For many of us, Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year! It is the season of joy and goodwill. We break up from work, get to spend time with our loved ones, indulge in festive food & drink; and we give & receive heart-felt gifts. For some however it can all just get a little too much… long dark nights, isolation, time indoors, lower activity levels, and we say that this might contribute to why….
Last week was International Stress Awareness Week; a week dedicated to raising awareness about stress and its impact; and to reduce stigma. It started out as just one day – National Stress Awareness Day – the first Wednesday of November, however has grown into a week long, international event. It seems extremely poignant that this year it took place as England went in to a second National lockdown…
Are you ready for the clocks to go back this weekend? At 2am on Sunday 25th October our clocks will wind back an hour to 1am; which actually means that you get an extra hour in bed! YAY! For many of us this will be a bonus, as our daily lives are jam-packed with activities, events and juggling! However it does mean that the evenings will be darker and longer…
Last Saturday was World Mental Health Day, a day dedicated to heightening awareness of the causes and effects of mental ill-health. If you are a subscriber to Tonic’s well@work app, you will already have access to October’s Wellbeing Topic – Mental Health. It is packed with content, insights, research and tips to help you better understand and prioritise your mental health & wellbeing.
Wednesday 23rd September is National Fitness Day; a day dedicated to highlighting the role of physical activity and helping us raise awareness of its importance in helping us lead healthier and more active lifestyles.
National Fitness Day aims to break down the barriers that prevent people building activity into their daily lives and show that “fitness” is for everyone in some way shape or form. This is something the Tonic Team have been promoting for years and is why we are making it our prerogative to share this powerful message….
For many of us, drinking alcohol is an enjoyable downtime activity. It’s something we do with our friends and our families at the weekend and is associated with happy times and celebrations! But then there’s the – “today’s been a long day or a tough week and I’m looking forward to a drink tonight”? The truth is, we have all probably said this to ourselves from time to time; especially over the last few weeks and months! We have all been stressed, annoyed or agitated and had a couple of drinks to supposedly “unwind”.
Drinking alcohol in moderation shouldn’t be frowned upon or make us feel guilty; that is absolutely not what this article is about. In fact some experts refer to the various health benefits of the occasional glass of “vino tinto!” However, recognising your drinking habits and understanding why we turn to alcohol (if it is on a regular basis) should be something to keep an eye on…
One of the huge benefits of working at a company like Tonic Health & Wellbeing Experts, is that we have the privilege (and vision) to work with individuals who share the same passion as we do. This means our guidance and interventions are supported by a team of specialists and experts across all pillars of wellbeing.
Today our focus is Positive Mental Health. We know how important it is to work towards maintaining a positive mental health at all times but during the Coronavirus pandemic, this focus needs to be heightened. That’s why we are delighted to share with you some top tips from our Mental Health Trainer Msc, Elaine Woodward.
As we near the end of the second week of the COVID-19 lockdown in the UK, for many of us it is also the second week of working from home. And whilst a good portion of the work we are doing remains the same, our workplace surrounding has changed drastically. Some of us may have adapted to our new workplaces well, however for others it has proven more difficult.
We are all facing extremely uncertain times due to the Coronavirus (COVID 19) outbreak. With this uncertainty comes stress, fear and anxiety. However whilst the pandemic is inevitable, instead of worrying and focusing on all of the scary “what-ifs” which drains energy from our bodies – now is the time to reprogram. It is time to cultivate a positive mindset. It is time to be proactive in optimising our health & building our immune system in order to try to “corona-proof” our lives.
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?