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AVOIDING EMPLOYEE BURNOUT: STAYING HAPPY AND HEALTHY IN THE WORKPLACE

Employee burnout in 2020 2020 has been a difficult year for many employees due to continued COVID-19 restrictions, home working and concerns about job security. Now with the combined stress of the cold weather and another national lockdown, there is an increased risk of employee burnout. In some cases, employees have simply not taken enough […]

MEN’S HEALTH AWARENESS MONTH: LETS TALK ABOUT MEN’S HEALTH

Men’s Health Awareness  November is often known for raising awareness for men’s health. Men around the globe grow moustaches to raise awareness and funds for men’s health issues such as mental health, prostate cancer and testicular cancer, to reduce the number of men dying prematurely.    Mental Health and Suicide Prevention In England, 1 in […]

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LONG COVID: THE LONG-TERM EFFECTS OF COVID-19

Long COVID: The long-term health effects of Coronavirus  Recently, we have seen more accounts of “long” COVID hitting the news, with those suffering reporting ongoing symptoms with little improvement. Most people who have coronavirus recover completely within a few weeks. Moreover, they can get back to normality with little or no difficulty. However, recent research […]

COPING WITH MENOPAUSE IN THE WORKPLACE

Menopause at work  Menopause is something that most women experience at some point in their lives. It signals the end of their last period and defines the end of their fertile years. Menopause traditionally has been regarded as a taboo subject. Fortunately, this is changing, as today there is a greater acknowledgement that menopause can […]

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LOOKING AFTER YOUR CHOLESTEROL: SIMPLE LIFESTYLE CHANGES TO IMPROVE YOUR CHOLESTEROL

What is Cholesterol?  Cholesterol is a natural type of fat produced in the liver. Cholesterol and other natural blood fats (called lipids) attach to proteins and travel around the blood in tiny spheres known as lipoproteins. The two main lipoproteins are Low-density lipoprotein (LDL) and high-density lipoprotein (HDL). The former is known as ‘bad cholesterol’. […]

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 […]

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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 […]

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

Please note we are currently not offering flu vaccinations in clinic.  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 […]

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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 […]

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 […]

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