10 June 2016

How to Combat Health Risks Associated With Prolonged Sitting at Work

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Health Risks of Prolonged Sitting

In recent years, health experts have consistently, and often shockingly, highlighted the dangers to our health that are presented from sitting for prolonged periods of time.

With many of us working in office-based jobs, seated at our desks for entire working days, the average British person will spend 8.9 hours a day sitting down. This can contribute to serious health problems.

17 March 2016

Presenteeism

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Presenteeism

What is Presenteeism?

Presenteeism is when an employee attends work when they are feeling sick or unwell, rather than taking a sick day. It is the exact opposite of an employee who takes a day off work when there is nothing wrong with them.

Most companies don’t show a careless attitude towards employees pulling sickies, but many do not consider the impact that presenteeism may have on their business.

10 February 2016

Work Email – A Double Edged Sword

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Work email - a source of stress

Since the introduction of email, it has rapidly grown as a popular and convenient method for communicating with people and organisations around the world.

However, with an increased reliance on, and volume of emails, the communication tool can create a source of stress, anxiety and loss of productivity for both individuals and organisations. A continuous stream of messages and interruptions makes it difficult for many of us to prioritise tasks and stay productive at work.

18 January 2016

Achieving Your Health and Wellbeing Goals in 2016

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Achieving Your Health and Wellbeing Goals in 2016

The health of employees in the UK is a subject continuously in the spotlight. Having a well structured health and wellbeing strategy in place can have a massive positive impact on your businesses performance.

11 December 2015

Helping Office Workers Stay Healthy

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Helping Office Workers Stay Healthy

For a lot of people, the working day begins and ends at their desks with little or no breaks in-between. This unfortunately has become a part of normal office life.

Workers in industries such as marketing and administration can sometimes find themselves sat at their desk for long hours to meet the high demands of the job. It has been reported by various sources that sitting down for long periods of time is unhealthy and can increase the risk of diabetes and cardiovascular diseases.

16 November 2015

Opening Up to Mental Health in The Workplace

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Opening Up to Mental Health in The Workplace

No matter what industry you are involved in there are business owners that have little or no knowledge of mental illness and how to deal with it in the workplace. With one in four of the UK population suffering from some kind of mental illness each year this is a worry.

19 October 2015

The RCN Launch Campaign for Healthy Workplaces

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The RCN Launch Campaign for Healthy Workplaces

Following on from our recent news post about the Britain’s Healthiest Company initiative, we wanted to share with you a new campaign recently launched by RCN (The Royal College of Nursing) to help employers make improvements to their workplace.

15 October 2015

Can a healthy office environment boost wellbeing?

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Can a healthy office environment boost wellbeing?

The combination of an individual’s chosen career path and social life can have a large influence on the quality of life they lead. Many employers already realise that having a commitment to healthy, active staff within the workplace can aid a better overall work environment and production level.

21 August 2015

Beating Work Related Stress

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Beating Work Related Stress

Psychological problems such as stress, anxiety and depression are the main causes behind one in every five visits to a GP. Statistics show that stress accounts for 40% of cases of workplace sickness in the UK, with large numbers of people reporting work related stress was making them ill.

29 July 2015

The Business Impact of Health and Wellbeing

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The Business Impact of Health and Wellbeing

Health and wellbeing for employees is something that needs to be taken into consideration with any business. There are many ways in which a business tackles workplace wellbeing, from the training of managers to enable them to spot the signs leading to sickness absence, through to promoting fitness and healthy eating for its employees.

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