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We will bring you up to the minute educational and informative articles and blog posts to inspire you about healthy eating and help you be energised, fit, healthy and productive both in your working and personal life.

  • 22.03.2018

    The Impact Your Favourite Snacks Have On Your Body

    We all have our favourite snacks that we know aren't the greatest for our health. However, would you think differently about them if you knew the direct effect they had on your body? More
  • 21.03.2018

    Vitamins Part 1 - Why They Are Important and What They Are In

    A full range of vitamins are essential for health and wellbeing. This means that we should be eating a varied and well-rounded diet each day. Take a look at our first installment of health boosting vitamins and which foods you can find them in. More
  • 20.03.2018

    Recipe Of The Week - Pickled Tuna Salad

    This dish makes for a quick and easy lunch that'll keep you fuelled up and without cravings until the next meal time comes along. If you are trying to lose weight, then we suggest that you don't include the black-eye beans within your dish and instead include some green veg, such as mangetout or cucumber. More
  • 15.03.2018

    Weight Loss and Exercise More Effective Than Drugs For Type 2 Diabetes

    A recent study was conducted of type 2 diabetes patients whereby half took part in a 16-week healthy lifestyle course, and the remaining half did not. Those who completed the course were found to have healthier blood sugar levels, no need to increase their diabetic medication and were found to lose a significant amount more weight over the following 3 years than those who didn’t partake. More
  • 14.03.2018

    Fact File - Foods To Avoid Yo-Yo Dieting

    67% of men and 57% of women in the UK are overweight or obese. An estimated 54% are currently trying to shed pounds, but our efforts don't stick. More
  • 13.03.2018

    Recipe Of The Week - Marinated Tofu

    Marinated tofu is brilliant at taking on the flavours of the marinade. Tofu itself is fairly tasteless but once it has soaked up these ingredients it is transformed. This is a great dish for lunch as it is so fast and easy, perfect for a main meal in the evening and one the whole family can enjoy. More
  • 08.03.2018

    Nutrition and Hydration Week 12-18 March

    Nutrition and Hydration Week aims to highlight improvements in the provision of nutrition and hydration locally, nationally and globally. More
  • 07.03.2018

    Re-evaluating Your Caffeine Intake

    March is National Caffeine Awareness Month. The vast majority of us consume caffeine on a daily basis, usually from tea and coffee, but also from energy drinks and soft drinks. More
  • 06.03.2018

    Recipe Of The Week - Chilli and Lime Squid with Courgette 'Noodles'

    Ideal summer recipe for when the sun is shining and you want something that takes minutes, is light and delicious. The squid or tofu provides the low fat protein and the kick comes from the chilli. More
  • 01.03.2018

    Foods To Eat In March

    Food shopping is a time consuming task, and not knowing what to buy when you get there can be overwhelming and ultimately expensive. However, purchasing seasonal foods is a healthy and cost effective way to approach food shopping. Grocery stores tend to stock up on seasonal items because they are plentiful, making them less expensive for you. More

How The Healthy Employee meets the NICE Guidelines

The Healthy Employee supports the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence guidelines.


National Institute of Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) 2006.

  1. The Healthy Employee is a registered NICE stakeholder for 'Workplace Policy and Management Practises to Improve the Health of Employees' - the guidelines for this are due to be available in 2015. As a stakeholder it is our job to feed relevant information and recommendations into the process.
  2. Clinical Guidance 43 - Obesity
  3. Clinical Guidance 6 - Behaviour Change
  4. Public Health Guidance 2 - Four Commonly Used Methods to Increase Physical Activity
  5. Public Health Guidance 13 - Promoting Physical Activity in the Workplace
  6. Public Health Guidance 25 - Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease
  7. Public Health Guidance 35 - Preventing Type 2 Diabetes
  8. Public Health Guidance 41 - Walking and Cycling


Businesses we support and work with closely

Why SMQ? Why Health Insurance?

NHS resources are under strain like never before as it cuts spending by £20 billion by 2015¹, waiting times for consultations & treatment are rising fast. As PMI costs continue to increase companies are looking for a different and affordable ways of providing fast access to treatment. SMQ specialises in Health insurance & is currently helping over 1000 companies to find the best value cover for their needs. Our service is FREE (we are remunerated by the insurance industry). Please call/email our friendly helpful team and see how we can reduce your costs or set up a cost effective policy for your staff from as little as £1/week.


First Class Training and Development

First Class is a Warwickshire based learning and development company which is trusted to design and facilitate learning to maximise individual potential and business results. Since establishment in 1998, the business has built a reputation for high quality customised learning interventions that are fresh, up-to-date and memorable. It enjoys a growing client base of repeat customers with over 75% of it business coming from recommendations. Key areas of support:

Supervisory and Management Development │ Personal and Team Development/Building │ Project Management │ Customer Service│ Employment Law │ Health and Safety │ Human Resources Reducing Absence│ Train the Trainer │ Coaching

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