Leading a healthy lifestyle is important for good health, yet we often fail to make sure we are doing everything we can to ensure we're feeling fit and well. Living healthily doesn't just refer to eating your five-a-day; rather, there are other major factors that all have an impact on your body's wellbeing.
Here, we look at the four key factors that play a part in leading a healthy lifestyle, and explore how using promotional merchandise can encourage your customers and staff to keep on-track and feel their very best!
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Brits Aren't Getting Enough Sleep
The majority of people function the best after having eight hours of sleep. However, a recent survey found the average Brit is only getting between 5.78 and 6.83 hours of sleep per night! The same study also found that the main reasons for not getting enough sleep include: stress, noise, health, their partner disturbing them, too much caffeine and children.
Not getting a sufficient amount of sleep can have a huge impact on one's health, including:
- Lack of focus and motivation
- Low moods
- And, you guessed it: tiredness!
If you suspect members of your workforce simply aren't getting enough sleep, all of the above side effects can have a big impact on productivity at work. Sure, with the increase in working hours and the advances in technology, it is becoming much harder to switch off at night - but as an employer, there are some ways you can help your staff to wind down and get a good (or at very least, better) night's sleep.
Gifting your workforce with these Eye Sleep Masks are a great way to relax busy eyes when it comes to shutting down for the night, with an elasticated band for maximum comfort. Print your company logo in spot colours to these black eye masks for maximum impact.
These Scented Tea Light Candle Pods are a great way to subtly help your staff unwind in the evening. Choose from the soothing scents of apple and pear, blackberry and lilac, winter apple, peach and orange, winter spices and vanilla - our personal favourite!
Keeping Hydrated Is Key
Did you know that the body is made up of approximately 60% water? We constantly lose water from our body, so it's important to drink adequate amounts of water to keep hydrated - eight 8-ounce glasses per day, in fact. Although two litres per day is the recommended amount of water intake by health authorities, some health gurus believe you should sip water constantly throughout the day (even when you don't feel thirsty).
Ever wondered why you're feeling low in energy and slow to think? It could be because you're not staying hydrated. In fact, water intake can have some big health benefits including helping with the likes of constipation, kidney stones and acne.
Our Time to Drink Water Bottles are the perfect promotional product for reminding your customers to drink enough water each day, whilst promoting your brand with every sip!
Plastic pollution is ever on the rise and we should all be doing our bit to help reduce the impact, and by providing reusable water bottles to your clients and workforce you can sleep easy knowing you are one of many trying to reduce the amount of single-use plastic waste.
Did you know that in the UK 7.7 billion plastic bottles are used each year? If just one-in-10 Brits refilled a bottle just once a week, we would save around 340 million plastic bottles every year. Refill (City to Sea's award-winning campaign) works by connecting people who are looking for water while out-and-about with thousands of local business', transport hubs, and public spaces using a free app. In fact, there are over 12,000 Refill Stations on the app in the UK alone, including train stations, airports and high street chains such as Starbucks, Costa and Greggs to just name a few.
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To help reduce plastic pollution, our personalised Any Name Sports Bottles are the perfect gift! Not to mention, they're rather fitting with that a certain reality TV series that's recently started up again... 🏝
30 Minutes Of Exercise A Day Keeps The Doctor Away
Exercise is great not just for your body but your mind, giving you the opportunity to release stress and leave you feeling much more relaxed. A recent study released that just one-in-12 Britons are doing at least 30 minutes of exercise every day, and 27% of Brits aren't managing a single 30-minute exercise session a week!
The NHS recommends two-and-a-half hours of moderate-intensity exercise a week; or, if you're more the vigorous-intensity exercise person, then at least one-and-a-quarter hour of this activity. Whether you like running, boxing, yoga, or anything else it's important to make sure you get at least the recommended amount in.
With the popularity of smartwatches and Fitbits, our Activity Tracker Watches are sure to impress your clients and staff. As well as displaying the time, these logo-printed fitness trackers also measure burned calories, steps taken, distance travelled and sleep activity - and don't forget, every step counts towards your brand's exposure!
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If you know some of your staff cycle to and from work, why not show that you care about their safety with these Silicone Bike Lights. Printed with your company message, they're a sure way to shine a light on your branding.
Keep Calm And Destress
Shockingly, 74% of the UK felt overwhelmed or unable to cope at some point during 2018. Feeling stressed can have a huge impact on one's health. For example, a recent study found that 46% of those quizzed reported they ate too much (or unhealthily) due to stress, 29% said they started drinking or increased their drinking and 16% revealed they started smoking or increased their smoking.
If your workforce is stressed, it can have a massive and detrimental impact on your business. In the UK, 12.8 million working days are lost due to work-related stress, depression or anxiety.
Stress balls are a proven way of relieving the feelings of stress and anxiety, and our Express Full Colour Stress Balls tick all the boxes! Print your company logo in stunning full colour to these PU balls and your brand will be noticed with every squeeze. Need branded stress balls in a hurry? Look no further, these can be with you from 72 hours.
These personalised colouring books are also ideal for calming therapy and stress relief. With the front cover printed with your company's full-colour artwork, your customers' will remember your business for this thoughtful gift. (And why not complete the gift with a set of promotional colouring pencils?)
In order to lead the healthiest lifestyle, it's imperative to make sure you are fulfilling these four key contributing factors. Take a look through our full range of branded health and fitness giveaways to help encourage your customers and staff to stay healthy.
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