Happiness – Most physically active people found to be society’s happiest

Posted by on Jan 5, 2017 in Public Health | 0 comments

People who lead a more active lifestyle generally enjoy a better overall state of wellbeing and happiness than their less physically-active counterparts, according to new research. 44% of people feel wellbeing at its highest when playing sport or exercising. The study* from Central YMCA surveyed a nationally representative sample of 1,000 adults from across the UK and found that being physically active causes a 13% boost to wellbeing scores,...

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Winter Solstice: VitalityHealth comments on the importance of sleep

Posted by on Dec 22, 2016 in Blog, Steps towards Health and Wellbeing | 0 comments

As today is the Winter Solstice, Shaun Subel, Strategy Director at VitalityHealth, has commented on the importance of a good night’s sleep. Given that in the run up to Christmas, many people are exhausted due to work events, gift stresses and travelling to see family, this comment could work nicely for an online piece or for a wider feature about the importance of rest. Shaun Subel, Strategy Director at VitalityHealth comments on the UK’s...

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British public unprepared for financial cost of care crisis

Posted by on Dec 16, 2016 in Public Health | 0 comments

Financial pressures threaten to block a majority of UK adults from a choice of social care services to suit their individual needs, according to new research from national homecare provider Prestige Nursing + Care which sheds new light on the extent of the escalating funding care crisis in the UK. Nearly three-quarters (72%) of people who expect to need social care will have to make do with whatever they can afford, with just 27% expecting to...

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Mental health issues responsible for workplace absence over the festive period

Posted by on Dec 12, 2016 in Public Health | 0 comments

FirstCare, the absence management specialists, predict that this December will see UK workplace absence hit a new high. Across the UK, the company predicts, a total of 23 million working days will be lost in December, delivering a huge knock-on effect to both UK productivity and increased pressure on the NHS. Increase will result in 4.6 million days lost in December Coughs, colds and flu remain at the same level as 2009 Importantly, this...

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New research emphasises medical professionals’ role in helping those with hearing loss

Posted by on Dec 7, 2016 in Public Health | 0 comments

New research produced by an audiologist at charity Action on Hearing Loss has highlighted the important role medical professionals can play in encouraging people with hearing loss to take action and get hearing aids. The research, Experiences of hearing loss and views towards interventions to promote uptake of rehabilitation support among UK adults, sought to identify interventions that would successfully encourage the three fifths of those...

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