According to statistics we’re spending more time than ever before chained to our desks and unsurprisingly this doesn’t lend itself to helping us feel at our healthiest beauteous best. Research published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine suggests we Brits sit for 8.9 hours each day on average with 65%-75% of work hours spent sitting.
At our Canary Wharf clinic in particular, we frequently find our clients have health and beauty complaints contributed to by long days spent in the office. Lack of sunlight combined with stress, being sedentary and eating at desks can lead to feelings of lethargy, dull and tired skin and poor posture and tone. With this in mind, we thought we’d highlight a few of our most popular and effective treatments to combat the impact of being overworked in the office…
Tackle table tummy
If those sedentary hours in the office have affected the tone of your tummy, made your love handles a little more lumpy or added extra inches on your outer thighs, it’s time to break free for an hour so we can help you break down those fat cells! Our Reduce by Vanquish treatment is non-invasive, relaxing and comfortable. This is important when you’re considering how you’re going to spend you’re all important lunch hour. The treatment uses multipolar radiofrequency energy to break down fat cells without harming other tissue. It requires no downtime and can also be used in combination with other specialist skincare.
Nip out and chill
They say a change is as good as a rest but our Drip and Chill offers a bit of both. If you’re terribly time pushed you’ll be glad to know that when you book one of these rejuvenating sessions you can be in and out within 20 minutes. If you’re felling drained thanks to long hours spent at your desk combined with humid summer heat, our Drip and Chill is designed to replenish important vitamins and minerals to bring you back to your best. Following a chat with our highly trainer Nurse, we will tailor make a treatment just for you. You’ll be left feeling re-energised and replenished with the vitamins your body needs to help you feel your best.
Energise with endorphins
Exercise plays an important part in mood regulation by releasing endorphins that help energise us. However, it’s not always practical to fit in long sessions. E-pulsive sessions use Electrical Muscle Stimulation (EMS) training supervised by a personal trainer for a more efficient workout. This means you get your endorphins going faster, helping you bust stress and put you in a positive frame of mind to tackle challenges in the day ahead. And, as it’s all within 20 minutes you can fit it in before work or during your lunch hour.
Strip away the stress
Spending far too long on the Tube followed by a day in the office or in and out of hot, dry meeting rooms not only plays havoc with your skin, it also means you often find you have to grab food on the go or miss meals and substitute with caffeine. Add a big dose of stress from impending deadlines into the mix and even if you have a fairly stringent home skincare routine you can find yourself the victim of flare-ups. Our trained Aestheticians can recommend one of our specialist skin peels to straighten out your specific skin issues. Whether you need to bring back the brightness or banish blemishes, we can help you strip away the effects of stress. Is it time you brought back your sparkle for summer?
With clinics across the Capital and our new well-being centre in Bristol too, we’re never far away if you need to take a much-needed break before, during or after your working day.