MORE LIFE – LESS STRESS!

I was delighted to answer the call from Express Medicals Limited looking for specialist input as part of ‘Stress Awareness Week’. One of their clients, Dragados, had asked for a speaker to help everyone understand the subject of stress, what it does and how to tackle it.

It was an early start at Bank underground station: the talks started at 7.30am. Their questions and interaction were fascinating – here I’m revisiting some of the key points I made, so that you can read what I covered too.

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The fun of walking

When we think of exercise we think of sports, the typical but structured process of a regular routine. Either where we join other people or work out in the gym on our own. This requires a lot of effort and often doesn’t suit us all.

Instead, think of a simple process: moving more often!

Many of us are far more sedentary than is good for us. If going to a gym or organised sport feels too much of a commitment, aim for something simpler!

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The deadly sound of silence

Mike Stallard, non-executive director at Express Medicals tells the story of his health incident as a warning to others.

I was very lucky in more ways. When the chance to retire came in my mid-50s, I grabbed the opportunity. I had longed to move to France, so a dream came true. So here I was, having a relaxing meal with friends in a French restaurant and thinking how lucky I was.

There’s that word again – lucky.

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Drugs and alcohol: How safe do you feel?

At Express Medicals, we believe in prevention, rather than cure.

When it comes to threats to our safety, what comes to mind? Is it natural disasters, terror, crossing the road?

We often fail to consider what’s on our doorstep as we go on with our daily lives and work routine.

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Healthy Heart – lower your risks of heart disease

 

When it comes to heart health, many people don’t realize the fact that they can significantly reduce their risk of cardiovascular problems very easily. This only includes making a few minor changes in their lives.

Heart disease is the #1 cause of death in men and women, greater than the next five causes of death combined!

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Accessing Your Files

We always value what our customers think.

Due to recent feedback regarding our previous e-mail on how we send files, please find clearer information below.

Express Medicals changed the way our customers access their files. This has been done to ensure only approved personnel can access your company’s confidential information.

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Not Just Dust

The railway industry is becoming increasingly aware of the dangers caused by dust in ballast. This dust contains dangerous silica particles. It’s a threat to the health of your workers. Moreover, it has been linked to the danger of asbestos and therefore employers have reacted responsibly to avert a long-term health catastrophe.

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New January Weekend Opening

Express Medicals’ London clinic will be open on the 13 and 27 January (9am-1pm for medical assessments and drug and alcohol testing), making it even easier for you to fit in appointments round your work hours.

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Know Your Numbers

Express Medicals encourages exhibition visitors to take health MOT to “Know Their Numbers”

Our nursing and sales staff will be out in force at this year’s CIPD annual conference and exhibition in Manchester on November 8 and 9, 2017. We want people to “Know Your Numbers”.

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Roadside Breathalyser

This month marks the 50th anniversary of the first roadside use of the Breathalyser.

Express Medicals’ scientific adviser, Dr Simon Davis BSC PhD explores the history of this ground-breaking technology that’s trusted by the courts.

 50 years of alcohol breathalysers – an occupational health revolution

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