Corporate wellbeing for a decent price

It’s not difficult to understand: more engagement of your employees leads to higher productivity. It’s as easy as that. Let it just be that more engagement is exactly what Herculean provides, based on a unique, holistic approach. Hercules Academy ensures guaranteed results in terms of wellbeing and engagement. Wellbeing is so much more than facilitating…

What can you do about weak ankles?

The ankle is possibly one of the most important joints in the body when it comes to stability and mobility. The ligaments provide much stability for the joints and also ensure that the bones connect seamlessly with each other. Muscles are joined to the bones through tendons and provide for movement. A good balance is…

Moody Monday: manage your energy

The demands of the workplace keep rising; people tend to respond by working longer hours which lead to huge amounts of stress and in extreme situations to burn-outs. People take for granted what fuels their work: energy. Increasing their capacity of energy is the best way to meet these increasing demands. The definition of energy…

Why more than a third of Middle East employees can’t concentrate at work

The average office worker gets interrupted or distracted every three minutes. This interruption comes from colleagues, one of the 204 million emails sent per minute (which we check 30x every hour) or one of the eight windows open on your computer. All these distractions really make it difficult for all of us to be productive. According…

Meditation doesn’t only reduce stress, it also literally changes your brain

Scientists gradually begin to understand the wholesomeness of meditation: more compassion, better quality of life and reduced levels of stress, depression, anxiety, pain or insomnia. The American neuroscientist Sara Lazar spent the past years doing elaborate research on the effect. The most striking finding was that the brain actually changes after 8 weeks of meditating,…

Tip of the day: Healthy exercise

Fun is priority The fun-factor is always priority. Exercise is something that you should like to do. ‘Cause something you like to do, you do more often. That’s why it’s good to search for a kind of exercise that suits you, it doesn’t matter how small it may be. In this way you are more…

How Burn-Out is caused

> The root cause of a burn-out is always related to work. However, it is more complicated than just pointing towards your career. It is a combination of one’s personality, lifestyle, and control skills. Personality is the hardest factor to change. Because it is part of your personal evolution, which is a lifetime mindset and doesn’t…

Stress is good for you

In the past months we have received had a lot of inquiries from companies to explain the dangers of stress and the link with burn-out. Most people are surprised when we tell them that stress is actually good for you. Coming from individual top sports coaching world and having worked with top musicians for two years,…

Mental health stigma silences employees 79% wouldn’t speak out

“The costs of mental illness to the economy are astounding… I urge commissioners and decision-makers to treat mental health more like physical health.”  –  Dame Sally Davies, Chief Medical Officer & Professor. According to the annual report by the Chief Medical Officer, mental illness led to the loss of 70 million working days within the UK during 2013, making…

Do or Die

2 weeks ago, a young 28-year old man  died while he was running the Brussels 20K marathon and several people needed to be hospitalized on the same day at the same event. Why ? Because of dehydration and heart failure. Your heart is like an engine. And if your engine is under extreme pressure it can explode just like any…

Three Inspiring TED Talks on Health & Wellness

Taking good care of your mental and emotional fitness is just as important as your physical fitness for a positive, powerful life. If you want a healthy body, you need a healthy mind, but since we can’t see our mental state we often don’t tend to give it the same attention as our physical wellbeing….