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Beating Blue Monday

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The third Monday of January is deemed as the gloomiest and most depressing of the year and overall, January remains a challenging month for many battling the post-holiday blues. Sometimes these feelings may also not be transitory, but rather rooted in deeper issues sparked by work and life stress. We share some tips to tackle Blue Monday and coping mechanisms if the situation is more complex. Take time to breathe You probably hear this a lot, but sometimes the simple act of taking a series of deep breaths can be highly calming. And you don’t need to be a yoga…

A young man with beard wearing glasses standing in the street

What you suspected is true – research has confirmed that men are more stubborn about their health than women. They are less likely than women to go for check-ups, report symptoms, or perform self-checks. The scheduling and attendance of regular screenings is vital in catching diseases early when they are easier to treat and beat, and in preventing serious medical issues from occurring entirely. We take a look at four of the top threats to men’s health that can be caught early on, with the right preventative screening and lifestyle routines in place. #1. Prostate Cancer This is the second…

10 Early Signs of Diabetes

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The early signs of diabetes can be very subtle, on appearance insignificant, and easily missed. Spotting them early can ensure you take action to manage what is referred as ‘the silent killer’. We have previously outlined the difference between Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes – the earlier it is diagnosed, the easier and more effective its treatment, and potential for reversal. It is important to speak to your GP if you have any of the symptoms below or many of them combined. Ensure you set an appointment to see your GP for a diabetes screening if you notice any of…

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Stress in the workplace can seep through every aspect of our lives. Relationships, financial responsibilities and those who surround us can also cause us stress impacting situations and interactions. However, we are given little chance to learn to cope. Last month we focused on how to spot the signs of stress in yourself and your team, and offered tips on how to manage it. Here we bring a summary of what we shared in our #WellnessatWork series. Very often, we do not realise the levels of stress we live with until it is too late and our coping abilities are…

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The New Year is always an excellent opportunity for a fresh start. If you want to make 2017 the year you get a handle on your health, we recommend starting with an MOT, a great gift to yourself or a loved one. Our seasonal special New Year MOT combines a thorough appointment with one of our experienced GPs and extensive blood testing that covers: Full haematology profile Full cholesterol screen Kidney function screen Liver function screen Calcium screen Potassium level Sodium level Iron profile Glucose level Vitamin D Thyroid Function Screen All the results of the blood testing will be…