We spend a lot of time sitting at a desk

Work is stressful – that’s why people have annual leave; ill health can be a real problem with people who don’t take proper breaks. Some offices can add to the stress of work, with lights that flicker and equipment that constantly hums. Air quality can become seriously bad towards the end of the day and…

Invited to a meeting? Be brave enough to say “No!”

This was the opening title in an article in HR magazine online. It went onto say – Global Integration is urging busy executives to save one day per month, beginning by saying ‘no’ to at least two meetings a week, where there is no clear agenda or value. It struck a chord with me as…

Invest in your health

Budgeting time and money for a massage is truly an investment in your health, research suggests that upwards of ninety percent of illness is stress related. While eliminating anxiety and pressure altogether in this fast-paced world may be idealistic, massage can, without a doubt, help manage your stress levels. And as if that were not…

Tap water or fizzy drinks

I often tell my kids to drink plenty of water and lead by example, so why do they still go for the can of coke (Zero) because they tell me this has no sugar? It’s not just the power of advertising or peer pressure that makes the can the more attractive option it does actually…

Perfect Desk Posture

Boost productivity and minimise tension in 3 minutes with these 5 easy steps While spending a lot of time sat at a desk might be unavoidable, proper posture and basic exercises can not only reduce the risk of injury, but also significantly boost energy levels and productivity. As specialists in office wellbeing and corporate massage,…

Are you one of the 59% of people who sit down all day?

An active workforce is happier; less stressed and takes fewer days of. Being active doesn’t have to mean going for a long run. Simple exercises such as stretching and diverting eyes from a computer screen or shoulder and neck rotations at the desk can all help. Research shows that the average person spends around 10…

Are you a Generous Employer?

With the cost of living rising twice as fast as salary increases many staff’s perception is that they are actually taking a pay cut. With this in mind a good way to boost morale and reward your staff is with a benefits package. But I wonder how many employees actually place a value on what…

TAKE A MINUTE TO RELEASE YOUR TENSION NOW!

Vidatheray Health and Beauty Spa, 6 Church Road, Teddington, TW11 8PB – check out their facebook page 1. ‘Shoulder Shrugs’ Sit upright in a chair and draw your shoulders up to your ears, take a deep breath in through your nose, then breath out quickly through your mouth (hah) and release your shoulders at the same…

Feel Good Friday

Support The Samaritans during May The Samaritans had a great idea last year on how you can help raise money for a good cause by doing something different for your staff. Where will the money go? £4 to help Samaritans answer desperate calls for help! The money you raise literally helps them save lives. By…

Employee wellbeing is not a perk; it’s a tool for improving performance

Is your board interested in your employee’s health or about employee’s performance? Research shows that people with a higher health risk take more time off work – on average seven days more absence a year than the rest of the population. Research involving Unilever on the link between health and productivity reported a 10.4% improvement…

Free Offer for The New Year

We are offering our seminar ‘New You Resolutions’ FREE (usually priced at £180) to clients who book  a massage event or clinic before April 2014.  Massage at work is one of the most popular staff incentives you can provide, it’s also cost effective and beneficial in creating value for your business. The Feel Good experience…

Top 10 Tips for Computer Users

Adjust backrest height and tilt of chair to provide good lumbar support (promotes good posture) Shoulders should be relaxed and elbows tucked in (promotes good posture) Forearms and wrists should be horizontal with the keyboard (enables good neutral keying position) Adjust seat depth so that there is no pressure on the backs of your thighs…

How to work out the kinks at work

We’ve all experienced the inconvenience of a computer crash at work, but the body is the one machine you can’t do without. When you spend work days at a desk, some muscles and joints work over-time while others languish. Backs, necks, shoulders, and upper extremities are common sore spots for deskbound workers. If you don’t…

Massaging the 800 – Massage at work

800 employees will be receiving a massage this Friday 19th July as part of their companies commitment to staff well being and health – we might have our hands full that day but call us and we can help you achieve great results from 8 – 800, staff numbers don’t matter. More people recognise how beneficial it is…

Super Friday – Massage at Work

Friday the 19th July is Mega Massage at Work day – with the help of the Onsite Plus team of 31 therapists we will be delivering 800 massages in one day at  19 offices across the UK. This is part of a companies health & well being strategy and an incentive for employees.  A gesture …

What about me? – Combating survivor syndrome post redundancy

About the Author: Andrew Porter is a Coach and Mentor working with individuals and organisations across the public, private and third sector. An experience business, life and career coach, he works extensively to support the development of resilient organisations where individuals can develop and exercise their personal leadership skills. Andrew’s profile is on Linkedin at:…

Are we still feeling tired?

On average 70% of staff are working through their lunch breaks, statistics* also show an average member of staff will also work between 1.5 – 4 hours extra each week, with the majority unpaid. ‘As a result of these extra hours, the health of the UK’s workforce is suffering. More than a quarter (27%) report…

CHEAT on sleep

http://www.sleepfoundation.org/article/how-sleep-works/how-much-sleep-do-we-really-need

Look after your eyes

About 1.8 million suffer with sight loss, National Eye Care week 13th – 19th June is hoping to raise awareness and encourage more people to have regular eye tests. Often just a new pair of specs or reading glasses can make a tremendous difference. Eye tests are also good for spotting the early stages of…

Do you need a wellness coach?

Ever since Kate Middleton hired a wellness coach to get ready for her royal wedding the demand for this new breed of mind and body coaches has soared. A wellness coach is described as an enabler who points you in the right direction. They help free your mind and remove obstacles to guide you in…

Employee engagement: a cause for concern to UK businesses

I saw this item on a LinkedIn discussion forum and thought how is it people who still have a job do not feel grateful to their boss. Quite simply we don’t feel gratitude instead we feel that we survived that round of cuts. This Survivor syndrome has 4 clearly defined stages Thank God it’s not…

Inspiring, inside and out

Over the weekend I had a problem with my computer and without thinking I started to pace the room. This behaviour made me think of something I had read which suggested people think better when they move. When you have to make a difficult phone call do you stand up? Studies abound that suggest movement…