Sometimes the smallest steps can have the biggest impact. Often when we try to change our health and wellbeing for the better we decide to take drastic action and make huge lifestyle changes that often are too hard, too big or unrealistic to sustain.
Whilst the world is celebrating love today, we wanted to highlight how important it is to take care of our hearts, and not just in the romantic sense.It is vital that we understand how to keep them healthy so we can reduce the risk of heart disease – did you know that is the second most preventable cause of death in the UK?
How has January gone for you? Did you make resolutions, and more importantly did you stick to them? When it comes to our health, slow and steady is always best, quick fixes and unrealistic changes and goals very rarely work in the longterm.
Whilst most people are getting in the Christmas spirit, there are some who take this time of year as an opportunity to steal, con or worse.
Whilst it is important that everyone has a fabulous festive season, and lots of fun with family and friends, it is also important to be aware of the increased dangers around at this time of year, and to take precautions to protect you, your family and your valuables.
As the Training Manager at ICM I often get asked how do you make first aid training transferable, so that when people leave the training room, they not only remember vital information and skills, but they have the confidence to put what they learnt into practice in real life.
If you are heading to a festival this summer, make sure you take the steps to plan and prepare before you head off, tent on back and glow sticks in hand, so that you, your mates and your things are kept safe at all times. Fun is the goal, however safety should always be at the top of your priorities.
If you are taking on a fun run this summer, then firstly, congratulations – what a great thing you are doing for yourself, and of course for the charity or organisation you are supporting. Now, whilst it is good to challenge yourself, you certainly don’t want to cause yourself any pain or injury. So here are some tips for training for your event.
Most people will of course know the number 999 – it’s the number we know to call when there is an emergency – whether we need to reach the police, ambulance or fire service. When it comes to medical advice and response, do we really need 999? Do you know what the numbers 111, 112 and 101 are for, and more importantly when to call them?