Alex Ashton

Why do people get ill over Christmas and how to avoid it

December 2021

The Christmas season comes loaded with many lovely things, including delicious meals, colourful parties, awesome family get-togethers, and more. Sadly though, there’s often a downside to Christmas, with a spike in illnesses often the unexpected gift that visits along with Santa each year.

How to support disabled staff in the workplace

December 2021

It is estimated that over 1 billion people in the world are dealing with one form of disability or another. This is a significant number, and as such, disregarding people with disabilities during the recruitment process would be discriminating against a large percentage of the global population.

How does stress cause belly fat?

November 2021

In small doses, stress can be beneficial; it not only tunes your brain but also improves your health and performance. Chronic stress, however, is the complete opposite of beneficial.

Maintaining a healthy workforce – our range of offerings for HR managers

October 2021

Stress and poor mental health in the workplace are growing problems and My Occ Health is working hard with employers, HR teams and line managers to help them identify and address the issues through several layers of support – including our hugely beneficial counselling and talking therapy offerings.

Counselling options for a workforce saving businesses millions

October 2021

Poor mental health is now the biggest cause of working days lost through sickness and absence and costs employers up to £42 billion a year. But employee counselling interventions have been found to reduce sickness absence rates in organisations by as much as 50 per cent.

Keep on top of your cholesterol with a blood test!

October 2021

Cholesterol is known as the silent killer, a condition which has no outward signs or symptoms so creeps up on you without any warning – which is why National Cholesterol Month in October is so important at raising awareness.

National Eye Health Week and working with computers

September 2021

More people are working on computers, laptops and other mobile devices than ever before – which makes National Eye Health Week from September 20th to 26th a great opportunity to remind people of the need to protect their eyesight at work.

High blood pressure risk for workaholics

September 2021

Were you aware that being a workaholic could seriously affect your blood pressure? Long hours increase the risk of high blood pressure which may in turn result in the development of cardiovascular disease – so it’s something employers need to be aware of.