Wellbeing and health promotion

Sit-stand desks have limited effect on reducing obesity, study finds

Employees who stand at their desks burn only nine more calories per hour than their seated colleagues, prompting researchers to...

Thousands of young people have type 2 diabetes

7 Dec 2018

Almost 7,000 people under 25 have type 2 diabetes, with thousands more expected to be diagnosed in the next few...

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Triage: the (mostly) missing link in OH mental health

7 Dec 2018

Occupational mental health cases are normally not emergencies. Yet, supporting management and HR to adopt a triage approach to initial...

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Why we need better-value health checks

7 Dec 2018

Employee health checks too often seem to be about marketing and income generation, especially in the private and insured sector....

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Message centre – understanding and articulating the occupational health ‘brand’

7 Dec 2018

Occupational health practitioners are, rightly, always focused on delivering excellence. But with government reviewing the future shape of OH, Nick...

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NHS to expand Diabetes Prevention Programme nationwide

6 Dec 2018

NHS England is to scale up its Diabetes Prevention Programme (DPP) and prescribe hundreds more people with low-calorie diet drinks...

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Manufacturers push for better access to occupational health

26 Nov 2018

Manufacturers have called for an urgent boost to occupational health capability after a survey showed the main causes of long-term...

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Sedentary workers who are active outside working hours still at risk

15 Nov 2018

Many employees are wrongly perceiving that having an active lifestyle outside of the workplace negates the ill-effects associated with sedentary...

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Golf course workers more worried about injuries than sunburn

6 Nov 2018

Two-thirds (68%) of outdoor workers are more worried about work-related injuries than sunburn, research into Irish golf course maintenance workers’...

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obesity discrimination

The ‘taboo’ of weight in the workplace

2 Nov 2018

Weight is a personal rather than a personnel issue; the result primarily of poor lifestyle decisions outside of work, right?...

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How technology is helping us to rethink workplace health

2 Nov 2018

Health technology integration in the workplace is moving at pace, and is changing how companies think about and implement employee...

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Working days lost to stress increase by nearly a quarter

31 Oct 2018

The number of working days lost to stress rose by almost a quarter last year, suggesting that employers need to...

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Toolkit launched to help health professionals promote physical activity

17 Oct 2018

A toolkit that will help health professionals advise patients on how physical activity can help manage their conditions and aid...

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Study highlights health and work benefits of sit-stand desks

11 Oct 2018

Office workers who are equipped with a sit-stand desk are more productive, healthier and happier than those who are not,...

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Promoting workplace wellbeing

10 Oct 2018

PROMOTED | The cost of mental and musculoskeletal ill-health in the workplace in terms of lost productivity and absence is well-documented. But there is much employers can do to be proactive...

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