Wellbeing

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Activating your happy Chemicals

I’ve been talking recently about neurotransmitters, specifically Dopamine, Oxytocin, Serotonin, and Endorphins (DOSE). The neurotransmitters that make us feel good, that interact with pain receptors, and that help stabilise our mood. So, what can create positive amounts of dopamine, oxytocin, serotonin or endorphins? The one thing that all of those …

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A DOSE of happiness

This week’s blog is about the neurotransmitters that are significant for wellbeing, and there are four of them. The acronym is DOSE – like a dose of happiness and a dose of wellbeing. D is dopamine O is oxytocin S is serotoninE is endorphins There’s lots of different ways that …

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Variety – Another under appreciated aspect of wellbeing

This week’s blog is about another underappreciated aspect of wellbeing… variety. What I’ve been thinking about, as you’ll know if you’ve been watching my recent videos or listening to my recent podcasts on the Remove the Guesswork show (which you can find on iTunes and our website), is what are …

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Case Study – Thrive in Five Wellbeing at Work Challenge

Introduction At Bodyshot we use a unique blend of science, technology and nature to help improve the health and wellbeing of individuals. With most of us in the team having worked in the corporate environment before, we understand the difficult challenge’s businesses are faced with. One of our main goals …

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Preventative health measures – what can you do?

This week’s Thrive in Five is inspired by an incident that my partner had in the doctor’s a couple of weeks ago. She went down there to have a standard test done, and she recently turned 47, and the nurse said to her, “Wow, it’s amazing that you’re not on …

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Your Leaders are the Engines of Your Business and Your Culture

The convergent pressures of work and home may have squeezed out the bandwidth a busy senior leader has for their health and wellbeing and certainly time will be a very valuable asset. Most leaders do not have the time to research, prioritise and execute on their health and wellbeing. The …

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What is Vitamin D and why is it so important?

This week’s blog is all about vitamin D. Vitamin D is actually a steroid hormone; it’s not a vitamin at all. And we synthesise it as humans through exposure to the sun. For most of us, we’re office-based so don’t always get the exposure which means you’ll probably have low …

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How to Empower Your Teams to Take Ownership of their Health

According to data by XPertHR, the average UK employee takes 5.6 days of sick leave per annum. In a survey conducted by the Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development (CIPD), 86% of respondents said they noticed incidents of presenteeism in the last 12 months. (For clarity, presenteeism is when an …

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Why you should value experiences over things

Welcome to this week’s thrive in five. A tip I can impart to you in five minutes or less that you can think about actioning or implementing in five minutes or less. I’m pleased to see that there’s still some sunshine, even though we are now in Autumn. I’ve just …

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