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Fighting White Collar Weight Gain: Adding more movement to the workday can be a game changer

Read any research into the relationship between a sedentary job and health and a common theme will emerge. Office workers globally describe the difficulty in balancing a healthy lifestyle with a demanding, desk-based career. Surprised? Unlikely. Employers are well aware ...

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HVAC Systems – The perfect prescription for buildings

In recent years, health and well­ness has become a top priority in nearly every facet of our lives, from nutrition to sleep and exercise. Yet a growing body of research demonstrates that health and wellness is not just about eating ...

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Leading by example

What does it take for a workplace to achieve WELL certification? Strong design principles based around health and wellbeing, as Hilson Moran’s new Manchester office demonstrates Engineering and sustainability consultancy Hilson Moran has created an exemplar office environment at its Manchester office, ...

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Step Up

Technology has been instrumental in many advances in the health sector, such as improved data and analysis. However, widespread use of technology, and the resulting sedentary lifestyle, has also begun to create severe health problems. Sitting for too long (more ...

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BSI launches new document to help employers improve health and wellbeing for staff

The British Standards Institute (BSI) has launched a new code of practice for organisations to help tackle a crisis in the mental health and wellbeing of Britain’s workforce. The code of practice, PAS 3002, provides recommendations to establish, promote, maintain ...

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BCO research reveals ‘Wellness Matters’

New research by the British Council for Offices (BCO) has revealed that wellness does matter following a year-long study into Health and Wellbeing in offices. The completion of of study “Wellness Matters: Health and Wellbeing in offices and what to ...

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Ambius partners with BRE on biophilic office research

Interior landscaping company, Ambius, is teaming up with BRE, a world leading building science centre, as a core partner in a live, comprehensive study on the impact of biophilic design on office workers. The research project centres on a 7,000 ...

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New report reveals green building makes business sense

The World Green Building Council has launched a new report highlighting tangible economic benefits of green building and showcasing improved occupant satisfaction when companies implement new health, wellbeing and productivity features in existing green structures. Doing Right by Planet and ...

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Willmott Dixon launches Mental Health First Aider initiative

Willmott Dixon has trained over 130 people, a fifth of its workforce, to become mental health first aiders on construction sites and in offices nationwide to support its All Safe Minds campaign. Everyone on a Willmott Dixon project already receives ...

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On your feet

Gavin Bradley, founding Director of Active Working CIC, explains why too much sitting around in the office is bad for health, wellbeing and productivity You might have heard a popular new saying: ‘sitting is the new smoking’. Well, it’s not ...

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