|In order to promote Wellness at Work Meridian would like to offer the following advice, guidance and support. The goal of this article is to support our employees, temporary workers and candidates with a healthy lifestyle and work/life balance. We aim to do this through identifying areas where the Health and Wellbeing of employees can be improved.|
Some top tips for you to remember are:-
- Keep Hydrated - Drink plenty of water throughout the day, it is advocated by the Department of Health that you should be drinking about 6-8 glasses’ (1.2 litres) of fluid a day. Keeping hydrated is important. It is recommended that 6-8 glasses of water or other fluid are consumed everyday to replace normal water loss, rather than to obtain any broader health benefits.
- Time Management – try and plan out each day’s ‘must do’ tasks and of course reactive work will make demands on your time but prioritise and give people realistic deadlines in order to manage their expectations.
- Healthy Eating - eat a wide range of foods to ensure that you’re getting a balanced diet and that your body is receiving all the nutrients it needs. To help you get the right balance of the five main food groups, take a look at the eatwell plate (PDF, 1.6Mb) To maintain a healthy diet, the eatwell plate shows you how much of what you eat should come from each food group.
- Sleeping Patterns - Sleep plays a vital role in good health and well-being throughout your life. Getting enough quality sleep at the right times can help protect your mental health, physical health, quality of life, and safety. Sleep helps your brain work properly. While you're sleeping, your brain is preparing for the next day. It's forming new pathways to help you learn and remember information. Visit http://www.helpguide.org/articles/sleep/sleep-disorders-and-sleeping-problems.htm for more information if you suffer from a sleep disorder.
- Exercise - To stay healthy or to improve health, adults need to do two types of physical activity each week: aerobic and muscle-strengthening activity. If you are time-poor at home due to commitments then use your lunchtime to go for a walk. To stay healthy, according to the NHS adults aged 19-64 should try to be active daily and should do 2 hours and 30 minutes of moderate-intensity exercise such as fast walking every week.
- Talk – To colleagues and friends and if you feel you need further support contact your GP, The Samaritans or Mind Charity
- Another useful link for helpful information is http://www.mindfulnet.org/page9.htm