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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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’. […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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!
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?