Wellbeing and health promotion

Wellbeing interventions have minimal effect on long-term health and cost

Wellness programmes do little to improve overall health or reduce costs, but could help employees become more active or lose...

Majority of absence and presenteeism could be addressed by ‘targeted’ employer support

15 Apr 2019

Three-quarters of ill health-related presenteeism and absence in 2018 came from factors that employers could have influenced or addressed, according...

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Why health and wellbeing benefits could help keep staff post-Brexit

5 Apr 2019

Whatever happens long-term with Brexit, employers are already facing an increasingly challenging recruitment and retention environment as more EU citizens...

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Mobile working – get smart about smartphone health and wellbeing

5 Apr 2019

We may all be increasingly connected to our smartphones, but delivering phone-based health and wellbeing benefits has to be about...

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Cost and poor understanding discourage investment in occupational health

3 Apr 2019

Cost, concerns about value for money and a lack of knowledge about what occupational health involves are among the reasons...

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Sedentary working linked to a tenth of deaths

26 Mar 2019

Sitting for long periods of time during the day has been linked to around one in 10 deaths each year...

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Intervention needed to improve construction worker sun safety

25 Mar 2019

Construction workers’ desire for a sun tan is putting them at risk of skin cancer, a study has found, prompting...

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How to Exercise Efficiently From Home with Treadmills

20 Mar 2019

PROMOTED CONTENT |What is the number 1 used excuse for not exercising for a minimum of 30 minutes per day? That's right...

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Women in stressful jobs more likely to receive diabetes diagnosis

18 Mar 2019

Women in mentally-tiring jobs are more likely to develop type 2 diabetes than those who suffer from little or no...

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Study suggests type 2 diabetes is “reversible” with weight loss

7 Mar 2019

Type 2 diabetes could be a “reversible condition”, researchers have suggested, after a study found a third (36%) of people...

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Animal magic – the attraction of ‘canine colleagues’ in the workplace

1 Mar 2019

Three years ago, food manufacturer Nestlé UK adopted a pets-at-work strategy. Allowing dogs to come to work with their owners...

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Balancing act to integrate work and life

1 Mar 2019

In our connected, “always on” age it is increasingly difficult to separate work and personal life, to create genuine work-life...

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What is the maximum workplace temperature? City workers head outside to enjoy the sunshine. Photo: REX

Summer daze – the health and wellbeing challenge of long, hot summers

1 Mar 2019

Last year’s sweltering summer weather may feel like a distant memory right now. But, with global warming meaning hot summers...

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Supporting employees who are exposed to traumatic birth

1 Mar 2019

Thousands of women will go through a frightening or traumatic birth, the effects of which will continue to impact on...

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Occupational health research round-up: March 2019

1 Mar 2019

This month's research includes studies on workplace positivity schemes and the quality of Employee Assistance Programmes.

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