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Staff are core to the success of our organisation, and the wellbeing of our staff is a major priority. It is therefore important that we make the organisation a safe, secure and happy place to work.

NHS Health Scotland run an initiative called Healthy Working Lives whereby they help employers promote a safer, healthier and more motivated workforce. In 2013 the Association achieved its Gold Award which is the highest award given, and in 2017 the Gold Award was renewed.

Below is some information that we would like to share with you which may be beneficial to your own health and wellbeing:

 

LEMON CHICKEN                                                     

This fresh and fruity sauce is the perfect complement to chicken. Throw in some greens to count towards your 5 A Day and to add some colour.

Serves: 2
Time: 55 minutes

Ingredients

2 skinless chicken fillets, cut into strips
1 small onion, chopped
1 tbsp vegetable oil
1 glass of low-salt stock
½ lemon, plus its juice
6 mushrooms, sliced
1 tbsp parsley, chopped
a pinch of dried dill
a pinch of black pepper

 

Method

1. Gently fry the chicken in the oil until golden brown. Remove it from the pan and put it on a plate.

2. Put the mushrooms and onion in the pan, stir and add the stock. Add a pinch of dill and simmer over a low heat.

3. Grate the lemon zest into the pan, then add the parsley, lemon juice and black pepper. Cook until the sauce has reduced by half, then put the chicken back in the pan. Simmer for another 15 to 20 minutes, until the chicken is cooked through.

4. Serve with wholegrain rice and 160g steamed green vegetables, such as cabbage, brocolli or green beans.

 

Good Food Hygiene

  • always wash your hands, work surfaces, utensils and chopping boards before you start preparing food and after handling raw meat, including poultry
  • keep raw meat away from ready-to-eat foods such as salad, fruit and bread
  • make sure the chicken is cooked until it's steaming hot all the way through, there's no pink meat left and any juices run clear

 

 

 

Along with eating well, you need to Exercise Well!

 

 

 

Benefits of exercise

Doing regular exercise can reduce the chances of getting a serious illness such as heart disease by 50%. It can also reduce the risk of an early death by 30%.

It can boost your mood as physical activity stimulates various brain chemicals that may leave you feeling happier and more relaxed. It gives you energy, helps improve the quality of your sleep and reduces the risks of becoming stressed or depressed.

It also contributes greatly to keeping you at a healthy weight and can prevent you from becoming obese. Check your Body Mass here and see if you are at a healthy weight:

http://www.nhs.uk/Tools/Pages/Healthyweightcalculator.aspx

Adults should do any type of physical activity daily and should aim to achieve at least 150 minutes of physical activity per week.

Handy fitness tips:

 http://www.nhs.uk/Livewell/olympics/Pages/Trainingtips.aspx

 

External Training Providers:

SHARE: http://www.share.org.uk/en/events/categories

Pitmans: http://edinburgh.pitman-training.com/train-with-us/

CIPFA: http://www.cipfa.org/training?tab=region#filters

CPAG: http://www.cpag.org.uk/training

TPAS: http://www.tpasscotland.org.uk/news-events/upcoming-events/

 

 

 

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