Wellbeing and health promotion

Only half recognise heart condition warning signs

Workers could be “sleepwalking into an epidemic of cardiovascular disease” if they do not improve their knowledge of heart disease...

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Home truths – making working from home work

2 Aug 2019

Homeworking is often thought as an easy solution to workplace stress, long hours and exhausting commutes. In fact, apart from...

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OH has a pivotal role to play in supporting employees through cancer

2 Aug 2019

One in three people living with cancer are of working age, yet managers and employers often feel ill-equipped when it...

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Appetite for work – managing eating disorders in the workplace

2 Aug 2019

If an employee has an eating disorder it can have a severe effect on their physical and psychological health as...

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delay retirement

Half of workers want to delay retirement, but don’t think about long-term health

17 Jul 2019

Half (48%) of UK workers want to delay retirement beyond the age of 65, but many do not think about...

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Physical activity interventions need to be tailored to individual needs, report says

9 Jul 2019

There is an opportunity for employers to support their staff to become more active, but they will need to tailor...

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Listen to your alarm bells: the secret to keeping stress levels positive

5 Jul 2019

Stress is like thirst or hunger; it’s a useful early warning system. But, just as thirst ignored can lead to...

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obesity cancer risk

Third of adults face increased cancer risk because of their weight

4 Jul 2019

One in three (29%) UK adults faces an increased risk of developing bowel, kidney, ovarian and liver case because they...

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Generation z staff health

Encourage healthier habits among Generation Z, employers urged

20 Jun 2019

Organisations need to be aware of the health challenges faced by younger employees and the impact this might have on...

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A quarter don’t see doctor about breathing concerns

19 Jun 2019

A quarter of people who suspect they might have a lung condition do not consult a doctor about their symptoms.

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Make health benefits tax-exempt to increase uptake, retailer says

18 Jun 2019

Occupational health benefits should be fully exempt from tax to encourage more employers to offer them, a major UK retailer...

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A decade on, are we still ‘Working for a Healthier Tomorrow’?

7 Jun 2019

It is now a decade since Dame Carol Black published her landmark workplace health report Working for a Healthier Tomorrow....

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Standing up to sedentary working

7 Jun 2019

On average, office workers now spend 75% of their day sitting at their desks. But what measures can occupational health...

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Why providers need to get more worried about employer ignorance of OH

7 Jun 2019

Many employers remain woefully ignorant about what occupational health can do, its value (versus its cost) and the benefits it...

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Occupational health research round-up: June 2019

7 Jun 2019

Welding fumes increase lung cancer risk
Occupational exposure to welding fumes increases the risk of lung cancer, regardless of the...

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