International Women's Day - Calling For More Balance

7th Mar 2019

This year’s International Women's Day 2019 campaign theme is #BalanceforBetter, a call-to-action for driving gender balance across the world.  International Women's Day is celebrated annually on March 8, yet the global campaign theme continues all year long to encourage action from the political to the social while calling for gender equality.

International Women’s Day began in the early 1900s and is now recognised each year as it brings together governments, women's organisations, businesses and charities alike to discuss the issues that still remain today. Back in 1910, a woman named Clara Zetkin – leader of the ‘women’s office’ for the Social Democratic Party in Germany – brought the idea of an International Women’s Day to the table. Clara suggested that every country should celebrate women on one day every year to push for their demands and rights. A conference of more than 100 women from 17 countries agreed to her suggestion and International Women’s Day was formed.


At Careys Manor we celebrated by inviting women in business from across Hampshire and Dorset to come together for a morning of networking, idea exchange and inspiration. Speaker Dr Maria- Paula Goncalves got us talking about the importance of essential nutrients and a healthy lifestyle to support physical and mental health and to optimize the balance of your immune system.


With balance at the heart of this year’s campaign, we wanted to raise awareness of the importance of an holistic approach to our health and wellbeing. Striking an equilibrium between good nutrition, managing stress, moving your body and doing more of what you love are essential for optimal health. Afterall, human beings are so much more than just the names we call each other, our existence is defined by the sum-total of all our attributes and this is the way we should approach health.

“We are more than just a name. We represent empowerment, creativity and adventure”

Is it no secret that good nutrition is an important part of leading a healthy lifestyle.  Eating a nutritious diet helps you keep a healthy body weight and a healthy heart. It also helps reduce your risk of developing some chronic diseases. Exercise also plays a part in improving your physical and mental health and by creating a balance of nutrition and exercise in your daily life, your body and mind will be thankful for it.

With UK employees working some of the longest hours in Europe and desk jobs creating sedentary lifestyles it is important for businesses to start taking employee wellbeing really seriously.

Working with a team of professionals such as Dr Maria- Paula, Careys Manor Hotel and SenSpa can support your businesses with employee engagement and health awareness. Our fresh approach to personal development and teambuilding is achieved by bringing together groups and individuals to enjoy inspiring and engaging workshops, wellness check-ups, multi-award winning spa facilities and the expertise of a team of wellness experts.

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