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      Top 20 life goals revealed – How many have you ticked off?

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      Brits are most driven at 33 years of age – the point they are most motivated and determined to achieve their goals, from progressing in their career to being physically fit and maintaining a healthy lifestyle. According to a new Bupa Health Clinics study, the drive people have at this stage of their lives is […]

      Employers are shifting focus to support emotional and financial wellbeing – is yours?

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      New research from Aon shows that employers have increased their strategic focus on both emotional and financial wellbeing programmes, while physical wellbeing programmes have remained largely static. Aon’s UK Benefits & Trends 2020 Survey shows that 51% of employers now have financial wellbeing strategies in place, up from 21% three years ago, while 68% have emotional […]

      Long-term one-to-one wellbeing support ‘a must’ in the workplace

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      Personalised long-term, one-to-one support is the common thread that’s needed to unify health and wellbeing programmes across all generations and to ensure employers avoid the pitfalls of stereotyping employees by age. That’s according to RedArc, which says that long-term, one-to-one support should be integral to all employee benefits programmes and many employers are not making […]

      Partying hard this Christmas? Don’t forget to look after your teeth!

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      The party season is nearly upon us – the most indulgent season of the year where we all fall victim to excess. Whether it is too much wine at the office Christmas party, or too many mince pies we are all guilty of consuming well above our daily intake of sugar, which can take its […]

      Tired at work? You’re not the only one

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      74% of Brits get less than eight hours of sleep a night, which is the suggested healthy amount for adults, while one in ten get four or fewer hours of sleep a night, which the NHS warns makes people more susceptible to conditions like diabetes. That’s according to a survey conducted by bed and mattress […]

      Is your job making you sick?

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      Workers are struggling to fit medical appointments around the demands of their job despite the best efforts of employers and the NHS – are you one of them? A study by AIG Life found more than half (52%) of UK workers have had to cancel or change medical appointments because of work commitments while nearly […]

      Does your office have ‘sick building syndrome’?

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      Meetings are making us sick, according to a new survey from business technology outfit Remark Group. Sick building syndrome (SBS) is largely believed to be a phenomenon of the nineties, but new findings in the Remark Group’s ‘Air Quality and Wellbeing at Work’ 2019 survey shows that it may well be making an unwelcome comeback. […]

      Why being ‘always on’ can reduce productivity

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      By Helen Smith, Chief Commercial Officer, Benenden Health We live in a world that is obsessed with technology. On average we check our phones 85 times a day. For some, it’s the first thing they do when they wake up. This obsession has certainly affected the way some businesses operate. Employees are able to make phone […]

      We’re not getting enough sleep, risking poor diet and obesity, says survey

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      The British Nutrition Foundation (BNF) says 43 percent of adults reported sleeping less than the recommended minimum of 7 hours on the previous night before they took its survey. That’s in addition to 32 percent of primary and 70 percent of secondary school children reported sleeping less than 9 hours on the previous night, despite […]

      Preconception that only men have heart attacks is putting women at risk

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      Millions of women have no idea they could have a heart attack – because they believe only men suffer fatal cardiac arrests. Official figures show there are more than 800,000 women in the UK living with coronary heart disease, which is the main cause of heart attacks. And around 35,000 women are admitted to hospital […]