We’ve had a really busy start to the year improving health in the workplace all across the country and March is crammed full before the end of the financial year. We know a lot of companies are manic at this time of year too, so below are some tips on relaxation, managing stress levels and keeping the work-life balance actually balancing.
We hope you had a good ‘time to talk’ day in February as part of the time to change campaign aimed at reducing stigma around mental health. We’ve always promoted the campaign and have now pledged ourselves for our own team and will be officially signing our pledge at the end of the month. More details on how to do the same are below.
We also want to say a huge well done to all of the organisations we’ve worked with on the Workplace Wellbeing Charter so far this year in Liverpool and across the country. There’ll be more info on the Charter next month as April is a great time to make a positive change in your organisation. Find out why Jaguar Landrover, BAE Systems, the British Heart Foundation, NHS England, Brabners LLP, Everton FC, Liverpool John Lennon Airport, Trinity Mirror and many more are all involved by visiting www.wellbeingcharter.org.uk.
Salt Awareness Week – Take our Salt Quiz
The first week of March 2016 is National Salt Awareness Week, this year focusing on hidden salt. You might not be all that bothered about salt, but by making a few simple changes to your routine you can improve your health, feel better every day and it makes a difference at work too.
Select the image above to visit the Salt Awareness site for more information or take our quick quiz and get some tips on how to make changes. You might just be surprised.
If you want to know more about healthy eating we can run training courses and events for your workplace. Please just get in touch.
Guided lunchtime walks
We know any exercise is fantastic for our health and wellbeing. It’s also great for business too. According to academic studies from the past 12 months, exercise has been shown to enhance the development of new brain cells in the adult brain, which helps boost learning and memory. People who exercise have better mental fitness, which is great for a long working day.
Getting away from your work are for a walk is an easy way to get more exercise into your routine. AND if you think you’re too busy to take 20 minutes out, you’ll find you’re a lot more productive in the time you do have when you get back.
health@work run bi-monthly walking lunches from Exchange flags square, Liverpool at 12:30, every other Tuesday in partnership with Liverpool Bid Company. These include guided walking tours.