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Blue Monday: How your workplace affects wellbeing

With over half of employees saying that their working environment has a negative effect on their mental health[1], Linda Hausmanis, CEO of the Institute of Workplace and Facilities Management (IWFM) urges organisations to utilise their workplace and facilities practitioners and ...

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The desk treadmill signals a revolution in the way we work

Long hours spent sitting at work, at home and commuting increase the risk of a multitude of health conditions including cardiovascular diseases, type 2 diabetes and musculoskeletal problems, such as back and joint pain. Worryingly, regular exercise cannot undo the ...

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Lighting that’s healthy for your employees

Light is as important to health as a balanced diet or regular exercise. It has a huge impact on our performance, sleep and emotions. Humans are driven by day and night meaning that natural daylight, or biologically effective artificial light ...

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Bad air days

Julie Godefroy, Technical Manager at CIBSE, advises on ways to improve indoor air quality in the absence of a definitive regulatory framework People spend up to 90 per cent of their time indoors. It will come as no surprise, therefore, ...

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AJ Products UK turns 20!

AJ Products celebrates 20 years of improving workplaces in the UK. In 1999, AJ Products opened its doors in the United Kingdom to share its unique Scandinavian outlook on how to improve the workplace with British businesses from all sectors. ...

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The FM drinking water dilemma

For FMs, monitoring the wellbeing of occupants has moved up the agenda to become just as important a consideration as ensuring the sustainability of the building they inhabit. In a new report, which FMJ carried out in conjunction with Zip Water, ...

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Safety tech

IOSH 2019, the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health’s annual international conference, took place on 16-17 September at the International Convention Centre in Birmingham. Marcus Boocock, IOSH Communications Officer, reports “New technologies can actually help us better protect people, so ...

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Nourishing nutrition

Jacqui Mee, Director of food at Olive Catering Services discusses the trend in sustainable menus, vegetarian and vegan diets, and how workplaces can ensure employees have exciting dishes with high nutrition Consumers are becoming much more eco-conscious, and are now ...

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Fit for work

Julian Sheldrake, Director of Q Office Furniture, advises on how to put employees’ health and wellbeing at the forefront of office design One of the hottest trends in office furniture, particularly in offices with a hot-desking policy, is for sit-stand ...

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Introducing the desk bike: an end to sedentary working

Numerous studies have identified a sedentary lifestyle as one of the biggest risk factors for significant health issues such as cardiovascular diseases and type 2 diabetes. As the average office worker spends 6-8 hours sitting each day, these warnings have ...

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