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Facts about Fats

October 31st, 2018 posted by StaywellAdmin

Do you know what your cholesterol level is? Do you have high cholesterol or are you at risk of having high cholesterol? What is cholesterol? Cholesterol is a waxy substance/fat found in blood and cells and form an important part of our cell membranes. Cholesterol is also needed to make certain hormones (oestrogen, testosterone, progesterone,…


National Fitness Day

September 26th, 2018 posted by staywelloh

Wednesday the 26th September is National Fitness Day which aims to encourage people in the UK to make today the most active day of the year. Consequences of a lack of exercise Research has shown that lack of exercise is a major cause of chronic diseases which are one of the leading causes of death…


Supporting Employees to Work Through: Dyslexia

October 5th, 2017 posted by staywelloh

Sunday 2nd October marks the start of Dyslexia Awareness Week which this year is accompanied by the hashtag #positivedyslexia if you want to get involved on social media. The week of events coincides with World Dyslexia Day on Thursday 5th October and aims to cover a number of different themes including how workplaces can make reasonable…


Listen up! The Importance of Hearing Health Surveillance in Noisy Workplaces

September 27th, 2017 posted by staywelloh

The danger of noise and its impact on health doesn’t generally figure highly on most people’s list of workplace hazards. Many don’t realise there are Noise at Work Regulations that all companies need to comply. Neither do they understand that prolonged exposure to certain levels of noise can cause irreparable hearing damage. The following statistics…


Supporting Employees to Work Through: Cancer

September 20th, 2017 posted by staywelloh

According to the Office of National Statistics, in 2013 alone, over 350,000 people were diagnosed with cancer. Estimates suggest that by end of the next decade there could be as many as 4 million of us coping with the disease. While 10% of people within the 25 to 49 age group are likely to contract…


It’s Time to Talk About Mental Ill Health in the Workplace #ITSOKAYTOTALK

September 12th, 2017 posted by staywelloh

Sunday, 10th September was World Suicide Prevention Day and the #itsokaytotalk hashtag has been used widely across various social media platforms in recent days. Talking about mental health is key to better understanding but, unfortunately, it’s something far too many of us tend to shy away from, particularly when we’re in the workplace. All too…


Respiratory Diseases: How Health Surveillance Can Help

August 28th, 2017 posted by staywelloh

Our lungs are complex and fragile organs. Responsible for getting oxygen into our blood stream, they are composed of millions of air sacs and hundreds of miles of capillaries. We have come to recognise in recent times the problems posed by poor air quality but many people are exposed to potentially dangerous situations in their…


Treating Health Like Safety #Constructionhealth

July 27th, 2017 posted by staywelloh

Business and industry have long paid more attention to the safety aspect of health and safety. The construction industry has seen a cultural shift in safety that has led to an 80% reduction in workplace fatalities over the last 40 years. There has been no such progress in Occupational Health. Organisations including the Health and…


Men’s Health Week: Hazardous Waist?

June 16th, 2017 posted by staywelloh

It’s Men’s Health Week and the focus this year is on the perennial problem of stomach fat. Carrying a paunch may not be top of your list of things to tackle in this fast-paced, modern world we live in, especially once you’ve reached a certain age. But if you’re carrying a waist that measures over…