How many of us have tried (maybe even several times) to eat healthy at the start of a new week or month, only to get a few days in and find its not sustainable! Making smaller changes in our diet, allowing a nudge towards a modification in our behaviour, is often easier to do consistently and can in the longer-term give better results. However, here are many reasons why even making smaller changes can be difficult. From the constant marketing of foods that are nutrient poor, to the challenge of restricting certain foods to then craving them even more and in some cases overeating. To the fact that we are all individuals, and our needs are not the same as others, due to our gender, genetics, metabolism and lifestyle to name a few. So here are a few areas to consider, so that you can start to make smaller changes in your diet towards a healthier lifespan.
It's January and for many it’s a new beginning of what we will do differently and better this year. It’s also when the reality sinks in of Christmas overspending and the challenge of how we get to pay day at the end of January. No matter what your situation, most of us will feel some level of need to cut back this month. However how we eat does not have to be one of them and indeed eating well on a budget can be done!
As we come into the winter season, people start to look at ways to “boost” their immune system to guard against colds and flus! The idea that you can boost your immune system is tempting but the immune system is a complex system and there is no single food group or means that can boost your immunity!
Do you find that in times of stress, your diet is one of the first things to suffer! Contrary to what we might think, stress is normal and so is our body’s psychological and physical reaction to it! Indeed, research shows us that a small amount of stress can be good for us and gets us motivated to get stuff done. It improves memory, is beneficial to performance and motivation, and activates the immune system.
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
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.
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.
One of the key outcomes of the Covid 19 global pandemic is that we are all more aware of our immune system, something we possibly wouldn't have given a second thought to previously. You are familiar with the headline "how to support your immune system", however another topic that is gaining momentum is 'Immune Fitness'.
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.