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www.esb.ie/em Dec 2010/Jan 2011 HeALTH&HABITAT 33 is on the child’s birth certificate, this gives him guardianship rights to his child. Guardianship means having a say in the major decisions of a child’s life, such as choice of religion, of school, consenting to medical treatment, passports, etc. a father may get guardianship of his child, if the mother is in agreement, by signing a form in the presence of a peace commissioner or commissioner for oaths. If the mother is not in agreement, the father can apply to the local district court to be appointed a guardian of his child. Treoir, through its national Information service, provides a free, confidential and up-to-date information and referral service for unmarried parents on all aspects of unmarried parenthood. LoCall 1890 252 084. Information is available on: • Legal issues – guardianship, custody, access, maintenance, establishing paternity, birth registration, passports etc. • social welfare – One-Parent FamilyPayment,Rentsupplementetc. • Parenting – talking to children about the other parent, maintaining contact, the importance of fathers in the lives of children, explaining family relationships, mediation, etc. • Cohabitation, income tax, childcare, housing etc. Treoir produces a wide range of useful publications including: Information Pack for parents who are not married to each other, Taking the stand (a guide for parents resolving disputes regarding care of their children), Family Links (positive pointers for parents who are helping their children to understand their family situation), being there for them (specially for grandparents of children whose parents aren’t married to each other) and The young Parent survival Guide (a magazine for teen parents). all these publications are available free of charge or downloadable from the website www.treoir.ie. n For further information contact: Treoir, 14 Gandon House, Custom House Square, IFSC, Dublin 1. Tel: 01 6700 120 Email: info@treoir.ie Web: www.treoir.ie The Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) is a confidential service provided to ESB Staff and Pensioners.For further information on this or any related matter contact your local EAP Officer. TREOiR eAP NOTICeBOARD 8 Treoir is the National Federation of Services for unmarried parents and their children. Its main aim is to promote the rights and welfare of parents who are not married to each other and the rights and welfare of their children. ThIs InCLuDes parents who are parenting alone, parents who are cohabiting and parents who are sharing parenting but living apart. More than one-third of all births in Ireland today are to unmarried parents. Many parents, and indeed those who work with them, are unaware that the legal situation for these parents is different to that for married parents. For example, many unmarried parents mistakenly believe that if the father’s name HealTH aND WellbeiNG CAlENDAR 2011 retired colleagues a very merry Christmas and a happy and healthy new year and share a few healthy eating tips for the Christmas period. • Don’t go to a party hungry We often eat faster and more when we are hungry - therefore eat a wholesome breakfast and lunch on the day to avoid overeating at the party. • Watch your portion Treat yourself to a nice drink, dessert, chocolate or sweets without guilt, but always watch your portion. Go for small portions. This way you can sample all the different foods. Moderation is always the key. • Make a conscious choice to limit high fat items high fat food items can be found in fried food, cream-based soup, cheese-filled casseroles, pies, processed meats such as If you have any salami and saumedical issues sages, some pasthat you would tries and baked like published goods. Don’t forin EM next year please send your get about eggnog - usually made suggestion to ESB Health Serv- with egg yolk and thick cream. ices mailbox. • Try other versions of alcohol Instead of beer, cider, bailey’s and Kahlua, try dry wine, bloody Marys or spirits with diet mixer which have fewer calories. Remember: Calories from alcohol tend to be stored in the abdomen. People who are overweight actually gain weight more easily when they consume alcohol. • Drink plenty of wateralcohol and coffee can dehydrate your body. • Physical activity Take nice brisk walks with your loved ones and enjoy their company in the holiday season. n HeALTH SeRVICeS uPDATe REgulaR EXERCISE, healthy eating and a healthy mind are key to promoting and maintaining your health. Our main focus next year will be communicating and reinforcing 12 key health messages to all staff. you will receive a health calendar at the end of December which will highlight the health topic we wish to cover each month. Topics will include; lung, bowel and skin cancer, muscle/bone/joint problems, heart and circulatory diseases, asthma and respiratory illnesses, stress management and the importance of a good nights sleep. Posters will be placed on all noticeboards countrywide to promote head to toe health issues. We will also be promoting our existing health programmes i.e. Cardiovascular health screening, bowel Cancer screening and the Flu Immunisation Programme to encourage greater staff participation. Finally, esb health services would like to wish all the staff and “ DON’T FORGET: your bacteria this winter! but most bacteria are beneficial and important for our health. they provide us with immune protection; help us with digestion and elimination and supply a small amount of vitamins. around 80% of our bacteria live in our gut and it is estimated that together they have 100 times as many genes as the human genome! the flora in our gut is finely balanced with good bacteria keeping potentially harmful bacteria in check. however, antibiotics, birth control pills and steroid drugs can change this balance, allow some microorganisms to grow out of control and may cause diarrhea as a side effect. this imbalance may, in turn, deplete our bodies of certain nutrients, such as B-vitamins, iron, calcium, magnesium and Vitamin K. In parallel with any antibiotic treatment, therefore, there are a number of measures you can consider to support your body nutritionally including: Yogurt can provide beneficial bacteria to offset the imbalance caused by antibiotics. Ideally you should look for live yogurt cultures which contain the bacteria L. acidophilus, preferably on its own with no other competing bacteria. Unfortunately many yogurts in Ireland contain a mix of a few different bacteria, so do read the labels carefully. the optimum range of cell bacteria in the yogurt is around 10 billion active cells. again, labeling on yogurts is poor and only one or two varieties actually indicate how many billion cells are included in their product. a simple rule of thumb is, therefore, to select, live, cultured yogurt with L. acidophilus and avoid any yogurts with added sugar. this may take a bit of getting used to, but you can always add fruit to compensate and increase your nutrient intake at the same time. If you have been on a number of courses of antibiotics in quick succession, or if you are lactose intolerant, it may be preferable to take L. acidophilus supplements, available from your health store. again the same quantities of cells outlined above apply. Capsules are better and the product should be available refrigerated in the shop. Brewer’s yeast sprinkled on salads or vegetables will help compensate for any reduction in B-vitamins, as will increased intake of wheat bran and oatmeal. Green leafy vegetables, such as kale, brussels sprouts and broccoli are a good source of Vitamin K, magnesium and calcium. Pumpkin seeds will also provide you with magnesium and iron. Finally, molasses is a good source of iron and has slightly less calories than other sweeteners. as always if you are on any medication please consult your doctor before taking any supplements. n Miriam McDonald is a Nutritional Consultant & Practitioner (CANNP). She can be contacted at miriam.mcdonald@freshperceptions.com MIRIAM McDONALD NATURAL HEALTH It’s that tIme of year when some of us may end up having to take a course of antibiotics. In certain circumstances antibiotics are the best source of treatment, but, while in the short term they may provide immediate relief and help with your illness, in the long-term they can have an impact on your health and upset the balance of bacteria in your body. the negative impacts of bacteria such as e-coli, clostridium difficile or streptococcus are well known, Complimentary health & wellbeing workshops OPEN TO ALL ESB STAFF As part of our commitment to the health and wellbeing of ESB staff, we are delighted to offer a FREE spinning workshop in SPORTSCO on South Lotts Road. Up to 20 people can participate per class. The workshops are available on the following dates at 1:10pm: 1. Wednesday 1st December 2. Tuesday 7th December 3. Wednesday 8th December Why not relax in our luxurious leisure suite afterwards? SPINNING is the global leader in indoor-cycling training. Here at SPORTSCO, it allows us to provide you with a uniquely-tailored training programme in a group environment. While bringing health and fitness to every possible lifestyle, we give you a great personalized workout, incredible calorie burn and positive personal challenge in every class. Contact Fiona on 6687022 ext 204, or email fiona@sportsco.ie for more information and to book your place. SPORTSCO, South Lotts Road, Ringsend. Tel: 01 6687022 Email : info@sportsco.ie Web: www.sportsco.ie http://www.esb.ie/em http://www.treoir.ie http://www.treoir.ie http://www.sportsco.ie

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of EM - December 2010 / January 2011

EM - December 2010 / January 2011
In This Issue
News
Energy Solutions
ESB Networks Ltd
ESB Energy International
Health & Habitat
Life

EM - December 2010 / January 2011

EM - December 2010 / January 2011 - In This Issue (Page 1)
EM - December 2010 / January 2011 - News (Page 2)
EM - December 2010 / January 2011 - News (Page 3)
EM - December 2010 / January 2011 - News (Page 4)
EM - December 2010 / January 2011 - News (Page 5)
EM - December 2010 / January 2011 - News (Page 6)
EM - December 2010 / January 2011 - News (Page 7)
EM - December 2010 / January 2011 - News (Page 8)
EM - December 2010 / January 2011 - News (Page 9)
EM - December 2010 / January 2011 - News (Page 10)
EM - December 2010 / January 2011 - News (Page 11)
EM - December 2010 / January 2011 - Energy Solutions (Page 12)
EM - December 2010 / January 2011 - Energy Solutions (Page 13)
EM - December 2010 / January 2011 - Energy Solutions (Page 14)
EM - December 2010 / January 2011 - Energy Solutions (Page 15)
EM - December 2010 / January 2011 - ESB Networks Ltd (Page 16)
EM - December 2010 / January 2011 - ESB Networks Ltd (Page 17)
EM - December 2010 / January 2011 - ESB Networks Ltd (Page 18)
EM - December 2010 / January 2011 - ESB Energy International (Page 19)
EM - December 2010 / January 2011 - ESB Energy International (Page 20)
EM - December 2010 / January 2011 - ESB Energy International (Page 21)
EM - December 2010 / January 2011 - ESB Energy International (Page 22)
EM - December 2010 / January 2011 - ESB Energy International (Page 23)
EM - December 2010 / January 2011 - ESB Energy International (Page 24)
EM - December 2010 / January 2011 - ESB Energy International (Page 25)
EM - December 2010 / January 2011 - ESB Energy International (Page 26)
EM - December 2010 / January 2011 - ESB Energy International (Page 27)
EM - December 2010 / January 2011 - ESB Energy International (Page 28)
EM - December 2010 / January 2011 - Health & Habitat (Page 29)
EM - December 2010 / January 2011 - Health & Habitat (Page 30)
EM - December 2010 / January 2011 - Health & Habitat (Page 31)
EM - December 2010 / January 2011 - Health & Habitat (Page 32)
EM - December 2010 / January 2011 - Health & Habitat (Page 33)
EM - December 2010 / January 2011 - Health & Habitat (Page 34)
EM - December 2010 / January 2011 - Life (Page 35)
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