Why physical activity matters now more than ever

Physical activity is a cornerstone of our physical and mental health. Along with the benefits to our heart health and maintenance of muscle mass as we age, regular physical activity also helps combat symptoms of stress, anxiety and depression. In this talk we will unpack what it takes to incorporate more physical activity into your daily life and how to make sustainable changes. We will also tackle some common misconceptions around physical activity.

The importance of nutrition on disease prevention and longevity

Imagine if you could improve your longevity through the simple act of eating? Whilst we once thought that our genes were our destiny, we now know that our lifestyle choices impact our future health outcomes. In this talk our experts will take you through some of the science behind longevity, and explain how your diet and lifestyle can influence your risk of disease and have a profound impact on your long term mental and physical wellbeing.

The science of pain – and how you can keep back pain at bay

Back pain is an extraordinarily common burden and almost all of us have encountered it at some point. When we experience back pain, the natural reaction is to sit down. As it turns out, sitting and back pain is not a good mix, especially if you spend hours in a seated position already. Although determining the cause of back pain can be complicated, in this talk we will discuss the different actions you can take to help alleviate your back pain or prevent it from getting worse.

Mental strength in times of stress and uncertainty – learnings from Formula 1

How do athletes use their bodies’ physiological response to stress to fuel super-human focus and strength? And when things don’t go so well, how do they pick themselves up for the next race – fully aware that they may be in for further losses? Coping well, even when things don’t go well, is an essential ingredient of a winning mindset. In this talk we’ll learn, how Formula 1 drivers cope with uncertainty and build mental resilience – and what office workers can learn from this.

Why switching off after work is as important as sleep

Recovery is not just about a well-slept night and, on the other hand, good night’s sleep is often based on wisely spent free time. This talk focuses on identifying the factors that help us recover from the pressures and hustle and bustle of everyday life.

You can’t get more hours or minutes on the clock to recover, but small changes can have a surprisingly large effect on how energetic you feel and also how well you can break away from work.

Joining us in this talk are Medical Doctor Stefanie Helmbrecht from Hirslanden, Hintsa’s Coaching Director Tarja Mulari, and our host Dr. Anna Erat. The video has been produced in co-operation with Hirslanden Check-up Center.

How lifestyle impacts health – and why general health is so important

Our lifestyle plays an important role in determining how our state of health evolves. Our experiences, values, attitudes, but also knowledge about our current state of health affect the everyday choices we make which ultimately affects our wellbeing. In this talk we will take a holistic approach on general health and discuss how your everyday choices impact your health and why maintaining and enhancing your general health is so crucial.

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