The wonderful festive season is nearly upon us and whilst we all intend to relax, indulge and fully enjoy ourselves this winter; to avoid a festive frazzle we want to reiterate just how important it is to NOT hibernate. Instead, we need to ensure we continue to stay active and better still, be active outdoors whenever we can!
Knowing your cholesterol numbers can help you stay in control of your health! A high level of cholesterol in the blood doesn’t have obvious symptoms, which is why getting your cholesterol levels checked is so important. Left untreated, high blood cholesterol can lead to plaque build-up in the arteries, putting you at risk of heart disease and stroke.
Ensuring that we get enough sleep every night not only makes us feel more rejuvenated, focused and alert, it also has significant benefits to our health and wellbeing. Sleep plays a vital role in good health throughout your life. Getting enough quality sleep at the right times can help protect your mental health, physical health and safety. …
Studies show getting enough quality sleep on a regular basis can help improve many health and lifestyle related challenges; from your blood sugar levels; immunity; workouts; our moods and even the relationships we establish.
Today is the last day of Stress Awareness Month; a 30 day period dedicated to increasing public awareness about both the causes and cures for our modern-day stress epidemic.
Stress Awareness Month has been held every April since 1992; but despite it’s longevity, the Mental Health Foundation states that 74% of UK adults have felt so stressed at some point over the last year that they have felt overwhelmed or unable to cope. With millions of people in the UK experiencing high levels of stress, especially whilst at work, Tonic helps empower individuals to take control and feel less stressed in the workplace.
On Your Feet Day
Today, Friday 26th April, is officially ‘On Your Feet Day.’ On Your Feet Day is a national celebration which aims to get people across Britain united to participate in a variety of fun and simple activities whilst at work; ultimately making us #SitLess and #MoveMore.
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.
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”.
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!
Do I really need stress management techniques?
Next week is Mental Health Awareness Week and this year the charity is strongly focusing on stress. Research shows that two thirds of us experience a mental health problem in our life, and stress is the key factor in this. Here, we look back at one of our old articles from 2016 and see how these stress management techniques are still as relevant as ever…
Non Fasting Lipid & Glucose Testing For Professionals
Last week, six members of the Tonic team successfully completed the most up to date point of care testing training. This means that we are now able to offer our clients on-site ‘Non Fasting Lipid and Glucose Testing’ or put simply, blood sugar and cholesterol testing.