Nudjed Supports the Cardiff Half Marathon 100 Club

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Nudjed is partnering with Run4Wales to support the Cardiff Half 100 Club – a group of 100 ordinary people from a diverse range of backgrounds who are training to complete the 2015 Cardiff Half Marathon in October.

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Each of the 100 runners has been given a Nudjed account to help them as they make healthy changes to their behaviour over the course of their training. They are also receiving specialist guidance from professional runner James Thie, who has competed in European, Commonwealth and World Championships.

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The 100 runners have already had their first official meeting, and are currently training hard despite the heatwave to improve their fitness and reach their goal. To follow along with their journey, you can check out the #Training4TheDiff tag on Twitter – and keep an eye out for updates and case studies from us as we join them every step of the way!

If you’re taking part in the Cardiff Half Marathon yourself, you may be interested in our running content – covering protein, hydration, carbohydrates and much more to come. Good luck!

As always, don’t hesitate to get in touch with any questions via Twitter or email.

Supporting Performance and Productivity at Work

Our most recent HR Roundtable event featured our very own Dr Peter Wootton-Beard RNutr who spoke about the ways good nutrition can help us to improve work performance in an office environment.

Peter is a Registered Nutritionist who, after completing his PhD in Nutrition, lectured at several universities before joining Nudjed as Chief Scientific Officer in July 2014. He is passionate about food and health and his motto is: “We’re all practising health; there is no such thing as perfection.”

The roundtable event was centred around the simple healthy actions that business leaders can take to give their staff the best opportunity to perform at their highest levels. This post accompanies the talk and provides a summary of the key points.


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We’re all practising health, there is no such thing as perfection.


Improving Work Performance

People should take time off when they are ill, and a culture where there is no shame in doing so ought to be at the centre of any successful business.

But, what should you do when you are ‘not quite 100%’? Taking time off then wouldn’t seem right.

How often do you say ‘I’m not quite 100% today, I don’t know why’?

Could that be a bigger problem in terms of business performance than absence or even presenteeism? How can you tackle it?


Expecting everyone to be at 100% all the time is a fantasy, but creating opportunities for them to be able to is possible…

Great performance is dependent on great preparation and great support. No sportsman or woman ever just turned up to a competition and won without first preparing correctly, and the same is true of any other job.

To perform at work you need support for:

  • The immune system
  • Maintaining energy levels
  • Healthy digestion
  • The skeleton
  • Maintaining concentration
  • Good rest, relaxation and recovery
  • Positivity and optimism

The Immune System

The immune system can be supported through the foods we eat. There are certain foods that may allow us to fight off colds and flus and keep minor illnesses at bay. Just knowing about the benefits of different types of foods  can help people to reduce the effects of minor illnesses.

These foods are separated into groups with the following functions:

Anti-inflammatory
Reduce inflammation associated with minor illnesses/aches and pains and may help us to recover more quickly.

  • Ginger
  • Turmeric
  • Sweet potatoes
  • Oily fish
  • Dark Green Veggies
  • Almonds

Antiviral
These foods may reduce the impact and symptom severity of viral conditions such as the common cold.

  • Garlic
  • Coconut
  • Chillies (decongestant)
  • Prawns (and other seafood)
  • Elderberry
  • Green tea
  • Liquorice

Colourful (rich in vitamins)
Vitamins and minerals are to be found in abundance in fruits and vegetables and they are an important part of the immune system. Focus on:

  • Reds, yellows and oranges
  • Dark greens, purples and blues

Hydration
A very important part of immune support is good hydration: keep a water bottle with you and drink regularly.


Maintaining Energy Levels

Drops in energy levels, and feeling generally tired are all too common in modern office environments. Managing energy levels effectively is possible and it can lead to huge improvements in performance, here are the main contributors:

Caffeine
Caffeine is a double edged sword. It is the bringer of alertness and energy one minute and the bringer of crashes in energy and irritability when its effects wear off the next. You should try:

  • To reduce caffeine dependency by offering and promoting alternatives such as water
  • Try switching to decaf, especially in the afternoons
  • Swap coffee breaks for walks

Snacks
All too often a drop in energy has us reaching for a quick fix in the form of a sugary snack or drink. It’s like plugging a leak with a piece of kitchen paper: it’s not going to hold for long! Some better options are:

  • Trail mixes – the perfect high energy, high nutrient snack for when you need a boost. Here’s how to make one.
  • A banana – the right blend of nutrients for a healthy energy boost!
  • Crackers and cheese – a mixture of complex carbs and protein to keep you going.

Hydration
Drinking water again….it really is so important to maintaining energy levels. Over 2/3 of your body is water; when you’re dehydrated it makes you feel tired and irritable and unable to work at your best.

Complex Carbohydrates
This is all about eating foods which release their energy more slowly to help maintain more consistent energy levels. It’s explained in the next section on glycaemic index (GI). The main food groups to include are:

  • Wholegrain/wholemeal varieties of bread/rice/pasta/cereals
  • Fresh vegetables with the skin left on where possible
  • Nuts, seeds, beans and lentils

Glycaemic Index (GI)

GI is all about how quickly your blood sugar rises and falls after you eat.

Quick = Short term energy (white bread/pasta/rice, fizzy drinks, energy drinks,sweets, crisps, fruit juice)

Slow = Long term energy (Wholemeal bread/rice/pasta, vegetables, nuts, seeds, beans, lentils, dried fruit, wholegrain crackers)

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In the graph, you can see that a high GI food makes the blood sugar rise and fall quickly, leading to drops in energy levels throughout the day. Low GI foods keep the energy levels more stable.


Healthy Digestion

Feeling uncomfortable, bloated or a bit below par digestively is a common issue, and one that is rarely noticed or reported for fear of embarrassment. But nevertheless it can throw you off your game, here are some easy ways to improve the situation:

Reduce Bloating
There are some foods that have been shown to reduce bloating, and the good news is that lots of them have been added to herbal teas to provide an easy method of consumption. They are:

  • Aniseed
  • Basil
  • Caraway
  • Fennel
  • Mint
  • Papaya

Pre and Probiotic
Some foods (probiotics) contain live ‘good’ bacteria that support your gut function, others (prebiotics) contain a special type of carbohydrate that feed the good bacteria that are in your stomach and improve digestion. Some good options are:

  • Sweet potato – Prebiotic
  • Parsnip – Prebiotic
  • Jerusalem artichoke – Prebiotic
  • Chicory – Prebiotic
  • Live yoghurt – Probiotic

Fibre
Fibre is the cornerstone of good digestion, it comes in two forms but both are important for good digestive health. Increase fibre by eating:

  • Wholegrain foods
  • Lentils, beans and other legumes
  • Nuts and Seeds
  • Vegetables
  • And leaving the skin on whenever you can

Hydration
Beginning to notice a pattern here? Good hydration is at the centre of so many essential processes. Having plenty of water is an essential part of any healthy routine.


The Skeleton

The number one reason for people to take time off are musculoskeletal issues like lower back pain. There are some simple practices that you can adopt to prevent this issue for becoming a bigger problem later on. They are:

Practising Good Posture
Good posture is a combination of knowing and practising. The key elements of good posture are as follows, but you have to practice them! Check your posture every 10-20 minutes and correct it if you have slouched.

  • Feet facing forwards, legs straight
  • Engaged legs, a little bit of tension in the upper legs
  • A natural curve in the lower back, and straight upper back
  • A slight forward tilt to the pelvis, pushing lower back backwards and bringing thighs forwards.
  • Shoulders back and relaxed
  • Chin gently tucked in towards the neck, with neck straightened

Correct Equipment
Having the basic equipment to support your body whilst you work can significantly reduce the amount of pressure on your spine and the amount of problems you experience, the 4 most important are:

  • A supportive chair that allows the natural arch in your lower back, and ideally has head and neck support
  • A computer screen that is at eye level so that you don’t have to strain your neck to type
  • A screen that is far enough from your face that your eyes do not feel strained from looking at it
  • Space to get up and stretch regularly throughout your day

Movement
Being able to get up from your desk and move around regularly will help your muscles to relax and allow you to correct your posture. You could try:

  • Getting up and moving every 20 minutes
  • Making the effort to make your own tea or coffee so that you have to leave your desk
  • Conducting walking meetings so that everyone is able to move and stretch
  • Simply going for a 2 minute walk around the office on a regular basis

Concentration

Being able to focus and concentrate on the task at hand can be a key driver of performance. A loss in concentration, or the ability to concentrate can really affect productivity, particularly in the afternoons. Here are some simple things that can help:

Hydration
Perhaps the biggest reason for a drop in focus and concentration is dehydration, just 2% dehydration can lead to a drop in mental performance, and you won’t feel thirsty until you are well beyond that. Keeping a bottle of water on your desk and re-filling it regularly takes this out of the equation.

Regular Screen Breaks
Staring at a lit screen for long periods of time is draining on the eyes and the brain. There is no point being in front of the screen if you can’t focus on what you doing on it. You should:

  • Get up and move away from your screen at least every 20 minutes
  • Take 5 minutes away from the screen to rest your eyes every hour. Do some other small task

A Steady Energy Supply
Maintaining consistent energy levels is very important when it comes to keeping yourself focused and able to concentrate. Quick fixes will have us peaking and crashing throughout the day, which is a recipe for disaster. To maintain a consistent supply of energy we should:

  • Eat meals based on low GI carbs
  • Opt for healthy snacks that release their energy slowly
  • Try not to go to long between meals, even if they are small

A Quiet and Peaceful Environment or Some Gentle Music
There is always the odd person who thrives in a bustling environment, and who can tune out the sounds around them, but most people need a peaceful environment to be able to concentrate fully. It’s part of creating the right environment for productivity and mutual respect. We can:

  • Remove unnecessary distractions
  • Keep general noise to a minimum
  • Listen to a playlist of calming music
  • Agree to disturb one another only when strictly necessary
  • Communicate online before asking someone a question in person to make sure they are not busy

Rest, Relaxation and Recovery

The recovery is just as important as the performance. Without fully recovering, you cannot expect to repeat a great performance. The opportunity to rest, and recover should be just as important as the imperative to perform. We can provide these opportunities by:

Getting good sleep
Good sleep is the foundation of good recovery. It’s when our brains work out problems, and when our bodies repair and reset. Some simple ways to improve sleep are:

Time to Calm Down
After periods of intense activity it is important to find time to be calm and relax to relieve tension and stress so that they are not carried over into the next day and beyond. Stress is growing problem in the UK and accounts for lots of time off and lost productivity. Here are a few things that can help:

  • Allocating 20-30 minutes to sit quietly, perhaps with a book or a drink and calm down after work
  • Practicing yoga
  • Learning to meditate, even for 10 minutes a day
  • Find or build a calming playlist that you can listen to when you’re feeling stressed

Good Quality Protein
Protein helps our bodies to repair themselves and build new cells. Our ability to recover quickly depends on eating sources of good quality protein. Here are some of the best sources:

  • Oily Fish
  • Eggs
  • Lentils and beans
  • Quorn, tofu and other soy products
  • Lean meats
  • Milk and other dairy products

A Colourful Diet
The vitamins and minerals in fruit, vegetables and wholegrains, especially antioxidants, contribute to our ability to fight off environmental stressors and recover effectively. Focus on:

  • Dark Greens
  • Blues and Purples
  • Reds

Low GI Foods
A steady supply of energy is also important for rest and recovery, and stable energy providers like low GI foods are a great choice.


Positivity and Optimism

Feeling good about what you’re doing and what you’re going to do are really important when it comes to performing at your best. It’s an important part of maintaining motivation and feeing empowered to achieve your best work. Here are some things that can help people to feel more positive and optimistic at work.

Focusing on Solutions
It’s easy to find problems, no process is perfect and nobody is perfect. Thinking about some possible solutions or committing to working on one rather than simply pointing out a problem is a much more constructive way to work, it keeps everyone feeling positive.

Practice not Perfection
In the same vain, chasing perfection is draining and exhausting. It’s unlikely that it’ll ever be achieved, but that doesn’t mean you can’t achieve something you can be proud of. Create a culture of practice and improvement rather than chasing perfection and people are able to feel more optimistic even in the face of adversity.

Good Posture
It might sound like it has come a bit out of left field, but having a good posture and keeping your head up can make a difference to how positive and empowered you feel. Practising good posture, keeping your head up and back straight could provide that little boost of confidence that is required at a difficult time.

Flexible Working and Rewards
It goes without saying that people respond to different motivators. Knowing what works for your team is very important when it comes to getting the most from them. Here are some of the areas where it might be valuable to focus:

  • Notice effort and success equally. Success is often the product of persistence in the face of repeated failure, so it’s the effort that counts in the end.
  • Provide thoughtful rewards or allow someone to choose their own
  • Be flexible and allow for individual working styles. People work better in different environments, and being accommodating as far as possible can provide great benefits in productivity.
  • Show you care, take every opportunity to support people in their lives, both in and out of work

If you have any questions for Peter, you can get in touch with him by emailing peter@nudjed.com

If you’d like to know more about Nudjed, you can visit www.nudjed.com

Nudjed's Second HR Round Table

On February 23rd, we held the second in a new series of events – Nudjed HR Round Tables. These events are an opportunity for HR professionals to get together and share ideas and experiences around various aspects of health in the workplace.


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Our speaker was Georgina Jones (more about her here), and the topic was Presenteeism – the practice of coming to work while ill, and so working at a reduced capacity. Georgina took the guests through an explanation of the issues surrounding presenteeism, and how to ensure that your team are as engaged and happy as possible.

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Following the keynote speech, there was a chance for the guests to discuss their own experiences in this area and best practice with other HR professionals.

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Even though we had snow falling all day we were pleased to see our guests make it through the weather to join us! We had some great feedback, we’re looking forward to the next one!

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We’d like to offer huge thanks to:

  • Georgina Jones, our fantastic guest speaker
  • Gavin Smith, photographer extraordinaire
  • The Life Sciences Hub Wales team, for kindly facilitating our events.
  • And all of our guests –  thanks for making it through the snow and making it a successful event!

Nudjed HR Round Tables will be a regular event run once or twice a month. If you or someone from your organisation would like to attend a future event, please contact becky@nudjed.com to register your interest. Alternatively, you can join our mailing list to get the latest Nudjed news, events and health advice straight to your inbox!

Cardiff UX Hack Club: Hacking Signup

On January 28th, Nudjed organised the first of a new series of events – the Cardiff UX Hack Club. Designers and developers got together at the Life Sciences Hub, Cardiff Bay, to share ideas and hack solutions to this month’s problem – designing a good signup process.


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The keynote speaker for the inaugural Hack Club was Wil Grace, a User Experience Designer with over 10 years of London agency experience. You can read more about him here.

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Wil gave a talk on the process of defining, designing, building and iterating on his startup Trail – how it differed from agencies, where it could be improved, and where certain UX principles transcend all context. Keep your eyes peeled for an online version of the presentation coming soon!


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Nudjed’s UX Developer Rich explains the UX Hack process:

Sign up is broken. Too much information is associated to your email address. Passwords are insecure and difficult to remember at best. We at the UX Hack Club wanted to explore the problem that is sign up and develop some sky’s-the-limit solutions to this every day problem. Splitting into three groups we set about developing some concepts…


1. Tinder meets Candy Crush password.

First up is a wonderfully bizarre, and potentially scary solution to authorising access to your account, using Spotify as an example:

First you would enter your email address as per usual. Next, the system would ask you a series of like/dislike questions. In Spotify’s case, it would be based upon your listening habits. You play Tinder with a bunch of records and artists, confirming your taste in music as you do so. Using the results of this test, the system compares it to the profile it has attached to the email address and once it’s confident you’re the right person it’ll let you at your playlists.

An additional benefit of implementing something along these lines is the learning capabilities; the system can refine its profile of you each time you successfully gain access to your account, which therefore becomes more secure as time passes.

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2. Key stroke pattern recognition.

How about just entering your email and nothing else? No additional fields to fill out, and no Tinder-esque tests to complete. Sounds great, right? Well, lets say there was a system which listened to each key stroke in order to build a profile of how you type. Attach this key stroke profile to a specific piece of data (your email address), and have something you can authorise against. As you type the email address, match the new keystroke pattern against the profile attached to the email and voila, you’re logged in.

Again, the profile can be improved and made more accurate as you use the system, making it more and more secure. The closest thing to this in the real world is Google’s Recaptcha.

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Inline Terms & Conditions.

Terms and conditions are always a pain in the butt. Almost no one reads them and almost everyone agrees to them, blindly signing up to a load of stuff over to a company they’ve never heard of until five minutes ago when it appeared at the top of Hacker News.

What if there was a way to design terms and conditions with the potential to improve transparency and user trust, and figure out which terms put users off before they blow up in your face? Well, by inlining terms and conditions, as the user goes through various parts of an application, they will have more context, be shorter in length and potentially make an awful lot more sense. An additional bonus is that particular terms become tied to certain actions and therefore conversion is directly tied to the acceptance of them.

Take Flickr as an example:

When you go to upload a photo for the first time, what if the Flickr gave you:
– a bunch of reasons to continue doing so,
– and a few pointers on ‘how to’,
– but sandwiched all that around a little note about how they can freely sell your images under particular circumstances.

You then have a choice to continue. You do? Fantastic, Flickr now knows you’ve no qualms with that set of terms, and you’re free to use that feature to your hearts content.

Or, you stop, deciding against committing to such terms. Not so great for Flickr, but still valuable. They’ll be able to see exactly which term put you off, and you’re still free to use the rest of the system. Win win.

What I like about this concept is how it promotes transparency across the application while simplifying terms and conditions down into something us humans, who don’t understand law speak, can really understand. While it may not get the best possible conversion with users, it’ll certainly promote trust and give your users what they really want.

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Cardiff UX Hack Club events are held monthly, and are open to interested designers and developers. For information on upcoming events, get in touch: rich@nudjed.com

Inside Nudjed's First HR Round Table

On January 30th, we held the first in a new series of events – Nudjed HR Round Tables. These events are an opportunity for HR professionals to get together and share ideas and experiences around various aspects of health in the workplace.


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Our speaker was Kyle Davies (more about him here), and the topic was Mental Health in the Workplace. Kyle took the guests through an explanation of how blocked emotions can lead to physical symptoms – something like work-related stress can cause problems including headaches, fatigue, unexplained pains and digestive problems.

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Following the keynote speech, there was a chance for the guests to discuss their own experiences of mental and emotional health in the workplace – how they recognised when an employee was struggling, what methods they had found to be effective, and so on.

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We had some great feedback from our guests, both on Twitter and via our feedback forms:

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“[Today’s event was] engaging, not stuffy – a great environment.”


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“I thought the discussion was really helpful, to learn from other HR colleagues.”


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We also received a couple of suggestions for improvement, which we’re taking on board and putting into practice in time for our next event!


We’d like to offer huge thanks to:

  • Kyle Davies, our fantastic guest speaker
  • Gavin Smith, photographer extraordinaire
  • The Life Sciences Hub Wales team, for facilitating our events and generally putting up with us!
  • And all of our guests – 100% attendance is practically unheard of at corporate events, so thanks for making our first ever Round Table such a success!

Nudjed HR Round Tables will be a regular event run once or twice a month. If you or someone from your organisation would like to attend a future event, please contact becky@nudjed.com to register your interest. Alternatively, you can join our mailing list to get the latest Nudjed news, events and health advice straight to your inbox!

Liveblog: Nudjed's First HR Round Table

This morning (Jan 30th), we’re hosting our very first HR Round Table, at the Life Sciences Hub in Cardiff Bay.

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Above is a livestream of tweets from the event – we’ll be tweeting key points, photos and updates, and our guests will (hopefully!) be tweeting along too!


Nudjed HR events are an opportunity for HR professionals to get together and share ideas and experiences around various aspects of health in the workplace. Today’s event is focused on mental health, and is led by guest speaker Kyle Davies – you can find out more about him here.

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Keep an eye out across our social media for the full summary of today’s event (you can find us on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn). Our monthly Round Table events are free to HR professionals, but spaces are strictly limited. If you’re interested in attending and would like more information, please get in touch: becky@nudjed.com

Nudjed Hacks the NHS!

On January 25th, we attended the 2015 NHS Hack Day. This is an annual event in which doctors, NHS staff, medical companies, health tech nerds (like us!) and developers get together to hack the NHS – putting together solutions to logistical problems faced by today’s healthcare professionals.

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The event lasted 36 hours, and attendees were put into teams to work on one of 12 projects. Warren worked alongside Jas (a doctor), Lindsey (a developer), Michael (a consultant), Gareth (a digital specialist) and Matt (director of Complex Wales) to design and build a system called ANGEL Murmuration.

Watch Warren and Matt present the finished project:

ANGEL is an acronym to describe five factors that help a clinician decide what type of care a person needs. The team developed an app with a simple numerical scale that enables a clinician to intuitively capture, visualise and share that decision in real time. If you’re interested, you can check out the ANGEL Murmuration poster here.


Here’s what John Greenaway, one of the event judges, had to say about the project:

“ANGEL Murmuration (OK, we’re getting somewhere with project names now…) was a beautifully design app with backend to quickly and intuitively score five factors on a radar/spider chart. ANGEL being the factors – Activities, Needs, Goals, Escalation, Location. This was particularly well received by the judges as it took a fairly general brief and really honed in on a specific usable solution.”

You can read his blog about the event here.


We had a lot of fun, and it was really cool to take this chance to get involved in the thriving South Wales health/tech scene.

Huge thanks to the wonderful Anne-Marie Cunningham for organising and running the event – we’ll see you next year!

Guest Speaker: Wil Grace

On 28th January at the Life Sciences Hub in Cardiff, we’re holding the first in a series of Nudjed UX Hack Clubs, a chance for designers and developers to get together to discuss processes and hack out some beautiful solutions.
We’re delighted to introduce our keynote speaker for this event, Wil Grace:

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Wil Grace is a User Experience Designer with 10 years of London agency experience. He’s recently returned to Cardiff to work on his startup, Trailsuite.com.


Wil has a particular interest in processes, and the steps from concept to validation – whether that be at agencies, in-house, or solo. He believes that a good UX process is tailored to its context. After many years at large digital agencies shaping workflows and delivering on them, Wil has had the nagging sense that things could be done better. He recently had the opportunity to do things exactly the way he wanted, with mixed results.


At the first UX Hack Club, Wil discusses the process of defining, designing, building and iterating on his startup Trail – how it differed from agencies, where it could be improved, and where certain UX principles transcend all context.


You can find more from Wil on Twitter, or via his website.


Check back after 28th January for coverage from the event. Our monthly UX Hack Club events are free to attend, but spaces are strictly limited. If you’re interested in attending and would like more information, please get in touch: warren@nudjed.com

Guest Speaker: Kyle Davies

We’re holding a series of Nudjed Round Table events specifically aimed at helping HR managers cultivate healthier workplaces.
We’re delighted to introduce one of our keynote speakers for these events, Kyle Davies:

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Kyle Davies is a Chartered psychologist, therapist, coach, consultant, speaker & author. He specializes in helping people overcome chronic health challenges, get unstuck and transform their lives.

Kyle was born and raised in Cardiff, Wales. He qualified as a Chartered Psychologist and Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society following completion of a BSc degree in Psychology, and a Master of Philosophy degree in Applied Psychology.


He practiced for 10 years as a psychologist in management consulting, and has worked on a broad range of projects including:

  • Executive Coaching
  • Outplacement Counselling
  • Organisational Change and Development
  • Research and Evaluation Studies

Kyle has a passion for helping people to realise their potential. He has training in a number of therapeutic disciplines, including CBT, hydrotherapy, and neurolinguistic programming. He uses innovative techniques in the therapeutic environment to help clients recover from depression and anxiety disorders.


Kyle has presented his work in the British Isles and abroad, and he is an international member of the American Psychological Association. He has appeared numerous times on television and radio and written articles for newspapers, journals and magazines. He has worked with hundreds of clients, helping them “recover from chronic health conditions, get unstuck, maximise their potentials and transform their lives.”


You can find more from Kyle on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+.


Check back after 30 January for coverage from the event. Our monthly Round Table events are free to HR professionals, but spaces are strictly limited. If you’re interested in attending and would like more information, please get in touch: becky@nudjed.com

Nudjed Supports National Obesity Awareness Week 2015

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What’s this all about?

This week is National Obesity Awareness Week (NOAW) – an initiative led by the National Obesity Forum to raise awareness of obesity and the support that is available to those struggling with their weight. One in four adults in the UK are now clinically obese, along with almost 25% of children leaving primary school. It is estimated that 12,000 hospital appointments are made per year for obesity-related conditions, and that obesity rates could reach 50% by 2050.

Over on noaw.org.uk, you can find diet plans, exercise tips, and ways to get involved with the campaign. The key to tackling obesity is making manageable, sustainable changes, and figuring out what works for you – everyone is different!


How can I improve my health?

We have a great range of scientific blogs full of information, advice, and suggestions for simple ways to gradually improve your health. To get you started, why not check out a few of these:

We publish new content all the time – follow us on Twitter or join our mailing list to ensure you don’t miss out!


How can Nudjed help?

At Nudjed, we know that many people simply feel like they’re too busy to be healthy. Maybe you spend too much time at your desk, and find it difficult to fit in exercise or find time to cook healthy meals. But what if your workplace was actively supporting you to become healthier?

Nudjed works with businesses to improve the health of whole offices, using a combination of technology, psychology and nutritional science. This in turn improves employee engagement, wellness, and productivity. We provide value to HR professionals through tools and analytics that allow them to track the health of their team; they can use this data to identify specific areas that their employees struggle with to focus on.

For team members:

  • The ability to access and track their health data
  • Help setting motivational goals
  • Step-by-step challenges designed by experts
  • Intelligently timed reminders (“nudjes”) delivered via SMS
  • Online support from our team of experts

For team leaders:

  • Web seminars
  • Group training sessions
  • Bespoke training and support from experts in psychology, physiology and nutrition

Check out our product video to learn more about how Nudjed works:

Nudjed – Personal Health Assistant – Product Demo – June14 from Nudjed Ltd on Vimeo.


Nudjed can make your office happier, healthier and more productive. To find out more, get in touch with our team of experts: coach@nudjed.com