Last week I wrote about where to get started with a wellness programme for the workplace. The response has been fantastic so it's clear there is genuine interest in this area at present. In keeping with this theme and understanding that not everyone has time to read a full article I've put together a short video that reiterates the 3 key takeaways from the article.Read More
It’s important to lay a solid foundation to give yourself every chance of having a healthy and a productive day at work. There will always be factors that impact our day that are outside of our control. How we deal with these unplanned issues and events is important and the more prepared we are the better chance we have of hurdling them successfully without allowing them to negatively impact our day.
There are 5 areas that are fully within our control that I always try to stay on top of. They are the building blocks of my day and lay the foundations for my most productive days at work.Read More
Meetings are the backbone of the working day for many professions. I can summarise the majority of the meetings I’ve attended as follows:
- Short meetings
- Long meetings
- Productive meetings
- Complete waste of my time meetings
What do all the above meetings have in common?
I was sitting on my backside for all of them. That is something I believe is worth changing.Read More
Think about how you feel during your workdays. Maybe you have pain in your neck or back and feel stiff and sore when you stand up from your desk. Perhaps fatigue and irritability set in as you try to focus on projects or meeting discussions.
While there are many factors that influence how we feel during the day, the configuration of your work area – the place where you spend most of your time working, has a major effect on our overall health and well-being.
Take a close look at your work area; the place where you spend the most time working. Now think about how you sit while working. Do your shoulders hunch forward? Is your keyboard so far from you that your arms are extended while typing? Is your chair so low that your low back is rounded over, or so high that your feet are not flat on the floor? Does the lighting seem either too bright or too dim? Do you use a sit-stand desk, but still feel fatigue, aches and stiffness during and after your work days?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
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
It’s that time of year again and it appears the recession is well and truly over as the diaries fill up with parties and events over the next month just like they used to during the good old days. Fantastic news for the economy in general but not such good news for your liver or your energy levels. Christmas Day and the days around it are often a write off for many of us with food, booze and powerful bouts of laziness top of the agenda for the vast majority. Not a whole lot wrong with that, it is the festive season after all. What if we took our foot off the gas just a little bit in the run up to it though? Do you think that might help?Read More