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The Real Connection Between Diabetes, Heart Disease & Health

When we think about Diabetes and Heart Disease, it seems that the majority of us think of two separate conditions. However, did you know that if you have diabetes you are more likely to develop heart disease and you have a greater chance of a heart attack or a stroke. That’s because people with diabetes are more likely to have certain risk factors such as high blood pressure or high cholesterol.

So, if you have diabetes (or know some one who has), there are a number of things that can be done and, understanding the connection between these diseases is a great first step towards prevention.

Two Week Countdown To Stress Awareness Month

Stress Awareness Month starts in just two weeks. It runs from the 1st until the 30th of April 2019. Have you made plans to raise awareness of the importance of stress management in your organisation or perhaps in your household; even with your friends and family?

Although it is an all year-round, 365 day effort by The Tonic Team to help our clients create more stress-free, happier and healthier workplaces, April is a GREAT time to launch a program, resurrect an event or plan a pop-up.

Stress in the Workplace? It’s Time to get it Under Control

A Modern Epidemic

We can no longer hide from the effects of stress in the workplace. It is increasingly referred to as a ‘modern epidemic.’ Recent statistics show that over 11 million days are lost at work a year because of stress at work and according to the Health and Safety Executive HSE, in 2017/18 595,000 people in the UK reported work-related stress at a level they believed was making them ill.

We all encounter workplace related stress at some point in our lives. It is a natural and normal human reaction. However, the difference between letting stress overwhelm you and you coping with it – even thriving on it – can be vital.

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When you begin to truly believe in the physical and emotional wellbeing of your staff, it can completely transform the face of your business.

Even though workplace health and wellbeing is moving up the corporate agenda, many businesses still struggle with where to start and also with the time it takes to create and manage a programme. In spite of the tangible benefits in looking after your most important asset (your staff) including lower absence rates, increased productivity and improved employee engagement; feedback says TIME is the biggest barrier to progress when is comes to wellbeing programmes.

WHY 10,000 daily steps?

Is it all it’s cracked up to be? Yes it is!

I view this (walking 10,000 steps a day) as a basic requirement for good health, like drinking enough water each day. Your body is designed for movement. Many researchers are now starting to emphasise the importance of walking (low impact, low intensity) and spending less time sitting.

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.

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