Time to offer workplace benefits fit for everyone

Growing demand for alternative benefits in the workplace is highlighted in Mercer’s (UK) What’s Working survey. Increasingly, traditional benefits are ranking lower as drivers of motivation and engagement levels in favour of alternative, lifestyle-based benefits as enablers of work-life balance. In the UK, research on the top HR issues carried out by Mercer (2012) showed…

Taking the stress out of childbirth

Childbirth is widely perceived as one of the most feared experiences of a woman’s life, yet it sits nicely juxtaposed as one of the most amazing experiences of life. The thought of giving birth alone triggers fear and trepidation in even the bravest of souls. Yet the facts give much reassurance to the fearful: most…

4 wonderful winter workouts

If the wintry cold weather means that the last thoughts on your mind are outdoor activities and pursuits but you really have the urge to burn those extra  calories, we’ve put together some ideas for indoor winter workouts to help you keep fit and healthy throughout the winter months: 1. Spinning If you enjoy cycling…

6 natural remedies for indigestion

The main symptom of indigestion is discomfort or pain in the area of the upper abdomen, but it may also be accompanied by other symptoms such as heartburn, nausea, belching, or a feeling of being full or bloated. Indigestion is a surprisingly common problem and it can be caused by any one of a great…

5 alternative ways to beat anger

Feeling tense and worked up? Has something rattled your cage? Feeling angry is a natural and normal part of life. Hand-in-hand with feelings of anger often come physical sensations; including burning, contraction and general tension and tightness in the body. Anger is a very powerful emotion loaded with energy, which like stress, can also manifest…

5 ways to make your social life sparkle

Is your social life in need of a boost? Is life all work and no play? Would you like to meet more like-minded people? Keeping up with old friends and meeting new friends can be a challenge, especially given the increasingly hectic pace of modern life.  So I’ve put together a little alternative inspiration; some…

How to beat insomnia … naturally

Tossing and turning and yet another sleepless night? If you have difficulty falling asleep, staying asleep and/or wake up too early, these could all be signs that you are suffering from insomnia. According to Dr. John McDougal, 25% of adults suffer from insomnia. Feeling tired for all or most of the day are also common…