Reboot Your Life - Reassess, detox and get organised

Gillian Cooper
Do you feel that your life has strayed off track? Are you feeling stuck or exhausted? Perhaps small changes aren’t making the difference you need?
It’s time to reboot and start again when it comes to the parts of life which just aren’t going to plan. Follow our tips below to detox, reorganise and reschedule your life.

Allergy Season Common Symptoms and Remedies

Gillian Cooper
It is estimated that around one in four Britons - that’s 16 million people - are affected by hayfever, or allergic rhinitis to give the condition its official name.
It’s on the rise so is there anything you can do to alleviate your allergies?

Walk your way to health

Gillian Cooper
Hate running? It isn’t for everyone. If the thought of pounding the pavement leaves you cold, research published in American Heart Association Journal shows that walking has just as many health benefits as running. In fact, studies show it’s better for you than high-impact exercise because of increased risk of injury – walking is gentler on the joints.*
Regular walking has been shown to reduce the risk of heart disease, type 2 diabetes and it can also help maintain a healthy weight and is proven to boost mood and memory. Walking outdoors can add extra challenges when you have to work against the wind and uneven surfaces, too. And, best of all, walking is free and available to everyone.

A breast cancer patient’s journey – Blog Post 8 – Doing The Dirty Thirty

Ruth Taylor
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Ruth Taylor, 45, is a mum of two who was diagnosed with breast cancer back in May 2016. We are honoured to share her journey from initial diagnosis, informing her family, through to chemo and radiotherapy. She hopes to raise awareness and educate others about breast cancer, while firmly kicking cancer back where it belongs. This is the eighth instalment in her guest blog.
A fortnight after my diagnosis appointment I had a further meeting with Mr Masannat to give me an opportunity to ask questions and go over my treatment plan. He mentioned that he had put a referral in for me to get a bone scan to check my back and I was pleased that I was getting what I perceived to be an MOT! We went through the plan for my chemotherapy which the doctor told me would be scheduled for after I’d recovered from the operation and I would then most probably need radiotherapy, but they would know for certain once they removed the lump and analysed it. My operation date was confirmed as Mon 20th June and I was told I would need to come into the hospital the afternoon before to be admitted, as my operation would be in the morning the following day.

#HeartUnions - Durham Miners' Gala

Gillian Cooper
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We’re looking back on key events in union history. In this blog post, we cover the Durham Miners Gala.
Famed for its rousing colliery bands, bright banners and for being one of the biggest trade union gatherings in the whole of Europe, Durham Miners' Gala occupies a special - and prominent - place in the trade union calendar.

#HeartUnions Week - Burston School Strike

Gillian Cooper
To commemorate Heart Unions Week, we’re looking back on key events in union history. In this blog post, we cover the Burston School Strike.
What's your most enduring memory from schooldays? Coming second in the 200m sprint on sports day? Taking the lead in the annual drama production? Or how about kicking off the longest strike in history?

#HeartUnions Week - Chainmakers' Festival

Gillian Cooper
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To commemorate Heart Unions Week, we’re looking back on key events in union history. In this blog post, we cover the Chainmakers’ Strike in 1910 and the Chainmakers Festival.
1910: the year Old Trafford was opened, George V succeeded to the British throne, and the women chainmakers of Cradley Heath in the Black Country won minimum wage following a ten-week strike, effectively doubling their pay.

'Women underestimating their financial importance'

Gillian Cooper
Insurance news
Failure to take out income protection or life insurance cover means many UK women are inadvertently putting their families' financial futures at risk.
According to a report by insurance group Aegon, working women are not considering the implications of long-term illness or premature death on their nearest and dearest.