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HR Tips & HR Advice on Planning your Employee Wellness Programme + Useful Employee Health and Wellbeing Content to Share with your Staff.

Making Sense of Food Labels

These days, many of us are bombarded with advice both online and off as to what constitutes a good diet, but this advice can sometimes be conflicting, confusing and contradictory. That’s why it’s so important to make sure you take advice from a reputable source. If...

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It’s Spring Cleaning Time!

Spring is in the air, and yes, while we know it’s probably going to rain again in the next few days, now would be the perfect opportunity to take part in some ‘Spring cleaning’ (before the real one comes round!). ‘But why on earth would I want to Spring clean?’ we...

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Why Exercising Outside Beats the Blues

The temperature is rising and there’s definitely a hint of Spring in the air - there’s no perfect time to get outside and get your blood pumping. You don’t need us to keep telling you why exercise is important for your physical, mental and emotional health, but we do...

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Eat Healthily and Fight Depression

We’ve known for years that a good, balanced diet is important for overall health, but it’s only recently that scientists and nutritionists have realised the impact that a ‘good’ diet has on mental health. In fact, studies have shown that diets high in processed foods...

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How to Eat Healthily on a Budget

Wellness Crew affiliated Nutritional Therapist Heather Leeson, was on a recent episode of Weekend:am, where she shared some great tips on how to eat healthily on a budget. With everyone feeling the post Christmas pinch and trying to kick start healthy eating, it is...

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Supporting Financial Wellness into the Future – Pensions

The mindset of a workforce can have a huge impact on the levels of productivity, efficiency, and quality. All of these are bad for the overall health of the company and its bottom line. Financial worries are amongst the top reasons for employee stress. Helping them to...

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Emotional Resilience over Christmas

Half price sales in the shops, terrible Christmas jumpers on display everywhere you go and the same ten Christmas songs played every day on loop on the radio: Christmas is most definitely upon us. So many people love Christmas and thrive on the chaos, while others...

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Financial Stress – Take Back Control

The recession of 2011 affected many people in Ireland, and that’s when we started working with people in mortgage distress here at New Beginning. Mortgage distress is where people have fallen behind on their mortgage repayments and their house is under threat. This...

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Fill Yourself Up with Gratitude in ONE Minute!

Sounds easy enough but how many of us are truly grateful for what we have, and how many of us struggle with negative thought processes? Probably more than you think as according to studies, a majority of us have over forty thousand thoughts per day and most of these...

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How To Stay on Track With Your Eating Over the Festive Season

See our very own Nutritional Therapist Heather Leeson, on a recent episode of Weekend:am, with some tips of how to stay on track with your eating over the festive season. How to enjoy the time, but not feel completely ruined come January! With people on average...

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Stay Fighting Fit This Winter!

Winter is nearly upon us and all this cold weather and darker evenings has most of us thinking about our winter wardrobe, cosy nights in and even preparing for Christmas. One thing we could all live without is coming down with a cold or flu which makes sticking to our...

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What is ‘Financial Wellness’?

Financial Stress Is something that many people have gone through and this is what sets it apart from other stresses. At the Wellness Crew, we meet people from all walks of life who are dealing with a range of stresses from bereavement to health issues, but the one...

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When you take the leap into ‘striving’ by Lisa Burke

We talked in our previous blog about the differences in merely surviving life, or thriving in it. I can talk about this perspective from personal experience, as I too was somebody who was merely surviving. I was somebody who used to hide; I felt that by hiding myself,...

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Thrive or Survive?

Do you look at positive, ‘happy’ people and wonder how they do it? Do you look at their joy, their zest for life and want some of it? Do you want to wake up in the morning and bounce out of bed, ready to face the day ahead? If the answer to any of these questions is...

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10 Easy Ways to Tackle Your Smartphone Over-use

10 Easy Ways to Tackle Your Smart Phone Over-use  Ciara Wright, Director & Food Crew, The Wellness Crew  How often do you look at your smartphone every day? If you’re like most people then the answer is probably a lot, or if we’re being truly honest with...

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GOLD for the O’Donovan brothers! Go on, give rowing a go!

We are super proud of the awesome twosome; gold medal for Gary and Paul O'Donovan at the World Rowing Championships! Are you inspired? Perhaps you could try your hand at a bit of rowing?  The Wellness Crew might just be able to sort that out…   Looking for something...

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5 Ways to Beat ‘Back to School’ Stress this September

After more relaxed routines over the summer, many people dread the onset of the commitments and stresses that September represents. 'Back to school' means homework, lunch boxes, school runs and additional costs.  This September, instead of tuning in to...

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5 Ways to Manage Scary ‘Back to School’ Costs

Your financial wellness can take a serious hit in September when it's time for the kids to go back to school. Indeed, the 2018/19 school year will see primary education costs reach all-time highs. A recent survey by Zurich Life shines a light on the real...

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