Children and adults alike love Halloween; dressing up, going out trick-or-treating and receiving an endless amount of Halloween candy.
Although the holiday comes with certain risks that you should be aware of and no, we are not talking about goblins or ghouls as health and safety risks pose an even scarier threat! Many of the hazards associated with Halloween can be avoided, ensuring a safe and Happy Halloween for everyone.
We share some of the risks involved with Halloween that can easily be forgotten about due to the excitement of dressing up and having fun at this time of the year. There is no reason why you cannot have fun whilst also being mindful of the fact that health and safety is paramount.
10th October is World Mental Health Day and this year marks the 25-year anniversary, the World Federation for Mental Health founded the awareness day in 1992. For 25 years, the aim of the day has been to raise awareness of mental health issues that can affect anyone at any time.
This year’s theme is ‘workplace wellbeing’ and given how much time the average person spends at work, it is important for our physical and mental health to find a healthy and rewarding environment.
So, whether you are an individual looking to boost your own wellbeing or an employer that wishes to support your staff, we share a few ways that you can get involved.
This month is National Cholesterol Month, which is a campaign that aims to raise awareness of the dangers of high cholesterol. The month-long campaign includes various fundraising activities that will take place throughout October to raise money for Heart UK, a charity that aims to prevent premature deaths caused by high cholesterol and cardiovascular disease.
By raising funds, we are allowing them to continue with providing life-saving work and guidance to the public and other industries where cholesterol is concerned.
The sparkle of Strictly Come Dancing has once again returned to our screens along with an array of shimmies and side steps.
Every move may have been perfected on the opening night, however, behind the scenes has proven to be a bit more chaotic with several injuries already reported.
With foot injuries, aches and pains being the most common as a result of training sessions, Charlotte Hawkins also suffered a painful neck injury ahead of the first show. Such injuries can be treated using PRICE therapy for two to three days. It is important to take care when treating dance injuries in order to control the inflammation and pain immediately, leading to a more swift recovery.