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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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23
Apr

Don’t ignore the warning signs of stress

By Amanda Augustine, career advice expert, TopCV April is National Stress Awareness Month, a time when health care professionals and health promotion experts join forces to increase public awareness about both the causes and cures for society’s modern stress epidemic. The use of the word epidemic may seem an over exaggeration, but when you look...
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17
Apr

Feeling stressed? Read fiction

I have a theory that reading fiction is the last leisure activity left that makes it possible for us to truly switch off. In an age where technology means we work everywhere rather than anywhere, and where productivity has hijacked our leisure time, turning hobbies into side hustles and wellbeing into a structured and competitive...
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Ten Small Lifestyle Changes that Could Really Reduce Your Stress Levels
17
Apr

Ten small lifestyle changes that could really reduce your stress levels

The total number of working days lost in Great Britain due to work related stress, depression or anxiety in 2014/15 was 9.9 million days. As the culture of working long hours becomes more ingrained and developments in technology mean that clients expect fast and around-the-clock service, the mental and physical health of everybody working in...
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15
Apr

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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11
Apr

How to manage your stress levels

Stress is an ever-growing problem in the workplace and it affects nearly all of us. Did you know that a recent The Guardian survey revealed that three in four Britons have felt overwhelmed with stress during the past 12 months? Jaime Cattermole, Director, leading employee research consultancy, The Survey Initiative, discusses how to get a...
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05
Apr

How to tackle stress in the workplace

  Article provided by Sarah Kirk, Global Diversity & Inclusion Director, PageGroup UK With mental wellbeing and stress awareness reaching more deeply into the public consciousness than ever before, the next natural consideration is how we approach these in the workplace. Mental health problems, including stress, affect one in seven workers in the UK – and...
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03
Apr

Eight ways to de-stress at your desk

Stress at work can be very difficult to avoid, especially if you are stuck behind a desk. Combined with long hours, it can take a serious toll on mental health, especially for women according to a new study. The Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health  found that women who put in 55 hours or more every...
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03
Apr

Mental health and the workplace – serious business

Article provided by Sarah Alonze, Director, Babel PR According to the World Health Organisation, one in four people globally will be affected by a mental or neurological disorder at some point in their lives. This means that, of the 7.7 billion people that populate this place we call Earth, almost two billion of us will...
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