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Onsite health checks: which tests should you include?

Exercise and eat healthily

With a growing number of onsite health checks to choose from, it can be a confusing process to decide what is best for your organisation’s health and wellbeing strategy. From the spectrum of tests available, it’s essential to include two key areas when you introduce onsite health checks – blood pressure and (if your budget … Read moreOnsite health checks: which tests should you include?

Is obesity set to be the 'new normal' for the UK's workforce?

Obesity

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?

Employees told to slash their drinking in huge shake-up of alcohol guidelines

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

'Tis the season to be merry (and leave your car keys at home)

With our health assessors having finished all of our employee health checks and most of us are about to break for the Christmas festivities which will soon be in full swing, at Healthy Performance Towers we’d like to remind all motorists about the dangers of drink driving. As well as being against the law, there is lots of … Read more'Tis the season to be merry (and leave your car keys at home)

Nutrition: Top tips for improving employee health

Choose fruit and veg

Nutrition and healthy eating is probably the biggest subject that we encounter during an employee health screening programme and at Healthy Performance, many of our health assessors could dedicate a whole day to the subject if they had the time. At Healthy Performance Towers, we love our food (he says while eating a Salmon quinoa … Read moreNutrition: Top tips for improving employee health

Drinking just one energy drink may increase risk of heart disease in young adults

New research by the Mayo clinic published in the Journal of the American Medical Association suggests that drinking around 450ml worth of an energy drink significantly increases a person’s blood pressure and stress hormone responses, which could in turn increase the risk of cardiovascular events. Researchers studied 25 healthy young adults with no known cardiovascular risk … Read moreDrinking just one energy drink may increase risk of heart disease in young adults

Processed meats are linked to cancer

Eating just 50g of processed meat a day (which is less than two slices of bacon) increases the risk of developing bowel cancer, according to an authoritative report released by the World Health Organisation (WHO).  Bowel cancer is the third-most common type of the disease world-wide and is responsible for over 16,000 deaths a year … Read moreProcessed meats are linked to cancer

More than 11 moles on an arm may indicate skin cancer risk

The mass media have reported on a new study published  this week that found people with 11 or more moles on their arm were likely to have over 100 moles on their body – a known risk factor for the melanoma type of skin cancer. The study, published in the British Journal of Dermatology, used data from 3,000 … Read moreMore than 11 moles on an arm may indicate skin cancer risk

"I owe my life to personal medical assessments delivered by Healthy Performance"

Blood Pressure

“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"