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    Yoga, cycling and lifting weights: The exercises that make Brits happiest

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    A study of 2,000 adults found the average person has a glow for up to an hour and 25 minutes after yoga, and one hour and 21 minutes after cycling. And lifting weights sees them feeling happy for an hour and 15 minutes. It also emerged adults believe they need to exercise for around 40 […]

    RedArc cautions employers on Long Covid as office workers return

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    The aftermath of Long Covid, and the full impact on employers, will only become fully apparent when employees return to the workplace, says RedArc Nurses. Christine Husbands, managing director for RedArc, said: “While we’ve been living with the pandemic for a long time now, the situation regarding Long Covid is complex and still emerging. It’s […]

    54% of UK adults use alcohol to de-stress after work

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    More than half of UK workers use alcohol to de-stress after a hard day or week, whilst 62% confess to using alcohol as a reward for work success and achievements. The team at www.totiuss.com conducted research to determine which professions rely the most on alcohol to de-stress at the end of the day; as well […]

    Your WFH desk is three times dirtier than a toilet seat, say boffins

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    Over the past year, our working from home desk set up has been getting a lot of use. But do you know how many germs are lingering on our workspaces? When did you last clean your office or home desk? Even though it might look clean, many people neglect to thoroughly scrub and disinfect their […]

    Returning to the office? Here’s how to not get injured!

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    After nearly 18 months of working from home, offices across the UK are now back open for business. With so many of us looking forward to catching up with colleagues and resume meetings face-to-face but this can also seem daunting to be in a different territory after a long time remote working. Due to not […]

    Don’t get sued! Is your business set up for a post-Covid world?

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    With lockdown restrictions set to ease from  19 July, it’s important that businesses make sure they’re set up for a post-Covid world and aren’t putting themselves at risk of being taken to court. Here Tom Moyes, a Partner in the Employment team at Blacks Solicitors, discusses everything that business owners should be aware of now […]

    1 in 5 employers do not offer any form of support for newly ill or injured staff

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    Twenty per cent of employers do not offer any form of support for newly injured, ill or disabled staff. Of the four in five who do offer support for this group, on average they only facilitate three types of support for staff in this position, when in fact a much broader range is required to […]

    Rethink required for tackling work-related MSK disorders

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    Musculoskeletal (MSK) disorders have always been a cause of workplace absence. With Covid-related factors likely to increase the prevalence of such problems and also making in-person appointments harder to access, employers need to rethink the solution. Brett Hill, distribution director for Towergate Health & Protection, said: “MSK issues are a ticking time-bomb. We need to […]

    Study shines light on UK attitudes to employee benefits

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    Wetones asked employees at 133 workplaces across the UK how their health and wellbeing needs and habits have changed, and whether updated benefits packages from their employers would help to support their wellbeing. What they discovered highlighted a gap between company benefit schemes and employee lifestyles. So how can companies get up to date with […]

    How to manage the wellbeing needs of a multi-generational workforce

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    Naomi Thompson, Head of Organisational Development at Benenden Health, shares her top tips on how to support a multigenerational workforce effectively… Today’s workforce is increasingly becoming more age-diverse, with more workers staying in employment into their later years and delaying retirement to secure a better financial future for themselves and their loved ones. This means […]