wellbeing

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    Beware the working dead: presenteeism, a sacrifice too far?

    We've all been there. You're at work but your mind is not only not on the job, it's not even in the building. Concentration shot, an insistent headache thumps in time to clattering keyboards and you haven't written or said a constructive thing all afternoon. Welcome to presenteeism.

    By Matthew Holder, British Safety Council on 11 September 2019

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    “Sit less – move more often”: scientists’ secret to longer life

    The secret to a healthy life may be constantly debated but “sit less – move more often” is the tip from two scientists after their study of 36,000 people showed that sitting for 9.5 hours a day increased the likelihood of premature death.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 27 August 2019

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    NICE seeks views on new version of mental wellbeing at work guidelines

    The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has opened a consultation on the draft scope for its guidelines on mental wellbeing at work. The results will help to update and replace NICE’s 2009 guidelines.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 14 August 2019