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Hypertension

Hypertension

Hypertension is the medical term for High Blood Pressure. Usually when a person is advised about their blood pressure readings, they are given 2 numbers i.e. 140/90.  The first number (the systolic reading) is the amount of pressure in the heart when it contracts...

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Dying Matters Blog

Dying Matters Blog

Talking About Dying Death is part of life, but it can be hard to talk about dying and grieving. The way we respond when people bring up the subject can make a huge difference. If we struggle to talk about death, it can make it harder to support a grieving friend or...

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Relaxation Techniques

Relaxation Techniques

Relaxation Techniques A relaxation technique can be any method to make you feel relaxed and have a state of calmness. It can also reduce pain, stress, anger or anxiety. The NHS recommends the following 7 relaxation techniques: Try to remove yourself from situations to...

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Indigestion

Indigestion

Indigestion also known as Dyspepsia. Most Individuals can experience Indigestion at times, which usually does not indicate anything serious and can easily be treated. Acid Reflux is when acid from your stomach irritates the throat or stomach lining, causing...

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Work Life Balance

Work Life Balance

How do I get a healthy work life balance and how do I know if it is unhealthy? By splitting work and leisure by 50/50, feeling fulfilled and content, able to sleep well, eat well, not worrying about work or home life; it sounds simple enough in theory to achieve!...

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Pregnancy and Work

Pregnancy and Work

Pregnancy and expecting a baby can be a wonderful experience, alongside the excitement of the arrival of the new baby, whilst working. Expectant Mothers need to tell their Employers that they are pregnant by the 15th week, although it is in their interest to tell them...

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Menopause at Work

Menopause at Work

Menopause is a natural process and can cause changes to the body, but can be seen as an exciting new change, as women have a midlife mental shift and embrace the challenge, with others seeing it as a positive, as it improves other conditions that they might have....

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Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)

Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)

Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is what some individuals experience during certain seasons in the year. It is a type of Depression, causing low mood which affects day-to-day activities in the Summer or Winter months, although, commonly known as Winter Depression as...

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Lighting in the Workplace

Lighting in the Workplace

Light has a significant role to play in creating the aesthetic characteristics of a workplace and has a direct influence on human health and wellbeing. Lighting quality depends not only on the nature and function of the space being illuminated, but also other multiple...

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HEALTHY EATING

HEALTHY EATING

We are all encouraged to eat a healthy balanced diet to keep us fit and healthy.  Splitting your food intake into groups and portion sizes, can help with this and guide you to eating and drinking healthily. The EATWELL PLATE can show you how to do this to ensure you...

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Noise in the Workplace and its effect on Health

Noise in the Workplace and its effect on Health

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) have written extensively about the risk of high levels of noise in the workplace and the effects this can have on someone, both within their work and personal life. The Noise at Work Regulations 1989 were replaced by The Control...

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DSE User Advice

DSE User Advice

A DSE user is a person using display screen equipment (computer equipment) for more than an hour in their normal working day. The following information is helpful for anyone classed as a DSE user. Posture – A person using computer equipment should sit so that their...

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Good Sleep Hygiene

Good Sleep Hygiene

We all enjoy a good night’s sleep, but many are unable to do so which then impacts our general day to day of going about our business. Most people may need about 8 hours sleep, but there is no fast rule, as all individuals are different with some having less or a bit...

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Tips To Avoid COVID This Winter

Tips To Avoid COVID This Winter

You may have noticed that COVID-19 is rarely mentioned in the national news nowadays. So, does this mean it has disappeared? No, quite the opposite, UK data showed a spike in cases in October 2023, with a new variant of COVID-23. In the last 7 days: 8,560 people...

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Neurodiversity Support Service

Neurodiversity Support Service

Asclepius Occupational Health are partnering with Sparta Health to launch a Neurodiversity Support Service. Neurodiversity refers to the idea that neurological differences, such as Autism, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Dyslexia, and others, are natural...

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Epilepsy in the Workplace

Epilepsy in the Workplace

Epilepsy is a chronic condition affecting the brain characterised by recurrent Seizures. The Seizures can be partial or generalised and can include complete loss of consciousness, though not always. Epilepsy can occur at any age. Diagnosis will only be made after two...

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Flu Facts

Flu Facts

Flu Facts Every year we hear the same thing, its Flu Season, get your Flu Vaccine, many of us just ignore the warning because we hear it every year and think it is not relevant to us. Many of us believe we are healthy, we never get the Flu, it is slightly worse than...

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Boosting the Immune System naturally

Boosting the Immune System naturally

It is that time of year again, no not Christmas, but the winter months are on the horizon with the associated coughs, colds and ‘Flu. We all know the standard health advice regarding maintaining a good diet, rest, exercise and avoiding Stress, but there is more we can...

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The true cost of absence

The true cost of absence

It is reported that Britain's employers lose more than £23bn every year from sickness absence in the workplace, according to a new healthcare report, issued by the Confederation of British Industry (CBI). On the whole, employees are absent for an average of 7.8 days...

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