All posts tagged: mental

Addressing the irresponsible swell of wellbeing as a profit centre

Via Daily prompt –  Heard Georgina, is the founder of A fat lot of good. She lives with her three children. Each week, she writes about the sense—and nonsense—of life. The challenge of mental health and wellbeing is a significant longstanding debate and with it a marketeers profit dream, a topic and sector to be founded with deep ethic and values. With Teresa May announcing in January that the UK Government would do more to help schools and employees ‘deal’ with the hidden injustice of mental illness and need to do more to support ‘mental wellbeing’, it thus leaves the door open to deep abuse in a climate of profit over a moral compass. If you are looking to transform your health and workforce this year who better to take inspiration from than a ‘people powered tank’; The new economics foundation (NEF). Rooted in real lives, workplaces and communities and commissioned by the UKs government foresight project in 2008, reporting the most insightful and important drivers of mental capital and wellbeing. With the concept of …

The fluid stuff

Georgina, is the founder of A fat lot of good. She lives with her three children. Each week, she writes about the sense—and nonsense—of life. Water is essential for life. Each of us is made up of around two thirds water and if we don’t replenishes our supplies we would survive for no more than a few days. We NEED water to get rid of waste products from the body and to replace losses from breathing and through sweat. If we don’t replace the lost water we are in danger of overheating. Water is obtained from drinks and from the water content of foods. What happens if I don’t drink enough? A lot of people don’t even realise they are dehydrated, because they have become so used to feeling below their best. Dehydration can leave you “feeling tired, constipated, nauseous and can result in often headaches” How do I know if I am dehydrated? A good way of knowing if you are drinking enough is by the colour of your urine. If its pale and straw …