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TOP TIPS FOR PROMOTING HEALTHY SLEEPING HABITS AT WORK

Promoting healthy employee sleeping habits for better workplace productivity The average adult requires 7-9 hours of sleep per night to wake up feeling refreshed. Despite this, the average person in the UK only manages to achieve 6 hours and 19 minutes. Unfortunately, this has a profound impact on employee productivity as two consecutive nights with […]

SUPPORTING STAFF THROUGH MENOPAUSE AT WORK: WHAT EMPLOYERS NEED TO KNOW

Let’s talk about menopause at work! ACAS reports that women over 50 currently make up one in eight of the British workforce. By 2022, this is estimated to increase to one in six. This cohort of women are often at the peak of their skills, experience, and careers. However, for this group of employees, many […]

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FLU SEASON: PROTECTING YOURSELF AND OTHERS THIS WINTER WITH THE FLU VACCINATION

Every year, the influenza virus causes epidemics of flu throughout the country. If you’ve ever had the flu, you know how awful the symptoms can be. Fevers, body aches, fatigue, a dry cough, headaches, just to name a few. Symptoms can be long-lasting, with many people complaining of long-term fatigue for weeks afterwards. Symptoms also […]

THE EFFECT OF LACK OF SLEEP ON YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM

Lack of Sleep and your Immune System Whilst most of us require around 8 hours of rest per night to function properly, one in three Britons suffer from a lack of sleep; with stress, computers and working from home often blamed. Furthermore, with many people still confined to their homes, many are finding  the quality of […]

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THE MENTAL HEALTH IMPACT OF COVID-19

How has COVID-19 Impacted Mental Health? It’s been months since the Coronavirus pandemic and lockdown began. In some ways, it could be argued that we should all be used to this “new normal” by now. However, for the majority of people in the UK, this is simply not the case. Unfortunately, COVID-19 has impacted our […]

WHY DOES OBESITY INCREASE THE RISK OF CORONAVIRUS?

Recently there have been a number of articles suggesting a link between obesity and coronavirus, and more worryingly, studies are showing that who are experience the more severe effects of coronavirus are also more likely to be obese. This blog explores what the link is and steps you can take to reduce your risk.     Obesity and Coronavirus  Obesity refers […]

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BRITAIN, GET ON YOUR FEET! WHY SITTING IS BAD FOR YOUR HEALTH

If you’re reading this, chances are you’re sitting down right now. But when was the last time you got up to stretch your legs? British people sit for average of 8.9 hours a day, which can have a variety of detrimental effects on your health. We discuss *realistic* ways to break those couch potato habits!

DIABETES: SYMPTOMS TO WATCH OUT FOR

We’ve all heard of diabetes, and might know a thing or two about the condition, but do you know what the initial symptoms to look out for are?

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MAINTAINING HEALTHY EATING HABITS WHILE IN LOCKDOWN

As we enter another week of lockdown, many of us are increasingly aware of maintaining our healthy eating habits. For some of us, the first couple of weeks felt like timeless days between Christmas and New Years Eve. And for some us, we also ate like it was, with frequent fridge grazing, snacking, and stockpiling […]

TOP TIPS ON HOW TO BOOST YOUR MENTAL WELLBEING WITH FOOD

Does my food affect my mental wellbeing? Yes! Most of us are aware of how what we eat affects our physical health. However, research has highlighted that the food we consume can also affect our mental health and wellbeing. At present, there are no single foods or nutrients that can prevent the development of specific […]

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