For the last couple of days at HP Towers, we’ve been busy reading the “Growing the health and well-being agenda: From first steps to full potential” report released by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) this week. The standout figure from the report was that the average cost of absence is now £554 per employee annually. It also found that just 8% of organisations have … Read moreUK firms struggling to implement a wellbeing strategy
Introducing a wellbeing strategy in the workplace can be tricky and mistakes can often be expensive. However, as the Office of National Statistics (ONS) reported that in 2013, 31 million days were lost due to sickness absences in the UK, organisations up and down the land are looking to implement health and wellbeing programmes to combat the costs … Read moreImplementing a wellbeing strategy: avoid common mistakes
Following a review of 30 studies covering more than 4million patients, the results point towards women who have an irregular heartbeat may be at greater risk of stroke, heart disease, heart failure and death than men. However, the evidence published in The British Medical Journal (BMJ) found no clear explanation for why this should be the case. … Read moreIrregular heartbeat is riskier for women
In the UK, it is estimated that there are over 16 million people that have high blood pressure and as many as 5 million may not be aware they are affected. As your heart pumps blood round your body, the blood pushes against the arteries walls, this is your blood pressure. Blood pressure is measured … Read moreBlood pressure in the UK
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Blood lipids? That’s Cholesterol to you and me In recent years cholesterol has become a subject that most people have heard about and have some knowledge of. It is sometimes referred to as the silent killer because of the lack of symptoms associated with it, but make no mistake elevated cholesterol levels pose a real … Read moreBlood lipids – are they a silent killer for your employees?
Figures released by the Cancer Research UK this week show a huge 45 per cent rise in the number of cases of cancer caused by excess weight in just two decades. On current trends, nearly 3 in 4 adults will be overweight or obese by 2035 – obesity is on course to become “the new normal”! The knock on effect of … Read moreIs obesity set to be the 'new normal' for the UK's workforce?
Here at Healthy Performance Towers, we always encourage people to make lifestyle changes to help improve their health and wellbeing. The New Year is the perfect opportunity for a fresh start and getting into new habits and yet, so many people fail to achieve what they set out to do. So, we have come up with … Read moreHealth Performance's guide to New Year's resolutions and improving your Health and Wellbeing
Happy New Year to all of you and at HP Towers, we’d like to wish all of our clients and readers a healthy and prosperous 2016! Our first news story of 2016 relates to alcohol awareness for employees as many of us return to work following a period of over-indulgence. On New Year’s Day, the UK’s … Read moreEmployees told to slash their drinking in huge shake-up of alcohol guidelines