National Heart Month – What are you doing for February? 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 … Read moreNational Heart Month – What are you doing for February?
Alcohol and Stress Do you routinely reach for a bottle of something at the end of a stressful day? A few drinks may help you feel more relaxed but if you’re regularly drinking more than 14 units a week you could end up making things worse. Alcohol is a depressant which means it slows down … Read moreAlcohol and Stress
Equip your employees and managers to deal with stress, build personal resilience and support mental health Remember mental problems can affect anyone, any day of the year, but Mental Health Awareness Week is a time to reflect and show your support for better mental health. The much-quoted Thriving at Work report was the result of an independent … Read moreMental Health Awareness Week
International Day of Happiness – five ways to happier living Action for Happiness have released 10 keys to happier living for International Day of Happiness. The following five factors are really important for our health and wellbeing. GIVING Caring about others is fundamental to our happiness. Helping other people is not only good for … Read moreInternational Day of Happiness
The gloomiest day of the year is officially the third Monday of January, known as #BlueMonday 21st January 2019. It was first identified in 2005 by academic Cliff Arnell who looked at a range of factors that make us glum, including debt levels, bad weather, divorce rates and the number of days since the Christmas … Read moreHow to survive the gloomiest day of the year
Equip your employees and managers to deal with stress, build personal resilience and support mental health The much-quoted Thriving at Work report was the result of an independent review requested in January 2017 by the Prime Minister, Theresa May. The purpose was to look at how employers can better support the mental health of employees. The … Read moreStress, resilience and mental health training for managers and employees
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?
Hypertension (High blood pressure) is the leading cause of stroke, and one of the main risk factors for heart attack, kidney failure, and heart disease. It is defined as having a consistent blood pressure of 140/90 mm Hg or greater. The positive relationship between exercise and blood pressure is well established. Regular moderate intensity … Read moreBlood Pressure and Exercise
What’s a portion of fruit or veg? With a recent study on how much fruit or veg we should be eating daily revealing that 10 portions a day is best for our overall health, it had us thinking about what a portion of fruit or veg actually is. Most studies and guidelines state that … Read moreWhat does a portion of fruit or veg look like?
A recent study found that increases in the quality and quantity of our sleep were associated with positive improvements in our health and wellbeing. This echoes similar findings from a Sleep Council survey that found a good night’s sleep left people feeling happier, more positive, and more productive the next day. This tells us … Read moreSleep Quality and Wellbeing