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Men's Health Blogs

Men’s Health MOT

Do you think it's time for a health MOT? Kick-start men's health in the New Year with Peppy - January is the perfect time!
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7 Signs You Might Have Low Testosterone

The warning bells aren’t just between the sheets. They include unusual tiredness, man-boobs and an increase in ‘blank brain’ moments.
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Your Prostate: All About It

Professor Kirby gives you the low down on your prostate, how to protect it, and what to expect when things do go wrong.
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Man Flu – More Dangerous Than You Might Think

Rob Kemp discusses the phenomenon of man flu, frustrations at being genuinely ill and how it's putting men off seeking medical help.
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6 Red Flag Symptoms to Report to Your Doctor

Peppy's Men's Health specialist Helen Lake explains changes you should get checked with your GP sooner rather than later.
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Guys, are you at risk of burnout?

The last two years have rattled even the most steadfast. It’s no surprise that stress levels are rising. 
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Men’s Health: “I feared my job was on the line, but my mental health was the real issue”

Marina Gask shares Louis' experience of poor mental health during remote lockdown working and how he found the support he needed.
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How your testosterone levels change with age

It seems that unlike a good claret or a fine single malt, male bodies don’t always improve with age – the brain, perhaps, but not the brawn.
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A Man’s World – Male Infertility and Mental Health

Sam Rider investigates the effects of male factor infertility on men's mental health and the pros and cons of DIY fertility tests.
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Why is COVID-19 more common in men?

Professor Mike Kirby explores why COVID-19 appears to be more common, and is 40% more likely to be fatal, in men.
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Men’s health in the workplace

Men's health and wellbeing is taking a hit - particularly in the workplace. Jim Pollard discusses what employers can do to support.
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Fertility Blogs

Artificial Intelligence in IVF

Consultant Clinical Embryologist Andrew Thomson details how artificial intelligence fits the mould when it comes to improving the efficiency of fertility treatment.
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6 ways to manage your emotions when trying to conceive at Christmas

When you’re trying to conceive, comments from family can be a lot to deal with  – especially during the Christmas period. Peppy’s Emotional Support Mentor Kelly Da Silva shares tips on how to cope.
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Fertility – the Extra Challenges Faced by the LGBTQ+ Community

It pays for employers to understand the extra challenges LGBTQ+ employees are up against when starting or increasing their family.
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Who benefits from fertility support?

Peppy has put together a comprehensive list of all who may benefit from fertility support in your workplace.
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LGBTQ+ and Fertility – How to offer inclusive support

Peppy co-founder Mridula Pore held a panel session on how best to support LGBTQ+ families and fertility journeys in the workplace. Here's what they said.
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Stress and fertility – what’s the connection?

Stress is often a big factor in fertility challenges. Kelly Da Silva shares how fertility is affected and her top tips on managing stress.
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My experience of miscarriage

"The truth is, nothing can prepare you for the loss of your unborn child". In this moving, honest account, Peppy user and journalist, Sam, gives his personal story of experiencing miscarriage.
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Fertility regulations are changing: here’s how they affect your staff

Peppy's Fertility expert Francesca Steyn advises on Government changes to egg freezing legislation and how this will affect your employees.
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Egg freezing: can working women have it all? 

Peppy's Director of Fertility services Francesca Steyn discusses whether working women really can have it all, with egg freezing.
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Miscarriage in the workplace – the do’s and don’ts

Peppy's Fertility Director, Francesca Steyn, shares her do's and don'ts when supporting colleagues during miscarriage in the workplace.
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5 reasons why you should offer fertility support

5 reasons why you should offer fertility support to your workforce,
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A Man’s World – Male Infertility and Mental Health

Sam Rider investigates the effects of male factor infertility on men's mental health and the pros and cons of DIY fertility tests.
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Coming to Terms with Infertility

Jessica Hepburn, one of the UK’s leading voices on fertility, shares her thoughts on infertility for family, friends, employers and YOU.
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 IVF – how will it affect my career?  

How will IVF affect my career? Francesca Steyn discusses how best to seek and give IVF support in the workplace.
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The Covid Vaccine and Your Fertility

Peppy's Director of Fertility Services, Francesca Steyn, busts and explains myths regarding the COVID-19 vaccine and its affect on fertility.
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Miscarriage support in the workplace

Peppy's Fertility Director, Francesca Steyn, shares reasons why miscarriage support should become the norm in the workplace.
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Menopause Blogs

“I struggled to feel festive because of my menopausal symptoms” | Carol’s Story

Menopausal symptoms can make big festive celebrations feel even more stressful than usual.  Carol shares her stroy
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Surviving your symptoms during the festive season

Peppy’s Director of Menopause Kathy Abernethy has practical advice to help you through managing festive stress and menopausal symptoms.
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Covid Vaccine and Menopausal Bleeding

The covid vaccine has helped us all return to some kind of normality, but women of all ages are reporting changes to bleeding patterns.
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Menopause support within law firms: keep the conversation going

Emma Lim, Jenny Clayton and Kathy Abernethy discuss the different ways in which law firms can support their employees through the menopause.
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Menopause: The Change is Here

The programme, presented by Louise Minchin, explores the work being done by leading organisations to support women in the workplace. Featuring Kathy Abernethy, Theresa Winters from Santander and a Peppy Menopause user, Joss.
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Vitality, Menopause and Me

In celebration of World Menopause Day (October 18th), we’re talking about menopause. The conversation about the ‘M-word’ is getting louder, but there is still so much more to be done.
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Menopause and the Gender Pension Gap – what’s the connection?

On average women’s pensions are worth less than their male counterparts’. How does the menopause impact on this? Our Peppy experts discuss.
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Menopause changed my career… for the better!

Meet two women who took control of their menopause journey and are redefining life after menopause.
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How to make the most of your GP appointment

Menopause specialist and Peppy employer practitioner, Teresa Davison, talks about preparing for an appointment with a GP about menopause.
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7 eating changes to help hormonal weight gain

Peppy’s registered nutritionist Kylie Hendrikse shares her tips on managing hormone related weight gain.
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How menopause affects your skin

Kathy Abernethy, Director of Menopause Services, explains why your skin changes and offers tips on what you can do to glow again.
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How to manage menopause at work

Peppy's Director of Menopause Services, Kathy Abernethy, discusses the best ways to start the conversation and manage menopause at work.
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10 signs you’re going through menopause

Whether you’re interested on behalf of a loved one or colleague, here are 10 tell-tale symptoms of menopause and why they occur.
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How does menopause impact mental health?

Linda Gillham (Healthy Minds Lead Practitioner at Peppy) discusses how menopause affects mental health and how to support in the workplace.
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After menopause will my sex life ever recover?

Peppy's Director of Menopause Services, Kathy Abernathy, shares her top tips for regaining control of your post-menopausal sex life.
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Talking To Your Manager About Menopause

Peppy's Menopause Expert Kathy Abernethy discusses the best way to approach your manager about supporting menopause in the workplace.
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Menopause For Men

Noticed a change in your partner? Here are a few quick tips on how to navigate your relationship with your partner during menopause.
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Menopause: It’s Not Just A Women’s Issue

We explore why the menopause is no longer just a women’s issue and why it is increasingly affecting all of us - direct or indirectly.
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Supporting Your Workforce Through Menopause

Menopause. It’s a life stage that affects 50% of the population. Here’s how you can support your workforce and your business through menopause.
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Baby Blogs

Breastfeeding: What to Expect

Peppy's guide on how the first few weeks of breastfeeding might feel and look like so you can set up for a successful breastfeeding journey.
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Eating and Drinking During Pregnancy

Peppy’s nutritional therapist Kylie Hendrickse advises on how to eat and drink well whilst pregnant to ensure the health of you and your baby.
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Considering a home birth? Here’s what you need to know

Birthing your baby at home offers many advantages. Here are some of Peppy's top tips and guidance for preparing for a home birth.
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I’m pregnant – should I have the Covid-19 vaccine?

Rebekah Calladine, Peppy’s Director of Perinatal Services and registered midwife, is here to help you decide about the covid vaccine.
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During and after birth – what to expect

No two women experience pregnancy the same, but here's Peppy's guide on things should know about your body during labour and after birth.
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Understanding your maternity rights

Here is a short guide to what you’re entitled to at work regarding your maternity rights and pay, as well as shared parental leave
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How digital health employee benefits create a more inclusive workforce

Digital health is the future for successful support in an inclusive workplace. Peppy offers a personalised approach to employee wellbeing.
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Working From Home Whilst Pregnant

Sarah Mortimer, Peppy's Client Success Lead, shares her experience of working from home whilst pregnant and her top tips for staying connected in remote times.
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