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NUTRITION & WELL-BEING KATE TAYLOR You feel amazing after a weekend away drinking green juice, attending endless yoga classes and “detoxing” only to realise when you get back to reality that’s not really possible. Here’s a few questions worth thinking about: n How much movement have I done today, or am likely to do? n Am I hungry? n Is this what I really want to eat? n How will I feel after I eat this? If we know how we are going to feel from eating something, and its not good, then why are we doing it? You see it all matters, the less we’ve moved the less energy we need to consume. That doesn’t mean cutting a meal or maybe just having soup for lunch and nothing else for the day. That means spreading out your food intake throughout the day. Hunger isn’t really used anymore to dictate the need for food, however it should be now more than ever. was the lack of focus on food intake when it really should be number one on the to do list and this is common for many people. Collaborating with founder of The Well Plus Group, Ria Ingleby, we knew there was a need to create something that provided people with the platform to learn new skills that were achievable to use in their daily life. Conquer was born with the principle of building healthier habits in all aspects of life. Too often “retreats” are promoted and run by wellness bloggers and health fashionistas with a very structured plan and unrealistic goals which for most people simply won’t work at home. You feel amazing after a weekend away drinking green juice, attending endless yoga classes and “detoxing” only to realise when you get back to reality that’s not really possible. Those who attended Conquer, situated right in the heart of nature, found themselves setting achievable goals which included everything from walking 10,000 steps a day consistently for the next month to prepping one back up dinner every Sunday for those evenings when you walk in the front door to two kids screaming and three days worth of washing to do. So as employers we need to give our people the tools to do this. We need to coach them, guide them because they will be so focussed on giving their all to get the job done, the likelihood is they aren’t looking after themselves. Through education workshops, real life hacks and realistic changes that work this can happen. These sessions are now being built into senior leadership programs and I’m pretty confident it won’t be too long until we see full time nutritionists and coaches built into every successful business. epmagazine.co.uk | 11