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Ergonomic advice for those newly working from home

April 7th, 2020 posted by StaywellAdmin

By Jane Lavery, Senior Occupational Health Nurse at Staywell Occupational Health – 7th April 2020 I have been a home worker for the past 12 months, so I have personal experience of the impact on fitness when work moves to the remote office.  In the same way that many of you may be working from…


COVID-19: Why does testing matter?

April 3rd, 2020 posted by StaywellAdmin

By Paul Hinckley, Occupational Health Advisor at Staywell Occupational Health – 3rd April 2020 At the present time, as Coronavirus continues to spread, and more cases of COVID-19 (the disease caused by the virus) are reported, the UK has been criticised for its slow response in testing more individuals. At the time of writing, testing…


The Coronavirus pandemic: the science behind “stress” and what to do about it.

March 30th, 2020 posted by StaywellAdmin

By Paul Hinckley, Occupational Health Advisor at Staywell Occupational Health – 30th March 2020 One thing that has set Coronavirus apart from other infectious diseases is that it comes with a huge fear-factor for most people. Even the word “pandemic” sounds scary. The speed with which this virus has spread throughout the world has surprised…


Impacts of COVID-19 on Health Surveillance

March 27th, 2020 posted by StaywellAdmin

Many of our clients took early action to reduce visits from external parties and as the public health advice has changed, we know that many businesses have taken the decision to comply with social distancing advice by closing their doors temporarily.  For some industries, social distancing measures can be enforced as far as possible whilst…


Obesity in the Workplace – It’s Time for Change

January 6th, 2020 posted by staywelloh

Obesity is a complex public health issue that has only recently been acknowledged as having multiple factors including physical, psychological and genetic causes. The relationship between obesity and work is complex. Routines and behaviours at work can influence eating and exercising habits, which will impact a person’s lifestyle and wellbeing, generally. There is also the…


Recipe for Halloween

October 31st, 2019 posted by StaywellAdmin

Pumpkin Soup Serves 4 Gluten and Nut free, to make Dairy free/Vegan– omit Low fat natural yogurt or Crème fraiche Ingredients: 900g Pumpkin cut into cubes (approximately 8 cups) 1 medium onion chopped finely 1 large potato peeled and cubed 1 flat tsp curry powder (mild or medium strength) 1tsp Nutmeg 2 garlic cloves 3-4…


Have Your New Year’s Resolutions Failed You?

January 23rd, 2019 posted by StaywellAdmin

Like many, have you set personal resolutions for 2019 and failed miserably? Most of us vow to eat better or exercise more in the new year, however nothing changes year in and year out. The university of Bristol conducted a study in 2007 and found that 88% of people who make New Year’s resolutions fail.…


Diabetes in the workplace

December 10th, 2018 posted by StaywellAdmin

There are over 425 million people worldwide living with diabetes and this is estimated to rise to 592 million by 2035. In 2013 there were 3.2 million people with diabetes in the UK with this estimated to rise to 5 million by 2025. This currently equates to 1 in 17 people living with diabetes in…


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,…