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Are our office chairs killing us?

Posted in: Health & Wellbeing on 12/02/2019 Irish Heart’s new campaign on ‘Chairs Can Kill ‘, state that sitting for long periods is thought to slow the metabolism, which affects the body’s ability to regulate blood sugar, blood pressure and break down body fat. The National Physical Activity Guidelines state that we should have at least 150...

Brushing up on Benefits: The Role of Benefits and the Workplace

Posted in: Health & Wellbeing on 12/02/2019 Oral diseases are among the most common diseases in the world. The Global Burden of Disease Study, 2016 estimated that oral diseases affected half of the world’s population (3.58 billion people).It also states that ‘there is a direct correlation between dental health and overall health’. The mouth ...

The Role of Health, Leadership and Management in the Workplace

Posted in: Health & Wellbeing on 12/02/2019 Working adults spend 60% of their waking hours at work. Currently, 65% of the adult population are participating in the Irish labour force. The foundation of a high performing organisation is grounded in the health of its employees, which is directly linked to a supportive culture which fosters wel...

The Wealth of Business Depends on the Health of Workers

Posted in: Health & Wellbeing on 12/02/2019 Building Health and Wellbeing into your organisation’s culture The World Health Organizations (WHO) has defined the workplace as an optimum place to promote health. Work is an important determinant of health that has both positive and negative effects. WHO defines a healthy workplace as one in whic...