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Health and Fitness

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How many of you can honestly say you take time out purely for yourself? How often do you find yourself saying, “I just don’t get the time”, be it for exercise, eating healthily or even just the odd treat at the Beauticians. Not taking time out for you means you are lacking investment in your most precious asset. Too much time in the rat race, not drinking in moderation and an unbalanced diet can lead to all sorts of health issues. These can manifest themselves in so many different ways. Be it un-explained bouts of tiredness, skin & hair problems, lack of appetite or the opposite, either way, these are all signals from your body or mind warning you that you need to make a change.

Our Health page will bring you suggestions, tips and advice to help you to achieve the balance for healthy wellbeing. Whether you choose to achieve this through regular exercise, eating right or even turning to more holisitic therapies, read on, and above all try to balance the stress of City life .

Browse our articles below.

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office worker being patronised featured
11
Jul

How to deal with health difficulties in the workplace

Tackling a career whilst living with a disability or long-term health problem is relentless. It is a continuous challenge which is often unpredictable, requires copious problem solving and drains your energy. At least that it is true for me. However, dealing with such difficulties provides you with a new perspective, empathy and a unique skill-set....
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menopause featured
25
Jun

My menopause vs. my career

The current retirement age for a woman in the UK is 65, with the government planning to increase it to 67 over the next ten years. This means that a woman might spend as much as 15 menopausal years in the office, with a further 10 peri-menopausal years before that! Bearing in mind that this...
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cervical screening the facts featured
13
Jun

Cervical screening the facts | Cervical screening awareness week

This Cervical Screening Awareness Week, WeAreTheCity are raising awareness of the disease and encouraging you to take part in cervical screening. Screening, or a smear test, detects changes in the cervix, such as abnormal cells that could lead to cancer. Most of the time there is nothing to worry about, but it is important to...
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Carers advice
12
Jun

How to juggle it all when you’re a carer

As we continue to live longer, more people over the age of 50 have parents or relatives to care for when retirement is looming. The sad truth is the UK pension and care systems are both pushed to their limits and retired children often have to fill the gaping cracks by dipping into their own...
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Cervical Cancer Screening Awareness featured
11
Jun

Have you booked your cervical screening this year? Cervical Screening Awareness Week

Cervical Screening Awareness Week (CSAW) is marked 10 – 16 June 2019 to raise awareness of cervical screening and cancer. Cervical cancer is the most common cancer in women, aged 35 and over with over 3,000 women every year diagnosed with the disease. It usually develops when the human papillomavirus (HPV) consistently occurs. The HPV...
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sad, stressed woman suffering burnout featured
11
Jun

Coping with grief this Father’s Day

Kelly Feehan, Service Director, CABA For those who have recently lost their dad or continue to struggle with the bereavement, each day can feel like a marathon. But with Father’s Day looming, the day itself can bring with it a rollercoaster of emotions. With social media full of tributes, shops full of cards and gifts,...
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healthy lifestyle, health, woman running featured
10
Jun

We must be more proactive with our health

By Dr Riccardo Di Cuffa from Private GPs’ – Your Doctor Our overwhelming work and family schedules are risking our health because we are not finding the time to be proactive with our health. Healthcare is a process which takes time and it can be hard to prioritise until there is a real problem. Understanding...
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Cervical Cancer Awareness Ribbon
10
Jun

10 things you’ve always wanted to ask your gynaecologist about cervical cancer

Guest blogger and consultant gynaecologist, Mr Jullien Brady answers your questions on cervical screening… 1. What does your cervix actually do? Your cervix is the junction between your vagina and your womb. The average cervix is around 4cm in length and 1.5cm in width, but this can vary widely from woman to woman. During pregnancy,...
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