The human necessity for touch: are you touch deprived?

The human necessity for touch: Are you touch deprived?

We have all felt the effects that COVID-19 has had upon our capacity to touch; with social distancing, quarantine and isolation from family and friends limiting our physical interactions. If we add the fact that many people are now working remotely, it’s understandable why so many of us are feeling starved of touch. So, why is it vital that we look to change this?

Davina McCall image showing 1 in 10 women quit their job due to their menopause

#MakeMenopauseMatter in your Workplace

1 in 10 women feel they have no option but to leave their job due to the impact of their menopause! When we consider that women over the age of 50 are the fastest growing segment within the workforce, and the average age for the menopause transition is 51, it’s clear that it is vital that we do not ignore the impact of menopause upon the personal and professional lives of our employees.

Breakfast with Boots and Ali Bell

Lockdown exercise is about more than just building a home gym

Why is it so much harder to exercise as we grow into adults? According to Ali, it all comes back to us forgetting what it is we actually enjoy.
As we get older, we lose the child-like energy we used to have around exercise and sports and that – aside from the general busy-ness of life – is because we start ‘shoulding’ on ourselves.
Here, Ali and Rebecca talk you through how you can start to enjoy exercise again, and boost your mental health along with it.

What will it take for you to change?

Every single minute of the day you have a choice. You can choose what to eat, what to say and how to treat people. But most importantly, you can choose how to respond when things don’t go your way. You are in control of how you respond when life tests your patience, your courage and your resolve.