Healthy Eating: Why it’s important and how it can be achieved

Healthy Eating: Why it’s important and how it can be achieved

Eating healthy not only provides us with the important nutrients our body needs, it can also help reduce the risk of developing numerous conditions, including: – Obesity – Diabetes – Heart Disease – Stroke – Osteoporosis; & – Some types of cancer How can healthy eating be achieved? Healthy eating is not about strict dietary limitations, staying unrealistically thin, or depriving yourself of the foods you love. Rather, it’s about making sure you eat the right amount of foods from the five major food groups. Carbohydrates – these should make up 38 percent of our daily diet. Foods include potatoes,…

Dental cover for your employees from Simplyhealth

Dental cover for your employees from Simplyhealth

Looking after the health and wellbeing of your staff in the UK plays an important role in maintaining a happy and healthy workforce. There are many forms of employee benefits and as such, a business should consider which health benefits would be most appropriate for their staff. Many people think about private medical insurance cover but there are many other benefits to consider including policies such as dental insurance and health cash plans. Simplyhealth are one of the leading providers of dental insurance for both companies and individual clients and their dental company plans include: Denplan Wellbeing: Which offers a…

Gain a deeper insight into your health with LiveSmart health assessments

Gain a deeper insight into your health with LiveSmart health assessments

There are a number of things we can do at home and in our spare time to look after our health, but to get a deeper insight into our health there are assessments which can help make this possible, such as the LiveSmart health assessment. What is a LiveSmart health assessment? A LiveSmart health assessment can show whether you need to cut down on certain foods, or whether or not you’re getting enough vitamins and minerals. It can also show you how your liver and kidneys are working and can pick up certain health problems at a much earlier stage…

The Enhanced Private Medical Insurance policy for businesses

The Enhanced Private Medical Insurance policy for businesses

If you have a business based in the UK and are looking for a good, mid-range policy for your staff then the Select Enhanced private medical insurance policy from Bupa may offer the solution you are looking for. What does it cover? In patient and Day patient treatment is covered in full as are out-patient operations when you are admitted in to a hospital. What is the limit for out-patient treatment when you are not admitted to a hospital? Up to £1500 for out-patient consultations, therapies and complementary medicine per person per membership year. High cost scans including MRI, CT…

6 things to see your pharmacist for (if you can’t get a GP appointment)

6 things to see your pharmacist for (if you can’t get a GP appointment)

The average pharmacist knows much more than just dispensing medicines. Here are 6 additional services you may be able to get help with from your pharmacist instead of seeing a doctor. NHS Minor Ailment Scheme – Some pharmacies offer a minor ailments service, which means a pharmacist will be able to offer advice and may be able to off you medicines for a minor illness without you having to book an appointment to see your GP. Illnesses supported within the scheme can include, back-ache, sprains and strains, colds, conjunctivitis, constipation, coughs, diarrhoea, earache, haemorrhoids, hay-fever and many more. Helping you…

New Business Private Medical Insurance from PHC

New Business Private Medical Insurance from PHC

If you have a company and are looking at private medical insurance for your employees for the first time then The Permanent Health Company could offer you a great solution for your staff. PHC have been providing health insurance for over 20 years and if you have never heard of their brand name before then this could be due to the fact that they choose to sell their policies via intermediaries only and do not sell directly to the client. PHC are part of the AXA global group of companies and their private medical insurance plans are underwritten by AXA…

Fast-track telephone access to expert physiotherapy services with AXA PPP Healthcare

Fast-track telephone access to expert physiotherapy services with AXA PPP Healthcare

Members who hold private healthcare cover with AXA PPP Healthcare can speak on the phone to a fully qualified physiotherapist for expert advice on how to get moving freely again with their Working Body service. How does it work? With Working Body, policyholders can arrange a phone call with a physiotherapist about all type of conditions that affect bones, joints and muscles, to make sure you’re getting the advice and treatment that’s right for you, with no need to see your GP first. What conditions can you use the Working Body service for? There are a number of common conditions…

Why should you take part in dry January?

Why should you take part in dry January?

Dry January has been designed by Alcohol Concern who are a national charity dedicated to help reduce the problems that can be caused by alcohol. Alcohol Concern was founded in 1984. Every year the charity partners with charity partners who stand to benefit from people taking part and getting involved with the Dry January project and this year (2018) the official charity partners are: Action for Children Breast Cancer Now British Liver Trust Crisis Hospice UK World Cancer Research Fund Why should you consider taking part in Dry January? Alcohol is one of the biggest risk factors in the UK…

Five ways to get fit this New Year with health rewards and partners

Five ways to get fit this New Year with health rewards and partners

Vitality Health, one of the UK’s leading private medical insurers, makes it easier for members to get fit and healthy and gives them rewards to keep them motivated, through a range of discounts and incentives. Here are 5 ways Vitality Health policyholders can get fit this New Year, by taking advantage of the benefits available: Cycle to work – Vitality Health policyholders could get up to 50% cashback on the price of a bike with Evans Cycles, in store or online, even if it’s in the sale. Cycling is a great way to exercise and arrive at work refreshed and…