been furloughed - what next

UPDATE, 13 May:  As the UK government has now extended its Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme until the end of October, it’s more advisable than ever for furloughed workers to consider the tips in this article. Please don’t hesitate to contact me for further help.   How to use your time more productively Almost overnight the…

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Coronavirus

With the whole world trying to cope with COVID-19, we’re living in very strange and surreal times. We are experiencing life in a totally unprecedented way and, even though we are several weeks into lockdown, no one really has a clue how it’s all going to pan out. Things will become clearer over time, but…

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Did you know humans are designed to move around 3-5 miles per day (that’s 10,000 steps or more!). Our lives have become more sedentary, and sitting is allegedly the new cancer, apparently worse than smoking. How much exercise do we actually need? The World Health Organisation and Public Health England recommend between three and five…

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working from home

One of my clients, Pensar wrote this great blog about what they’re doing to keep look after the wellbeing of their employees, we thought we would share. “Wellbeing”, not just a buzzword… We are all currently living through a very challenging time. Now more than ever, it is crucial that employers start to show an…

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sleeping during the pandemic

How are you sleeping during the pandemic? The Advantage Travel Partnership asked me to share some sleep tips for their Wellness Wednesday updates.     If you want to find out more about our monthly low cost wellbeing solution for your business – please click here          

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The last weekend in March is the time of year to put our clocks forward for summertime and this year it falls on Sunday 29th March 2020. We’re already beginning to naturally adjust to the lighter mornings and evenings, and then suddenly we’re going to be plunged back into dark mornings again. If you feel…

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A few years ago, I had my first encounter with a wool duvet at a hotel in London… At first, I thought it would be a weird and not very pleasant sleeping experience. After childhood memories of sleeping with a plethora of heavy scratchy wool blankets on my bed to keep me warm at night,…

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The Power of Habits Retreat Folkestone 2 April 2020 09:00 to 17:30 You’ve set your goals and intentions, but what will keep you going when the going gets tough? The answer is habits. Positive, consistent habits are the fuel that will keep you on track and moving towards your destination. What if you had the…

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FaceApp vs metabolic age

Have you succumbed to FaceApp yet to see how you’re going to age? I was tempted but then when I researched it, I read about the controversy over how much of your data the app has access to on your phone and what it can do with the photo of the older version of yourself.…

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On the road and keeping healthy

Being away from home, whether for work or play and keeping healthy can be challenging. Our routines get messed up when it comes to sleep, food and exercise. Then, of course, add travel into the mix too! Travelling saps your energy, especially flying both short and long haul. Before you even get on the plane…

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blood pressure check

It’s world hypertension day today. When was the last time you had a blood pressure check? The test can warn if you are at risk of developing serious problems such heart failure, heart attack, strokes and even kidney failure and dementia. Blood pressure is the term used to describe the strength with which your blood…

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mental health awareness week - body image

Body image is the theme for this year’s mental health awareness week in the UK. We all go through crises of confidence where we don’t feel comfortable in our own skin. Going through phases where we hate the way we look. And becoming fixated on a certain part of our body that we detest, and…

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Knowing your numbers or your vital stats is a great way to keep track of how you’re doing health wise You can buy body scan scales relatively cheaply which as well as doing your weight will may measure your: Fat % Muscle mass % Hydration % Daily calorie intake Metabolic age (your fitness age) Bone…

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Pimped up water with citrus and mint

We’re talking water – sorry, not alcohol, even though a gin and tonic with ice and a slice can be quite refreshing! When we’re told to drink more water, it can seem such a chore and a mammoth challenge to actually drink the amount we’re told to by the experts. About 80% of our water…

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Jet lag can affect everyone. It doesn’t matter whether you’re a frequent flyer with tens of thousands of air miles in the bank or somebody who takes a once a year holiday flight. What is jet lag? Jet lag is a sleep disorder a great many people suffer with.  It used to be considered a…

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