As the coronavirus pandemic continues to affect how we live and work (and everything in between), there’s never been a more important time to take care of our health and wellbeing. Combined with common wintertime illnesses such as colds, flu, tummy bugs and Seasonal Affective Disorder, to name a few, it’s a challenging time for our physical and psychological resolve. We’re here to help.
If you do have a health concern, it’s important to seek help and treatment when you need it. For more information about the many ways AXA Health can help you keep your health on track, please visit our resources for members.
Whilst treating ourselves and loved ones is important during the festive season, it can be tempting to spend beyond our means. This can add to what may already be a stressful time, impacting your mental wellbeing. AXA Health senior psychological wellbeing practitioner Emma Mudge explains how to manage this.Read now
Resilience is the ability to bounce back when things don’t go as planned. It can improve your mental health and help you manage or even ward off depression and anxiety. It won't make your problems go away but it can enable you to see past them and better handle stress. Dr Mark Winwood, Clinical Lead for Mental Health Services at AXA Health, explains.Read now
While self-isolation is important to protect ourselves and others, as social beings, it can be difficult to do. Not knowing when we may be able to return to normal makes it all the more important that we stay mentally well and be kind to ourselves through these trying times, says AXA Health physiologist Sarah Kemp.Read now
Do you feel low during the winter months? You’re not alone. In fact many of us feel the winter blues. For some, however, the symptoms are more persistent and more serious, and have been recognised as a type of diagnosable depression. AXA Health’s Clinical Lead for Mental Health Services, Dr Mark Winwood, explains.Read now
Keeping a positive mindset during unsettling times might feel more easily said than done, but it is possible. A healthy lifestyle will put you in a strong position to ensure you remain positive. AXA Health physiologist Daniel Poulter shares his top tips to achieving a positive mind-set to help see you through the chaos and uncertainty.Read now
Unexplained tiredness is one of the most common reasons for people to see their GP. It can be caused by many factors, often working in combination with each other. AXA Health physiologist Jermaine Izukanne looks at the symptoms and causes of fatigue and offers some top tips to get you firing on all cylinders.
Liverpool FC’s Head of Nutrition, Mona Nemmer, recently joined our panel of experts to discuss the important role nutrition plays in achieving good health and share tips for fitting a healthy diet into our busy lives. Read on for our top takeaways from the event, plus answers to listeners’ questions we couldn’t get to on the day.Read now
Adults, and children over the age of one, are advised to take a daily vitamin D supplement of 10 micrograms, particularly in autumn and winter. But what is vitamin D? And what happens if you don’t get enough? AXA Health Registered Associate Nutritionist Ceitanna Cooper explains.
While joint pain can occur at any time, it can hit even harder during the cold, wet winter months. AXA Health’s Head of Clinical Services, Jan Vickery, explains, and offers tips for boosting joint mobility and muscle strength, and for dealing with pain to help you to stay active and independent.Read now
We tend to worry more about our health as we get older. Health checks are a helpful way to build up a picture of your health that you can act on to reduce the risk of future problems. Georgina Camfield, Registered Associate Nutritionist for AXA Health, explains.Read now
Healthy eating habits can help to ensure our immune system, mood and bone health function optimally during wintertime. AXA Health physiologist Anthony Glock explains how good nutrition can reduce the risk of sickness and getting the winter blues.
Sleep is vital for our health and wellbeing. But one in three of us simply aren’t getting enough. AXA Health physiologist Lauren Davenport explains how our sleep requirements change over time, and how making lifestyle changes can help improve both the quantity and quality of the sleep we get at different life stages.
If you’re not getting enough sleep you may tend to feel moody and irritable, and lack focus. This is likely to affect your relationships, your work and your mental wellbeing if ignored. So how can you improve your sleep? Dr Mark Winwood, Clinical Lead for Mental Health Services at AXA Health explains.
Our diet can influence the amount and quality of sleep we get, while sleep can affect our food choices. AXA Health Registered Associate Nutritionist Georgina Camfield explains the relationship between what and when we eat and our sleep, and suggests foods that may help – or hinder – a good night’s rest.Read now
The coronavirus crisis continues to affect us in many ways. One thing that has changed dramatically is the way that we interact. With more of us returning to self-isolating, it is once again difficult to connect with those we would usually have regular contact with. AXA Health physiologist Sarah Kemp shares her tips to help you adjust and stay connected when working from home.Read now
No matter how fantastic your work equipment is, it's still important to break. It’s simple: if you sit in any chair all day, regardless of how ‘high-tech’ and ‘ergonomic’ it is, you are very likely to develop a headache, sore eyes and other aches and pains. AXA Health’s Head of Clinical Services, Jan Vickery, highlights the pitfalls of unbroken screen-time and how to avoid them.Read now
Our posture, position and equipment can directly affect our health and productivity. And setting up workstation badly can mean pain, injury and illness. Whether you have a dedicated space for home working or you’re having to think a bit more creatively about optimising your environment, this factsheet will help you to work safely at home.
Working from home has many positives but sometimes it can be a challenge to keep up your productivity. We all know about work life balance but when your home and workplace merge, there’s a chance this could end up being an afterthought. AXA Health physiologist Melinda Noufal shares her top tips on remaining productive when working from home.Read now
Social distancing to try to stop the spread of coronavirus has led to many more people working from home than ever seen before. While some of us are already accustomed to this way of working, for others, it can take a bit of getting used to or readjusting. Here, we share our tips for adapting to working from home for both you and your team members.Read now
As we turn the corner and start to look forward, how should we prepare to look after the mental wellbeing of our teams in 2021 and beyond?READ NOW
Smart use of technology, prioritising mental health and encouraging a positive work life balance are key to supporting employees who are working remotely. This guide for small business owners and managers offers information and advice around how to manage teams that are working from home.
If your team is having to work from home, you may find some take it in their stride while others find it unnerving. So it’s essential for managers to make the most of their leadership and communication skills to support them. Our guide provides some helpful information and advice on how to achieve this.
As the coronavirus crisis continues to shape and change the way we work, accessible leadership is more critical than ever for success. Leadership that is trusting, decisive, genuine and human. And makes time to care for itself. Mental Health Lead at AXA Health, Eugene Farrell, explains.