Tips for staying healthy whilst at work and pregnant

Tips for staying healthy whilst at work and pregnant

By Melanie Stradling, Senior Occupational Health Adviser South Whilst pregnancy is most certainly not an illness, your growing “bump” needs to be taken care of. Whether you are unlucky, enough to face daily doses of morning sickness or you are blooming and about to start your maternity leave, enjoying work whilst pregnant is key for your overall well-being. Here are a few quick tips to help you: Tip 1 Keep water at your desk. Keeping hydrated , is something everyone should do, but pregnancy makes the need for proper hydration even more important.…Read more
Occupational Medicine – all it’s cracked up to be?

Occupational Medicine – all it’s cracked up to be?

By Paul McGovern - Specialty Registrar in Occupational Medicine at Medigold Health A year ago, I was about to start a new job as an occupational medicine registrar, and wrote a bit about what I expected from quite a significant career change. Looking back at it, I seemed pretty positive. I used superlatives like ‘amazing,’ ‘exciting,’ ‘very favourable’ and ‘good.’ I thought that, in switching to occupational medicine, I had found a really wonderful new job. On the commute for your first day though, you never really know. You can speak to people, do your…Read more

Better breaks can improve workplace health

One in 4 people in the UK complete a working day without taking a single break and 36% eat lunch at their workstation. Recognising that these trends are not good for workplace health, Occupational health providers, Medigold Health, have put together some tips for how office workers can better schedule, and make the most of their breaks. With the arrival of spring just round the corner, now is the perfect time to shake off the winter blues and start taking small steps to boost your energy levels. Finding the motivation to improve your…Read more

Medigold Health opens new Premier Clinic

As the provider of choice for many employers, leading occupational health providers, Medigold Health, continue to invest in their customer service by increasing their occupational health footprint within in the UK, with a new Premier Clinic in Salford. Recent investments have resulted in the following benefits for Medigold’s clients looking to improve workplace health and boost business productivity: Market leading technology to improve health screening A new mobile surveillance fleet A complete upgrade of Medigold Health’s existing 62 medical clinics. The new Premier Clinic in Salford Medigold’s new Premier Clinic will not only…Read more

Being overweight brings increased risk of 11 types of cancer

Researchers have now found that being overweight could increase the risk of a host of cancers following a wide review of more than 200 studies, reported The Guardian on 28 February*. According to previous figures from two leading charities, almost three quarters of people are expected to be overweight by 2035, with 700,000 new cases of obesity-related cancer expected over the next 20 years. Implications of the new international study This new study, by a team from the International Agency for Research on Cancer, reveals that there is currently strong evidence for a…Read more

Why love is good for you

Scientists have long been keen to prove that love brings huge health benefits.  Researchers have always been keen to find evidence that LOVE - in it’s widest definition of kinship and caring - can fight disease, boost immunity, and lower stress. The health benefits of ‘love ‘: Here’s what The Studies say that Love does.  It: Protects against heart disease - A University of Pittsburgh study found that women in good marriages have a much lower risk of cardiovascular disease than those in high-stress relationships. Helps you live longer -The National Longitudinal Mortality…Read more

Why managing stress could be even more important than ever

New research indicates that stress could be as significant a health risk factor for the heart as smoking and high blood pressure.  It’s a finding which will make today’s employers sit up and listen because it again highlights just how important managing stress is today for maintaining health in the workplace. A new US study published in the Lancet and reported by the BBC on 12 January 2017 found that constant stress on a deep-lying region of the brain explains the increased risk of heart attack. It is hoped that by exploring the…Read more

Purposeful exercise is overriding factor for promoting good health

New research finds that the health benefits of exercise don’t necessarily rest on the frequency or duration of exercise; which is why Public Health England has published its guidelines for recommended levels of activity.  These guidelines are fully endorsed by leading occupational health advisors like Medigold Health, who advise employers on how best to maintain good workplace health. Based on a survey of about 64,000 adults aged over 40 in England and Scotland, researchers from Loughborough University and the University of Sydney analysed data on the time people spent doing exercise and their…Read more

How Mindfulness can affect workplace health

What is Mindfulness? It can be easy to rush through life without stopping to notice, or being ‘mindful’. By being more aware of the present moment and their own thoughts and feelings; and to the world around them can improve people’s mental wellbeing, which in turn will impact on their health in the workplace.  This awareness is often referred to as mindfulness. Good mental wellbeing Good mental wellbeing means feeling good about life and yourself and being able to get on with life in the way you want.   Historically wellbeing has been commonly…Read more

10 tips to help ward off health risks of sitting

Recent health studies are all agreed that today’s sedentary work and lifestyles carry significant health risks, leading to sickness and absence;  which means employers are well advised to consider how they can create and promote a working environment in order to maintain health in the workplace. Leading providers of occupational health advice, Medigold Health, have come up with the following list of handy tops to pass on and encourage. IMPROVE YOUR SITTING TECHNIQUE AT YOUR DESK Sit on the edge of your chair Moving your bottom to the front edge of the chair…Read more