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This is the season: ordering fresh vegetable soup in the shop or jumping into a soup bar for a steaming bowl, who can resist it? But preparing a healthy vegetable soup all by yourself is also an excellent way to spend the weekend in autumn weather.
Use olive oil instead of butter to fry the onions. Go for garlic or ginger as a powerful basis: both are souper healthy, and with the right attributes, every soup automatically becomes a delight: some fresh herbs (coriander or basil, depending on your personal taste and the intended palate of flavours of your soup). And do you prefer hummus, tzatziki or baba ganoush? Soup and mezze always go well together anyway, in a gazpacho too. But that is - unfortunately - another season.
If you use "to soup" as a verb, make it one that requires no effort: feel the urge to snack, remember that you can also.... soup.
Vital Weekend Habits in ichange3: feeding your staff with vital content outside the working week too
The World Cup is A.L.I.V.E. ! 10 insights from the world of soccer
will make your T.E.A.M. irresistibly V.I.T.A.L.
Is it enough to infuse a team with ample doses of 'talent' to reach high peaks?
In soccer, successful clubs can often assemble a perfectly balanced team, in which compatibility and zest for work are just as important keys to success as pure talent.
But how can you forge a close-knit team?
There can’t be much doubt about the importance of team work: a vital organisation’s success is down to a clear focus on trust and cooperation. That doesn’t mean however that no attention should be given to individual skills.
How can you tackle this when rolling out a vitality plan in your organisation?
Menopause is a natural part of ageing and it will affect every woman at some point. These days women work longer and will often still be part of the working population while experiencing menopause. In the UK for instance, 47% of the workforce is aged 50 years or older. Nevertheless, menopause still remains a huge taboo. A lot of women are struggling to cope with issues on the workplace, yet nobody dares to talk about it.
In the ichange3 vitality app, this 'shout' about how to deal with alcohol and social pressure went out last week. We prefer not to target the act of drinking in itself, but focus on the social context instead. This may facilitate the step towards more responsible drinking. Male and female users each get a different picture, so here we show both.
The Shout blog of our vitality app is Vitaly's natural domain. He always has a surprising take on health or vitality. Here's his view on the trends for 2018.
Three days into the new year, so it's about time I share the three crucial vitality trends for 2018 with you.
1. For a long time, the fruit-mantra has been: three pieces a day. But because we live in a visual culture and increasingly capture our performances with photos and selfies, this simple adage is no longer enough.
A lot of offices value a clear desk policy, some companies even forbid people to put family pictures, plants, kids’ drawings or other decoration at the office. But is it actually that important to place so much value on a clear desk?
A typical smartphone-check takes up less than one minute. These micro-breaks help you to let go of your tasks for a short while during working hours. Such exercises in detachment give your brain much-needed breathing room, and enable you to go back to work, your energy replenished. This is crucial for good stress management.
An increasing number of older adults are extending their labor force attachment beyond traditional retirement ages. On the other hand, recent data show that adults age 45-69 are three times more likely than adults age 18-44 to report unable to work due to health problems. Wellbeing programs are an excellent way to promote positive health-related behaviors and effectively keep your employees healthy.
An HR strategist's perspective on the 4th Industrial Revolution:
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