity is so hard to tackle?
We came across some research yesterday from a leading UK pharmacy chain that stated men across Britain are 20% less likely to visit their GP than females. This isn’t due to men having better health and it is likely down to a reluctance for men to seek help. Indeed, men are less likely to … Read moreEmployee health checks for men: the top 5 tests
Diabetes levels reach an all-time high in the UK The number of people with diabetes in the UK has reached an all-time high of 3.9 million, according to the latest figures. Diabetes UK said there were 3,333,069 adults registered with diabetes in 2013/14, an increase of more than 125,000 adults compared to the previous year … Read moreDiabetes levels reach an all-time high in the UK
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 are all constantly bombarded with contradicting messages about what we should and should not be eating. However, there does seem to be some consistency with the benefits of eating nuts. Many media outlets are today reporting that eating just half a handful of nuts every day could significantly decrease the risk of early death. … Read moreNuts could be the answer to help you live longer!
Our headline today is unlikely to be new advice to many however, guidance published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine this week, warns that UK sedentary behaviour now accounts for 60% of people’s waking hours. The latest research was commissioned by Public Health England (PHE) as a growing body of evidence links prolonged periods of physical … Read moreEmployees urged to stand up for at least two hours a day in the office
With more than half of the UK population heading for obesity by 2050, with an annual cost to society approaching £50 billion, it is easy to see why the media talks about an obesity crisis on a near-daily basis. So, how can employers, office workers and sedentary employees ensure that they don’t become one of … Read moreHow to tackle employee obesity
Obesity will overtake smoking as the biggest cancer killer within the next 10 years, leading specialists predict. The condition is already to blame for up to 32,000 cancer deaths in the UK each year, researchers warn. The warning was made at the world’s biggest conference on cancer, where it was revealed that obesity is killing … Read moreObesity to become the main cause of cancer