Tag Archives: health

Staying safe at work after 19th July 2021

We are once more in the middle of a whirlwind of ever-changing government advice about Covid. On 19th July, only days from now, workplaces can re-open normally – in theory at least. The rising Covid infection rates in the UK mean that there is a lot of anxiety about the re-opening. Employers have decisions to make about how to best serve their business and customers whilst looking after employee welfare. Continue reading

Coronavirus Top Tips for Health in Isolation

If you are fit and healthy, many of you are hopefully still able to work, whether remotely from home or in the workplace if you are an essential worker. However, if you or your family are unwell or have any symptoms associated with Coronavirus, you will need to self-isolate and remain at home for the time currently stipulated by the government at https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/self-isolation-advice/. We have created this list of Coronavirus top tips for health in isolation to help you through this. Continue reading

Healthy workplaces go beyond preventing illness and promote good health

Britain’s Healthiest Workplace has found that employees with flexible hours and the ability to work from home report lower absences and greater job satisfaction, and consider themselves to be in better physical and mental health. Those with inflexible hours, who are office-based and who face long commutes, are less productive and in poorer health. Continue reading

You better sit down to read this

Last week I was speaking to a friend who is a keen technophile. He has an iPhone, naturally, and an Apple Watch to go with it and of course he uses the Activity app. We had just finished a bicycle ride and he was very pleased to see that all his fitness goals for the day had been reached – apart from the 12 hours of standing. I’ve heard about how “sitting is the new smoking”, as I’m sure everyone has by now, but this seemed a bit extreme. Continue reading

The Future of Health Technology – Health Tech & You Awards

What does the future of health technology look like? AXA PPP’s Health Tech & You competition by the Design Museum has invited innovators to submit their products or early stage prototypes in six categories. Perhaps unsurprisingly, most of the entries were smartphone apps or devices. Your smartphone is on the road to becoming the hub not only for communication but also for monitoring your bodily functions and helping you stay healthy. Here is a list of the category highlights: Continue reading