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'Fat shaming' leads to weight gains

A recent study from the University College London has revealed nearly 3,000 adults over four years who have stated that they had received some form of weight discrimination, put on more weight than those people who did not. The researchers claim there is no evidence discrimination actually caused the weight gain, but it could lead … Read more'Fat shaming' leads to weight gains

Healthy Performance launches online health tool

EXCLUSIVE: Healthy Performance has launched an online health assessment tool for employers and employees. The tool provides employers with a live dashboard where they can see anonymous, real-time data as employees complete their health assessments. Employers are then provided with an overall wellbeing score and a health risk score for their workforce, while employees are provided with an … Read moreHealthy Performance launches online health tool

Why does employee health and wellbeing really matter?

A survey this summer from PricewaterhouseCoopers has provided the biggest insight yet into the cost of sick days to British Business – £29 billion a year and British employees take more than four times as many days off work due to sickness than their global counterparts.  The research goes onto reveal that the average British … Read moreWhy does employee health and wellbeing really matter?

Most Britons receive a Health and Wellbeing 'Wake-up call' just before they reach the big 4.0.

The average Briton is struck by a health wake-up call at the age of 39, a study has just announced. Researchers found the run up to turning 40 is a key opportunity when people beign to worry about the long-term health implications of bad health habits and poor diets they enjoyed earlier in life. Around … Read moreMost Britons receive a Health and Wellbeing 'Wake-up call' just before they reach the big 4.0.

Health Screening – The Healthy Performance Way

Whether you currently run a health and wellbeing programme or if it is on your business agenda for the future – employee health screening should be your number one priority! Not only is health screening the most popular and well attended health and wellbeing initiative (uptake is typically around 40-75%) it provides a platform for … Read moreHealth Screening – The Healthy Performance Way

What’s important to include for onsite health screening?

With a growing number of health risks and plenty of health check options to choose from, it can be a confusing process to decide what is best for your organisation’s onsite health screening programme. From the spectrum of tests available, it’s essential to include two key areas – blood pressure and (if your budget permits) … Read moreWhat’s important to include for onsite health screening?

Flu and Colds are the most common cause of absence

Exclusive research from Employee Benefits magazine has revealed that minor ailments, flu and colds have consistently been the most common cause of sickness absence for UK  organisations over the last 12 months. Of over 375 HR and benefits professionals who were questioned, 85% cited these symptoms as the most common cause for absence. Musculoskeletal ailments … Read moreFlu and Colds are the most common cause of absence

Health screening as part of a wellbeing programme

There are a number of factors that can be attributed to the health problems of the UK organisations including poor diets, obesity, and workplace stress amongst others.   Although the government must play their part in promoting and educating individuals to lead healthier lifestyles, employers and employees also have a role to play. For individuals … Read moreHealth screening as part of a wellbeing programme