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Feeling sick? going to work is a bad idea

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High job demands, stress and job insecurity are among the main reasons why people go to work when they are sick, according to new research. The Centre for Mental Health calculated that presenteeism (going to work when sick) from mental ill health alone costs the UK economy £15.1 billion a year.  Dr Mariella Miraglia of UEA’s Norwich Business School says, “Working while sick can compound the effects of the initial illness and result in negative job attitudes and withdrawal from work. However, the possible negative consequences of being absent can prompt employees to show up ill or to return to…

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Quick and easy steps to make your workplace healthier today

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A healthy and comfortable work environment is important for the happiness, productivity and morale of your staff. Check out this list of quick ways to a healthier workplace for you and your team. Offer different seating solutions Sitting has been branded the new smoking, but the most workplaces make it easy to be sedentary with long hours in front of a screen. Offer options such as adjustable standing desks that let you easily transition between sitting and standing. Offer bar stools in break away rooms and encourage standing meetings. Also pay attention to desk design, chair ergonomics and general office…

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How to reach your goal of 10,000 steps a day

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Walking is a great way to improve or maintain your overall health. Just 30 minutes every day can increase cardiovascular fitness, strengthen bones, reduce excess body fat, and boost muscle power and endurance. It can also reduce your risk of developing conditions such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes, osteoporosis and some cancers. Walking is low impact, requires minimal equipment, can be done at any time of day and can be performed at your own pace. Walking is also a great form of physical activity for people who are overweight, elderly, or who haven’t exercised in a long time. You…

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What to eat before you exercise

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Food is what fuels your body, and is especially important to get the most out of your exercise. Your diet affects how long and how hard you can perform your exercises.  It’s a common myth that if you train on an empty stomach, especially in the morning, you burn off more fat. But the truth is that if do that, you’re more likely to eat up depleted carbohydrate stores and protein in your muscles. Ideally, eat 2-4 hours before working out, so that the food is out of your stomach and digested. The best pre-workout bite contains some form of…

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Why over working is bad for your health

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Working long hours when you’re pitching for a new client or on deadline is fine, but if you are burning the midnight oil every day for weeks for months, you may end up with all sorts of health problems. Ideally, you should work 40 to 60 hours a week, beyond this, you may start to see symptoms of overworking The effects of overworking are: Disrupts your body clock Overwork can make it hard to fall asleep or get good quality sleep. This can cause us to build up what’s called “sleep debt,” which is kind of like being overdrawn at…

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6 Healthy Eating Tips for Busy People

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If you are always on the move and find yourself pigging out on junk food at the end of the day, here are some tips to help you eat better, and have more energy and vitality to keep up with your busy schedule. Eat often You’ve probably heard that it’s better to eat small frequent meals. This is because when you eat 4 to 6 small meals a day you keep your hunger at bay by being able to snack on different foods every few hours throughout the day. With only 3 meals per day, you are more likely to…

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Ready for school? Tips for keeping immunization records up to date

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Keeping up-to-date immunization records for your family, especially your children, is important. You will need your children’s immunization records to register them for school or to travel. It is your responsibility to keep a personal record of the immunizations (vaccines) you have had in your lifetime. Most records are kept on paper, which is can be easily lost or damaged by a spilled drink or in a fire. That’s why electronic records such as Cenhealth are a great option; because the data is kept in a single place, when you need copies of immunizations records to enrol your child in…

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5 Top Health Habits of successful entrepreneurs

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Successful entrepreneurs know that winning in business needs a sharp mind and a healthy body.Here are some habits of healthy business leaders Make exercise part of your life Successful entrepreneurs know that a healthy body will help cultivate a healthy mind. The WHO recommends adults aged 18–64 should do at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic physical activity throughout the week, which comes down to between 20-30 minutes a day. Luckily, you don’t have to take your exercise in one go, if you can’t find a 30 minute block, you can take a few  15 minute swims or take a…

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4 powerful ways technology can help make your health goals happen this year

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If you have New Year’s resolutions around health and fitness, you’re not alone Most resolutions centre around this area, but sadly most are abandoned by February. But with some clever technology you can up your chances of success. 1. Count calories One of the most popular resolutions is to watch what you eat, and there are a host of tools available to make that really straightforward. Perhaps the most popular is MyFitnessPal, which has a really clever feature where you can input your food by simply scanning the bar code with your camera – this makes logging food really simple…

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How to keep your waistline trim this festive season

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Holiday time is when healthy habits fly out the window, especially eating and drinking. So how can you have fun, but not trash all the work you did over the year? Most holidays are associated with certain foods, Keep the focus on fun, not food. Eat frequently Some people skip meals to ‘save’ space for huge lunches or dinners. To keep your blood sugar steady without overdoing it on calories, have a good breakfast and snacks throughout the day (such as a piece of whole-grain toast) so that when you meet up with family and friends for lunch or dinner,…

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