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Alternate nostril breathing for stress relief

Oxygen is the most important nutrient of the body – every cell needs it to function efficiently. The brain is the largest use of oxygen, even though it only takes up less than 5%  of the body’s total weight. Breathing helps ingest oxygen to be transported all over the body through the bloodstream and it […]

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3 of the best supplements to help you sleep

For some people sleep comes easily and they constantly get a good night’s sleep. For others they find it hard to fall asleep, or stay asleep with a disturbed night’s sleep being a common occurrence. Over 50% of adults have insomnia a few nights a week, which is a worrying statistic. Sleep is essential to […]

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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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Destress this Christmas

Tis the season to be jolly! Is the run up to Christmas more “Ho Ho Ho” or “Oh No!”? Upon hearing the word Christmas, some light up with joy and excitement, but others begin to start worrying. It seems like December is a month where there is always so much to do and so much […]

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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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Spice up your diet by eating these six herbs and spices and reap their amazing health benefits!

Spice up your diet by eating these six herbs and spices and reap their amazing health benefits! Throughout history many herbs and spices have been celebrated, not only for the flavours they bring to culinary practice, but also for their healing and medicinal purposes. Herbs and spices have both antibacterial and antiviral properties and most […]

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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 Reasons you’ll benefit from a social media detox

  Did you know that on average a person checks their phone 150 times a day? We can be sat at the family dinner table and rather than conversing together, our heads are slumped and our concentration is given to the filter on our latest Instagram post; falling into the false reality of the social media […]

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How to make the most of your weekend

After a hard week at work the last thing on most of our minds is being productive at the weekend; but maybe the problem is that we’re confusing being busy with being productive. Making the most of your time at the weekend doesn’t mean that you have to be constantly busy and partaking in activities. […]

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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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Productivity tips for staying on your ‘A’ game at work

“Productivity is never an accident it’s the result of a commitment to excellence, intelligent planning and focused effort” – Paul Meyer. Does it ever get to the end of the work day and you feel it has been a very unproductive day? That you’ve had so much on you’ve struggled to prioritise your time and […]

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Foods that can improve your sleep!

Struggling to fall asleep? Why not try the following foods that are said to improve sleep quality and quantity! 1. Kiwi It has been thought that eating 1 or 2 medium sized kiwis can help sleep. A study has suggested that Kiwi is one of the best foods to eat to improve sleep quality. Kiwi […]

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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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Are you a chocaholic?

A staggering two fifths of Britons confess to eating chocolate for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Consuming chocolate with every meal is becoming a norm to many, with 20% of people ranking chocolate as the hardest thing to give up. It is commonly thought that a small amount of chocolate each day is good for you. […]

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The time you enjoy wasting, is not wasted time!

Lack of time is a common stressor for many nowadays, and sadly for many, the motto ‘Time is money’ has been drilled into our brains. When we feel that we do not have enough time to get everything on our bridges done, many of us tend to panic. Due to this, we neglect our own […]

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Eliminating Negative Thinking

Nothing in life is certain – except the fact that as we move through it we will encounter change, good and bad. Worrying is completely normal because of this. but sometimes, we overthink and over worry about certain situations that we really do not need to. Change is inevitable, and soon the stressor that’s leaving […]

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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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Curve your Stress Eating!

When we are stressed, our cortisol levels increase. An increase in cortisol can often cause us to crave unhealthier food options. Researchers at the University of California at San Francisco Medical center, concluded that women tend to crave mostly carbohydrates, especially sweet foods. Whereas, a recent survey found 61% of males crave salty snacks when […]

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Facebook detox: Is it worth taking a break?

We are all constantly looking for new ways to de-stress, and as much as we recommend practicing the classic yoga and mindfulness, sometimes more obvious habits can be adopted in order to decrease stress levels. Recently, a study conducted by University of Queensland, concluded that taking a five day break from Facebook, a platform used […]

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Change Your World Conference 2018

Our Chief De-Stressing Officer, Neil Shah, will be chairing the ‘Change Your World’ conference this year!   The Change Your World Conference is all about inspiring you to make positive changes and transform your life because we know at Change Your World, Changing Yourself, Changes Everything. Hear the UK’ s leading motivational speakers, coaches & health […]

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Deep Breathing: The 4-7-8 Approach

Breathing exercises can be incredibly beneficial to help us wind down and remain calm during our bedtime routines. Being one of the cheapest means to help aid sleep, there are many popular breathing exercises that can be carried out. A Harvard trained medical doctor, Dr Andrew Weil, believes breathing in and out is the key […]

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Links between Stress and the most common causes of Death

After attending a recent nutrition workshop, it became apparent that stress can be linked to every major health problem. The top 4 causes of death within the UK are; Dementia, Heart Disease, Cancer and Diabetes. Although, since 2001 the “death rates from heart disease and stroke have halved for both males and females” and during […]

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How to: Develop a positive attitude

It can sometimes be incredibly difficult to stay positive in difficult situations, and often a negative hour can turn into a ruined day, which can easily turn in to a bad week. Here are some tips to help you snap out of a negative mindset as soon as possible so that you are not feeling […]

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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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How to fall asleep faster!

  Sleep is a vital part of obtaining good wellbeing. We spend a third of our lives asleep. Despite what many of us believe, it is impossible to be in good health and not have enough quality sleep. Lack of sleep has been said to impact our health as much as, if not equally to; […]

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#InternationalWellbeingWednesday – Caffeine

Wellbeing Wednesday is approaching very soon and this year’s theme is all about: getting a better night’s sleep. One of our main tips for getting a better night’s sleep would be to cut down on your Caffeine intake. Reaching for a cup of coffee first thing in the morning is something we are nearly all […]

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How to manage your time effectively

If you are determined to improve your productivity this year, then we recommend that you try to adopt Steven Covey’s ‘Time Management Matrix’ in all aspects of your life. From using it in your everyday life like buying bread at the shop, replying to an email at work or even taking the kids to school, […]

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Resilience

“The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result.” Albert Einstein. Throughout our whole lives, we have unknowingly been improving our resilience skills. From learning to walk to being a toddler running around the park, we have been learning to thrive through challenges and adversity our […]

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