Tag Archives: wellbeing

Ensuring safe working conditions during the winter

As winter sets in employers need to be aware that workers who are exposed to cold, wet or icy conditions may be at risk of sustaining injuries or becoming ill. In the more mild regions of the UK people aren’t … Continue reading

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Stress – the balancing act

Tomorrow (Wednesday 5 November) is National Stress Awareness Day, and this year’s theme is ‘stress: the balancing act’. So many of us have such full lives that it’s often difficult to balance our various commitments such as work, family, hobbies, … Continue reading

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Fit for Work to tackle long-term absence through advice and occupational health assessments

It’s been announced that Fit for Work will be launched by the Government later this year to provide health and work advice and an occupational health assessment to employees, employers and GPs in England and Wales to help people return to or … Continue reading

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Post summer blues

So, the summer holidays are over. Everyone is relaxed and bronzed and ready to resume with the daily grind. Or, perhaps not… Research by Bupa, which has combined the views of 2,000 UK workers, shows that 44% of respondents face … Continue reading

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Uncontrolled stress in the workplace – taming the beast

Stress. We all experience it at some point. Some more than others, and some more acutely than others. For some people, a certain amount of stress is important in order for them to remain focused and determined to achieve. For … Continue reading

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Have you got a good work life balance?

The term ‘work life balance’ is one we’ve all heard before, but how many of us really ever give much thought to the way we balance out our work commitments with the rest of our lives? For many, the pressure … Continue reading

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Dry January – going alcohol-free to improve health

Many people across the UK waved goodbye to alcohol at the end of 2013 and embarked on ‘dry January’ – 31 booze-free days. In fact, currently over 17,000 people have signed up to the Dry January challenge, and many more … Continue reading

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Sickness absence: the health of the nation

In the current environment of job insecurity, increased pressure at work and the subsequent increases in stress and stress related issues, occupational health services are more indispensable than ever. Occupational health is a term we’ve all heard and one that … Continue reading

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StepJockey – burn calories and improve wellbeing

It’s a well-known fact that it’s better for health to climb the steps rather than getting the lift but it may seem a little surprising to hear that stair climbing is officially classed as ‘vigorous exercise’. In fact, it burns … Continue reading

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Soil Association’s catering mark encourages thought about health promotion at work

Health promotion at work is one of the five core commitments in the Government’s Public Health Responsibility Deal. With diet related ill-health costing the NHS £10.9 billion per year, the Government is determined to see companies take steps to improve … Continue reading

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