Workplaces with a culture of health and wellbeing are more than a happy place to work. Decades of research has proven that a healthier workforce is more productive versus a company that does not promote this environment. In today’s competitive global marketplace, a healthy culture has never been such a relevant strategy. No matter where … Read moreTop 10 tips: Improve health and wellbeing in your workplace
Tesco, the UK’s largest retailer, has revealed plans to stopping selling drinks with added sugar from their stores in the hope that it will cut down on childhood obesity. This means there are some iconic brands such as Capri Sun, Ribena and Rubicon that will be missing from shelves. Tesco’s plans are to replace sugary … Read moreMajor retailer bans branded sugary drinks to tackle obesity
Miles Frost, the eldest son of Sir David Frost, passed away last weekend whilst out jogging. Sadlly, Miles was only 31. What makes this tragic story surprising is that Miles was said to be a fitness enthusiast who had previously run a half-marathon in the Lewa game reserve in Kenya – this is regarded as … Read moreAre there hidden health risks with jogging?
Diabetes UK has warned the Government to provide better care for diabetes sufferers as figures show the condition causes more than 135 amputations a week in the UK. Diabetes UK said the rate is increasing due to a huge increase in the number of people developing the condition, which is often linked to being overweight. The charity wants … Read moreDiabetes amputations hits a record of 135 a week in the UK
Doctors from the British Medical Association (BMA) are calling for a 20 per cent tax on sugar-sweetened drinks, which in turn will then pay for subsidies on fruit and vegetables, in order to combat obesity. A report from the BMA to introduce the sugar tax as a “useful first step” demands regulatory action on a range … Read moreBritish Medical Association proposes 20 per cent tax on sugary drinks
It has long been a well known fact that women live longer than men do. However, a new study published this week shows that this wasn’t always the case. The differences between men and women’s life expectancies began to emerge in the late 1800s. For the study, researchers analysed information from people born between 1800 … Read moreWhy do women live longer than men?
The obesity epidemic is a phenomenon that most of us are aware and we are fed horrifying predictions through the media. However, recently published number do paint a shocking picture … 25% of adults are obese in Britain — that is 12 million people — that number in the 1970’s was less than 3%. If the … Read moreSheer volume of food is causing obesity epidemic
Today’s impending heatwave could see the temperature reach 35C (95F) and they are predicted to be high all week. As temperatures in Britain soar above those in Rio de Janeiro, a series of seasonal ailments once again rear their ugly heads. While the sun is out so are the health warnings. Heatwaves can have a profound … Read moreSurviving a heatwave