Why natural light matters in the workplace

As new daylight research emerges, a timeless workplace debate heats up: who gets the windows seat? Over the past two years there has been a flurry of reports from the World Green Building Council, the International Well Building Institute and Human Spaces exploring the importance of our innate connection with natural elements. These reports bring together a wealth of academic research on how the presence of natural elements can promote health, wellbeing and productivity. Out of these elements, daylight, has been found to be the number one wanted natural feature in the workplace. When you see the research findings, it’s easy to see why. The benefits of natural light One neuroscience study fou

7 Benefits of a Standing Desk

Sitting too much is seriously bad for your health. People who sit a lot every day have an increased risk of diabetes, heart disease and early death (1, 2). Additionally, sitting all the time burns very few calories, and many studies have linked it to weight gain and obesity (3, 4). This is a major problem for office workers, because they sit down for most of the day. Fortunately, standing desks are becoming increasingly more popular. What Is a Standing Desk? A standing desk, also called a stand-up desk, is basically a desk that allows you to stand up comfortably while working (5). Many modern versions are adjustable, so that you can change the height of the desk and alternate between sitting

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