December is here and we’re socialising more, spending more, doing more, eating more - but sleeping less. It’s easy to get into the party mood and start burning the candle at both ends, working, partying, shopping and planning the perfect Christmas. Westfield Health’s tips on how to get quality sleep over the festive period.
Underneath the glistening tinsel, carefully wrapped gifts and turkey basting, Christmas can be the root cause of a lot of stress for many people. So we’ve put together our top tips on how to not let stress get the better of you during the Christmas build up.
What springs to mind when you think about Christmas? Presents? Sleigh bells? Tinsel? But what’s the thing we all look forward to the most? You guessed it - the food!
The Christmas build up has begun and in the middle of the never ending to do list, finding time to exercise can be a challenge.
The National Health Service turns 70 in 2018, and Westfield Health celebrates reaching 100 the following year. I've been doing some reading on how these venerable institutions started, and how they've evolved over the years to meet the changing healthcare needs of a population that's ageing and growing.
Although starting university is an exciting milestone, there are lots of challenges facing students leaving home for the first time. Read about how a health cash plan can help support students at university.
It’s been really great to see health and wellbeing being celebrated across Great Britain this week, with millions of employees taking part in activities to enhance people’s understanding of health and wellbeing at home, work and in everyday life.
It’s National Fitness Day, which aims to celebrate the role physical activity plays across the UK and be the most active day of the year. Here Anouska Carter discusses how to exercise more effectively.
This week is Sleep Week, and The Children’s Sleep Charity are drawing attention to the lack of support given to parents to help children and young adults get the sleep they need. James Wilson writes about how children's sleep is the key to a restful night.
Up to two thirds of students are dropping out in the first year at some of the UK's biggest universities, according to recent reports. Learn how you can better support your child at university.
This week we’re proudly supporting Organ Donation Week. To highlight just how life-changing transplantation can be, we spoke to Mark Tompkinson, a dad from Sheffield who had ten organs removed and six replaced through transplants.
During Organ Donation Week, double transplant recipient Helen Wilson speaks about the Westfield Health British Transplant Games 2017 and why it is so important to raise awareness of the phenomenal ‘Gift of Life’.
Dental check-ups and treatment, contact lenses, glasses… do you pay for these regularly? A health cash plan is a fantastic and affordable way to claim money back towards these essential health costs. Find out more now!
Highlights from days three & four of the 2017 Westfield Health British Transplant Games
Our Sleep Ambassador, James Wilson, is about to appear on our screens in an upcoming TV documentary series.
The Secrets of Sleep, airs on Wednesday the 21st June at 10pm on More4.
For National Walking Month, Rob Copeland - Professor of Physical Activity and Health at The Centre for Sport & Exercise Science, Sheffield Hallam University - talks about the major health benefits that you can gain from just 10 minutes of brisk walking per day.
We’re on a mission to help improve our staff’s sleep health. We want our people to be the very best they can be, both when at work and in their daily life too.