A brand new year is upon us and we unreservedly welcome 2020. A new decade has arrived and so has our brand new “Tonic and Me” app. Are you ready to make 2020 the year you prioritise wellbeing in your workplace?
In general, December is a good time for morale; everybody in the office is on a high! Employees are looking forward to their Christmas party; to recognition and rewards from their managers and then breaking up for the festivities. How do we prolong this though? How do companies ensure those feel-good emotions and positivity continue for the other 11 months of the year? Concrete research and evidence shows that workplace wellbeing programmes are not only welcomed, but they are highly sought after and desired. We go one step further at Tonic and say a wellbeing programme should be embedded in to every company that is striving to attract, engage and retain talent!
November, or more commonly referred to as Movember, is Men’s Health Awareness Month. During the 30 days, men commonly grow a moustache to help raise vital funds and awareness for men’s health, especially prostate cancer, testicular cancer, mental health and suicide prevention.
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.
Did you know that inflammation can be both good and bad for you? On one hand, it helps your body defend itself from infection and injury, but on the other hand, chronic inflammation can lead to weight gain and disease.
With more and more health professionals believing that one of the most powerful tools to combat inflammation no longer comes from the Pharmacy, but from the foods and diet we consume, we take a look at the best anti-inflammatory foods we should be eating.
The health of a workforce is something that should be high on the agenda of every organisation who wants to attract, engage and retain talent. This is for many reasons. One of the main being that it demonstrates to employees that they are a valued part of a company and that their employer cares. Our employee feedback clearly shows this really matters.
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.
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.
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.