Helping kids make healthy choices

Help kids make healthy choices Parenting isn’t a job for the faint of heart. You have to have nerves of steel and the patience of a saint, but in the end it’s all worth it to see your babies grow into smart and capable adults. A key to doing this is instilling healthy habits early on by setting a good example. Your kids want to be exactly like you...

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The four pillars of wellbeing for SMEs

Why employers need to know about the four pillars of wellbeing We all experience highs and lows – days where we feel on top of it all and others where we feel like everyone and everything is out to get us. It’s easy for the micro stresses and anxieties of everyday life to build up so that when a bigger problem inevitably comes along we feel overwhelmed....

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Is employee wellbeing your responsibility?

Is your employees’ wellbeing your responsibility? The short answer is ‘yes’… but that doesn’t really address the whole question because it straddles both the workplace and the employee’s privacy, that work-life balance.  But you can’t be expected to stand over them ensuring they eat properly, exercise, get enough sleep.  So where do the boundaries...

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Why working from home is good for businesses

Why working from home is good for business This week is National Work Life Week.   It is the charity Working Families annual campaign designed to get employers and employees talking about what can be done to get the best work:life balance for both. This year has seen an unprecedented number of people working from home, juggling life and generally...

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Impact of poor mental health at work

Impact of mental health in the workplace Saturday, 10th October 2020 is World Mental Health Day.  To mark this day we look at what impact poor employee mental health can have on a business and what business owners can do to support their teams. Bluntly speaking, the impact of poor mental health in the workplace can cost your business cold, hard...

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Benefits of a companion/carer for the elderly

The benefits of a companion or carer for the elderly You race through life when you are younger, you find happiness with a partner and bring up a family then in the later years of life personal circumstances change and you find yourself alone……….. Many of us reading this article may not be in the situation described above but may know someone,...

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How to help our children love their bodies

A positive body image?  How to help our children to love their bodies. I don’t know about you, but during lockdown my dress size definitely went up and my fitness levels absolutely went down.  Some people embraced the opportunity to stay at home by expanding their skill set, learning a new language, challenging themselves to ride hundreds of kilometres...

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Bridging the gap between generations

Bridging the gap between generations Bridging the gap between generations can be of great benefit to young and old alike. It is a sad fact that today’s society is segregating people by age more and more. Covid restrictions in 2020 have not helped with many over 75 year-olds shielding or isolating from their friends and family. As we live to older...

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Caring for the elderly – Loneliness

Loneliness Age UK estimates that in England two million people over the age of 75 live alone. More than one million elderly people say they can go for more than a month without speaking to a friend, neighbour, or family member. In addition, the fact that more health problems are prevalent in later life will also impact on the ability of an elderly...

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