With increasing awareness of the importance of health and the rising costs associated with illness, it now makes more sense than ever to develop a positive health culture within the workplace. HealthReach has developed a range of services to improve employee health and wellbeing. One of these services is the Mini-Seminar Series specifically designed for the workplace.
All Mini-Seminars are presented by qualified nutritionists and last for one hour which includes a period of about 20 minutes for questions and discussion. Participants also receive an information pack relevant to the topic. We are continuously developing new seminars, see below for some that have proved popular:
Explanation of overweight and obese. Health risks. Causes of excess fat. How to measure body fat at home. How to reduce fat. Balanced diet and physical activity.
Explanation of different food groups. Carbohydrates, Fruit & Vegetables, Dairy and Protein. Correct portion sizes using everyday examples. Keeping a food diary.
Blood Sugar imbalances. Caffeine consumption. Dietary causes of fatigue and poor concentration. Stress effects of crash dieting, fast food, skipped and rushed meals.
Explanation of National Guidelines on Physical Activity for Ireland. Overview of aerobic activity recommendations. Muscle strengthening exercises. Keeping an activity diary.
Health benefits of anti-oxidants. Health benefits of probiotics. The important vitamins and minerals for good health.
How diet can reduce risk of cardiovascular disease and stroke. The dangers of sugar and bad fats. Diet and blood pressure. The benefits of good fats. The benefits of fibre.
Healthy options when eating out or ordering take-away. Overview of high fat and low fat options. Low calorie starters, main courses and desserts.
Guideline Daily Amounts (GDA) for calories, sugar, fats and salt. Recommended Daily Allowance (RDA). Easy to follow guide to understanding the nutritional values of food.