wellbeing

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    Five secrets to a successful wellbeing strategy

    Need to convince the leaders in your organisation to take wellbeing seriously? “Don’t just appeal to the money, appeal to the strategy,” says Professor Kevin Daniels

    By Belinda Liversedge on 29 January 2020

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    Happy returns: how wellbeing became big business

    It’s true that the juggernaut that is the wellbeing industry seems unstoppable, growing by 12.8 per cent in the past two years. Workplace wellness, which includes everything from gym membership schemes to therapy dogs, yoga and nutritional workshops, is growing too.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 28 January 2020

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    You can’t be safe if you’re not healthy

    The title of this comment, a statement from Professor Dame Carol Black, the government advisor on health and work, should be displayed prominently at every business.

    By Graham Sharp, Stanley on 07 January 2020

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    5 surprising reasons why you need a health plan before you travel for work

    International business travel can be exciting and provide fresh inspiration for the job, yet it does not come without risks.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 02 January 2020

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    Take a holiday from colds and 'flu this Christmas

    Supermodel Naomi Campbell claims she has the secret to flu-free flying. Is she being a diva or can we divine some truth in her advice?

    By Belinda Liversedge on 09 December 2019

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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