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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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Mental Health Stress
17
May

How to manage stress at work effectively

With the news coming out that civil servants are being offered counselling to deal with the strain of the Brexit process, it is a timely reminder especially during Mental Health Awareness Week, that we must look after our mental health at work. Being able to effectively deal with stress at work involves developing coping strategies,...
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16
May

I’m suffering from depression and anxiety – how do I tell my boss?

Anxiety and depression are the most common mental health conditions in the UK; one in three people will experience symptoms during their lifetime. During Mental Health Awareness Week, a top Priory psychiatrist talks employees through ten important tips – and reminds employers to make mental health their business… In today’s economic climate, many can be...
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16
May

Climbing the career ladder getting you down? Bupa calls for employees to be supported during career milestones

Landing a promotion, getting your first full-time job or returning to work after having a baby are all meant to be exciting milestones in a person’s life. However, high expectations of these events can leave us feeling underwhelmed when they actually occur. To mark Mental Health Awareness Week (13-19th May), Bupa Health Clinics1 has released...
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15
May

Minding out for each other | Mental Health Awareness Week

We are all pretty adept at spotting the signs of physical ailments in our work colleagues and friends, but what about their mental health…  With this week’s focus on Mental Health Awareness, do you know what you should be looking out for?  And how to respond appropriately if you have concerns? When I started writing...
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08
May

Menopause in the workplace

Article provided by Wellbeing of Women What is the menopause? The menopause is a natural part of ageing for women that usually occurs between 45 and 55 years of age, with the average age being 51 in the UK. The menopause is defined by the lack of a period for 12 months or more. Periods...
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29
Apr

How to deal with stress this Stress Awareness Month

According to the Health and Safety Executive, in 2017 and 2018, more than half a million people in the UK reported work-related stress at a level they believed was making them ill.  That’s 40 per cent of all work-related illness. This Stress Awareness Month, a variety of business leaders and executives have come together to give...
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Ten Small Lifestyle Changes that Could Really Reduce Your Stress Levels
25
Apr

Feeling the strain? Seven ways to deal with stress

The occasional stressful event is part of life. Stress is the body’s way of helping us to focus so we can tackle the problem. When stress is ongoing, whether it’s from work demands or taking care of everybody else – it can take its toll on the body. Chronic stress can result in all sorts...
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24
Apr

Seven simple cortisol-lowering exercises to beat stress at work

Stress levels are on the rise – not surprising because we’re living in a world of unprecedented change, and worry and stress go hand and hand with uncertainty and risk. Human beings are not evolving as quickly as the pace of change, leaving many of us feeling threatened or overwhelmed.  We haven’t been trained to...
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