Inspire Autumn 2020
The latest health and wellbeing news from Towergate Health & Protection
Welcome to the latest edition of Inspire, our quarterly newsletter, designed to keep you informed about the issues that could be relevant to your business.
With the evenings starting to get darker earlier, and the temperatures dropping, this edition looks at how to stay healthy during the winter months.
You can also read about the importance of keeping up your healthy lockdown habits, and why the general insurance market is proving more challenging for businesses.
Many people will have had routine appointments cancelled or delayed as a result of Covid-19. Now that dentists are open, private hospitals are open to patients and things are getting back to normal it’s important to get back in the appointment books.
As an employer, there is a lot you can do to help your people stay healthy and well, by supporting them to attend appointments, and reminding them of the health care benefits they have access to.
With winter on the horizon and the traditional increase in colds, flu bugs, not to mention the worry about Covid-19, now is the perfect time to get your body prepared and ready to fight off any illnesses that come your way.
Your immune system is key to fending off any virus or disease, so it’s important to keep it strong and in good shape. There are a number of ways you can help your system to get stronger in time for the winter onslaught.
While lockdown has been a challenging time for many people, there are some positive health impacts which have come out of this forced change to our lifestyles. With many of us forced to stay at home, the time reclaimed from commuting has presented opportunities for a healthier approach to life.
According to Flora, almost half of the nation (43 per cent) has been cooking more from scratch. While the pubs, restaurants and coffee shops were closed, people made more of an effort to cook better at home1.
As with many industry sectors, the insurance market is facing a very challenging time right now, partly due to the pandemic but also due to a number of other global issues which have all happened at the same time.
The result is higher insurance costs and insurance companies who are less willing to take on risks, making it harder and more expensive for businesses to get the cover they might need.