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Little Nudge – Big Changes : at Bupa UK
September 4, 2017

We’re pleased to announce that Bupa UK are the latest corporate adopters of Little Nudge. Bupa UK are committed to providing a healthy workplace for employees and identified Little Nudge as an important partner for the health of their office-based staff. Bupa shared our purpose to inspire healthier habits. Following a successful extended pilot period of Little Nudge at Bupa UK, […]

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Little Nudge Pilot at Bupa UK
March 15, 2016

A pilot of employees at Bupa UK had the following results:

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Have a glass of water! Little Nudges cause big changes….
January 1, 2016

            Water. It’s perhaps one of the most vital requirements for life… But how often do we get distracted by ‘more vital’ things and forget our basic need for hydration? A survey of 1000 people found that less than 4% of people drink the recommended 7 plus glasses of water per day. It’s […]

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Exercise is free medicine
October 1, 2015

Exercise is like a medicine that is free and available to all of us; this great video by nowwemove explains. If only a fifth of inactive people moved more, every year we’d save 100,000 lives across Europe.

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Sitting is Deadly
April 1, 2014

Catalyst produced this excellent video about some of the problems with sitting in society today. They talk to two researchers in Australia – Professor David Dunstan from the Baker Institute and Professor Emily Banks from the University of Sydney. Professor Banks talks about a study which followed over 200,000 people in Australia and looked at the […]

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Try something new for 30 days
April 1, 2014

“Think about something you’ve always wanted to do and try it for the next 30 days” This is Matt Cutt’s suggestion in his inspiring 3 minute TED talk. He says that using this method to do things like cut caffeine, cycle to work, cut sugar and take a photo each day led him to enjoy […]

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Great video about sitting problems and solutions
March 17, 2014

Flikli have produced this great video which explains, very beautifully some of the health problems associated with sitting and also some useful solutions; including: PROBLEMS “it’s been shown that people with sitting jobs have twice the rate of cardiovascular disease as people with standing jobs” “even 1 hour of daily sports cannot compensate for 11 hour sitting sprees” […]

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How dehydration causes weight gain and a long list of illnesses
February 25, 2014

We’ve heard it before:  firstly, that the human body is made up of 75% water and, secondly, that we should drink eight glasses of water a day – but, did you know how dehydration actually impacts your body?  The team at Memolition have posted this comprehensive infographicdetailing why dehydration can cause fatigue, weight gain, skin disorders, […]

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Can standing up regularly make you lose weight?
February 23, 2014

Professor David Dunstan and Dr Genevieve Healy at The University of Queensland have done some preliminary researchlooking at just that. They took 168 people and used an accelerometer to track how much these people were moving and how often they took breaks from sitting / being sedentary. These breaks could have been as little as standing […]

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Back Pain – Biological, Psychological and Social
February 13, 2014

Physio Development produced an infographic about the multifactorial nature of back pain. There is increasing evidence that biological, psychological and social factors can all be important for the development and persistence of pain. Unfortunately, there is still a strong held belief in society today that psychological and social factors are not important. The below snapshot  of […]

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