Professional Fitness for the 21st Century
23
Mar

A touch of green: Why Employers should consider office plant life an integral party of their corporate wellbeing strategy…

A touch of green: Why Employers should consider office plant life an integral party of their corporate wellbeing strategy… As humans have evolved, and large green spaces taken up by large cities, we are exposed to less and less plant life. Genetically we are hard-wired to live in...
08
Mar

The Power of Mindful Walking: Why Employers should be encouraging their staff to walk mindfully for at least 30 minutes per day…

The Power of Mindful Walking: Why Employers should be encouraging their staff to walk mindfully for at least 30 minutes per day… “Movement is intrinsic to the human being, and has been since our first ancestors roamed the earth 6 million years ago. We are made to move; the...
07
Mar

Hydration Part 2: The How to Guide to staying hydrated

Part 1 of the hydration series considered the negative effects of dehydration and the positive effects of staying optimally hydrated. In this blog we will look at HOW we can achieve optimal hydration given our busy lifestyles and propensity to drink caffeine based diuretics on a...
06
Mar

Hydration Part 1 – WHY Employers should be ensuring their staff are optimally hydrated

Hydration Part 1 – WHY Employers should be ensuring their staff are optimally hydrated Water is without doubt the most critical nutrient in the human body. The average human body is composed of 57-60% water, the human brain is 95% water, our blood 82%, and our lungs nearly 90%....
04
Mar

Neuroplasticity Part 2 – Increasing your brains Neuroplasticity: a 5 Step ‘HOW TO’ Guide

Neuroplasticity Part 2 – Increasing your brains Neuroplasticity: a 5 Step ‘HOW TO’ Guide In the last blog I covered the concept of Neuroplasticity and it’s importance in the workplace. To briefly re-cap, Neuroplasticity is the brains ability to re-shape itself physiologically and...
16
Feb

The 9 Point Workplace Wellness Checker – AVAILABLE NOW!

As an employer, you already know the importance of keeping your staff well both in terms of ensuring their productivity and reducing the number of sick days they take. Corporate Wellness Programmes are something that are fast becoming standard practice in many Large companies and...
08
Feb

The Workplace Wellbeing Wheel: An Employer’s guide to keeping your workforce fit and healthy

As a personal trainer, I’m often asked what the word ‘wellbeing’ means. How long have you got?! For me, it’s one of those all-encompassing terms that suggests a person is sound in body and mind. A very broad definition but so too is the concept of wellbeing. At Better By Design...
19
Jan

Should You be Eating That?!

It isn’t often that you’ll hear of employers asking the question – “Should you be eating that?” It’s an awkward question that implies probing on the part of the interrogator. Possibly leading to an employee asking themselves; Why on earth would my boss be asking me that? Does...
19
Jan

Exercise as an Integral Part of Working Life

It probably comes as no surprise to any employers reading this that there is an ever-growing database of studies that prove the positive effects of physical activity on an individual’s mental performance in work. An article in the Harvard Business Review entitled “Regular...
19
Jan

Stress in the Workplace

Can you ever remember a time when you weren’t stressed at work? Me neither. It’s a horrible sensation that manifests itself differently in different people. Some people become ill. Others become aggressive and irascible. Some become tired and lack energy in general. Some rise to...