Lloyds boss: Mental health issues can break lives

Firms that ignore mental health issues risk “breaking employees’ lives and families”, the boss of Lloyds Banking Group has warned. Companies not paying attention to mental health also incur huge costs to the economy, research suggests. Employees’ mental health issues cost businesses £40bn a year, a Deloitte study found. Firms lose an average nine days work a year – two absences, and the rest where workers are present but not focused. Financial crisis Lloyds boss Antonio Horta-Osario is someone with personal experience of how workplace stress can affect anyone –…

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Feeling down? Take a break from Facebook to lift your spirits

If you are feeling blue and cannot figure out why, taking an occasional break from Facebook might do wonders, suggests a research. The study showed that regular use of social networking such as Facebook can negatively affect your emotional well-being and satisfaction with life, but you do not have to quit Facebook altogether. Simply changing your social networking behaviour and taking an occasional break from Facebook may lift your spirits, said the study published in the journal Cyberpsychology, Behaviour, and Social Networking. In the study, Morten Tromholt from the University…

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Break the holiday cycle

Break the holiday cycle Why do so many people find it hard to stick to healthy eating during the holiday season? To put it simply, you get trapped in the ‘Holiday Cycle’. Late Nights The Holiday Cycle for unhealthy eating starts off with late nights. Parties, weddings and hosting relatives can lead to sleeping way later than you usually do, making you wake up way later than you usually do. Which then leads to… Reduced Exercise Your schedule changes when you are waking up late. You end up having much…

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Give a Break to High Calorie Desserts, Try Yogurt

PhotoCredit:istock Yogurt, the super food not only known for its health benefits but hailed by experts as the ‘nectar of immortality’, is getting a taste uplift with myriad flavoured options and being recommended by them as a healthier switch from ice creams and high-calorie sugar-loaded desserts. Believed to be of Turkish origin, yogurt is an excellent source of vitamin D, protein and calcium and can make up for the meals people are missing out on, says celebrity chef Rakhee Vaswani. Hailing this bacterial fermented milk product as an ideal option…

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