Tag Archives: work
Posted on 20. May, 2013 by Julia Barnard.
You’ve worked like a trooper for years in your current job. You feel loyal to the company. Over the years you’ve put in long, hard hours, sacrificing time with your family and the odd public holiday. Even your pay rises have been minimal – you know you could get more if you left. But you [...]
Posted on 21. Jan, 2013 by Julia Barnard.
There has been research showing that sitting down for too long can cause health problems. See: don’t sit too long. So it makes sense that experts are now encouraging us to stand up when we are at a desk working. Dr Buckley suggests if we stand for an extra three hours a day we will lose [...]
Posted on 02. Nov, 2010 by Julia Barnard.
There is a lot of support for the link between exercise and reduced levels of depression. Some studies have suggested it can even prevent the onset of depression. UK and Norwegian researchers have recently published a study in the British Journal of Psychiatry which supports the link between exercise and reduced depression. However, they discovered [...]
Posted on 21. Sep, 2010 by Julia Barnard.
Researchers from Yonsei University in Korea have created a happiness index to determine people’s happiness levels on a 100 point scale. 1,000 people took part in the study where they were asked to rate their happiness levels using a number of questions. Women in their 40s were found to be the happiest group, having far [...]
Posted on 31. Aug, 2010 by Julia Barnard.
Experiencing in the workplace has been shown to increase the risk of heart disease for women under 50 years of age. Research conducted at Glostrup University Hospital in Denmark and published in the journal Occupational and Environmental Medicine has found the link and say the effect is greater for younger women. 12,000 female nurses took [...]
Posted on 06. Jul, 2010 by Julia Barnard.
Do what you can now to be satisfied in your work. It will bring greater feelings of happiness. However, if you cannot succeed, all is not lost. Researchers from University College London and Stockholm University followed 15,000 French employees over a 10-year period. Upon retiring, many employees reported feeling happier and heathier than they had done whilst working. This was particularly so for employees in jobs of low status and satisfaction. This study also highlights the impact working conditions have on a person’s health and the need for organisational changes to enable workers to remain in good health.
Posted on 28. Jun, 2010 by Julia Barnard.
If you want some ideas to help you live a productive, happier life, then take a look at this book. It is broken down into ten different sections and each section has tips you can apply to your life. Small changes can make a huge difference to your wellbeing. For this eBook I have considered [...]
Posted on 22. Jun, 2010 by Julia Barnard.
If you ten to eleven hour days, you may be increasing your chances of developing heart disease by 60%. 6,000 British civil servants took part in the research which was published in the European Heart Journal. A strong link was found between the 369 cases of heart disease (resulting in death, heart attack or angina) [...]
Posted on 25. May, 2010 by Julia Barnard.
We all hope to get more time from our day. Most of us, I imagine also want to be happier. This article discusses ways to better manage your time that will help increase your overall mood. 1 Limit television watching to one hour a day By setting this time restriction on your habit, you have [...]
Posted on 20. Apr, 2010 by Julia Barnard.
New research supports previous research which highlights the benefits of volunteering. A poll of 4,500 volunteers was conducted by United Healthcare and Volunteer Match, in the US. Their findings were impressive. 84% of volunteers said such work improved their physical health and 95% felt it benefited them emotionally. Overall, volunteers experienced less stress and anxiety [...]