There isn’t one solution to staying healthy, but, rather a combination of things -- including keeping active and eating wholesome, good-for-you foods. While eating healthy and moving more might sound too difficult to do against a demanding work schedule, there are a few quick tips you can keep in mind to help you conquer both – regardless of work schedule.Read More
If you haven’t heard, “Sitting Disease” is the new smoking and its killing Americans. With the vast majority of hours being racked up in the office, individuals now more than ever, need to find ways to be physically active at their desk. So what’s the latest in fitness technology and products? Here are a few creative options:
Office Furniture that doubles as Gym Equipment
Treadmill desks have been around for a while and now the data is showing how effective they really are.Read More
The term chronic disease applies to a group of diseases that tend to be long-lasting and have persistent effects. Chronic diseases have a range of potential impacts on a person's individual circumstances, including quality of life, social, professional and financial.
Chronic Diseases such as type 2 Diabetes, heart disease, stroke and some cancers are becoming more prevalent in Australia’s culture. The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare stated that “more than 11 million (50%) of Australians reported having at least 1 of 8 chronic diseases in 2014-2015.” This number is growing.Read More
The decision has been made, “it’s time for a lifestyle change” and you are ready to be active, fit and healthy. You found the right trainer, gym and/or group to take you to the next level. Yet, one thing remains the same, the office —the thing you call work and all of it’s sugary temptations— the cookies, the morning donuts and those darn pieces of Halloween candy that seem to never go away! Don’t fret, you can creatively change your unhealthy work environment into a healthy work environment in 5 easy steps.Read More
Most of us feel like we are at the mercy of our schedules, our bosses’ expectations AND our own. We feel pressured to stay head’s down in our cubicles, in front of our computers all day. Somehow meetings get placed on our schedule—last minute. We deal with emergencies from clients, co-workers as well as from management. Thus, we feel like we are putting out fires with no time to actually get proactive work done. At the end of the day, we feel exhausted and stressed with all that is left on our plate. So, we go back to our computers and work after the kids are in bed or lay awake worrying about all that needs to get done tomorrow.Read More
Why are ergonomics so important in the office?
Ergonomics encourage people to have a comfortable experience whilst at work by reducing any injuries that may be caused due to awkward posture and straining of the muscles due to repetitive tasks. Injuries can go unnoticed and employees do not realise that they can have long term effects on their health, ongoing exposure to these risks can cause stress to the mind and body and therefore lead to ergonomic injuries.Read More
Most entrepreneurs complain that they don't have time to exercise. With the hectic schedule and the amount of work you need to attend to every now and then, it would be understandable if you don't have time to drive to the gym and flex your body. Take note however that a good exercise does not need to be strenuous, unless you want to lose weight fast, improve your cardiovascular health, and increase your stamina.Read More
We’ve all become familiar with the idea that sitting for long bouts of time can be bad for our health. Maybe it’s the steady increase of working hours, or maybe it’s the awareness of the overall decline in our health caused by too much long-term sitting, the subject of some scientific studies in recent years.Read More
Working with a computer can be detrimental to your health. Have you ever given your workspace a first aid check? My friends at Alsco Australia have provided me with an excellent six step guide on how to avoid risks while working with a computer and on the adjustments you can make so that your work day (or night) is that bit healthier.Read More
I've got some exciting plans on the next steps for Office Worker Health and I'd like your help in confirming the exact direction. The questionnaire below shouldn't take any more than 5 or 10 minutes to complete but it will go a long way to help me understanding how best to move forward. If you've been enjoying the free content that I've been providing every week for the last 18 months or even if you're new to the Office Worker Health blog, please take some time to complete the survey as accurately as possible. I really appreciate your time and I look forward to analysing the results and sharing with you my vision for Office Worker Health over the coming weeks and months!Read More