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    Are you comfortable discussing mental health? PA Life readers respond

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    Company cultures may be intimidating workforces into silence without realising, as our readers have spoken out in support of reports that macho culture stops people discussing mental health. The results of our twitter poll revealed that nearly half of you would never discuss mental health at work, although 56% did reveal they’re more than comfortable […]

    79% of women are worried they aren’t keeping healthy

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    Four in five British women are facing an information overload when it comes to looking after their health, according to new studies. A report by skincare company E45 was commissioned as part of the launch of its new ‘Straight Up Skincare’ campaign, and the study revealed that through the constant onslaught of quick tips and […]

    Men more likely to experience mental health problems in work than women

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    ‘Macho culture’ in the workplace could be responsible for nearly a third of men suffering from poor mental health, according to new studies. Research by Mind has revealed that men are more than twice as likely to experience mental health in the office than they are socially, and are more than 50% more likely to […]

    Sick days rank among Brits’ top guilty pleasures

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    Pulling a sickie and spending time in the house alone has been revealed as among the top British guilty pleasures, according to new research. A report by Tetley revealed that missing work just to watch daytime TV, eat chocolate and have full rein of your home without having to share your space with your partner, […]

    UK is world leader in pension preparations

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    A study into ‘retirement readiness’ has discovered that the UK is a world leader when it comes to prioritising savings for pensions. Successful Retirement – Healthy Aging and Financial Security examined what retirement and pension means to different people around the world, revealing that Britain is second only to Holland when it comes to a […]

    Industry unites to tackle wellness issues during UK Event Wellbeing Week

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    A career in events was cited as the fifth most stressful job in 2016, with one in four experiencing a mental health issue every year. To combat these alarming statistics and raise awareness of wellbeing, a group of industry professionals have founded the UK Event Wellbeing Week (EventWell), taking place from 18-22 September. The campaign […]

    App of the Week: Zipongo

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    Welcome back to our weekly spotlight on helpful apps. We focus on a variety of products that are useful for work, personal use, or both, providing our own thoughts on the apps and what you can do with them. This week we eat healthier with Zipongo. An intro to Zipongo When you’re busy at work […]

    Dog owners are happier, healthier and more productive

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    Owning a dog will make you happier, healthier and more satisfied in your workplace compared to people without dogs, according to a new study. Research by One Poll revealed that taking your dog for a walk can not only positively affect your health but also improve your social skills as you end up meeting with […]

    Work out at work

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    Office workers’ sedentary lifestyle poses a risk to their health, says Peter Haling from The Health Quest. Here are his tips for busy PAs to sneak in a bit of exercise at their desk Anyone who’s ever had back pain will know just how debilitating it can be. According to the UK Statistics Authority (2015), […]

    Office hugging could be key to a better workplace

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    It’s no longer unusual to greet co-workers with a hug in the office, according to new reports. The BBC has revealed that many are shirking the hand shake for the hug as research may indicate that getting closer to your colleagues could show a boost in productivity. Some industries are embracing the new trend quicker […]