National Work Life Week

National Work Life Week takes place between 11 to 15 October 2021.  It is the charity Working Families annual campaign designed to get employers and employees talking about what can be done to get the best work: life balance for both. The last eighteen months, as we’ve all had to readjust and reset our working patterns time and again, have been...

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How often do you need to exercise to improve your fitness?

I think this is one of the biggest misconceptions surrounding fitness, fit people, and unfit people. A huge misconception in the fitness world is the amount you have to exercise to make a difference to your fitness, physique and quality of life. You may assume that as a Personal Trainer and someone who loves training, I probably train every day,...

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Mindful living

5 Ways To Stay Present

Pay attention to your thoughts: Feed all your senses: Use all five of your senses to bring you back to the present, instead of allowing yourself to be governed by your thoughts. Doing this stops any unhelpful rumination and reminds you that what matters most is what’s happening right in front of you, in the moment. Try the 54321 Technique: Close...

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Destressing at the end the working week

De-stressing at the end of the working week Written by Ella Writer  It seems that we spend the whole working week yearning for the weekend, and then when the weekend finally arrives it feels like it’s gone with a click of the fingers. For families, Monday to Friday can be just a period of time that you need to get through, so it is important that...

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Men’s health and wellbeing

Men’s health and wellbeing Poor mental health is something every person may have to deal with, regardless of age, gender, sex or other. However, it is time to talk about men’s mental health more often. Men go through many of the same struggles that any other human may go through, especially when it comes to the balance of being a great parent...

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What is hybrid working?

Flexible Working. It isn’t a new term and has, for many years, had a place in employment law where it has offered a right for certain employees to request flexible working which the employer can then only refuse on reasonable grounds.  To make a flexible working request the employee must have worked for at least 26 weeks for the employer and...

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Wellbeing & culture

Wellbeing & culture The link between wellbeing and culture… Not only is there a link, but a sustainable, practical wellbeing strategy will help create and carry your culture. Healthy employees = healthy company There is an inextricable link between high-performing organisational culture and the health and happiness of a workforce (or...

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Men Can Live Longer!

Men can live longer! There are a now neighbourhoods in the UK where men can expect to live to about 90 years on average. These areas are, perhaps unsurprisingly, very affluent as well as few and far between. But they prove something very significant: Too many men still die early One big problem is that men generally take too many risks with...

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How an effective wellbeing strategy can reduce absence and turnover

Written by Camille BrouardAbsence and turnover can be two of the biggest costs to an organisation, as well as two of the most difficult issues to manage. Staff absence and turnover can also indicate the effectiveness of an organisation when it comes to wellbeing – if employee wellbeing is low, absence from work and staff leaving their jobs commonly...

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Let the half-term fun begin!

Since the government’s easing of lockdown restrictions since May 17th, hugs and holidays are back – with many UK attractions welcoming visitors back through their doors. The easing of restrictions opens more opportunities for activities and days out this May half term with your children. The rule of six- or two-house household restrictions...

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