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Pets help with exercise

A new poll has shown that pets of all kinds help older adults cope with health issues, stay physically active, and connect with others. In the poll, 55% of adults ages 50 to 80 said they have a pet—and more than half of those have more than one. More than three-quarters of pet owners said […]

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Build your personal resilience at our training workshops

Excelling Under Pressure Workshop 25th March 2019, Watford   Stress is one of the biggest issues facing the modern society, it prevents people from functioning at their best. Our ‘Excelling Under Pressure’ workshop is designed to build self-awareness, resilience and to empower individuals to recognise stress and tackle stress-related challenges at work through effective coping […]

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Assess your Exercise levels

When your body foes into a state of stress, it is expecting some kind of physical activity. One way to take control of stress is to give your body what it was anticipating ie physical activity. Have you ever engaged in exercise after a stressful day? Ask yourself how did you feel once you had […]

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Do I need to prioritise my health?

Do you ever wonder whether you need to prioritise your health? Many people aren’t tuned in to their body and aren’t aware until it is too late of the effects that stress is having on them. We have put together a helpful checklist for you to assess your state of health. Simply answer the questions […]

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Top tips to prioritise your health today

Many people aren’t tuned in to their body and aren’t aware until it is too late of the effects that stress and poor wellbeing is having on them. If you’re feeling low on energy or are feeling tired, take a look at these 5 ways to prioritise your health today. Sleep and wake up earlier […]

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4 stress-busting forms of exercise

All forms of exercise, from yoga to pumping iron can provide stress-relieving benefit. Even if you are not an athlete, a little regular activity can take you a long way in helping manage your stress levels. The following 4 forms of exercise have specific benefits for stress relief. Yoga Yoga is fantastic for health, wellbeing […]

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Prioritise your health in these 5 easy steps

There is no doubt that the pace of life is very busy. It can be easy to forget to focus on healthy lifestyle habits that keep us feeling good and looking after ourselves. It is all too easy after a busy day, to reach for something quick to eat, or make excuses for not exercising. […]

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5 Benefits of Exercising outside

As the days get longer and the weather gets colder it is tempting to hibernate but did you know that exercising in the cold actually has some advantages. 5 Benefits of Cold Weather Workouts: 1. You burn more calories. For many people this is probably the best and main reason to exercise outside. According to a […]

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Workplace Wellbeing and Stress Forum 2018 – Symposium Events

Attend Symposium Events’ upcoming Workplace Wellbeing and Stress Forum – and save £400!   I am very excited to announce that the Workplace Wellbeing and Stress Forum is back for an incredible 13th year, this highly popular conference will offer HR, OH and Wellbeing professionals the opportunity to uncover the strategic and practical elements of […]

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World Mental Health Day 2018 – Young people and mental health in a changing world

Did you know that approximately 1 in 4 people in the UK will experience a mental health problem each year? It has been reported that in England alone 1 in 6 experience a common mental health problem, for example depression or anxiety, in any given week. Even more worryingly, around 1 in 10 children and […]

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6 Stress busting exercises to help increase your wellbeing

When you’re feeling particularly stressed, the last thing you probably want to do is exercise, but it’s one of the best remedies for tackling your stress! Taking part in physical activity helps to increase the production of your brain’s feel-good neurotransmitters, endorphins which contribute to relieving your stress levels. As well as busting stress, exercising […]

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Exercise for Mental Wellbeing

Exercise is a vital element to ensure optimum wellbeing. Finding the best kind of exercise for you, could be the key that you need to unlock the door of psychosocial rewards associated with exercise. Any physical activity increases endorphins, which improves your happiness levels. Happiness is a factor of wellbeing which is why we recommend […]

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Would you put the tech down for Gardening?

As stress and poor mental health increases (four in five of us admit to being stressed), technology has been said to be a contributing factor to poor mental health. Recently this seems to have been covered a lot in the press with addiction to technology becoming a popular theme; for example, many of us feel […]

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Keeping Hydrated when Exercising

  Often many of us do not stick to our daily recommended water intake, for many reasons. Sometimes, we just get so distracted that we forget or we are too busy drinking tea to squeeze in the odd glass of water. Whilst this is a common problem, it is not a particularly healthy habit to […]

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Yoga for Stress

Yoga has a proven calming affect; it lowers blood pressure as well as relieves anything from chronic back pain to anxiety and depression. Because of this, many people use yoga as a natural, free remedy for Stress. It also has the added benefit that it can be carried out anywhere and everywhere! If you are […]

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Japanese Way of Walking

A common way of reducing stress in Japan consists of walking mindfully through woodland, known as ’Shinrin-Yoku’ and has become a recent craze in England known as ‘Forest Bathing’. Simply just being within the woods is supposedly a form of medicine. It has been suggested that this type of walking reduces blood pressure, improves moods, […]

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Easy everyday exercise – Isometrics

Following a workshop we recently had in our office on nutrition and exercise, we have been doing daily Isometrics. Isometric exercise is a type of strength training, which is done in a static position, where you are tensing the muscles without moving your joints, because of this; it is the easiest way to discretely do […]

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The gamification of physical activity

In the past few weeks since it has been available in the UK, Pokémon GO has taken over the country. Everyone is obsessed with finding and catching Pokémon! But for some, Pokémon Go is more than just an entertaining app—it’s helping them increase their exercise. I’m personally in love with the app and as soon […]

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Quick Ways to Find Your Peace at the Office

What’s your workday like? Do you come home, full of stress and anger? Or are you able to leave work behind and start fresh every day? If you’re like an increasing number of people today, stress from work probably follows its way home with you. In fact, nearly two-thirds of all employees say that the […]

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Do you think you can exercise your way to health, wellbeing and career success?

What’s the connection between managing stress and physical activity?  Can exercising improve your career prospects? April is Stress Awareness Month – this year there is a real focus on physical activity in the workplace and how it can improve productivity, mood and morale. Do you find that balancing your work and home life is becoming […]

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Learn how getting active can help combat stress!

National Fitness Day is the most active day of the year, designed to inspire the nation to move! How are you going to ensure your day is full of physical activity? The Stress Management Society team have organised a lunchtime jog around the beautiful lakes and canals that surround our offices! So, what are the […]

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It’s crucial to bear in mind that your psychology affects your physiology and vice versa!

It’s crucial to bear in mind that your psychology affects your physiology and vice versa! So, with the sun starting to make more of a regular appearance, it makes it much easier to get out there and get involved in some physical activity – even during the day when you’re at work! Here’s some inspiration: […]

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Get Moving to Combat Stress – The Value Of Exercise

People have been dealing with stress throughout human history, but the modern world makes it particularly hard for a lot of individuals to cope. Fortunately, the key to overcoming stress might be far simpler than you think: Regular exercise can work wonders for keeping your stress levels under control. The Biology Behind Exercise It’s probably […]

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What are the benefits of engaging in exercise after a stressful day?

Have you ever engaged in exercise or sport after a stressful day? If yes, how do you feel when you are finished? When your body goes into a state of stress, it is expecting some kind of physical activity. It is anticipating having to run away or battle whatever has caused the stress hence going into […]

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