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Breakout and Breakthrough

Our new understanding of the risks of sedentary working is transforming the office, says Mark Eltringham, as furniture designers and FMs seek to keep people healthy and active One of the most talked-about office design trends right now is activity-based ...

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A good fit

The BMA’s new staff gym at its London HQ has turned out to be a facility that people actually want to use. BMA Head of Estates, Ian Wade, tells FMJ the secrets of its success Health and wellbeing has moved ...

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Fresh thinking

When Vodafone set out to improve employee wellbeing, a key challenge was to ‘nudge’ people into healthier eating habits. Sara Bean finds out how it’s done Just over three years ago the communications company Vodafone introduced a new employee campaign, ...

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Combatting the January blues with nature  

Superstitious folk believe leaving a Christmas tree and other festive decorations up beyond the 12th day after Christmas day brings bad luck. But who’s to say you can’t brighten up the office with some greenery throughout the year? Keeping a fir ...

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FM: Mindful of mental ill health in the workplace

What can employers within the FM sector do to help managers recognise possible mental health problems, and better support those people living with mental ill health? FM PROFESSIONAL AND MENTAL HEALTH ADVOCATE’S VIEW OWEN GOWER, BUSINESS PERFORMANCE AND QUALITY MANAGER, SHEFFIELD ...

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Planning tomorrow’s care today

Paul Djuric, Operations Manager at Urgent Technology explains how facilities management can safeguard the future of care in an ageing world Recent research suggests that almost 90 per cent of local authorities in England will face a “crisis” in care ...

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Breathe easy

New evidence suggests indoor air quality directly contributes to staff productivity. We look at the ways a ventilation system can both enhance occupant comfort and contribute to a green infrastructure within buildings The recent shift in attitudes towards employee wellbeing ...

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Creating a ‘clean air zone’

As more evidence is found that the air quality at work can directly affect health and productivity, Business Specialist at Office Depot, Nigel Crunden suggests ways in which FMs can improve workers’ breathing space The UK is currently undergoing an ...

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Achieve clean and healthy air with HygroMatik HPS and LPS systems

With approximately 14,000 new cases of breathing and lung problems each year caused or made worse by work, according to the Labour Force Survey[1], 25.9 million days were recently lost due to work-related illness, affecting the UK economy. A clean ...

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Take a stand

Sit-stand workstations are becoming increasingly popular in the UK as a way to improve posture, reduce back pain and provide a more active working environment. Adapt UK give us their top tips before making the change Studies show that sit-stand ...

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