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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.

Mental Health Awareness In The Workplace

Investing in Your Staff, Investing In Their Mental Health

For many of us, work is a major part of our lives. It is where we spend much of our time, where we earn our income and often where we make friends. Having a fulfilling job can be great for your mental health and general wellbeing.

Tonic Team Qualified To Run Brand New Clinics

 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.

Relaxation Techniques That Zap Stress Fast!

Relaxation Techniques That Zap Stress Fast

If your hectic lifestyle has got you down, experts say relaxation techniques can bring you back into balance – some in 5 minutes or less.

Chances are, your ever-growing to-do list doesn’t include one very important task: to RELAX.

But managing stress is critical to stay healthy, resilient, productive and happy! Think you don’t have time to unwind? Each of these stress-relieving tips can get you from OMG to OM in less than 15 minutes.

MOVE MORE, SIT LESS – WHY?

Have you ever thought about reducing the time you spend sitting each day to help improve your health and wellbeing?

How long have you been sitting today? Maybe you sit to eat breakfast, at your work desk, in the classroom, in the car, on the train, and in front of the TV in the evenings. It all adds up.

We now know that sitting time is a health risk with both long and short term impacts. To reduce your risk of health problems, you need to be aware of how much you sit and try to move more throughout the day.

Getting the Sedentary Office moving again!

It’s time to SIT LESS and STAND MORE!

Did you know that british people, sit for 8.9 hours each day (on average)? In recent years research on Sedentary Behaviour has increased dramatically and there is growing evidence that a multitude of serious health risks may be connected to “prolonged” and “excessive” sitting.

Sedentary Behaviour science is still emerging, however the evidence to date is compelling. A variety of studies warn that sedentary lifestyles are likely to be causing as many deaths as smoking. How scary is that? Did you have to read that fact again because I certainly did! I am passionate about wellbeing and making a positive difference to people’s lives and that fact scared the hell out of me and certainly it motivates me.

Why is Relaxation so important?

Breathing for Relaxation

Feeling weary, not getting enough sleep, working too hard, have an overactive mind – whatever your reason to practice a relaxation technique there are plenty of ways to find calm and breathing exercises are right up there. The important note here is that (a) you actually do it and (b) on a regular basis. From the confines of a bed, your desk – indeed anyplace where negative emotions, stress and anxiety finds its way, consider some breathing exercises to help keep calm, relax and carry on!

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