Health

Time Matters: What’s Your Most Important Asset?

Your health is your most important asset. If you don’t look after it, poor diet, lack of exercise, long working hours and increased stress levels can lead to long term health problems. While I’ve never been a super-health nut, I do like to keep reasonably fit and healthy and look after myself. My own recent…

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Live Below The Line – the experience

Well, it’s been an interesting experience and one I’ll certainly be happy to repeat next year. I’m glad I’d created my checklists and menu planner – simple but effective.  It made things a lot easier working out what I could and couldn’t eat and how much budget I had left each day.  Next time –…

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Are you feeling guilty?

Many working mums (and dads) can find themselves torn between their work and their home life. They feel guilty when they’re at work that they should be spending time with their children. They feel guilty when they’re with their children that they should be working. This problem is made worse when you work from home.…

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Take a break in nature

A study has shown that birdsong can help us de-stress quicker.  That’s why so many relaxation CDs include birdsong and sounds of nature – running water, wind in the trees, the sound of waves. You can’t beat the sound of a nightingale in full song or a song thrush or blackbird singing from the top…

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Eating lunch at work is bad for you

Yet more research on the detriment of not taking a proper lunch break.  Especially if you’re one of the 54% of office workers who work through your lunch break. We have a culture of working long hours – there’s almost an unofficial competition as to who can work the most hours, get in first and…

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Are you lucky or unlucky?

Watching Derren Brown‘s The Secret of Luck on TV at the weekend and a thought provoking programme about how essentially, we make our own luck. Full of Derren’s usual mix of psychology, illusion and showmanship it’s basic premise was – Luck comes down to being open to new opportunities. It’s not that one person is…

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Are you too busy to be stressed?

We feel stress when we’re under pressure, tense, anxious and frustrated. When demands on us are too much to deal with and we feel we’re not able to cope or feel overwhelmed. While many people enjoy the demands of a busy job or being able to juggle several projects at one time, symptoms of stress…

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Give yourself an MOT

It might be something to do with having passed a significant birthday but I seem to be indulging in a bit of a health MOT – which can only be a good thing. We MOT and service our cars regularly and they’re only lumps of metal and plastic – so why not MOT yourself. While…

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Are You Addicted To Work?

According to researchers in Norway and the United Kingdom – they’ve come up with a way of measuring how addicted we are to work. “A number of studies show that work addiction has been associated with insomnia, health problems, burnout and stress as well as creating conflict between work and family life,” Andreassen says. The…

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International Women’s Day 2012

Today is International Women’s Day – the one day a year when we celebrate women’s achievements around the world. Now if this seems discriminatory – consider that women around the world, in many countries are still the oppressed minority. While the situation is improving for many women in different countries, there’s still a way to…

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