Each year, the British Heart Foundation (BHF) declares February as National Heart Month in the UK. Awareness of heart conditions and problems is bought to the fore with National Heart Month. There are many different heart conditions and problems. Diseases relating to the heart and circulation are often referred to as cardiovascular disease (CVD) or … Read moreNational Heart Month – What are you doing for February?
The flu season is only just around the corner… Organisations around the UK are busy getting organised for the flu season. Here are a few things to bear in mind as you decide what to do for your staff: – Having a flu vaccine does not mean that you won’t get flu. Having a vaccination though … Read moreIs your company prepared for the flu season?
“I OWE MY LIFE to Thames Water’s personal medical assessments that were delivered by Healthy Performance”. They are the words of Paul Alexander, health and safety training co-ordinator at Thames Water. Back in July, Paul was preparing to go on holiday with his wife and daughter. However, before he went away and enjoyed his week … Read more"I owe my life to personal medical assessments delivered by Healthy Performance"
Reducing portion sizes eating at home, dining-out in restaurants and from supermarket meals could help to significantly reduce obesity rates, according to a new study. NHS figures show that obesity affects around 1 in every 4 adults and 1 in every 5 children aged between ten and 11 in the UK. It’s known that being overweight or obese can … Read moreIncrease in portion sizes a major reason in rising obesity levels
The fight against breast cancer may begin in the kitchen. A new study suggests that women can dramatically reduce their risk of the disease by following a version of the Mediterranean diet that goes heavy on extra virgin olive oil. Data from a large, randomized clinical trial show that women who did so were 62% … Read moreMediterranean diet could reduce breast cancer risk
[column type=”2/3″] Daily vitamin C supplements found to be as beneficial as walking A new study has revealed that daily vitamin C supplements could be as effective as walking in improving the heart health of obese people. Scientists have found that taking the equivalent of one Berocca tablet a day can have similar cardiovascular benefits as … Read moreDaily vitamin C supplements found to be as beneficial as walking
[column type=”2/3″] Blood Pressure: what does it mean to you and your employees? In the Healthy Performance Towers, our the theme for August is Know your Numbers! In preparation for Blood Pressure UK’s flagship awareness campaign the second week of September. Know your Numbers! encourages adults across the UK to know their blood pressure numbers and … Read moreBlood Pressure: what does it mean to you and your employees?
[column type=”2/3″] Union calls for UK night workers to get more rights for health and wellbeing Commuters in London have had a tough week this week as the second Tube strike in as many months bought the capital to a standstill. Members of RMT, TSSA, Aslef and Unite, are striking over negotiations for the implementation of … Read moreUnion calls for UK night workers to get more rights for health and wellbeing
The British winter has been in the news this week and many of us won’t be too shocked to discover that research has concluded that it isn’t sunny enough. On a serious note though, the best source of vitamin D is sunlight and it is believed that many of us are not getting enough Vitamin D … Read moreUK employees should increase Vitamin D levels
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