Tag: wellbeing

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 to Avoid Smartphone and Social Media Burnout in your Family

Written By Soren Kenner and Imran Rashid Excessive use of smartphones and social media may lead to stress, sleep disturbances, anxiety, depression, concentration issues, lowered self-esteem, and more. But just how big is the problem and what can you do to avoid it in your family? In a recent report, the UK Chief Medical examiner advises parents...

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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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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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Why good nutrition benefits the workplace

How good nutrition benefits the workplace Good nutrition provides us with the energy and nutrients we need to excel in whatever we do, as well as to improve our personal wellbeing. We all know that eating the right foods contributes to our physical health but research into our biochemistry has linked poor nutrition with increased stress, anxiety...

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The four pillars of wellbeing for SMEs

Why employers need to know about the four pillars of wellbeing We all experience highs and lows – days where we feel on top of it all and others where we feel like everyone and everything is out to get us. It’s easy for the micro stresses and anxieties of everyday life to build up so that when a bigger problem inevitably comes along we feel overwhelmed....

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So, why do we sleep?

So, why do we sleep? What happens to our wellbeing if we don’t get enough sleep? If we look across the animal world, we can see that sleep is a fundamental part of life for most animals.  In fact, for some animals it takes up most of their lives… This koala tops the chart of heavy sleepers clocking up an impressive 18 – 22 hours...

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Is employee wellbeing your responsibility?

Is your employees’ wellbeing your responsibility? The short answer is ‘yes’… but that doesn’t really address the whole question because it straddles both the workplace and the employee’s privacy, that work-life balance.  But you can’t be expected to stand over them ensuring they eat properly, exercise, get enough sleep.  So where do the boundaries...

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Nature and wellbeing

During the first lockdown being allowed to go outside once a day became an essential part of getting through the day for me.  ONS data reported that 52% also found that exercising outside helped them cope in the lockdown.  But it is not just exercising that brings benefits. Nature has a significant impact on health. Studies have...

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Reflexology, hypnotherapy, aromatherapy -all alternative treatments that we have heard of, if not tried.  But there is another type of therapy that you may have dipped your toe into without even realising.  Ecotherapy aims to improve your health through engaging in outdoor activities in nature. There are a multitude of ways that this can take...

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