Calculate Carbon Footprint: Find YOUR Eco Footprint in Real Time

We donate a percentage of our monthly profits to 8 Billion trees, here is this months advice from them. This page was last updated April 16, 2021. Carbon & Ecological Footprint Calculator Why Add Up Your Carbon Footprint with a Carbon Calculator?  Why should anyone figure out their ecological footprint? The reason is simple… it’s […]

7 of the best Moves to do at Desk

Life can be gruelling on the back and sitting at a computer all day long can take its toll. One way to ease your discomfort is with a few focused stretching exercises to bring back some badly needed flexibility and blood full flow to our tired or aching muscles. Office jobs  and sitting at a […]

Why is Desk Movement so important?

Life can be taxing on the spine, especially sitting at a computer all day long. Office jobs & sitting at a desk all day can cause their own set of health problems. One way to ease discomfort is with focused stretching exercises to bring back some badly needed flexibility & blood full flow to our tired […]

Wellness Tips for Good Routine

We have been thinking a lot about the importance of creating good routines. When we make something a routine it becomes effortless: automatic. Here are three rituals that we find a great part of our morning routine:

Drink water

Being just 1% dehydrated can affect mental performance, so after a whole night of sleep we have a bit of catching up to do. Our brain mass is an amazing 75% water and if that quantity decreases, it can leave you struggling to concentrate, feeling sluggish and feeling imbalanced emotionally and mentally.

What is stress?

Stress is a worldwide problem, with more people working long hours, and finding it hard to switch off.
2 million workdays are lost in the UK are due to employee stress and anxiety!
1 in 6 employees suffer from depression

What is Fight Or Flight?

The fight or flight response is also known as the acute stress response, and whilst helpful in the wild when running from a lion, it can get in the way of staff productivity when induced by an upcoming deadline.
The fight or flight response makes our body experience two types of reactions:

Stress Related Symptoms

The four common categories of stress-related symptoms are:
⬢ Cognitive – Worrying, forgetfulness, negative thoughts, lack of focus.
⬢ Emotional – Feeling irritable, angry, short-tempered, powerless, lonely, unhappy, depressed
⬢ Physical – Aches, pains, muscle tension, nausea, chest pain, frequent illness
⬢ Behavioural – Eating more/ eating less than usual, sleeping too much/ sleeping too little, isolating oneself, ignoring responsibilities

Mental Health at Work

The latest Mental Health at Work Report by Business in the Community in 2018 cited:

61% of employees have experienced mental health issues due to work or a work-related factor.

1 in 3 of the UK workforce have been diagnosed with a mental health condition at some point in their lifetimes.

Only 16% of employees feel able to disclose mental-ill health to their managers.

30% of managers report a lack of facilities when it comes to supporting mental health and wellbeing.

85% of managers acknowledge employee wellbeing is their responsibility, but only 30% have received any training.