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We will bring you up to the minute educational and informative articles and blog posts to inspire you about healthy eating and help you be energised, fit, healthy and productive both in your working and personal life.

  • 09.05.2018

    Mental Health Awareness Week 14-20 May

    Please be aware that this blog post is NOT aimed at those who are clinically depressed or those taking medication to ease depression, but simply an aid to lifting and lightening mood and boosting energy. More
  • 03.05.2018

    National Vegetarian Week 14-20 May

    National Vegetarian Week runs from 14th – 20th May, so we are encouraging you to go veggie for this week if you usually eat meat. There are a couple of cons when it comes to going vegetarian such as a lack of nutrients including Omega 3 fatty acids and vitamin B12. More
  • 02.05.2018

    World Hypertension Day 17th May

    World Hypertension Day was created in 2005 and is an annual event designed to promote public awareness and prevent the leading cause of preventable death worldwide. Hypertension (high blood pressure) kills 9.4 million people worldwide every year. High blood pressure is responsible for 13% of global deaths, making it the leading cause of premature death. More
  • 26.04.2018

    How To Get Your 5-A-Day

    Fruits and vegetables are a rich source of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and fibre and therefore with such a variety, an excellent source of nutrients for good health. In the UK, a recent government survey showed that only 30% of adults (aged 19 to 64 years) meet the UK recommended guideline of 5-A-Day. More
  • 25.04.2018

    Fact File - Skin Health

    The skin helps to protect our body from the environment. It regulates temperature, helps to fight off infections and provides us with the sense of touch. As we age, our skin naturally undergoes some wear and tear, but there are many ways we can help protect our skin from damage. More
  • 19.04.2018

    Vitamins Part 4 - Why They Are Important And What They Are In

    A full range of vitamins are essential for health and wellbeing. This means that we should be eating a varied and well-rounded diet each day. Take a look at our final installment of health boosting vitamins and which foods you can find them in. More
  • 18.04.2018

    How To Combat Stress Through Food

    Stress is common throughout all walks of life. There are a number of external factors that contribute to our stress levels such as, work life and family responsibilities. However, there are also internal contributors that can increase stress, these include how our digestive, immune and nervous systems are working. More

How The Healthy Employee meets the NICE Guidelines

The Healthy Employee supports the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence guidelines.


National Institute of Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) 2006.

  1. The Healthy Employee is a registered NICE stakeholder for 'Workplace Policy and Management Practises to Improve the Health of Employees' - the guidelines for this are due to be available in 2015. As a stakeholder it is our job to feed relevant information and recommendations into the process.
  2. Clinical Guidance 43 - Obesity
  3. Clinical Guidance 6 - Behaviour Change
  4. Public Health Guidance 2 - Four Commonly Used Methods to Increase Physical Activity
  5. Public Health Guidance 13 - Promoting Physical Activity in the Workplace
  6. Public Health Guidance 25 - Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease
  7. Public Health Guidance 35 - Preventing Type 2 Diabetes
  8. Public Health Guidance 41 - Walking and Cycling


Businesses we support and work with closely

Why SMQ? Why Health Insurance?

NHS resources are under strain like never before as it cuts spending by £20 billion by 2015¹, waiting times for consultations & treatment are rising fast. As PMI costs continue to increase companies are looking for a different and affordable ways of providing fast access to treatment. SMQ specialises in Health insurance & is currently helping over 1000 companies to find the best value cover for their needs. Our service is FREE (we are remunerated by the insurance industry). Please call/email our friendly helpful team and see how we can reduce your costs or set up a cost effective policy for your staff from as little as £1/week.


First Class Training and Development

First Class is a Warwickshire based learning and development company which is trusted to design and facilitate learning to maximise individual potential and business results. Since establishment in 1998, the business has built a reputation for high quality customised learning interventions that are fresh, up-to-date and memorable. It enjoys a growing client base of repeat customers with over 75% of it business coming from recommendations. Key areas of support:

Supervisory and Management Development │ Personal and Team Development/Building │ Project Management │ Customer Service│ Employment Law │ Health and Safety │ Human Resources Reducing Absence│ Train the Trainer │ Coaching

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