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Helen charts the way for a healthy heart


At FSB’s 1066 Connect networking breakfast Helen Prosper (Live Well and Prosper, pictured above) took to the floor to lead a ‘Valentines special’ which focussed on heart health.  Her well-designed quiz made the point that health setbacks are not something that happens to other people, but are everyone’s concern. Indeed, FSB has highlighted a £29 billion annual UK bill for sickness absence in its recent report on wellbeing.

Helen tackles wellbeing from a preventative approach through healthy lifestyle, and especially eating a balanced diet and taking regular exercise. She also highlighted the importance of connecting and how quality relationships in business, at leisure, amongst family and friends, are key to good heart health.

A recent MIND survey cites that 56% of respondents felt their work was fairly or very stressful and it is well documented that if this goes unmanaged, stress can be a factor in a range of health difficulties. “It is up to all of us to take charge and manage our own health and wellbeing” said Development Manager, Martin Searle. 

“When you run a small business this is a performance issue – how will your business fair if your self-motivation, energy levels and health is not kept up to scratch? Helen’s presentation engaged and informed guests today and got them talking about it, which is a big step in the right direction.” You can read the ‘Wellbeing in Small Business: How you can help’ guide here.

Next up for FSB 1066 Connect networking is a review of the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR). Emma Pearce (Pearce Marketing) will provide a guided introduction and lead us through a Q and A session on these important legal standards, which apply from May 2018. The breakfast takes place 7-9 on 15 March, (every third Thursday of the month) and will be at the Sedlescombe Golf Resort on the A21, north of Hastings. Non-members are welcome. Please register here.