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Are you staying healthy at work?

Stay healthy at work

Work can be the cause of many health issues including eye strain, back pain and much more. It’s important to be aware of factors affecting your health and how to improve them. Use these fun and easy DIY health checks to make sure you’re in tip top condition. These tests will cover everything from brain to body strength and can be done easily in the workplace! Chinese Whispers How to: Ask someone to stand approximately a meter behind you and whisper the following sounds: ‘mm’, ‘oo’, ‘ah’, ‘ee’ and ‘sh’ in a random order. Now see if you can repeat… Read more

Office Pods: Zone Open Plan Spaces

Office Pods

Welcome to our new category: Social Spaces. Gone are the days of closed off and segregated working spaces. Today’s offices are all about the open plan, sharing of space and office pods. Learning the highlights and downfalls over the past decade shows us that ‘zoning’ is a great way to combat open plan working pitfalls. Creating Zones Firstly, there are many arguments for and against open plan designs. After the inital claims of increase in camaraderie and teamwork, there are now people arguing differently. However, evidence shows that productivity can decrease from having more distractions and interruptions. Dr Nicole Millard… Read more

New year, new you: Work edition

new year new you at work

We’ve all heard the cliché and made endless resolutions we’ll never stick to. We start out with the best intentions but often, our resolutions aren’t realistic. Therefore, we’ve compiled a list of 5 simple and productive resolutions you can do at work. Ultimately leading to a happier and healthier you. 1. Go to bed earlier It’s an obvious one. Its so easy to get wrapped up in social media and YouTube videos when you know you should be asleep. Try giving yourself a deadline to set your phone down for the night and really unwind. According to health.com good sleep… Read more

Standing Desks: Popularity Rise

Standing Desks

Over 20% more people are searching for standing desks in the UK in the past 12 months. In addition, demand for sit stand and height adjustable desks is undeniably on the rise. As a result this indicates a new way in which businesses are approaching health at work. Research by a leading consultancy over the previous five years shows that searches for standing desks has increased more than six times in the UK. Furthermore, at the start of their comeback, people began dismissing standing desks as a throwback made famous by Dickens and Hemmingway. However, the health benefits are becoming… Read more