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Millions Of Parents Take Unpaid Leave To Care For Sick Kids: Could You Cope?

In Family, Industry News, Protection by Matthew Tagg

Many parents are having to take unpaid leave from their jobs, or use some of their holiday entitlement, to look after their sick or injured children, a new study shows. According to the research from MetLife UK, 41% of parents have had to take time off work in the past 24 months to look after their kids who have either …

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Sit-Stand Desks Boost Productivity, Engagement & Energy Levels, Research Suggests

In Business, Industry News, Protection by Matthew Tagg

It’s no secret that the sedentary lifestyles many people in the UK lead are having a negative impact on their health. For example, earlier this year, a study found that just two weeks of sedentary office working can put people on the path to diabetes. Now new research suggests that a simple change of desk could not only improve the …

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Smokers Advised Not To Go Cold Turkey When Giving Up

In Industry News by Matthew Tagg

In 2017, nearly 400,000 people in England successfully quit smoking. That equates to around 1,069 smokers every day and despite new people starting and some quitters relapsing, it’s thought there are now one million fewer smokers in England since 2014. Moreover, if current trends continue, smoking could actually be eradicated in England by 2030 (yes, that’s just over 10 years …

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Cycling Is The Best Way To Travel For Physical And Mental Health

In In The Press, Individual, Industry News by Matthew Tagg

The morning rush hour in any big city is something most people would rather avoid if they could. Thousands of commuters crammed into crowded trains and gridlocked roads make it a decidedly unpleasant experience. In 2017, motorists in London lost an average of 74 hours – more than three days – stuck in rush hour traffic. It’s no wonder that …

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Why Omega-3 Supplements May Not Be So Heart Healthy After All

In In The Press, Individual, Industry News by Matthew Tagg

Many people take Omega-3 fish oil supplements on a regular in the belief they help lower their risk of cardiovascular disease. But a new study has found it actually has little or no benefit for heart health or strokes. Released by Cochrane, the meta-analysis (a study of studies) shows that one of the world’s most popular dietary supplements has “little …

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Protecting Your Health While On Holiday

In In The Press, Individual, Industry News, Travel by Matthew Tagg

You’ve just booked your next holiday and are already counting down the days to your departure. Maybe you’ve opted for a staycation? After all, the glorious weather we’ve been having in the UK recently presents a strong argument for not travelling further afield. Regardless of where you’re going, travel insurance will hopefully feature in your plans. This vital consideration – …

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People With Mental Health Issues More Likely To Be In Poverty, Debt

In Individual, Industry News by Matthew Tagg

People with longstanding mental health problems are about twice as likely to be in relative poverty as those without such issues, a new study shows. According to the Institute for Fiscal Studies’ (IFS) annual report, four in 10 people aged 25 to 54 with a mental health problem have an income which is less than 60% of the average, meaning …

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Manual Labourers Are More Likely To Die Younger, Study Suggests

In Individual, Industry News by Matthew Tagg

We frequently hear how sedentary lifestyles and job roles, which see people sitting for the majority of the day, are contributing to larger waistlines. But new research now suggests that people who work in physically demanding roles have a greater risk of dying early than their more sedentary counterparts. The finding, discovered by scientists in the Netherlands, reveals a so-called …