Employee wellbeing

The Mini health check is here

Have you ever thought there must be something positive we can do to help our employees stay fit and well? Have you considered the benefits of a Mini Health-check to promote health in the workplace and employee well being? The Mini health check is a simple easy way to help identify the key areas of…

A popular treat to recognize a good job done

Regular office massage appointments are always popular but many companies find that staff do enjoy a treatment at their desk as a special occasion, perhaps when a new contract or extra difficult assignment has been well done. Although flowers and chocolates are a welcome gift, a work massage gives an extra message – that a…

When do you switch off?

Have you considered a health check on your employees and could you answer the questions, how healthy is your workforce today, how good is your corporate health? Improving the health of your staff has a direct benefit for the company, a healthy, fit workforce works more consistently with few lost days of work due to…

A sensible breakfast will see you through to lunchtime

We have two responses – ‘fight & flight’ and ‘rest & digest’. You can be in one mode or the other – there is no middle ground. If we are stressed or running around, we are in fight and flight mode. During this phase adrenalin & cortisol are released which leads to blood sugar fluctuations…

Stress and Employee Wellbeing

The Stress Management society says study after study show that prolonged severe stress has a negative impact on our health. 1 in 5 people say the find their work either very or extremely stressful Work is certainly one of the key places many of us feel stressed. That stress can come from having a workload…

Life is a balancing act and so is keeping upright

It seems life is a balancing act, balance the books, work life balance, and balance the kids and home. Our bodies are always looking for balance and correct alignment but in life that just keeps being tested and the forces work to keep pushing us out of balance in the most simplest of ways. Our…

Low productivity affects the workplace

This was the headline release in HR Magazine in August 2014 and the premise was that either low wages lead to low productivity or that low productivity leads to low performance.  I guess you can argue from either perspective depending on which side of the fence you sit and your role in the company. When…

Southern Water Supply Chain Health and Safety Conference

Onsite Plus was kindly invited to attend the above conference, as Southern Water are keen to improve their ‘health and wellbeing’ programme and to roll out some massage initiatives in the coming year. I headed off bright and early, to avoid the traffic. The conference was set in a fantastic venue, the Brighton and Hove…

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…

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…