Burnout

Burnout is defined by the World Health Organisation (WHO) as “a syndrome conceptualized as resulting from chronic workplace stress that has not been successfully managed. It is characterized by three dimensions: feelings of energy depletion or exhaustion;increased...

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Tackling loneliness

The theme for this year’s Mental health awareness week is ‘Loneliness’. Loneliness affects millions of people every year, has a major impact on mental health and has become a societal problem. Human beings are social creatures and it’s important that we nurture our...

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Resilience

Resilience involves the ability to bounce back after facing adversity and challenges. It is about how you adapt to changing circumstances. Resilience requires grit, perseverance and determination. It is not about being tough, ignoring the effects of dealing with...

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Good sleep hygiene

Sleep is the most important way that the mind and body can reset. Sleep deprivation is linked to obesity, depression, dementia, heart disease, increased blood pressure, diabetes, a weakened immune system and much more. Top tips * Keep regular sleeping hours. This...

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7-11 breathing

This simple breathing exercise has been shown to reduce symptoms of stress and improve the ability to think clearly. Breathe in for a count of 7Breathe out for a count of 11Find a pace that works for you – you might have to count quickly at first!  The point is to...

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Preparing for the end of the year: in times of uncertainty

For those who experience colder climates, the days are now shorter and darker. The temperatures have dropped and we tend to spend more time indoors. This can upset our general exercise routine and overall health and wellbeing. Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is...

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Stress at work

Stress is the body’s response to pressure from a situation or life event. The UK Health and Safety Executive (HSE) defines work-related stress as “the adverse reaction people have to excessive pressures or other types of demand places on them at work”. Individuals can...

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Navigating the ‘new normal’

2020 is proving to be a challenging year. The vast majority of us have never experienced anything like this before. The many changes such as self-isolation, quarantine, remote working and social distancing are taking a toll on our health and wellbeing. There are...

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Heart health

The heart is an important human organ which pumps blood throughout the body. It supplies oxygen and nutrients to the tissues and removes carbon dioxide and nitrogenous wastes from the body. The heart beats approximately about seventy-two times per minute of our lives....

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Healthy You

The start of the year is always a time for resolutions, making life decisions and promises for change. This ought to include a desire for a healthier lifestyle and a quest to the best version of oneself. Here are some valuable tips:- Exercise at least 30 minutes every...

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