Whilst it is useful to managers to be able to spot the signs of symptoms of stress, take the pressure off, and refer workers to the right kind of psychological help if needs be, a lot of the “health structures” that are needed to create a good foundation for wellbeing and health are missing. Poor working structures… Read more
Is Wellness at work the latest business-trend bandwagon? Many companies want to jump on but is this out of genuine concern and thought out strategy or a look-good strategy to all the right tick boxes, and without joined up thinking? Over the last 10 years various academic studies highlighted in the media have focused attention… Read more
The traditional Brazilian diet Brazil is the largest country in South America and is made up of many different regions. Each region has it’s own food specialties and traditions. This reflects not only the size of the country but also the mix of native and immigrant populations, including European, African and Amerindian influences. Although there is… Read more
Boost your mood with food We all know that the food we eat affects how we feel. We feel tired after a big Sunday roast and get a kick from a cup of coffee. But can food really improve our mood and make us feel happier? The answer is a definite yes! There are many… Read more
Sugar is constantly getting attention in the media, but what exactly is it and is it all bad for us? This year news headlines have included recommendations by the World Health Organisation (WHO) to half our daily sugar intake. We have also seen a proposed sugar tax and a ban on buy-one-get-one-free deals on junk… Read more
Although many are brought low by the long dark days of January, it is starting to get noticeably lighter in the evenings; buds are appearing on the trees and the daffodils are poking up through the cold hard soil – bravery! Nutrition is of course a very important foundation for all health including mental health… Read more
Nutrition is one of those subjects that people don’t want to be “told”. There’s generally too many well-meaning people telling us off about something in modern life, don’t queue here, park there, press 1 for this and 2 for that – and with more and more tech guiding our life, the restriction of what we… Read more
In this video series Kate Cook, Nutritionist, author and international keynote speaker, looks at how food and nutrition influence our mood and even our mental health.