posted on January 16, 2017 08:30
Did you know today
is labelled ‘Blue Monday’ as it is supposed to be the most depressing day of
the year. Supposedly caused by the following factors:
(yes it is definitely wet and grey here)
length of time since Christmas
Year’s resolutions failure
All in all
makes for a thoroughly miserable sounding day! But a few simple steps will turn
today into a Happy Monday!
exercising – whichever form of exercise takes your fancy whether it be a fun
new dance class, a relaxing pilates session or even following a work out on you
tube, making the effort to get some form of exercise keeps body and mind happy
and healthy releasing the happy hormone serotonin.
enhancing foods – make sure you’re consuming plenty of Omega-3s, low levels of
Omega-3 are believed to contribute to low moods, Omega-3 is found in oily fish,
walnuts, spinach and kale. Vitamin D is
often lacking in these darker months so give your vitamin D supplies a boost by
increasing your intake of dairy, eggs and fish.
plans – whether it be plans for this year’s holiday or a simple get together
with friends having something to look forward to lifts your mood
a friend for a catch up reminiscing with a good friend or just getting up to
date on their news is sure to lift your spirits.
Health Cash Plans
concerns are adding to your worries vow to do something about it. Orchard Healthcare’s health cash plan enables
you to take control of your health:
Healthcare members can opt for a health screening – a great way to get a health
MOT and talk through any concerns with a medical professional. We are currently offering Well Man and Well
Woman clinics at a subsidised rate, meaning that the screening will only cost
Use your healthcare plan – if you’re in our gold scheme why not opt to use your ‘complimentary therapies’ benefit for a relaxing massage after all you deserve a little ‘me
Acupuncture can improve physical, mental, and
emotional health and overall well-being by
releasing tension and
stress. All members of Orchard
Healthcare are able to claim back 50% of the cost of acupuncture. With treatment typically costing £40, £20 can
be reclaimed via your health cash plan.
For more information on Orchard Healthcare’s health cash
plan call us on 01905 729090.