Healthy workers: Employees are generally measured by their ability to perform tasks, their acumen and initiative. But what about their fitness? Are they healthy in mind and body? A package of benefits to entice an individual often includes medical insurance and gym membership. Trouble is, they're seen as perks, like getting a company car. Also, they might never be used. What if a company measured and tracked the health and well-being of its staff to ensure they were both achieving the … [Read more...] about Getting a measure of an employee’s fitness for work
Mindfulness: It's by no means claiming a breakthrough in dealing with stress, but a new business in Scotland will be launched to a packed audience this week. The Mindful Enterprise aims to encourage corporate leaders and executives to reflect as much on the strength of their own mind as spread-sheets and sales pitches in order to "positively transform individual and team business performance" – and life beyond the office. Owner Gary Young and chairman Alister Gray, of the executive coaching … [Read more...] about Can the power of the mind change your life?
Getting vocal: Modern living can be so hurried and pressurising that many of us seek out ever-creative ways to relieve mind and body of the daily stresses we put ourselves through. Some jog, while others choose the solitude of a good book. It is also said that the act of engaging in a communal activity is a good way of alleviating the pressures of every day life and fosters feelings of integration. Joining a choir is becoming a popular way to chill out, and for some it becomes a … [Read more...] about Relax, and let out your stresses in song
Motivational coaching: Jacqueline Brown was running a couple of successful clinics, was well known in her local business community and seemed to be set up for life. Few, if any, of her network of business contacts suspected that she was "running on empty" and feeling as if something was missing. "It wasn't stimulating me anymore," she says. "I had become robotic. Every day the same. Nothing sparking me, even though I was very successful." A posting on the newly-launched Facebook caught … [Read more...] about Remojo reviving those running on empty
Mind and body: Jo Bluett's career was on an upward curve. She had been promoted at Standard Life and was looking to the future with confidence. Just as she was relishing this new milestone in her life she fell ill. A rare virus led to prolonged time off work. Eventually she had to quit her job. It was, she says, a "dark time", but she used it to re-evaluate her life and career. She found relief in an unusual way – laughter yoga. Jo is now running sessions in Edinburgh helping clients … [Read more...] about Laughing all the way to better health