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3 secrets for success: Winning at health as a senior executive

In Corporate Wellness Blog by tailoredfit

For over 6 years now, I have worked to improve the health of those working in the square mile of London. Over this time I began to notice patterns correlating between issues, habits, struggles and achievements. But these correlations were not just limited to health outcomes; in fact, they often materialised and manifested in work performance.
These days, from a coaching perspective, I work almost exclusively with senior executives and utilise the latest technology available in performance, health and body composition monitoring. This gives me a great deal of data as output, which can be leveraged to influence the health and performance of these executives, but also to also continue spotting patterns across the bigger picture.

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Is the 9-5 making staff sick?

In Corporate Wellness Blog by tailoredfit

The classic 9am to 5pm workday seems to be disappearing. For most of us it actually just seems to be getting longer and longer!
We are expecting more from our staff in this age of connectivity, but do these longer hours actually lead to getting more done? Or are we sacrificing production capacity in favour of a short-term production increase?
Alongside companies who are trying to squeeze every hour of the day from their employees sit another type of company who believe that less is more. That’s not less work, but less time in the office.

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High-performance Exec? How to tell if you are winning or faking

In Corporate Wellness Blog by tailoredfit

From performance reviews to a high-performance culture, the word ‘performance’ gets a lot of use in the corporate world. But like many such terms, it seems to mean different things to different people.
For some it is purely a gauge of productivity and output, whilst for others they see it as a measure of efficiency.
At Tailored Fit, we have spent 6 years developing multi-faceted strategies to help executives to maximise their performance. So, let look at precisely what we mean when we talk about high-performance and the factors that underpin it.

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Hack your morning: 5 habits for optimal performance

In Corporate Wellness Blog by tailoredfit

Many high performers, from CEO’s to athletes, use habits and routines to maximise their performance capabilities.
From Mark Zuckerberg wearing the same thing every day to Richard Branson starting each day with exercise, those performing at the highest levels rely on habits and routines.
How you spend the time shortly after you wake is crucial to setting yourself up for a high-performing day. This first ‘hypnopompic’ hour can determine your mental state and physical energy for the rest of the day.
So, what exactly can you or the key players within your organisation do to maximise performance potential? This week we look at 5 key habits that can keep you at your best.

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5 signs you are not performing at your best

In Corporate Wellness Blog by tailoredfit

Often when you are focused on a particular project or are caught in the daily grind of work, it can be hard to see that your performance is flagging.
Ironically when you are suffering from fatigue, your ability to recognise it is reduced in much the same way that people feel they are fine to drive after a couple of drinks. You also get used to this fatigued feeling as your new “normal” and therefore you forget what it felt like to perform at your best. This combination means a lot of executives will think they are performing optimally when in fact they are way off the mark.

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Senior Exec? 3 things you NEED to do to maximise performance

In Corporate Wellness Blog by tailoredfit

It is a fairly common statement that people are the lifeblood of companies. We spend time and money finding and hiring the best people, and then additional time and resources developing them.

Whether they are the CEO or Global Head of X; your Senior Executives will be experienced, highly trained and hopefully skilled in their role and paid accordingly. So, why would you settle for having them perform sub-optimally?

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5 ways poor sleep is destroying productivity

In Corporate Wellness Blog by tailoredfit

At Tailored Fit, we are always looking for ways to improve our methods to better serve companies. Our iterative approach has shifted our attention toward sleep and the role it plays in staff wellbeing and performance. Over the last few weeks we have discussed the three pillars of staff wellness, Physical, Mental and Nutritional Wellbeing. It’s important to remember that these are all interlinked and if one aspect is an issue, this will often be of detrimental affect to the other aspects.
Sleep is one of the most overlooked areas of staff wellbeing yet can reap the biggest rewards. If sleep were a performance-enhancing drug then it would be banned. Sleep is the very foundation on which the pillars of wellness stand.

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Wellness technology in the workplace: Part 1 – HRV and Stress

In Corporate Wellness Blog by tailoredfit

Technology is playing an increasing role in our day-to-day lives, with the ability to track and analyse data on our health becoming a mainstay.

From Fitbits to Apple watches, staff can track how many steps they are taking, how often they move, their heart rate and food intake. The key question is, from a company perspective, what data can we best utilise to improve staff health, wellbeing, engagement and productivity?

In this first part we will be taking a look at one of our favourite pieces of wellness kit… heart rate variability monitors!

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Staff aren’t getting enough sleep, but what can we do about it?

In Corporate Wellness Blog by tailoredfit

Recently the conversation about staff health has moved onto a discussion around sleep. People are becoming more aware of the need for a decent amount of quality sleep. Sleep affects mental and physical health and makes a huge difference to work performance. The question is, as an employer, what can we actually do about this?

We posed this question to one of our trusted partners, Raewyn Guerrero, Functional Medicine Coach, sleep expert and founder of Well Works.

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Lessons learnt from the lifestyle of a Senior Executive

In Corporate Wellness Blog by tailoredfit

Most of us know that our lifestyle, fitness levels and mental well-being affect our work and performance; but this often fails to affect our habits and behaviours. Many of the executives we see and work with know what to do; they just don’t do it. Ironically it is often “work” which is cited as the reason why these key areas of their health get neglected, even though this neglect subsequently leads to reduced performance at work. Breaking the cycle is key!