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Planning a Workplace Health & Wellbeing Programme

A Step-by-Step Guide to Planning A Successful Workplace Health & Wellbeing Programme.

Does the idea of planning a health and wellbeing programme, or even a one-off workplace wellness event leave you feeling a little overwhelmed? If like many companies that we speak to, you simply don’t know where to start, rest assured this needn’t be the case. We are here to help you to focus on the outcomes; getting people engaged, promoting behaviour change, raising awareness and getting people to talk to remove stigma – all of the positives!

National Stress Awareness Day – 7th November 2018

Why Stress Awareness Day?

Held on the first Wednesday in November every year – it’s all about raising awareness of stress at home and at work. National Stress Awareness Day (this year on 7th Nov) is championed by the International Stress Management Association (ISMA).

Workplace Wellbeing – When Good Intentions Backfire??!

Workplace Wellbeing

What is essential to good workplace wellbeing? Sometimes employers can create the opposite of what was intended. For example – a company allowing “unlimited holiday” resulted in less holiday being taken. Good intentions from employers can sometimes have the opposite effect creating a culture of Presenteeism.

World Mental Health Day – 10th October 2018

What is World Mental Health Day?

World Mental Health Day is held on the 10th of October every year. It is a day for mental health education and awareness and towards removing all social stigma. Each year the day carries a theme, this year it focuses on “Young people and mental health in a changing world”.

On-line Nutrition MOT’s – Special Offer

“Nutrition” – the food or nourishment we require to stay alive; the science or practice of consuming and utilising foods; the process of providing or obtaining the food necessary for health and growth.

At Tonic we say nutrition is MUCH more than this. We firmly believe that your daily food choices affect your health — how you feel today, tomorrow, and in the future. Put simply good nutrition can make a big difference to your health.

Simple ways to be more mindful

Mindfulness is the state of being aware. Being mindful has many advantages when it comes to our mental health and wellbeing especially. It can decrease stress, anxiety and depression; regulate emotions and really help us to focus. Our minds are constantly wondering – mine certainly is – thinking, analysing, planning – even about things that are not happening right in front of us, we miss half our lives due to a wondering mind. So, how do you stay mindful? Do you make a conscious effort? Here are some simple ways to help you to be more mindful …

Fruit, Fruit, Fruit – But Which Are The Best?

Watching your sugar intake is a good idea, but taming your sweet tooth can be an incredibly difficult feat. Perhaps you’ve already cut out processed sugars, but didn’t realise how much sugar (even though its mainly natural) is contained in fruit (fructose). Or maybe you live with diabetes and want to know which fruits will have the least impact on your blood sugar.

So, although there is heaps of evidence to say that an excessive intake of added sugar is harmful – that’s true – added sugars are bad but the same doesn’t apply to all fruits. All fruits were not created equal when it comes to sugar (fructose). Many fruits are loaded with fibre and water; plus they contain vitamins, minerals and antioxidants too. The key is picking the right ones…

MOVING MORE has BIG health benefits!

We know there are simply masses of articles out there claiming to be revolutionary and helping you to age slower, enhance your brain health, improve your sex life and even live longer – well this is not that; nor are we trying to jump on that band wagon.

This is more going back to basics. Not feeling overwhelmed but instead feeling reassured and confident that small lifestyle changes can make a REAL difference to your health and wellbeing. That’s got to be worth a try….and in this article we’re all about MOVING MORE (so not just exercising regularly but actually being less inactive and sitting less every day). This is what can do lasting damge to your body and you will not be able to train even if you want to!

Overindulged? Let’s get back on track!

Tis the season to overindulge! Especially when the sun has been shining; drinks flowing and the BBQ’s lit! So if you’ve spent the last few weekends in the pub – or not doing an awful lot because of the heat – here’s how to get rid of your World Cup Waist before your summer hols!

Before we launch into our great wellbeing tips, we must remember that life is all about balance. It is for living therefore we shouldn’t feel too guilty.

Men’s Health Week – It’s Time To Talk

The Importance of Men’s Health Week

This week, 11th – 17th June 2018, is Men’s Health Week 2018. Men’s Health Week is an annual event in the UK (although it is also celebrated Worldwide), which usually takes place the week leading up to Father’s Day.

Every year, Men’s Health Week is celebrated to heighten awareness of health issues that affect men, in the hope they will discuss their problems and gain the courage to do something about them! We want to champion this cause and help:

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