It was a real pleasure to chat with Mary Mullins from the In Business show on Radio Kerry during the week. We spoke about the role employees and employers have to play in making workplaces healthy places to spend time in, we discussed the recommended physical activity guidelines for healthy adults and we even had time to consider what the office of the future might look like with Fitbit's Dublin offices providing the inspiration for that.Read More
For office workers, the danger isn’t lifting heavy objects or working hard in the sun all day, it’s conditions like carpal tunnel and computer vision syndrome. While workers are far less likely to throw a back out or herniate a disk at their desks, they’re still vulnerable to a wide array of health issues and injury risks.
We know that sitting at a desk and staring at a computer screen all day can take its toll, but what can Human Resources do about it? Let’s look at how HR and the management team can take better care of their workers in the office.Read More
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
The link between mood and food is intrinsic. Almost every vitamin and mineral is responsible for mental stability – and symptoms such as fuzziness, fatigue, irritability, tension, anxiety, nervousness and depressed feelings can all result from poor dietary choices.
The good news is that there are easy and inexpensive measures we can all take - at work and at home - to reduce and avoid those icky side-effects of a food hangover.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
When you spend most of your day at a desk, it can be difficult to get physical activity and deal with stress — but office yoga can help. Check out these great yoga poses that you can do even at your work desk, calming your mind and alleviating stress in the process.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
This week I'm sharing an article from my friends at Focal Upright Furniture that is incredibly relevant for Office Worker Health. It's an easy to read guide on how you and your employer can make your office a healthier place to be. It’s broken down into six steps, all of which can be taken today. This is where modern workplaces are heading. Can you introduce some of these changes to your office in 2016? Why not get this article in front of your management team?Read More
We’re talking about confidence this week on Office Worker Health. How important is confidence when you’re delivering a message or asking a question? Can your confidence impact on how your communication is received by others? Senior Management Consultant Keelin McNamara shares her thoughts in this week’s article on the role confidence plays in her life, both in and out of the office.Read More
I’ve been asked by a few people recently if I take any supplements and if so, which supplements do I take. There’s quite a lot of detail out there especially on the World Wide Web however it seems that this plethora of information can often lead to confusion. I’ve decided to add my two cents to the debate. I’m not a medical professional so what follows is only my opinion and what I’ve found works for me and my circumstances.Read More