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.
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.
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.
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.
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.