Eyestrain? Sore back? It is amazing how making even small tweaks to office furnishings or work habits can make you more comfortable. To reduce your risk of injury, and improve your performance, consider these ten practical ergonomic tips for your workspace — and work style.
Check out this very useful infographics created by Knoll:
The healthy office is a well-balanced and positive environment where the relationship between space and employees is harmoniously integrated. Business Interiors can assist you in creating and maintaining a healthy work environment that can boost productivity and increase efficiency. We have put together some ideas that may help you create a healthy office space.
Let’s take a look:
⊗ CHOOSE GREEN MATERIALS
Minimize indoor pollution by choosing materials that are green certified and minimize the emission of pollutants such as volatile organic compounds (VOC). Learn More
BRING NATURE INDOORS
Incorporate plants that naturally remove harmful pollutants. Try for example Bamboo Palm, Snake Plant, Areca Palm, Spider Plant, Peace Lily, Gerbera Daisy and Phalaenopsis Orchids.
Another great option is to add a living wall to your space. Learn More
Choose the right lighting solution to help with concentration and motivation. Learn More
PROVIDE WELL-EQUIPED BREAK AREAS
Provide an office break-room area/ cafeteria that encourages employees to eat healthy throughout the day. Learn More
MAKE AVAILABLE ERGONOMIC FURNITURE
Purchase ergonomic furniture such as treadmill desk, sit to stand desks and ergonomic task seating. Learn More
RECYCLE RECYCLE RECYCLE
Integrate recycling bins in key areas in the office to encourage and foster a green environment. Learn More
OPTIMIZE YOUR OFFICE LAYOUT
Optimize your office layout by understanding your employees’ needs and providing them with different office zones to accommodate different tasks such as quiet areas, activity spaces and team meeting rooms. Learn More
Congratulations to Dennis Johnson, winner of Business Interiors Healthy Dish Challenge with his Chicken Creole. Dennis won a $150.00 gift card to Whole Foods!
The recipe is very easy to make, and it only takes a total of 35 minutes to make. Yummy!
Here is the recipe from the cookbook Deliciously Healthy Dinners published by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute.
A visual summary of the Knoll Research paper WHAT’S GOOD FOR PEOPLE? MOVING FROM WELLNESS TO WELL-BEING.
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We keep reading more and more information on the health hazards of sitting for long periods of time. In a recent article published by The Washington Post, they presented this comprehensive and interesting graphic explaining this very serious problem. Check it out.
Here is the print version so you can give it to your friends, clients, and for sure frame one for your office: http://ow.ly/BHJVf
And if you want some suggestions for exercises you can do at work, click here
The article was published in the Washington Post. http://ow.ly/BHJyX