The four elements of heart health at work

Heat-related illness costs employers more money than any other disease or injury in the workplace. It is also the main cause of death in the UK. As February is British Heart Foundation’s Heart Month, let’s look at the four main areas … Continue reading

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Britain is sceptical about sit-stand guidelines, new study reveals

By now we’ve all heard that ‘sitting is the new smoking’, but how many of us actually believe it? According to a study published today, many Brits still remain doubtful that standing more at work will have any positive or realistic … Continue reading

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How to save a life with a HeartSine automatic external defibrillator

For every minute a victim of cardiac arrest doesn’t receive defibrillation, their chances of survival drop by 10%.  Every year in the UK there are around 60,000 cases of cardiac arrest. The chance of surviving this event (when the heart … Continue reading

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Review: Gymba standing platform for core activation during work

I’ve been a fully-fledged sit-stander at work for over a year now, enjoying the higher activity levels and health benefits my DeskRite 500 gives me.  Standing up while I type raises my heart-rate from an ‘almost dead’ resting rate of 54bpm, … Continue reading

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How a new approach to office space could add £70bn to economy

A report by the Stoddart Review claims that companies could boost their productivity by between one and 3.5% and add £70bn to the UK economy if they stop looking at office spaces as a cost to be managed, and start … Continue reading

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10 simple ways to protect your working drivers

Statistically, driving is the most dangerous thing a person can do at work. In fact, it causes more deaths in the UK than any other work-related accident – at between 800 and 1,000 a year. With working drivers up to … Continue reading

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5 ways to reduce work-related illness in 2017

As 2017 kicks off, let’s look at how we can all reduce work-related illness this year Around 1.3 million people suffered from a work-related illness between 2015 and 2016. That’s 4.1% of the total UK workforce. Musculoskeletal disorders accounted for half a … Continue reading

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