Here is why you should engage in an employee wellbeing program!

July 29th, 2022|Categories: Uncategorized|

There is certainly a lot more conversation in the workplace about employee wellbeing and maybe that's one thing we are grateful for post pandemic. Now more than ever, we all understand that people drivers far outweigh the financial drivers of a wellbeing program. The focus on employee wellbeing has moved up the priority list, with employers far more aware of the need to support employees

Do you feel bloated and uncomfortable at work after eating?

June 28th, 2022|Categories: Uncategorized|

At some stage or another, we have found ourselves experiencing that uncomfortable feeling of bloating while sitting at work. The feelings of discomfort and sometimes pain can be unsettling. Mostly it’s just temporary and we need to loosen a belt or a button. However for many, it can be a recurring uncomfortable problem that impacts on how we work.

Three healthy eating habits to carry with you on holidays

June 2nd, 2022|Categories: Uncategorized|

Over a third of all adults in Ireland (36%) say that they regularly suffer from stress. Many are working more hours and taking less time off, and in turn we are hearing of various mental and physical health challenges. When work is overwhelming and your work-life balance feels out of whack, it’s time to take the holiday and embrace every moment of it so that you can literally soak up all those health benefits.

Is going on another diet really the best for our health long-term?

May 4th, 2022|Categories: Uncategorized|

Diet culture is ingrained in our daily lives, and this culture is often supported by social media seeking for us all to fit into an ideal aesthetic. In this month’s blog we look at diets, their sustainability, the mindset they create and how using a slow and steady approach in adopting health promoting behaviours is better for our wellbeing and health outcomes.

Four weeks to help you embrace stress and create positive results in your life

April 4th, 2022|Categories: Uncategorized|

Many of us spend much time trying to rid stress from our lives, with little success. The honest truth is that most of us thrive on a little stress in our lives. It’s what keeps us going, striving for achievements. So consider this as a possibility - if we worked on embracing stress as a part of normal life but learned to manage our response to our stressors better?

How is your relationship with food in work?

March 1st, 2022|Categories: Uncategorized|

This month many employers are putting plans in place to manage the transition of employees back into the workplace. It’s Eating Disorder Awareness week (Feb 28th – Mar 6th) and as you navigate blended working conditions we remind you in this month’s blog about the what, where and how of building a better relationship with food.

How to make this the year you actually stick to your New Year’s Resolution?

December 1st, 2021|Categories: Uncategorized|

As time evolved and societies changed, what began as a practice of hope and intention to improve one’s life by the Babylonians, has been co-opted by many industries, with the health industry gleaming the spotlight for many years. In 2021, the most popular resolutions included eating less meat, moving more, practicing more self care, more kindness, spending less time on social media.

Top 5 tips for intuitive eating at Christmas

September 28th, 2021|Categories: Uncategorized|

I know it feels early to be mentioning Christmas for us too. However we feel it's a good time to bring up this conversation about food while you have the time to contemplate it. Many celebrations involve food and for some, it can send us into an anxious spin about holiday weight gain and un-doing any good 'work' they've put into their diet at this point.

The importance of eating well during times of stress

September 7th, 2021|Categories: Uncategorized|

Stress is a normal part of life and the body's reaction can be through physical, mental and/or emotional changes. There are many causes of stress, indeed it creeps into our lives from many directions. However, our reactions to stress differ based on our genetics, our own circumstances, environment, and life experiences.

How to capture that holiday feeling?

August 9th, 2021|Categories: Uncategorized|

Holidays tend to mostly be in the moment, very little should's. At least I hope that's how it is for you. The scientific community has accumulated much evidence to show us that taking a break from work has many health benefits, such as reducing stress, depression, and improving the immune system.

“The facts about gut health” Webinar

April 22nd, 2021|Categories: Event, News|

The COVID-19 pandemic has shone a light on the risks of poor health and well-being. This has been evidenced with the level of business disruption, bringing workplace wellbeing to the forefront. Employees are the most important asset of a business, a healthy workforce can enable a more competitive business.

The importance of Vitamin D for our health

October 23rd, 2020|Categories: News|

Vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin, which plays a central role in our health. It is obtained during exposure to sunlight by skin biosynthesis and from natural dietary sources. Due to the lack of prolonged sunshine in Ireland and the low dietary Vitamin D intake, deficiency is a critical problem in Ireland for all age groups.

3 food things you can do to get more quality 😴💤

October 9th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|

I'm pretty sure like us here at Ciall Health, you are experiencing some form of worry or stress as the numbers of cases rise and there is plenty of talk about the potential of Level 4 and schools closing for an additional week or two! This week we are drawing your attention to how SLEEP and DIGESTION influence each other.

The ups & downs of Blood Sugars

September 25th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|

Do you feel faint or dizzy if you go without food for more than 3-4 hours? Do you get headaches if you do not eat for long periods of time? Or do you have difficulty concentrating without a sugar pick me up? Chances are you are riding the blood sugar rollercoaster.

Why invest in an Employee health program

July 12th, 2020|Categories: News|

At Ciall Health we understand that a healthier workforce is paramount to the success of a company. Studies have shown many benefits including reduced absenteeism, more engaged and greater staff morale. Plus, a healthy workforce is more likely to attract and retain key staff.

Tips to help your immune system

April 10th, 2020|Categories: News|

I purposely called this article how to help your immune system as opposed to boosting your immune system. The idea that you can boost your immune system is tempting but the immune system is a system and not a single entity.

How to cope and manage stress in these uncertain times

April 8th, 2020|Categories: News|

In these uncertain times, where we are all told to self-isolate, the not knowing the restrictions on our freedom or the worry of contracting the virus can make even the most laid back of us feel stressed. It's only natural to feel overwhelmed by the current situation we find ourselves in.

5 reasons to get more FIBRE into your diet?

April 1st, 2020|Categories: News|

Fibre belongs to the carbohydrates nutrient group. So that means that plants are the only foods that give us dietary fibre. But fibre, unlike sugars and starch, don't get broken down in the small intestines for glucose absorption, aka energy production, they carry on down undigested to the lower intestines where all the good fibre work happens.

Help to avoid the pitfalls of food shopping

March 28th, 2020|Categories: News|

Many people dread going food shopping - the traffic, parking, shopping bags, patience and sheer diligence required sometimes can be overwhelming. This can be further exacerbated with children when pester power kicks in! So here are some simple tips that may help in doing the dreaded chore.

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