What is Ecotherapy?

Ecotherapy is the name given to a wide range of treatment programmes which aim to improve your mental and physical well-being through doing outdoor activities in nature. Connecting with nature in this way can have lots of positive health benefits. Ecotherapy, also known as nature therapy or green therapy, is the applied practice of the… Read More

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Does Resilience-based Training have any specific benefit to the Health & Well-being of UK Military Recruits?

Research Paper Title Resilience-based intervention for UK military recruits: a randomised controlled trial. Background The researchers evaluated a military resilience intervention which aimed to help UK military recruits to manage their personal health and well-being more effectively. Methods Trainers within six pre-existing training teams were randomly allocated by team to deliver a resilience-based intervention (SPEAR)… Read More

Great Ways of Keeping Your Employees Healthy

According to a study involving American businesses, unhealthy workers cause a US$ 153-billion loss for employers every year. Your employees’ health affects the efficiency and output of your business. Their health should not be exclusively regarded as a personal matter, but also as an organisational concern. Read More

Your Weight Doesn’t Determine Good Health

You cannot predict someone’s health just by looking at them. Many thin people are not as healthy or as strong as someone heavier. As measured by body mass index (BMI), some people are overweight, despite being extremely active and otherwise healthy. For example, I am 5′ 7”, just under 13 stone, and have a BMI… Read More

Boot Camps are for Seniors, Too!

If you are in your 60’s and you are getting less exercise than your doctor recommends, you certainly aren’t alone. According to the US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), around 31 million adults aged 50 or older are inactive, which increases their risk for everything from heart disease to osteoporosis. Seniors who do… Read More

Do Extra Hours Lead to Higher Productivity?

The simple answer is no. Extra hours do not lead to higher productivity. An analysis of figures from the OECD, a club of mostly rich countries, in 2013 found a negative correlation between GDP per hour and the number of hours worked across member countries. Causation is unclear, it may be that workers in richer… Read More

Military Veterans in the Criminal Justice System

Research Paper Title Offending behaviour, health and wellbeing of military veterans in the criminal justice system. Background A small but significant proportion of military veterans become involved in the criminal justice system (CJS) after leaving service. Liaison and Diversion (L&D) services aim to identify vulnerable offenders in order to provide them with the health/welfare support… Read More