Healthy Insights

Have you tried progressive muscle relaxation to relieve stress?

Muscle tension is commonly associated with stress, anxiety and fear as part of a process that helps our bodies prepare for potentially dangerous situations; the ‘fight or flight’ response. Ongoing stress leads to chronic tension, resulting in aches, pain and other symptoms like headache and a lack of focus. Often, we don’t even notice the…
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How to encourage your employees to be healthy without the down time

I remember overhearing a friend of mine invite a potential date to an exercise class at work. Upon receiving this enticing invitation, he promptly replied ‘I don’t have the time’ to which my friend replied ‘it’s 2o clock’. He then explained ‘no, I don’t have the time to exercise!’. After we shared a laugh over…
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How to avoid the festive blow-out!

Festive gatherings with friends and family mean indulging in our all-time favourites. Think stuffed turkey, roast potatoes, plum pudding, gingerbread, trifle, cream and pavlova. There’s nothing to say we can’t enjoy all these foods. However, over-indulging can cause us to gain weight, suffer indigestion and lead us down a path of ill-health.
Here are some easy strategies that may be helpful.

Feeling stressed and burnt-out? Maybe it’s time to take a break…

Stress and burnout are two of the most common causes of absenteeism in the workplace and unless managed, can lead to mental illnesses that cost individuals, the community and your business. Like any overloaded muscle in our body, rest and recovery of your brain is essential for sustained mental performance. The value of taking a…
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