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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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21
Jun

Change the conversation | Workplace attitudes towards menopause

While more and more is being done to combat menopause discrimination in the workplace, the fact remains that it still happens daily. Countless working women going through ‘the change’ are facing hideous attitudes at their job, suffering in silence while symptoms wreck havoc on their bodies and confidence. Is it any wonder women feel self-conscious...
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Women in sport
19
Jun

Why the sports industry needs more female leadership

Sport is sexless, yet at the same time it is inherently sexist. In the eyes of many, sport is something that men partake in far better than women. That simply is not true. The 20th Century saw the encouragement of female participation in sport and with the new millennium this has only continued to grow....
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14
Jun

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

Cervical Screening Awareness Week (CSAW) is marked 11 – 17 June 2018 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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13
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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11
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
11
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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24
May

Ten techniques to combat stress and anxiety at work

Article provided by Liz Walker, HR Director, Unum Practice mindfulness Many of the techniques mentioned involve mindfulness, which is a popular method of combatting anxiety. Mindfulness can stop you worrying by bringing your attention back to the present through acknowledging your worries and letting them go. Mindfulness allows you to get in touch with your...
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menopause woman
18
May

Employers can profit from menopause

The Pharmaceutical Industry must be rubbing their hands together in glee counting the number of media column inches and air time recently being devoted to menopause. Not too surprising, for every positive mention, or endorsement of one of their products, sales increase significantly swelling their profits.  What is less certain, and probably doubtful, is whether...
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