Corporate Health: Better Relationships

Good interpersonal relationships are one of the most important factors in mental wellbeing, with studies showing that not having close personal relationships is as big a health risk as smoking or obesity.

In this blog, you’ll find articles on why good relationships are so important, and techniques you can use to improve interpersonal relations in your workplace.

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(Action for Happiness)

Action for Happiness is a movement of people dedicated to creating a happier, more caring society.

They recognise that connecting with other people is key to a happy, fulfilling life – here’s their rundown of why it’s so important, with links to suggestions for improving your relationships. They also have a range of posters and resources for creating a more supportive environment in your own workplace, like the one above!


 

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(TED)

Brené Brown is a researcher that studies human connection. In this TED talk she discusses the importance of vulnerability, empathy and honesty for building healthy, fulfilling relationships – why not share the video with your team to start a conversation about communication?


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This great article from Fast Company outlines the 7 key habits that you and your staff should cultivate to start building better relationships. This advice can apply to pretty much any relationship in your life!


Nudjed Health Resources are collections of online content and tools that offer simple, low-cost ways to improve specific areas of health. To discover which areas of health are affecting productivity in your organisation, check out Nudjed Insights. 

How to avoid getting Hangry (Angry ‘cos you’re hungry)

The human body has two main energy sources: Fat and carbohydrate. Fat is by far the most efficient energy source, but it cannot cross the barrier between the blood and the brain cells. But carbs can…


The ‘Brain Blood Barrier’

It may sound a little gross, but it’s actually pretty simple science:

  • Your body’s (and brain’s) cells need energy to function
  • Blood carries this energy to them via the circulatory system (arteries)
  • Unfortunately there’s a barrier around your brain that fat cells don’t fit through
  • This means that only carbohydrates can give your brain energy

Avoid getting Hangry

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Hangry – the anger associated with feeling hungry, is your brain crying out for energy, not your body.

When you are eating carbs, think of it as feeding your brain before you think of it as feeding your body

The brain uses only carbohydrate (sugar) as its energy supply, that is the only reason why carbohydrate is essential to the diet.

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