Top tips for a healthy office environment
Follow these top tips to boost productivity in your office by ensuring that your environment is healthy and refreshing.
Top 10 tips for keeping healthy at work!
Follow these top tips for a green and healthy workplace!
1. Have plants in the office!
We may be biased, but having plants in the office helps to absorb the unhealthy toxins from all the technology around you and replaces it with pure oxygen! It has been proven that plants increase productivity, but they also make you feel good!! They allow you to open the blinds to let natural light in, they create natural barriers and they look fantastic.
2. Keep moving.
Make a point to get up off your chair once every hour and go for a short stroll around the office. If you can, get a couple of full body stretches in as well! Use the stairs, not the lift. Go and see a colleague rather than emailing him or her.
3. Drink water instead of coffee.
It’s easy to forget to drink the required 2 litres of water a day when you’re at work. Therefore, it’s a good idea to keep a 1 or 2 bottle of water on your desk and keep sipping from it with an aim to finish it by the end of the day. Studies show that too much caffeine intake can be quite harmful, leading to acidity, dehydration and fatigue.
Staring at a computer screen all day can cause your eyes to get tired and dry. Try this to ensure that your eyes don’t dry out: Every half an hour or so, very slowly blink your eyes 10 times.
5. Ergonomics are important.
The height of your desk and chair should be designed keeping ergonomic principles in mind, to avoid back and neck aches. Get some advice if you are unsure.
6. Healthy snacking.
Say no to those samosas, chips and colas when you’re feeling peckish. Instead, carry fruits and nuts with you that you can munch every time you feel like a snack.
7. Temperature difference.
Walking in from the hot outdoors to a cold air-conditioned workplace might feel soothing, but it can be quite unhealthy. Give your body a few minutes to get used to the temperature difference by standing in the lobby instead.
8. If you’re sick, stay at home!
Don’t be a hero and come in to work if you have a contagious disease. Your boss would rather have you take a day off than spread your disease to everyone else at work.
9. Natural light and ventilation.
When designing an office environment or layout, try and ensure you’re making use of all the natural light and air possible.
10. Happy workplace!
Nobody enjoys working in a tense atmosphere all the time. If you’re in a managerial or leadership position of some sort, make sure you keep the environment positive and cheerful. It not only makes your employees happier, but also more productive.
Top 10 air cleansing plants!
Even in huge, busy cities outdoor air is cleaner & preferable to indoor air.
Why is that? One reason is that trees and plants are constantly cleaning the air outside. This suggests that the eco-minded homeowner or office dweller should go out and buy some plants, but which ones? With all the hype of “going green”, every plant on the market is being promoted as an air purifier!
But not to worry, NASA has conducted an official study on the top 10 air purifying plants, assigning each one a score based on how well they remove chemical vapors, resist insects, and how easy they are to maintain for your home or green office space. Of course, all of these office plants are available through Nature at Work. We get them direct from specialist nurseries in Holland to minimize disease and get the best condition and best value for money. We also keep your plants clean and fed for as little as £10/week. (Click a photo to see it larger.)